GuideSpark

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GuideSpark Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, and lots of room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Designer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really forward-thinking and collaborative. Tons of interdepartmental growth for the right people. Casual environment.

    Cons

    Like any start up, there are processes that aren't in place. And with rapid growth comes some pains and bad hires.

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

    Talented People and a Growing Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Experienced leadership
    - Joined and helped grow the Boston office. It's a fun group of people
    - Most talented coworkers I've ever had. Everyone helps each other to be better
    - Room for growth
    - Well stocked kitchen
    - Great company meetings with a lot of insight into the organization

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - High goals. They expect a lot from you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Revenue Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Revenue Development Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow with a fast-paced, dynamic organization. The sales team is energetic, talented, but most importantly collaborative. Everyone is very smart, giving you the opportunity to pick their brains and learn how to grow professionally. Sales leadership is incredible, very engaging and helpful, the coaching is better than I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    Aside from having no local IT department on hand to help with technical difficulties quickly, I would say none.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Coworkers - Opportunity to Grow - Supportive Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - The friendliest, most down to earth, fun and humble people I've ever worked with before.
    - The chance to move up in the company within a fairly short amount of time.
    - The opportunity to constantly learn and grow in your skills!!!
    - The ability to make a difference in a company while it's still small and growing.

    Cons

    - Hours can be long (Start-up style!)
    - More perks would be nice, especially when employees put in long hours.

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    See cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, energetic company. The focus is high-level execution in a supportive and positive environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company values, office culture, Leadership

    Cons

    Additional benefits (Aside from health and wellness) could improve based on the opportunities from the companies in their area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Culture and Wonderful Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the culture are the company's best assets. Everyone is smart, humble, friendly, and fun to be with. The family like culture makes you want to go the extra mile to make this an even better place to work. I feel very happy to work every day.

    Cons

    No matching 401k, yet. But other than that the compensation and perks are wonderful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. As the company grows, I hope we can still have great connections among different departments and offices, so we can share best practices and grow together. Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth opportunity + game-changing product + culture of fun = A truly a great place to work!

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Tremendous opportunity for advancement
    - Talented, smart, driven employees from top to bottom with no egos
    - A product you can believe in
    - Public celebration of individual contributors successes

    Cons

    - Compensation is definitely a bit below market

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    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience as an Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GuideSpark as an intern

    Pros

    GuideSpark has an amazing culture of celebrating each other's success and offers a very encouraging environment which is incredibly important as an intern. I was able to try new things and evaluate what I really want to do after I graduate. Interning at a start up company helped me better understand the role each department plays and how they must successfully work together. It was a great learning experience for me and I hope to return!

    Cons

    During my short time at GuideSpark my focus was on learning as much as I could. Although no place is perfect, no cons come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's "OK"

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    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at GuideSpark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's growing quickly. "Free" snacks

    Cons

    personal growth, time-off, poor compensation, work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It it could only improve as fast as it is growing. It would be amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Writing Specialist in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    As said in a previous review, they do provide "free" snacks etc. I wouldn't consider them free because the compensation is so low, your'e basically paying for them. Company is growing fast. Great coworkers aside from management, they are at least hiring competent people below them.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in writing. Writing managers sit around and don't do much of anything, are slow to act and don't have a mind for innovation(which seems to be a common theme throughout the company). They don't respond to conflict or provide timely work requests or inquiry into tasks to make us run more efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research or strive for new ways to do things for you and the company's betterment. Provide better compensation, a reasonable wage equates to happier employees which in turn means better work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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