Spiceworks Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
58 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
4.4
58 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Spiceworks Co-Founder & CEO Scott Abel
Scott Abel
43 Ratings

Pros
  • Company culture is like no other, and the CEO goes the extra length to ensure this (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of free food, for example, Taco Mondays, Bagel Fridays and snacks galore (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • A few growing pains, structure can be a little too loose at times (not a large problem, though) (in 6 reviews)

  • Because the company is growing, things are starting to get very cliquey (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Believe the hype, Spiceworks is a great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Motivated, intelligent, fun co-workers. The C-level management is top notch - they are serious about maintaining an excellent company culture as the company grows. Great perks. The company treats its people well.

    Cons

    Not many cons, the company could be more amenable to working from home, although that appears to vary a bit from manager to manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Spiceworks Spicy!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Ask the right questions for sales role

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and platform. CEO knows that selling ads won't keep the company going for the long term and the entire executive team is aligned with him on that. Very innovative to find other ways to make money with this thing

    Cons

    I've heard this from folks who left the sales team. Some of the quotas don't line up at all with the few remaining good fit accounts here. Just protect yourself knowing that most of the sales come from a few big accounts and you will likely never hit a huge quota unless you get a big kahuna handed to you who is already shelling out mucho dinero! Otherwise, smile and dial to close a bunch of teeny $10,000 deals that rarerly ever renew. Just make sure you start with a tiny quots for the 1st year and you'll be good! After that, you just farm your accounts. No hunting really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    I love coming to work everyday.

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible company culture. Management is up-front and honest with employees. Professional development is encouraged and supported (i.e. conferences, training, workshops). There really is a mentality across all departments of "we're all in this together."

    Cons

    Very fast-paced environment where late nights and weekends are often necessary. Finding a healthy work-life balance can sometimes be a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful

    I feel lucky to be working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, the c-levels/founders treat everyone like equals and are very transparent, the work/life balance is great, everyone is so upbeat and positive, you actually feel valued here, and breakfast tacos every Monday and bagels every Friday!

    Cons

    The Traffic going to and from work is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, don't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    When they say great culture, they mean it.

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

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment with supportive and informed management
    -C levels actively working to continue great culture as the company grows
    -Peers all very helpful and positive
    -Breakfast Mondays and Fridays, food trucks most days for lunch

    Cons

    -Still some questions left unanswered for new hires about resources and who does what

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    "This company will never go public!"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spiceworks

    Pros

    This was the mantra of the former CEO for years and years.

    Cons

    Now they are doing the very thing they swore they would never do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you've ever been in this for anything but the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Career Move

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

    I have been working at Spiceworks

    Pros

    I didn't think it was possible to work somewhere where EVERYONE was lovely, but I've truly found it. You can ask ten thousand questions and that's ok! Get a lot of free lunches, very good food too. When it's your birthday they order you tiff's treats (cookies!). Incredible managers who will help anyway they can, and a company culture that is so positive.

    Interviewed at a couple different places in Austin and this was by far the best.

    Cons

    Wish it was located downtown, but that's my fault for not choosing to live close to my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change a thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A great company with a great culture. I had great time there and only left because I got a great opportunity myself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good people, and challenging work. The executive team was really inspiring and I thoroughly enjoyed the Friday company meetings.

    Cons

    No longer much of a startup and more of a big company. It's great for some people but not so good for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I want to be here every day...

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

    I have been working at Spiceworks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say I love my job and coming to work every day. It's tough and challenging. It's a place I get to grow and build and contribute. The team I get to work with is top notch. My coworkers and leadership team continually impress and inspire me. You can't get that at too many places;)

    Cons

    We are growing fast so keeping up with all the new faces can be challenging. Not necessarily a con, but something to work at!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing can beat people loving where they work and that starts with a culture they enjoy and trust. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Fast paced, passionate and fun company!

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

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

    Pros

    Spiceworks is a place where employees are encouraged to innovate and grow. The leadership team fosters an environment that is hard-working and fun. Its a company full of passionate people who own their successes and failures. Learning and innovating is paramount in everything we do.

    Cons

    Growing pains - when a company grows as fast as Spiceworks does there are growing pains and changes that happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've done a great job of preserving the culture as we grow so my advice would be to continue to maintain that. Also provide training to those managers we grow from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Spiceworks? Share Your Experiences

Spiceworks

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.