Spireon Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Some great people there that really care about the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, fast paced, never boring (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Owned by an equity firm (which should have been the first red flag) (in 3 reviews)

  • Investment firm placing friends in the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company with lots of upside

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership working to create an environment that is true to company values

    Company investing in the growth and development of employees

    Implementing and improving processes needed to run a larger organization

    Clear opportunities to grow your career if you are willing to take ownership for your career

    CEO has a great vision for the company

    Cons

    It is not clear sometimes why some changes are being made

    Sometimes we try to do too much at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Spireon is definitely headed in the right direction and do not slow down.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Moving forward despite challanges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Spireon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True spirit of collaboration. Opportunity for engineers to work on cutting edge technologies and build cool products!
    CEO is very charismatic, brilliant visionary and inspiring. CEO prvides timely updates to Staff. Spireon Internal Senior Engineers are top notch.

    Cons

    Product Management leadership on key vertical segments Ineffective in managing Sales, resulting in chaotic Product backlog management. Customer Service process is not streamlined and multiple channels for Customer Service issues.
    Challenges faced by Engineering teams and not understood by Product Management/Sales who have unrealistic expectations on delivery. Inexperienced QA Staff.
    Too many new people with limited knowledge of Core systems resulting in increased time to deliver and quality issues.

    Advice to Management

    - Get in real QA Engineers and experienced QA Leaders to focus on Product Quality
    - Get in Product Managers who understand the Agile process and have experience managing Sales.
    - Try to really understand the challenges faced by Engineering teams towards Delivery of Projects and be reasonable
    - Don't take your talent for granted. Retain good talent. Timing is everything, you snooze you loose. You have lost some talented Engineers due to apathy by Management in recognizing talent, Equity firm team dynamics and burn-out.
    - Address the constant interference by Equity Firm in day to day operations where not needed. This is demoralizing the internal Engineering Staff.
    - Revamp your Customer Service operations
    - Reduce the unnecessary meetings
    - Assess if employees at all levels including engineers and leadership roles will truly be a good fit with Spireon Culture during interviews.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunity to grow

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Good Management. Good growth opportunities. Company is successful and in a good position to grow in the asset tracking and management space.

    Cons

    Basic software development processes and tools are not in place, but are in the process of being implemented.


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  5. Great company - great industry and very positive changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology company with a great overall environment. Since we moved to the new corporate Headquarters it truly feels like a high tech company. Culture is important and most people truly exemplify the core values. Company paid out a special bonus at year end (nice surprise) to people who are not receiving variable pay.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment and very fast moving company (not for everyone). Still some people who don't exemplify the core values of the company.


  6. Great company making right changes, enjoy coming in every day

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

    I have been working at Spireon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management and people who believe in the company and future
    Working together for a common goal, team interaction is good and positive
    Facilities have been thought out and great place to come to every day, great coffee :)
    Able to make a difference, have been given the tools and backing to do that.
    Benefits are good and PTO is fair

    Cons

    No cons. Working through changes necessary to increase market, profitability and potential. All positive signs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the path. The changes are needed and everyone will benefit from these in the end.


  7. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I’ve been an employee of Spireon for 15 years. I find it to be a very positive challenging place to work. My team works closely together and their positive attitudes help us to reach our goals. I would recommend this company to any professional who wants to continue to learn and thrive in their career. I cannot imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there are no Cons.


  8. The tech and problem space is very cool

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to grow my skills around a big data problem

    Cons

    There are opportunities around organizing the work we do as engineers


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fast Growth - Startup Feel

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, new leadership, good work/life balance. Opportunities to advance in your area.

    Cons

    You will get fat here with all the food some departments supply for various occasions! Is that a con?

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is super busy. Make sure to spend time with your employees to help career build and or train.


  10. hidden gem in OC

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid benefits
    New leaders in IT & software engineering focused on employee growth
    Great location in Irvine
    On site gym, ping pong, basketball
    Leading edge technology

    Cons

    There is still much work to be done and damage to be repaired from previous leadership/management.
    Leading edge technology
    Minimal user experience design and best practices

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more funds for employee motivation/recognition.
    Get a User experience expert to work directly with customers in addition to PM and engineering.


  11. Extremely Happy I Joined Spireon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have found everyone I work with at Spireon to be positive people who are striving to improve the company. The culture is lighthearted - people are busy but they have fun and are not overly serious or stressed. I have plenty of projects to work on and the departments I work with value my contribution. My manager is a great person who cares for me personally and professionally and makes working fun. I have had nothing but positive interactions with the CEO and the whole management team is focused on taking the company to a new level of performance. The pay and benefits are good. The facility in Irvine is well equipped. Upper management communicates well with the employees. Employees are highly committed to the company. I have the technology I need to go my job. I joined the company recently and have not felt this good about my employer in a long time.

    Cons

    Prioritization can be challenging with so many things to do. There is a lot of change going on, and there are a few people who are not embracing it.



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