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SpotOn Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
26 Reviews
3.3
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to collaborate and grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SpotOn

    Pros

    SpotOn is a lovely company that allows developers and designers to contribute and grow. Upper management and allows its developers and employees to collaborate, develop and debate future product decisions. This means that new exciting projects are respected and considered for future development.

    SpotOns perks also quite lovely, the biggest plus however is its lenient hour schedule. Getting in at 11 and clocking out at 7 is awesome.

    Cons

    While the flat environment has its perks, it causes a lack of accountability. This issue however has been addressed and is being fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say get us a gym membership, but that's a pretty spoiled kid request.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    SpotOn is a great place to learn and collaborate with other talented engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SpotOn full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent engineering culture. Cooperative and helpful peers. Reasonable / flexible hours and family oriented company with good work/life balance. Great location, easy transportation (metra/cta). Lots of latitude in job roles to help out and move around projects. Plenty of self-direction.

    Cons

    It takes time to gain understanding of business direction and vision. Sometimes the development resources are stretched thinner than I'd like. The company is just beginning to develop best practices and tighter organizational skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding and recognizing individual and team accomplishments. Work to develop closer relationships and recognize talent and creativity within the team to foster and cultivate the creative brilliance that you posses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Co-Workers, Great Product. (Chicago Office)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SpotOn full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great company culture, smart co-workers. Very product-focused. I've been a developer for over 6 years, and this is by far the best team I've worked with. The co-founders are experienced entrepreneurs who have built successful companies in the past.

    Cons

    The Sales/Marketing/Customer Support team is in Cali which is a bit of a bummer because it can make collaboration with the business side more challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people!

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

    Professional. Young Company. Trying to give its sales associates all the tools they need

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at SpotOn as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Ok Leadership. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Culture young. Decent Pay. Unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop corporate accounts and give more tools for account management.

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

    Very Happy Here. Love The Freedom!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at SpotOn as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Product. Residuals are really great. Freedom to work the hours I want fits my life perfectly. I decide how much money I want to make. There is an amazing support staff, and you can tell that they really care about helping me be successful and they want to help SpotOn customers. CEO's are very available and very involved.

    Cons

    Growing Pains due to very rapid growth, but they are ironing out all of the kinks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at SpotOn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay taxes to the U.S., California and the City of San Rafael.
    I think....

    Cons

    Technology doesn't work.
    Three to four years behind a dead trend.
    Management yells, screams, belittles, makes homophobic remarks and generally runs the place like boiler room.
    "Support staff" is made up of all young women, and are simply eye candy for management and the rest of the men there. Very incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit now and cut your losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Misguided

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at SpotOn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn new technology.
    Freedom to build your own business.

    Cons

    Technology is choppy and does not work in all markets.
    Sales Leadership is that of a typical start up, under pressure and ego driven.
    Has a long way to go in gaining ground with use-ability.
    Sales rep need to do their own P&L in certain markets if not, they will find out they payed more for gas than the commissions cover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip with your attitude. Cursing out your reps with foul language will not make a loyal work force. This is not Glenn Gary Glen Ross.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great concept, almost impossible to succeed.

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SpotOn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative idea for creating customer loyalty for businesses. Utilizes Social Media for businesses to communicate with their customers.

    Cons

    Too many technical problems. Businesses constantly complained about employee implementation and use of the dashboard features. Couldn't make a decent living on commission only and spent too much time not selling, but "fixing" problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better sales training and procedures. Get consistent technology. Keep company policies consistent and not make so many changes for sales to have to constantly relay to businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend SpotOn, too many lies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpotOn as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You work in the field or at home

    Cons

    False statements and promises. Training is a joke. Management is too busy to help you. No one really takes the time to train you because they're having to make sales too.
    You use your own car, gas, cell phone, etc... They do not reimburse for anything, nor do they pay you salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor your promises to the people you hire. Seems more like a pyramid scheme than an actual job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    SpotOn offers loyalty to customers and employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at SpotOn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative product. Lucrative bonus and incentive plan for those who perform. Supportive organizational structure from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Account managers are responsible for increasing brand awareness in new markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By investing more in increasing brand awareness in new markets, overall sales will increase. Implement mandatory webinars that cover the basics of digital marketing so sales agents who do not have experience in marketing or digital media can perfect explaining the product to potential merchants in a meaningful and concise way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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