Spiceworks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
41 Reviews

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    Spicy work and spicy life

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very open and friendly company culture. People are very willing to help each other and all have real passions for technology.

    Cons

    Being far away from the Bay Area,.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spiceworks

    Pros

    Lots of free food, for example, Taco Mondays, Bagel Fridays and snacks galore. It seems they give raises when deserved but that also probably depends on the department. The work can be challenging and I'm encouraged to push myself outside of my comfort zone.

    Cons

    It's cliquey and the layout of the building segregates the departments so it's hard to meet people. Sales gets the most perks and other teams associated with them kind of slip through the cracks in terms of rewards and recognition. If you're in sales, it's a great gig. We usually have more work than we can handle which can be stressful.

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    "I wasn't born in this company but I got here as fast as I could"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun, and empowerment, and fun. Did I mention fun?
    Yes, every company wants to think that they're fun to work for, but few walk the walk. Many company Web sites have pics of employees looking like they're really enjoying themselves. However, the proof of the pudding is whether said employees will 1. have positive things to say about the company and 2. actually care enough to tell everybody about it. This review is one piece of the proof that _YOU_, too, want to get here ASAP.

    Cons

    I feel that, at least in the Development group, the structure is quite loose. If one needs a reasonably structured engineering environments, one might not fit well here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You guys are doing great at your prime directive: make Spiceworks a fun place to work.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Marcom Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spiceworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated, fun coworkers who have become like family to me.

    Cons

    I don't think of this as a con, but if the "pros" are that I feel surrounded (and supported) by smart, dedicated, fun coworkers, then the con would be if you're not dedicated, smart or fun you probably won't like it much here. :)

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    Awesome startup experience

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Everyone is pretty awesome here
    Founders are real people who interact with the rest of us
    No stagnation
    Great work-life balance
    Free snacks and catered breakfast every Monday and Friday

    Cons

    Growing pains like crazy! We're got hockeystick growth here!
    Benefits could be better, but it's not a huge deal. It'll get better once we're out of the startup phase.
    The pace may be too fast for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've got nothing. I love management here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Great experience, can be somewhat tough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, good benefits, great work environment and learning experience, personal growth

    Cons

    Feedback sometimes not heard, hours can get sorta long, need to be more involved with company growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that work under you. They know what they do better than anyone else. Be sure to include them in any sort of developments that you are looking to make, because they'll probably consider things you never thought about.

    Keep in line with your current values, no matter how big the company gets. Make sure that the company remains a fun and productive place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing company that's growing quickly. With an excellent company culture, awesome/brilliant employees, and a fun environment, it's hard not to have an amazing experience here. I've never worked somewhere the employees are able to know so much about the trajectory and growth of the company. Every single employee in the building is valued and trusted. Employees are able to be creative and think on their feet.

    Cons

    The pace is extremely fast and some employees find it hard to keep up. Since we are still growing and figuring out the lay of the land, not many processes are in place so we're often having to zig and zag (a popular company term). The work life balance can be tough at times - but is worth it in the end since it's such an amazing place to be!

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company culture is like no other, and the CEO goes the extra length to ensure this. Everyone supports and respects each other. There's a lot of hard work that goes into everything we do, but we are well rewarded. Really a treat to walk into these doors each day to be greeted by family.

    Cons

    Feel very connected to the CEO, but not to the other founders.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Always growing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spiceworks full-time

    Pros

    Love working with the people there
    Culture

    Cons

    Training
    Felt a little like a bait and switch with what I ended up doing
    Never feel like you are on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to make sure they know what they need to do and how to do it when they are evaluating what to put in the job posting.

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

    Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spiceworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Comprised of smart, driven people operating in a very open, respectful culture
    Growing - which creates career advancement opportunities
    Lots of folks who work out at lunch in groups
    Set on winning - but having fun along the way

    Cons

    Pace is quick - you've got to juggle many things
    Bringing a new business model to the industry - so you have to figure some things out as you go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!
    This is the best place I've worked in last 5.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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