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You want to understand the world and help other people understand the world through your creations. You create with meaning and intent. Form and function merge into one through your work.
You want to understand who the client is, what they are trying to achieve and why. You help chart the course and bring everyone together for the ride.
You want to jump between thinking big and thinking small. You care about the details as much as the big picture. You create structures and make process into an art form.
Why work at Ueno?
First of all, why not? But also for the following reasons.
Do great work
We can talk around it, but at the end of the day this is why we want to hire you. We come to work every day (not literally of course — not weekends or holidays or whatever, but you get the idea) to create something.
Hopefully something great.
What is great work?
Great work has a purpose, it solves a problem, it creates ways for people to connect. If it wins awards or if other people think it’s cool then that’s nice, we guess, but that's not why we do it. We do it because it has impact, it helps someone, it makes their lives easier or better or just more fun.
Who we work with
We work with industry leaders and startups with big dreams. Our clients are transforming transportation, news, payments, entertainment, communication, fashion, and so on and so on. And we're here with them every step of the way.
How we are growing
Ueno has doubled in size every two years since we founded. In 2019 we ranked in the top 25% on the Inc 5000 of the fastest growing companies in the USA, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. We’ve done this without sacrificing culture or quality.
Do great work in a strong culture
Culture is one of those words. People throw it around a lot. It’s hard to define exactly what it is. But it’s something you feel pretty much straight away.
We’re not going to lie. The culture at Ueno isn’t perfect. Like every group of people we have our issues. But we are all dedicated to continuing to improve, and we think that’s a pretty good start.
Our values define who we are on our best days and who we aspire to be every day. They continue to evolve and change with us, but we created them to facilitate a culture that continues to create great work. Want to know more about our values? You're in luck.
Strength through diversity
When people come from different backgrounds the work they create together becomes better. We don't look for culture fits, we look for culture additions. The people of Ueno come from over 25 different countries, and from all walks of life. About half of our people are men, even almost half of our leadership team are men.
Every year the whole company goes away for a week. All our people come together from our different offices to work and play together. It’s a time to remind ourselves that behind the avatar is a real person, and a time for all of us to help shape the vision of who we want to become. So far we’ve gone to Palm Springs, Iceland, upstate New York and Vancouver.
Ad Age Best Place to Work
Ok, sure. An award doesn’t prove anything. But we thought we’d add this as a bit of "proof". You see, our people voted us on to the Ad Age Best Places to Work in 2019. It doesn’t tell you everything but maybe it tells you something?
Do great work in a strong culture and live your life
Life happens. It’s a fact, we’ve checked. It’s the good and the bad, the ups and downs. And we want to be there with you every step of the way. We want to give you space when you need it, time when you want it, money whenever.
We want to do everything we can to help you live your life. It won’t always be easy but we want to do whatever we can to not make it unnecessarily hard.
We enjoy our work but we want to have time to explore the world, to spend time with our friends and family. Or alone. All Ueno people get at least 22.5 days of paid time off every year.
Until we get free universal healthcare we pay 90 percent of premiums for medical, dental and vision for all our employees, and 50 percent for their spouses, dependents and partners.
Ueno matches 50 percent of the first 6 percent of an employee’s contribution on a vesting schedule. Don’t worry, we don’t really understand what that means either, but we know it will help you when you want to retire.
We want to be there to support new parents so Ueno offers up to three months paid time off, uninterrupted medical insurance coverage and a six month guarantee to return to the same or similar role. Learn more
When life hits, it can hit hard. We want to be there to support in any way we can. If something serious happens with your family, Ueno gives at minimum five days paid time off. We know that might not be enough so additional time is given as needed.
Free food, drinks and snacks
There’s something magical about eating together. Ueno offers catered lunches every weekday. We also have free DIY breakfasts as well as drinks and snacks galore.
We’re all in this together. That means that when the bottom line is extra juicy we all share in the results of our hard work. We give out half of any increase in profits equally to all our people as a bonus.
Wait, there’s more! We also give all our people an extra $1500 birthday bonus, a $100 monthly fitness stipend, a way to save on your commute, regular in-office massages and all sorts of other nice little things to help our people live their best lives.
Frequently asked questions
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. Here are some of the things that people tend to ask us about frequently. Before you send us your question you may want to read through these first.
I am not a U.S. citizen, can you hire me?
First of all, sorry. Second of all, very probably not. It’s absolutely not because we don’t want to though. The problem is that the immigration system in the U.S. is very complicated, expensive to go through and ultimately a black box with no certain outcome. You can read more here.
Can I work remote?
We don’t offer any remote roles for new employees at the moment. If you are an independent, senior person with amazing communication skills then we can explore remote after you’ve worked here for a while. But if you don’t currently work at Ueno then this is not something we can support.
Can I freelance with you?
Potentially, yes. But you will almost definitely need to a) have a valid work visa and b) be physically present at the office from where your project will be run.
Can I join Ueno as an intern?
That depends on when you are reading this. Ueno sometimes takes on interns, and when we do they are listed at the top of this page. If you don’t see an open intern role there, then we don’t have anything open at the moment. Want to know what it’s like to be an intern at Ueno? Read all about it
Can I just come in for a coffee and chat?
We get it, you may want to check out the digs first. But we get a lot of requests from people that want to stop by and we unfortunately can't accommodate everyone. If you do want to stop by you should check out Ueno.events since we have regular Chatty Hours at our offices.