Spredfast Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Merger was a good thing..

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

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

    Pros

    Very excited about the merger! Great culture and talent from Mass Relevance.
    We've hired some very talented experts in the space recently.
    I'm very excited about the merger and being the leader in the social marketing space
    Attracting a lot of talented people an interest
    Fun environment
    Decent benefits, perks
    payes pretty well

    Cons

    Egos in leadership, bad attitudes
    too many people trying to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, let the experts you're paying, do their job.
    Figure out a way to win, people want to work for the best.

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

    Not Worth It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spredfast

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen as well as lunch served daily is a big plus. Also there are quite a lot of smart people who work at the company.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is a huge issue at this company. The lack of trust between employees and management completely slows down productivity. Further the senior leadership does not have relevant knowledge of the industry to really be in a position to make smart decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees who you hired to do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leadership layer is clueless; stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spredfast full-time

    Pros

    Some great people in the trenches....decent compensation plans....and a good space to be in -- although not near as 'world changing' as all the Austin Hipsters run around telling themselves it is

    Cons

    While the CEO is a smart and has talent, the layer beneath him is worthless. Insecure, low quality backgrounds, and completely in over their head at anything besides playing on LinkedIn. Result: Micro-managing control freaks in V neck tshirts, who think the world begins and ends in 'Austin'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire grown ups from real companies, who actually know what they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers if you are under the management level, but too many politics and not worth it in the end

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Spredfast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Tight knit group of workers under management level
    - Compensation is decent but not great
    - Fun industry and you get to work with large enterprise brands
    - Some perks like free food, drinks, and some team building events

    Cons

    - Management favors anyone that has previously worked with them at their last successful company. If you did not you are out of luck.
    - Extremely difficult to move up or get a promotion. They like to hire outside the company for that
    - Management team is not trustworthy or loyal to employees. Too many politics and egos for an Austin startup

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening, trusting, and being loyal to your employees goes a long way. Give people that aren't from your past successful company a chance. As a former employee I've heard the same thing over and over from other former employees. It's time you actually listened or culture and company sentiment will not improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Typical Austin startup. In other words, hubris reigns, not brains.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Spredfast full-time

    Pros

    Small company, so everyone knows everyone and hard to hide the fact you are not pulling your weight.
    Free drinks.
    Eye candy.

    Cons

    Sick to death of this Austin startup mentality where people working at a startup think they are changing the world. Give it a rest. Marketing analytics is not changing the world morons.
    A career dead-end; there are no promotions.
    Low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your ego at the door. Last time I checked, none of you made the Fortune 500. Yes you had some success flipping your previous company, but that doesn't mean you're smart, just lucky.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A wonderful learning experience in Social.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spredfast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young, fun, progressive thinking culture.
    Great mid-level employees - smart and creative.
    Dr. Pepper all day.
    Pays well.
    Social is a great space for 2014.

    Cons

    Politics. If you aren't in, you're out. Your ideas are just that, yours. The top guy is (sometimes) the smartest guy in the room, but he can't be in every room all the time.
    Seemingly little faith in anyone under the VP level.
    Product Development is slow (although the new funding should help).
    Never saw anyone get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show humility. Listen to the guys on the line, and in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Moving Fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture
    - Just had a very energizing kick off where employees and execs completely merged.
    - It seems like the management is taking employee feedback and ideas a lot more into consideration
    - Aggressive goals

    Cons

    - 2 separate offices even a block away doesn't help knowing the rest of the company
    - Sometimes, very aggressive goals but it is also in the Pros category

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Follow up on your ideas of giving the employees a voice into the culture and the direction of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Young, hot and growing startup in the heart of Austin

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

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

    Pros

    - Very exciting technology in an extremely hot market
    - Growing fast
    - Great & growing customer list
    - Very good culture and overall leadership

    Cons

    - No cons really. Fast growth can be scary at times but the CEO and his management team have done it before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring the right people and get rid of any B- and below players.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great vision in a very hot market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spredfast

    Pros

    The product vision is pretty amazing, the market is already huge and still growing, and the people are really fun and enthusiastic. The marketing team is outstanding.

    Cons

    The culture coming from the top is lacking in creativity and tradition and the communication down the ranks is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of being arrogant, be more honest in your communication, and hire people with character and integrity first and foremost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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