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JOOR Reviews

Updated 4 April, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Best career move I've made"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ## A+++ culture
    JOOR has some of the friendliest, most passionate, welcoming and good-natured people I've ever met. Within a week of starting I felt like I had made some lasting friendships, and months later I still feel that way. I love working at a place with people who are down to do karaoke, board game night, happy hours (with beer pong in the office), rock climbing, hiking trips, baseball games, lunch/dinner outings -- and plan and organize everything themselves. JOOR has that startup scrappy-ness to its people and culture that comes out in both work and play.

    ## Growth opportunities
    In addition to getting the opportunity to work with new (and some bleeding-edge) technologies like GraphQL, Kubernetes, React, Django, Postgres, AWS, Terraform, and Docker, there are just generally so many growth opportunities that come from working here. Cross-functional teams plus the ability and desire to experiment and fail fast make it possible (and necessary) to learn things quickly and share knowledge effectively. Tech leadership genuinely cares about the happiness of each team member and actively encourages us to try out different things (by doing rotations on other teams) and take on leadership responsibilities. Plus getting to pair-program with and learn from crazy smart engineers with diverse areas of expertise is a huge bonus!

    ## Tech stack
    Where else has an amazing startup culture AND you get to work with GraphQL, Kubernetes, React, Django, Postgres, AWS, and Docker?!

    ## Leadership
    Kristin is awesome -- super down-to-earth, candid, and just basically a kick-butt inspiring female CEO. She and Derek, the CTO, both demonstrate on a daily basis their commitment to building a diverse and inclusive company, which is just one more reason I'm proud to work here.

    I could go on and on... but TL;DR is: I love working here!

    Cons

    I literally have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!!!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best Culture - Intelligent Engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - IOS Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Joor is genuinely an incredible place to work at. As an engineer I value two things:

    1) Work Culture
    2) Continuously educate and be educated be coworkers

    I can happily say Joor nails these both well. Special care is considered during the hiring process to ensure that everyone working at Joor is open minded and easy to work with. While this makes for productive workdays that promote collaboration, it also makes coming into work an enjoyable process!

    From an engineer's perspective, everyone is very intelligent. I continue to be amazed by how smart everyone is and the way we tackle difficult engineering problems with effective long-term solutions. I never stop learning.

    Cons

    The one issue I would point out is that as an engineer, JOOR does have to work with a lot of old code. A lot of it does not scale well. A lot of it becomes problematic. It's a relic of what JOOR used to be years ago, but something we still have to maintain. A fun challenge to solve sometimes but definitely a frustration most of the time.

  3. "Ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JOOR full-time

    Pros

    Very fast and young environment

    Cons

    routine, a lot of pressure, not international


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity to work with a talented team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JOOR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    JOOR has a great company culture (they value employees!) with a lot of dedicated & bright people. They value diversity, inclusion and transparency for employees. The company also really values their customers and the teams are all very motivated to make a difference.

    There are fun events and a cool office space that's pretty centrally located. The kitchen is stocked with snacks and they have regular happy hours in the office.

    As a former employee I would definitely recommend JOOR as a quality place to work where you can learn a lot and be a part of disrupting the wholesale and retail industries.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons because honestly I can't think of any for a prospective employee who doesn't mind working hard and who tries really hard.

    It can be stressful but if you care about your own personal performance..it's going to be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing your employees and setting the bar high! Kristin (CEO) is an amazing leader and has energized the company.


  5. "Good leadership and supportive group"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and collaborative

    Cons

    there are lots of hats to wear


  6. "Home"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Management is good to us


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JOOR full-time

    Pros

    flexible, people are nice

    Cons

    unorganized, not much space for career development

    JOOR Response

    12 Jun, 2018 – CTO

    Thank you for your feedback! I’m not sure when you were on JOOR’s Engineering team but we have significantly grown the team in the last year and redone many of our processes. On the team side, we... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "JOOR is the place to build something great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, Collaborative, driven team
    Positive company momentum
    Motivating office environment -- we are building something we all believe in!

    Cons

    Its a startup, but we are implementing structure and process. Its just taking some growing pains...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Love the transparent and approachable nature of our leaders


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Happy to be here & excited for what's ahead!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Our global team is comprised of compassionate, smart, dependable and driven people. From the moment I joined, I’ve felt so supported because of how willing everyone is to spend time with me and answer any questions I have. Not only demonstrating one of our core values of teamwork & collaboration but also showcasing how invested everyone is in your individual growth, which translates to the company’s growth.

    - The leadership team truly values your opinion and feedback. It feels really good to be heard regardless of your tenure during meetings, standups and 1:1’s, which then turn into actionable improvements (when warranted) within the organization.

    - Individual, team and company goals are clear from the beginning. The leadership team, especially Kristin do a great job keeping everyone informed via email announcements & monthly all-hands meetings.

    - The culture is very friendly and inclusive. JOOR does a great job ensuring you feel welcomed from day-1 and empowered to contribute to the culture. Since joining, folks have introduced dodgeball, board game and trivia nights, as well as boba tea and xian group runs. As people join, the team bonding initiatives only grow and it's awesome to see personal interests blending into the mix.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con in my opinion but surfacing for others thinking about joining. There is a lot of ambiguity and leveling up that comes when joining a startup. We have some processes in place and are currently creating more, but they’re everchanging. It can be frustrating at times but in the end, we’re working collectively to understand how we can keep improving. Ultimately, that ambiguity welcomes more opportunity to take initiative and really implement positive change to be built upon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in JOOR's people and sending surveys to get a pulse check! Our feedback driven culture is super refreshing. Lastly, continue advancing JOOR's position in the market to become the de facto platform in the entire wholesale industry.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Love working at JOOR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOOR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture: this company really cares about its employees. Regular company events, relevant lunch and learns to help us keep up on the latest tech trends and teams are encouraged to have fun at work.
    - Results focused: clear direction that the whole company can get behind, the strategic goals were clearly laid out and we all understand why they are important to the success of JOOR.
    - World class executive leadership: They all have a no bullsh*t approach, none of them are afraid to make a tough decision, they are confident but not arrogant, these are the leaders you want to learn from, as an employee, you can’t ask for a better group of executives.
    - Passionate colleagues: almost everyone I have worked with will give 110% of their effort, these are colleagues who are passionate about making sure the job gets done!
    - Young, vibrant and innovative: love the energy of a young office, there is a “world is your oyster attitude” and a willingness to innovate.

    Cons

    Being a young company also means certain people in the organization who have been bestowed their management position from the old regime (esp a handful of directors) probably do not have enough experience to take on that leadership role. If you do end up on an initiative with one of these inexperience leaders, it can be a bit frustrating, as teams often will have to rally overtime to compensate for their mismanagement. These directors need to learn from the examples set by the executive team, and they can start by improving their communication skills and turning down the arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    We can improve by putting in more experienced leadership that can execute on JOOR’s strategic vision. We need experienced leaders that understands how to effectively organize our day to day with processes that makes sense. It looks like this is starting to happen, so a positive sign that execs are already on top of this problem.

    So overall, keep up the good work! It has been refreshing to see all the positive transformations that has happened. Excited for 2018, love working at JOOR!