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Rapidly growing company with strong core values.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Spireon full-time for more than a year

Pros

This company is dedicated to its customers and employees. Many opportunities to contribute to the company's growth and success. The CEO is passionate about taking the company to the next level. Employees held accountable for actions. Competitive pay and benefits.

Cons

Company operates in silos. HR does not foster an environment of trust. Not enough time to properly address all initiatives.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's all up from here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spireon

    Pros

    Awesome product/market opportunity. Bleeding edge tech. Lots of opportunity to influence the business and your working group. Good benefits (not the best), but they cover all the bases.

    Cons

    Lots of org change recently - oldtimers on their way out, new ones trying to get their feet under them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cons outweigh the Pros

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Spireon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As an employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute in the growth phase of this company. The market still has many competitors and I think many agree that the market itself hasn't stopped growing. Benefits pretty good, and occasionally the company will do nice things for their employees. (ie. events, lunches, etc.)

    Cons

    In my opinion there are three big negatives of working here, all of which directly relate to the company's future livelihood.

    1. Management: More focus is placed on titles and authority than on leadership. In the middle of 2013, many long-time execs were given the boot and replaced with, I hate to say it, some really poor choices. Management mentality is more or less a mixed message of: you are expendable, you are expendable, we need you so please work hard.

    2. The product (present and future): Spireon is currently a leader in their field in terms of buy here pay here gps, but continues to struggle when it comes to fleet or their M2M Platform. Most of upper management focus on price per unit, revenue, operating expense, which are all relevant things, but unfortunately this is at the expense of the product and customer experience. Think of it like a hook, line, and sinker. They want to acquire customers with great marketing for a mediocre product, and then hope they keep buying. The M2M platform is mostly vapor ware. You will hear lots of impressive talk about entering other industries, etc, but it largely doesn't exist.

    3. Human Resources: Their human resources department is, in my opinion, a big enough reason in itself to stay away form this company. Many times, requests were put in for various things such as employee paperwork, etc with no response and no one seems to know if they are on vacation or simply not answering emails. But, by and large, the worst part is that the HR department acts as a secret police if you will; secretly interviewing coworkers about other employees, seeking out information about what other employees do outside of work, etc. There's not enough room to explain here, but it creates a predatory environment where employees feel like any move they make may be prosecuted. Not a whole lot of fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees beyond a productivity level. Rather than continuing the madness of hiring and firing, spend more time picking the right, talented people to work for you. Use this selectivity to create a culture of people who love to work for you. Also, get a handle on your HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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