ShipMonk Survival Guide: What Every ShipMonker Needs to Succeed

Here at ShipMonk, we talk the talk and walk the walk. Sure, we’ve been recognized high and low by our achievements as one of the world’s fastest-growing fulfillment centers, but all of our accolades would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of our incredible team (and awesome merchants). 

If you’ve been itching to join in on the fun, you’re in luck — we’re hiring! Our operations are rapidly expanding, which means we’re on the prowl for crème de la crème candidates. That’s why, for the first time ever, we’re spilling the beans on what it takes to truly make it in the logistics biz. From warehouse workers to Happiness Engineers, here are the defining qualities of every ShipMonk superstar. 

Mastery of All Things Communication

The ShipMonk team may be international, but that’s no excuse for getting lost in translation! Communication is fundamental to the efficacy of our daily operations. Not only do we have to get clear messages across on an internal level, but we also have to do the same (and more!) for our merchants, who rely on us for constant support and guidance.

The gift of gab is especially important in the domain of logistics, where complicated concepts have to be broken down into digestible tidbits. Luckily, ShipMonkers are bilingual, fluent in human and techspeak. 

A Team Player Mentality

The secret to ShipMonk’s success? Aside from our award-winning software and services, we’re a company made up of brilliant people who work well together. Like pieces of a monk-shaped puzzle, ShipMonkers are able to seamlessly blend their special talents and abilities to create a patchwork of awesomeness. 

Lone wolves? You won’t find them here! But, since we’re a dog-friendly office, encounters with fearsome golden retrievers are always a possibility…

Excellent Critical Thinking Skills

Like Jesse McCartney, we, too, are looking for more than just a pretty face. To really excel in the ShipMonkian workforce, one must be armed with a solid noggin, capable of cracking tough problems with the dexterity and determination of an autumnal squirrel. 

Besides problem solving prowess, critical thinking also encompasses qualities like creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, and a penchant for research and fact-checking. A true ShipMonker knows when to pack a cardboard box… and when to break out of it.

Flexibility & Adaptability

ShipMonk’s favorite plant, the bamboo, can actually teach us a lot about exceptional work ethic. Due to its unique blend of strength and flexibility, bamboo has a plethora of uses, from aiding in the building of roads and schools to serving as a source of nutrition for millions of people.

Much like bamboo, ShipMonkers are experts at rolling with the punches — without getting knocked down. If opening the door doesn’t work, they try another key, and then the window. Who said versatility wasn’t a superpower?

A Work Hard, Play Hard Attitude

All work and no play is just not in our vocabulary. After a long day of ShipMonking, unwinding comes easy as pie with a million of activities to choose from. We’ve got happy hours, company outings, legendary parties… the whole nine yards! 

Of course, it’s not just about the after hours glitz ‘n’ glam. A positive attitude during the workday lends itself to a better, more productive environment. Every ShipMonker knows that breaks are not only encouraged, but very much needed!

The cat is finally out of the bag! Now that you’re equipped with everything it takes to excel as a ShipMonker, you should be totally ready to join our ranks. Don’t miss out on the fun — apply today!

Do you have questions? We have answers! If you’re unsure, curious, or anything in-between, don’t hesitate to reach out.