GuideSpark Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    One in a million

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are companies people can't stand to work at, there are companies people tolerate for a paycheck, and then (rarely) there are companies that have a positive energy that you just feel when you walk through the front door. GuideSpark falls in that last bucket. It's a magical combination - great product, intelligent leadership and a unique culture that just buzzes. It's the type of place that all startups aspire to when they say "let's build a great culture" - and then force their employees to work long hours and over weekends and holidays for below market wages...The reality is it's easy to say let's build a great culture, and difficult to pull off. Respect is given to each individual's personal and family life, while still maintaining aggressive growth goals.

    Cons

    Tough commute from San Francisco - but worth it. No ping pong table. No chocolate fountain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Invest in an SF office and you'll open up a new talent pool of candidates.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great tech start-up in growth mode with many opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    Listing is in no particular order:
    (1) Open work environment with a lot of transparency
    (2) GREAT product with a strong engineering and customer success team
    (3) Amazing customers on board and sales team continues to build on that
    (4) Product meets the need that customers, prospects, and others are looking for

    Cons

    My only downside is the drive to Menlo Park from San Francisco but I do the drive (with a smile) because of the opportunity at GuideSpark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rocketship of growth

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

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

    Pros

    1.) Company is growing rapidly and as a result many opportunites to advance your career exist.
    2.) Experienced management team - CEO is a 2x entrepreneur focused on building a great company.
    3.) Right place, right time - founders bootstrapped during a tough economy but made it through, pivoted and eventually achieved a product-business fit.
    4.) Business model is on steep trajectory with broad adoption across industries.
    5.) True meritocracy - if you come in and work hard every day good things happen.
    6.) Fun culture - I came from a large company and the culture here is top notch.
    7.) Amazing board and advisors - experienced, successful, and prudent.
    8.) Customers rave about the service - I've never seen anything quite like it.

    Cons

    1.) The company is "growing up" very rapidly, so certain processes are changing on the fly while others are still being developed.
    2.) Extremely selective for new candidates. Not necessarily a con but focused on acquiring only the top echelon of talent.
    3.) No 401(k) match just yet.
    4.) No defined equity purchase plan just yet.
    5.) No business reimbursement of phone or corporate credit card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excited to see where we will be in the next 3 - 5 years. Keep the level of accountability and bar for success as high as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    GuideSpark is changing the way people use video in the corporation and I'm so glad to be part of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've worked for a lot of start-ups and it feels great to work on something that non only is going to be around tomorrow, but really will be used by thousands of employees at some well-known companies. It's not fun building someone very few people see. And I can say now that some of my friends have seen my work at other companies. How cool is that! The people are team oriented, results oriented and fun oriented. We work hard and work well together. I feel like I am really part of something.

    Cons

    Getting lot's of videos produced for customers of different shapes and sizes certainly stretches your ability to multitask and deliver on multiple fronts. I always chalk this up to expansive growth but it can be hard work making each customer successful. Given our renewal rate, not sure this is a Con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected not matter how big we get!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    GuideSpark is refreshing!

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the collaboration, the CEO, the management team, the sales trajectory/success. This is a really positive place with good people, strong momentum, and a place that you want to go to every day. The customers are happy and so are the employees. I love my job.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons yet, really!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. The culture is set at the top, and GuideSpark's CEO is a great guy.

    Recommends
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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive experience overall.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at GuideSpark as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Allow initiatives.
    -Great team spirit and business environment.
    -Growing start-up.
    -Solid mission and vision.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular considering I was working here less than a year.

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