Spiceworks – Why Work For Us?

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!

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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.

The Spark

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?

The Name

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!

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    Pros

    Everyone here is super supportive and helpful, and of course lots of free food & great culture!

    Cons

    As a designer, there are not too many of us, so you wouldn't be surrounded by creative types.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I have any advice for the management team. They are great :)

Spiceworks Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX).

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    The interview process is very unprofessional. You have to go through four or more interviews. Also seems like they're fishing information out of people who have current jobs with their competitors. Smart but also sketchy, what's with all the interviews? I don't care how long you were named "best place to work" you're not Wall Street.

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Spiceworks Awards & Accolades

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Austin’s Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2013
Top Places to Work, The Austin American-Statesman, 2013
Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2014
Top Workplaces -- Midsize, Austin American-Statesman, 2014
Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2015
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Additional Info

Website www.spiceworks.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Over 6 million IT pros. 3,000 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... More

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