Spireon

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Spireon Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
51 Reviews
2.8
51 Reviews
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Marc Brungger
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 places puppets and everyone has to bow to them (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company making right changes, enjoy coming in every day

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

    I have been working at Spireon

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    constant chances to grow

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

    I have been working at Spireon

    Pros

    Growth is fast and unrelenting. No real ceiling on where you can end up money and position wise.

    Cons

    Because of the growth things can seem very chaotic to folks looking for a safe day to day routine...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you are supposed to do when told about issues..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst IT managers out there

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

    I have been working at Spireon

    Pros

    Free coffee, nice space, that is about it. Looks like a nice company and the management but don't be fooled.

    Cons

    Horrible managers, unreasonable, lying to your face, technically not very knowledgeable but think they are. I would not work at this place unless you need some time to look for another opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect other people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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

    I worked at Spireon

    Pros

    Nothing positive, hated every minute of every day. Do not work here.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is horrible, no pay. micromanage and do not recommend anyone working here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good!

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

    Pros

    Have been at Spireon for a few months and have had a great experience thus far. Work environment and culture are great and my manager gives me the autonomy and trust to do what I need to do to get my job done. Sure, the company is going through growing pains and there are people whining about how that affects their work and how they've "always done things" a certain way, but in the grand scheme of things, to take the company to the next level, things HAVE to change. It's exciting, people! Embrace it!

    Cons

    Nothing really so far. Can't wait to move to the new building - the existing building looks cool at first glance, but look closer and you'll see that the place is pretty run down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication flowing and maintain transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering

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

    I have been working at Spireon (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company is making the type of changes needed to become a real technology company and cleaning up the mess left over from years of incompetent leadership and an environment that tolerated mediocrity.

    Management investing in training of the engineering staff and hiring more engineers.

    Fast paced environment.

    Salary and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Lots of change and sometimes the company tries to do too much. Not enough empowering of employees and teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in employees to prepare them for more senior positions. Focus on building an environment where employees and teams are empowered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Spireon Response

    Dec 10, 2014Sr. Vice President of Software Engineering

    Thank you for your valuable feedback!

    Spireon is indeed experiencing tremendous growth. We’re hiring and always looking for great Engineering talent to join our team and to help us grow. In
    ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs better management and employee recognition

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

    I worked at Spireon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great health care benefits. The atmosphere at the Irvine office was great. There are great people that work there. Very relaxed environment and no micromanagement

    Cons

    It's very annoying that your supervisors don't consider you for promotions or better suited positions. Management keeps saying they hire from within but that is not true. They don't help you grow within the company. It doesn't have to do with your capabilities at all, they just don't care that much. They rather hire big names so they can add to their reputation. Doesn't mean they're the best option they just like how it looks to outside people and they really try to impress but not the employees but outside people. Not fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really try to help your current employees who have been faithful to the company and help them go up in their careers.
    There are so many people leaving the company for the same reason, they don't feel they're valued by their supervisors or the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Spireon Response

    Nov 26, 2014VP Sales

    Thank you for your review and helpful comments. Spireon takes pride in the very competitive benefits we offer our employees. Each year, we strive to continue to improve our benefits offerings and ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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

    I worked at Spireon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice benefits, nice work equipment

    Cons

    Worst management, no ethic, lies to employees all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Roller Coaster

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

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    good wages, flexible time off

    Cons

    Work harder for less money when take away bonus, roller coaster, sometimes its good, sometimes horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast growing

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fast paced, never boring

    Cons

    Growth rate can make adapting to changes a challange

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep adding experts in each area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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