GuideSpark

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Awesome place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Executive
Current Employee - Sales Executive

I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (more than a year)

Pros

There is lots of upward mobility a Highly experienced management team that has built an excellent culture. Great kitchen and snacks.

Cons

The biggest challenge for me is commuting down to the peninsula every single day. I'm happy to do it because I love the company but it has to be something you highly consider.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open up that SF office baby!

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't get caught up in "we've always done it this way"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at GuideSpark as a contractor

    Pros

    Everyone they bring on is friendly. Most are knowledgeable about their field prior to employment (on the sales side).

    Interviewing process is very thorough. They want to make sure your'e a good fit before they offer you a position.

    Time off policy is pretty straight forward. You'll mostly get any time off approved. They do have blackout dates where they say not to request time off. It is during the fall when most of the work comes in.

    Business model is solid

    Collaborative environment

    Opportunities for growth in the software team. They have a great leader who assigns tasks to help his programmers learn, grow as well as benefit the company.

    Growing quickly

    Like many other businesses in the Bay area it has a stocked break room. Sparkling water, coffee, espresso, bananas and various other snacks for free.

    As long as you are getting your work completed and effectively communicating, your managers will not be on your back.

    Going with the above, you are free to take breaks whenever you please.

    They provide you with a laptop.

    Provide a product that helps employees at other companies understand their benefits

    Have finally implemented a commuter reimbursement program

    Cons

    Although thorough. Like someone said previously, the hiring process is very slow. It takes a while to even hire someone for contract work.

    No matching 401(k) which essentially makes it worthless

    You are offered equity, vesting 25% after the first year. They dont tell you how much those shares are worth and have not provided a valuation that I'm aware of since company is still pre-IPO.

    No immediate plans for IPO

    No business reimbursement of phone or corporate credit card (stated before)

    Do not provide you with a budget for a decent chair or an anti-fatigue standing desk mat (if they do they could at least tell their employees)

    Laptops are fine for clerical, sales and the rest of the office. The Programmers, Web Devs and Designers should have more powerful desktop computers.

    They're digging themselves in a hole with their software and hardware capabilities. Instead of reinventing the wheel they need to embrace current technologies and not be scared to venture out to improve their product. If they don't get past that hurdle their competition will leave them in the dust by doing things faster and higher quality.

    Salary could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lose talent because of salary. You get what you pay for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great career opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - innovative company that moves at warp speed
    - technology is constantly improving
    - great collaborative work environment
    - growth into other regions is a step in the right direction
    - strong business model which enables sales success
    - cover premiums for all benefits
    - a lot of growth opportunity within departments
    - very transparent leadership team committed to the success of the business
    - strong company culture

    Cons

    - slow at hiring key roles on service delivery teams
    - no 401(k) match

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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