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Highspot Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Highspot is the sales enablement platform that reps love. We deliver breakthrough products that transform the way millions of people work. We inspire and develop people to do their best, create beautifully designed software with a spark of magic, and provide an extraordinary ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#6), 2019 (#9)

Company Updates

  • Global customers, global company – proud to announce the launch of our DACH operations, the opening of our Munich office, and the hiring of our Managing Director.

  • It’s our culture — along with hard work and a lot of cold brew — that powers our growth as we aspire to transform the way millions of people work. It’s also one of the main reasons why Highspot earned a Top 10 spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row. Get a glimpse of life at Highspot: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM2Zx

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Highspot – Why Work With Us?


We deliver breakthrough products that transform the way millions of people work.

This is only possible by inspiring and developing people – our employees, customers, and partners – to do their best work. People matter in everything we do. It's how we design beautiful software with a spark of magic and deliver unmatched customer experiences.

Come Join Us as We Change the World of Software

We are committed to a broad vision of improving the way millions of people work. Combining advanced data science with beautifully designed software, we believe we can help drive a new generation of software for marketing and sales organizations.

As a customer-focused product culture, we value collaboration, ownership, freedom, and a positive attitude. Our culture is to give everyone the environment and the responsibility that lets them create great products.

We are guided by these core values: 

Create breakthrough products that transform the way millions of people work.

Life is short, and we want to spend our time creating something that matters.

Build beautifully designed software with a spark of magic.

Applying advanced data science to knowledge worker scenarios will create a new generation of software.

Inspire and stretch people to do their best work.

We believe that exceptionally talented people are the difference between good and great products, and we want to provide an environment where they will thrive.

Deliver a great customer experience at every turn.

It takes everyone in the company, from engineering to sales, from marketing to support, to delight customers every time they interact with Highspot.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Robert Wahbe, CEO and Co-Founder

Robert Wahbe co-founded Highspot in 2012 after discovering the need to empower sales and marketing teams with sales enablement. As the CEO, Robert is passionate about leading the company in developing the industry's most advanced technology solutions that help customers win more business. Prior to founding Highspot, Robert served as Corporate Vice President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft. A veteran entrepreneur, he also co-founded Colusa, a cross-language virtual machine that was acquired by Microsoft. Robert holds a degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Oliver Sharp, Co-Founder and Chief Solution Architect

Oliver Sharp is co-founder and Vice President of Customer Services at Highspot. Oliver leads the team that manages the onboarding of all new customers, professional service engagement, and ongoing support needs. He has led or participated in most of Highspot's largest and most complicated launches for companies including SAP Concur, Red Hat, Aetna, Workday, and many others. Previously, he helped start Colusa Software, which was acquired by Microsoft. He was also co-founder and CTO of iTurf, helping to take it public in 1999. Oliver served in a number of roles at Microsoft, including general manager of the Connected Server Team. In addition to delivering a variety of server products, he was responsible for managing the BizTalk field team, which supported strategic engagements worldwide. The product is used by more than 90% of the Fortune 500, and more than 50 mission critical deployments were directly managed by the field team with very high customer satisfaction. Oliver received an MS and a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley.

David Wortendyke, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

David is co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Highspot. David oversees all aspects of design, product management, engineering, and operations. Previously, David was Partner Architect for Windows Azure, where he drove the design and architecture of security and messaging services. Prior to Windows Azure, David worked on a wide range of technologies, including distributed computing, productivity applications, developer tools, and operating systems. He helped found several teams and brought a number of products to market, including Windows NT, Office, and Visual Studio.

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Our Employees Say It Best

"Highspot challenges me to do my best work every day. I feel like I have learned more here than any other company I have worked for. We have some amazingly smart and talented people here, yet we have still maintained a culture where everybody's voice is heard." —Jon White, Vice President of Product

"I hit the jackpot! I get to work with ridiculously intelligent people, in a supportive and trusting environment. I can't wait to see where we go from here and am honored to be a part of it." —Cathy Clark, Account Executive

"Highspot fosters an environment of equality, support, and enthusiasm. Even as a newer employee, my opinions and ideas are appreciated, and I'm enabled to grow as an engineer and do work that adds real value to the product." —Natalie Wittenbrook, Front End Software Engineer

"Highspot’s office vibe is amazing. Transitioning into my professional career, I was looking for a place that had a fun and energetic work culture. I consider all of my coworkers family, and ironically, I have just as much fun at work, as I do away from the office. Coming to Highspot was one of the best decisions that I have ever made." —Trevor Walker, Sales Enablement Strategist

"Since joining Highspot over a year ago, I've been given opportunities to work on projects that have stretched my skill set and allowed me to figure out what areas of the business I was passionate about. My managers were invested in helping me develop a career path, and now as a manager myself, I'm invested in doing the same for others at Highspot." —Kendall Michaud, Enablement Manager

For a behind-the-scenes look, follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Instagram.

Transforming the Way Millions of People Work

Where was Highspot when the sales enablement space emerged? Already developing the most advanced solution.

As an industry pioneer, Highspot anticipated the market demand that is now skyrocketing. By 2021, 15% of all sales technology spending will go to sales enablement technology. What does this mean for Highspot? It means opening global offices. It means doubling across all primary business metrics. And it means every day is exciting. We hope you'll join us as we change the world of software.

Learn why leading companies including Twitter, SAP Concur and Dropbox choose Highspot.

Highspot Reviews

  • "Huge Potential"

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    Current Employee - Services Executive Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Services Executive Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone is at the very least a great person, I've never met a jerk or boring person who works at Highspot.

    - High autonomy - you are given a lot of freedom to do your job as you see fit, no micromanaging

    - Lots of room to grow - company is still growing quickly and there is a lot of room to move up/advance your career

    - Work/life balance - unlimited PTO and a culture of working hard, but then relaxing.

    Cons

    - Scaling problems - the Services team grew 6x in less than a year. There is some management debt we're working through now to rightsize our processes. Management/leadership is taking this seriously and will likely be resolved in the next 3 months.

    - Low direction - if you want/need a lot of direction on how to do things, you will not like Highspot

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on ensuring the Services team has the correct processes/mechanisms in place to scale fluidly.

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Highspot Photos

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Highspot photo of: Let the games begin! From ping pong to dodgeball, we were all in at the 2019 GeekWire Bash.
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Highspot Interviews

Experience

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    Senior Site Reliability Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Highspot in December 2019.

    Interview

    First I was contacted by a recruiter in LinkedIn. After a short screening call the recruiter scheduled another call with the head/manager of SRE/DevOps team. That was not a real interview. I was asked about my experience, some experience-related questions: how did I implement and what do I think about this and that, what do I like and so on. After the interview a was given a technical task. The task takes about 3-4 hours to implement and you have to upload it to a shared Dropbox folder. Several days later I uploaded the solution and sent a notification e-mail. I couple days later the Dropbox folder with my solution has been unshared. I did not get a follow up from the recruiter or the tech lead.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement an application that can generate a unique urls and store/retrieve data using POST/GET. Isolate the data persistence and integrate it with Docker-Compose.   Answer Question
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Highspot Awards & Accolades

  • Owler Hot in Seattle, Owler, 2016
  • Gartner’s Market Guide for Digital Content Management for Sales, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2016
  • SiriusDecisions Sales Asset Management 2016, Sirius Decisions, 2016
  • Forrester Sales Enablement Automation, Forrester Research, 2016
  • Best Software Company - Top 100, G2 Crowd, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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