GuideSpark

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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.

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

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

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

    I have been working at GuideSpark full-time (less than a 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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Culture and Wonderful Place to Work!

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    • 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 (less than a 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
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 (less than a 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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience as an Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's "OK"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    It's growing quickly. "Free" snacks

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As an organization, the major pro is the culture and people. There is or at least seems to be nice transparency, and most people are friendly and positive.

    Cons

    It's been around awhile, and it's really not a start-up, but they play the start-up card a lot. You must ask tough questions during the interview process to ensure you really, really know what you're getting yourself into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be honest, not just when it's convenient. Pressure isn't an excuse to omit, stretch, or ignore the truth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    On the bullet train!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    -Hyper growth mode in terms of revenues, client base and employees- crazy growth!
    -Decent compensation
    -No micro-managing
    -Clear expectations/goals
    -Great product offering at a very reasonable price
    -Transparent management - regular all-hands meetings and clarity into company goals/issues.
    - Great executive leadership

    Cons

    You better be ready to deal with some speed & lack of resources.
    -Lack of training
    -Late hours
    -Over promising
    -Constant change
    -Management is very chintzy with their titles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your current employees. Make sure training is in place so that you can continue to develop your talent. The CSM org needs more bodies to ensure delivery of great customer service but you can't neglect the existing team.

    To sustain growth, may need to start thinking about "standardizing" some offerings in order to build scalability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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