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Sixth Year’s the Charm: uShip Again Named Top Austin Workplace
Posted by Amanda Laviana at 1:38 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

For the sixth year, uShip has been named one of the Austin American Statesman’s Top Workplaces in Austin.

The contest is based on anonymous surveys distributed to 37,000 employees of 1,160 nominated Austin companies. Questions are based around issues like leadership and direction, values and ethics, workplace environment, and pay and benefits.

uShip has been listed as a top workplace in the survey in five other years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018. So what is it that makes uShip such a great place to work? We asked a few employees to chime in with their take:

Sonny Chaidez, Bilingual Customer Support Representative

“Our post-work activities are pretty unique. Most companies don’t have on-site post-work yoga, meditation, game night, and definitely not Canoeship, our canoeing club. None of these involve alcohol and they’re a post-work way to practice self-care while you network and meet colleagues you don’t get to interact with throughout the workday.”

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uShippers prepare to walk in Austin’s Pride Parade, a favorite tradition for many employees.

Vanessa Guttierez, Senior Customer Support Representative

“While everyone is very professionally talented here, I’ve found myself constantly inspired by many people’s interests, hobbies, and talents outside of work as well. When we hire, we look at the whole person and the diversity of experience that they can bring to uShip. This can mean that we have someone on staff who is a comedian and a recruiter, or a writer and a member support specialist, or a UX designer and a photographer. We have food bloggers, musicians, actors, artists, designers, pet fosters, chefs, podcast hosts, illustrators etc.

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uShip employees and their families gather at uShip HQ for the annual family fun event.

Nicole Kern, B2B Demand Generation Manager

“It feels like everyone is uniquely down-to-earth and friendly. there is a lot of laughter in this place. Also, it feels like a big family. People care about each other here and create extraordinary friendships.”

Jonathan Buentello, Senior Customer Support Representative

“I love uShip, because it’s not a place you dread coming in on Monday, and you often see people stay late on a Friday just to hang out with each other.”

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The dachshunds of uShip race for the finish line during the annual Wiener Dog Races.

Sam Mohler, Payments Operations Associate

“This is the first company where I’ve felt wholly accepted for who I am, encouraged to grow, and appreciated for my efforts.”

Tere Kovacs, Senior Product Marketing Manager

“One of the things I admire most about uShip is the quality of people they hire, which makes for a collaborative and healthy environment. The work/life balance is genuine with flexible PTO, great benefits and an on-site chef. It honestly doesn’t get much better than this.”

uShipper Ross Creekmore carefully slices brisket during uShip’s highly competitive annual Brisket Cookoff.

At the end of the day, we know without a doubt that the factor that separates uShip from the pack, the one thing that makes uShip a top workplace indeed: our people. While office dogs, chef-prepared lunches and exciting after-work activities make working at uShip pleasant, welcoming and fun, it’s the people around us that make the difference. Our people are committed to personifying our core values of grit, collaboration, respect, execution, and authenticity, and work tirelessly to drive our business, product and culture forward. Sound like your kind of place? Check out our open jobs!

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