AUSTIN – November 13, 2012 – uShip.com, the global online transport marketplace, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces, ranking No. 10 in the small business category. This is the third straight year we’ve made this illustrious local ledger after rank No. 12 last year and No. 15 in 2010.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 4,500 organizations and 1 in every 100 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.
A third-party survey of uShip’s full-time employees shows strong company performance in several categories, including company direction, execution, career development, executive leadership, workplace conditions, compensation and benefits.
“What makes getting on the Austin Top Workplaces list special is that it’s an employee-sourced survey and that we’ve continued to climb even while rapidly growing our team,” said Matt Chasen, founder and CEO of uShip. “We feel this is a direct result of a sustained culture and an environment that appreciates employees and encourages participation.”
uShip currently has 110 employees, the vast majority of which work at the company’s 18,000 square foot office building in downtown Austin. Additional employees are located in Amsterdam and within the U.S.
uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from thousands of customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Launched in 2004, Austin, Texas-based uShip operates globally with localized sites in 18 countries and regions on five continents, including North America, Europe, South America, India and Australia.