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Company: meShare Inc., Champaign, IL USA

Nomination Category: Employer of the Year -Consumer Products -Durables

 

Nomination Title: meShare Inc.

 

Employer of the Year Essay

 

As an IoT technology company, meShare’s goal is to create an ecosystem with advanced AI features, big data analytics, and a strong network of devices, users, service providers, and more since its inception in 2014. With its headquarters and data center in Champaign, IL, research and development team in Shenzhen, China and an innovation lab in Silicon Valley, meShare is one of the few platform companies that offers an open and compatible IoT ecosystem.

 

As a team-oriented company, meShare sees employees’ fulfillment and development as a top priority. The company offers frequent team building activities, takes the team to leading conferences such as CES, chances to provide meaningful feedback and instills an entrepreneurial culture where employees can step up to take on new challenges.

 

Focus on Communication

 

The meShare team works collaboratively across campuses to solve the smart home industry’s toughest problems. They transcend cultures to seize market opportunities, achieve scale and build products that matter. At meShare, all team members focus on communication. By communicating the mission and how team member plays a role in achieving success, everyone can move in the same direction.

 

Every other month, meShare holds a Town Hall Meeting for all employees. At the meetings, employees have an opportunity to understand the company’s latest strategy, ask questions and engage with the executives.

 

Encourage Collaboration

 

Many projects are completed more efficiently when tasks are assigned based on the strengths and abilities each team member brings to the table. Teamwork is always encouraged at meShare, which is essential for a global organization with diversified cultural backgrounds and varying experience levels.

 

At CES 2019, meShare offered a demonstration of its cloud platform and technology roadmap for the first time. With its various cloud features and ready-to-use platform solutions, meShare was able to build connections with more smart home product teams. From selecting trade show exhibit vendors to finalizing the booth design, from brainstorming the core concept to training the booth staff, every team member is dedicated to making CES 2019 a perfect show.

 

Team-Building Events

 

A number of team-building events happen at meShare every now and then, allowing employees to experience the positive effect of working as one team versus an individual effort.

 

“I enjoyed these team-building events very much. The message from the events about focusing on people working together with me was great, and I really felt more valued at meShare.” -Marcela Reyes, Quality Assurance Manager at meShare.

 

Employees’ Benefits

 

Working at meShare is all about potential and growth. Passionate people work at meShare to shape the future of IoT. They research, engineer, design, prototype, test, release, analyze and improve products that transform how people live.

 

meShare cares for its employees and strives to provide a comfortable work environment and competitive employee perks for the team to grow and thrive.

 

To mark its 4th anniversary, meShare announced the completion of phase one of Champaign office redesign. The 35,000 sq foot office space located at 1401 Interstate Drive in Champaign, IL is home to meShare's marketing, user experience and customer care teams.

 

On March 25, 2019, meShare announced the opening of a new office in Shenzhen to accommodate its rapid growth. The 8,482 square foot office space is home to meShare’s research and development team.

 

Innovations

 

With the positive and comfortable working environment meShare provides for its employees, the company achieves several innovations and milestones over the past year.

 

-Serves more than 2 million users on the platform

-Over 5 million smart home devices connected

-Added voice control with Amazon Alexa

-Added voice control with Google Assistant

-Featured Smart Home Technology company at CES 2019

-Unlocked cloud-based features for leading smart home product manufacturers including Zmodo

-Built a strategic partnership with Noonlight -an emergency response solution for connected devices

 

Employer of the Year Summary

 

-Serves more than 2 million users on the platform

-Over 5 million smart home devices connected

-Added voice control with Amazon Alexa

-Added voice control with Google Assistant

-Featured Smart Home Technology company at CES 2019

-Unlocked cloud-based features for leading smart home product manufacturers including Zmodo

-Built a strategic partnership with Noonlight -an emergency response solution for connected devices

 

Webpage Links:

https://www.iotforall.com/smart-home-interoperability-key-hurdles/

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/2018-10-28/wired-charlie-wan.html

https://www.meshare.com/press/meshare-home-monitoring-devices.html

https://www.meshare.com/press/meshare-ces-2019.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oke1WQw0Xk0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4pZ8JHGdc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpjZrAr2Kps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDFa6Uy9EPY&t=9s

https://www.glassdoor.com/Photos/meShare-Office-Photos-E2113883.htm

 

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