Compare Spokeo vs SendGrid BETASee how SendGrid vs. Spokeo compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Spokeo full-time for less than a year
I enjoy the work environment here. People are friendly. It's an everyday thing to see co-workers smiling and laughing, in meetings and throughout the day. The ping pong tables and pool tables get a... lot of use, and employees tend to have a healthy amount of socializing, including enjoying the company provided beer :-) Spokeo has done a lot in recent months to change in key areas where it was needed and I'm very optimistic about what the future looks like here.
I was warned by more than a few coworkers of the "Spokeo 15". With all the free food, snacks, drinks, and beer...it does take some discipline to avoid overeating! However, I love not having to make a... decision about where to eat every day since they bring in lunch daily. Other than conference rooms, Spokeo has a very "open office" floor plan (even the CEO does not have an office). "Open office" floor plans have been all the rage in recent years, but some of us do our best thinking when we can isolate and control interruptions. The company has a history of not allowing working from home. For those of us who work most effectively by splitting work between environments, this precedent hinders top performance. I hear things may be changing to allow for more flexibility, and I certainly hope this will be so. I believe employees should be measured by the results they create, rather than the hours they are at their desk.
Advice to Management
Keep the great culture and benefits that make this company excellent to work for! Allow employees the flexibility to work remote one day/week, contingent on them maintaining excellent performance.... Of course, some roles require on-site presence more than others. But more flexibility in this area can help attract better talent, employees get to work in the fashion they are most productive and creative, and company profitability increases.
I have been working at SendGrid full-time for more than 3 years
- culture and people are amazing, they challenge you and push you to be the best version of yourself. - decision making process is astounding for a company of our size. Product, finance and... engineering decisions are made in a very data-driven way. - Willing to discuss the hard topics and make the most informed decision. - Benefits are amazing, free lunch everyday is fantastic, i hope we don't lose this. - If you're motivated and willing to work hard, you can be recognized and tasked with more responsibility. I've seen many people grow their careers here and be promoted every year based on their performance and determination.
- typical pains related to integrating with Twilio after the acquisition in Feb of 2019. Most painful of which is the figuring out how we make decisions now as one larger company. (Twilio has less... process / standard way to make decisions, SendGrid has a formalized process). - The general energy of the company is lower now after the Twilio acquisition – still positive but now that we're not a standalone, public company, there appears to be less control over our business (email, email marketing) destiny. - Culture of Twilio, while close to SendGrid's, is definitely different and will take some time to feel part of one
Advice to Management
Keep working to make Twilio better by adopting and incorporating the best processes, people and systems across the two companies. There is a lot to learn from the employees at both companies that,... if implemented, could result in an awesome company.