How we're keepin' IT spicy on the daily.
Spiceworks isn't your run-of-the-mill software company. We work hard, but we know how to have one heck of a good time while doing it! Besides bragging rights of being one of Austin's Top Work Places, there are quite a few bonuses of being a full-time Spiceworker. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?
All the basic benefits…
- Full benefits package — including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending account (FSA) and 401(k)
- Discounted gym membership — at Anytime Fitness (did we mention it's right next door?!)
- Cool office space — check out the tour right here!
- Free drinks and snacks — no need to squirrel away loose change for any vending machines — our kitchen cupboards are stocked daily!
…plus a healthy side of SpicePerks…
- Breakfast Taco Mondays — fighting the "mondays" one taco at a time. Potato, egg, and cheese, please!
- Espresso machine — who needs Starbucks for a mid-morning pick me up?!
- Food trucks for lunch — work here and you'll get everything from BBQ to quesadillas delivered right to your office doorstep. Now that's hospitality.
- CrossFit & yoga classes onsite — because after all those breakfast tacos, we gotta stay in shape somehow!
- Casual threads — no stuffy suits and ties around here… we like to keep it casual.
- Bagel Fridays — SpiceTip: get here early to snag the cinnamon ones before they're gone!
- Friday happy hour — work hard, play hard!
Every day IT pros and tech vendors use Spiceworks to do their jobs in a truly social way: IT pros manage their networks while interacting directly with other IT pros and tech vendors to decide what to buy. IT pros trust the people, info and brands they meet in Spiceworks. And find Spiceworks more convenient than having to visit multiple media or vendor websites.
Meanwhile, tech vendors connect with IT buyers where and when their tech offerings are most relevant. And get to build the relationships that buzz and new business are made of. Making it no surprise that Spiceworks is the most well loved vertical IT network among IT pros and marketers alike!. Here’s how we did it.
They went, they listened… they brought 'em coffee to boot! After in-person visits to often unsung IT pros in Austin, our co-founders had a vision: build an easy-to-use software app to simplify the lives of IT pros - kinda like an “iTunes for IT.” Oh, and make it free. After all, if it worked for Google in the consumer world, why not give it a go in the business world?
In 2006, when we asked IT pros what their favorite IT utility was. They gave us a blank stare (blink-blink)…then complained that IT products were painful to use and that most IT vendors were a bit "blah." Clearly, it was time for someone to spice IT up! We took that inspiration, combined it with our mission to deliver an app that "just works," threw in the notion of people working together to get their jobs done… and voilà – the name “Spiceworks” was born!
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Spiceworks full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Incredible company culture. Management is up-front and honest with employees. Professional development is encouraged and supported (i.e. conferences, training, workshops). There really is a mentality across all departments of "we're all in this together."Cons
Very fast-paced environment where late nights and weekends are often necessary. Finding a healthy work-life balance can sometimes be a challenge.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Spiceworks.Interview Details
Initially gave my resume to a recruiter at my school’s career fair and was told about the company, their culture, and the technology they use. Got a call back 3.5 weeks later asking if I was available for an on-campus interview with the CTO in just a couple of days. He was nice and asked about a thing or two on my resume then gave me a coding challenge on paper. After I came up with a solution, he discussed my answer and other possible ones then gave me time for a question or two. This is something I noticed and liked about all of their technical interviews – each interviewer gave feedback about my answers, either along the way or when I was done, and made it feel more collaborative.
It took them a little over a month to get back to me about moving forward. A week after that, I had a phone interview with a lead developer. He was friendly, laid-back, and I enjoyed the interview a good deal. Instead of focusing on my resume, he asked me a number of technical questions to gauge my experience. Many of them I didn’t know, but he told me that was ok and to guess what I thought the answer was anyways. After each one, we discussed the answer and he elaborated on why he chose to ask that question. Then we did a collaborative coding question on a live text editor site (similar to Google Docs). Along the way, he pointed out what I might want to think about and discussed my solution to the problem in an open and friendly manner.
I then got an email back after a few days to schedule an on-site at their HQ in Austin. The location of their office was a bit of a drive from downtown Austin and not much around which was probably the only negative of my time there. Anyways, the on-site consisted of four technical interviews, lunch (not really an interview), and the potential of meeting with the CEO and another higher-up. I say potential because that is what I kept being told, but it definitely seemed like the last two interviews were only for people who passed the other ones that day. The technical interviews were similar to the previous ones except with a whiteboard this time. And after those, I met with the VP of Products and the CEO. Everyone I met there was amicable, down to earth, and willing to talk openly about the company. The whole experience at their office was relaxed and it all seemed to click. I received an offer a couple of days later which I negotiated up a bit and decided to accept based on my experience with the people.
Overall, I got the impression that culture is something everyone values deeply and they work hard to maintain a good and positive atmosphere. Everybody was exceptionally friendly and it was easy to tell they were on top of their game. The CEO discussed with me why he co-founded the company and had an honest conversation about the growth the company is currently experiencing and what that means going forward. I came away from it all very impressed to say the least.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI negotiated for more which they met me halfway on.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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Over 5 million IT pros. 3,300 tech advertisers… all getting their jobs done in one place. What started in 2006 as “the free IT” revolution has turned into a way of life for many in the IT world. How? Spiceworks is the first place people go to share and find info on all-things-IT… so much so that some tech products are now even built in Spiceworks!
Mission: With 1 in 3 of the world’s IT pros, over 3,000 IT brands already in Spiceworks, and new tech products being born in Spiceworks each month… where do we go from here? We...