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We're so proud to be named one of Built In Austin's Top 100 Digital Employers!
Spiceworks isn't your run-of-the-mill software company. We work hard, but we also know how to have a blast! Besides being one of Austin's Top Workplaces (not-so-humble brag), there are tons of perks to being a full-time Spiceworker. Who says you can't have your spice... and eat it too?
From athletes to musicians to philosophers — we're a pretty lively bunch here at Spiceworks. What do we share in common (beyond our charm and dashing good looks)?! We all feel pretty great about delivering a product that's changing the way millions of IT pros and thousands of tech vendors do their jobs.Meet our team and learn more about what it's like to work at Spiceworks!
All the basic benefits…
…plus a healthy side of SpicePerks…
IT pros and tech vendors use Spiceworks every day to do their jobs in a truly social way: IT pros manage their networks while interacting directly with other IT pros and tech vendors to decide what to buy. IT pros trust the people, info, and brands they meet in Spiceworks. And they find Spiceworks more convenient than having to visit multiple media or vendor websites.
Meanwhile, tech vendors connect with IT buyers where their products are most relevant. And they get to build the relationships that brand love and new business are made of. It's no surprise Spiceworks is the most well-loved vertical IT network among IT pros and marketers alike! Here’s how we did it.
They went, they listened… they brought tons of coffee. After in-person visits to the unsung IT pros in Austin, our co-founders had a vision: build an easy-to-use software app to simplify the lives of IT pros — kinda like an “iTunes for IT.” Oh, and make it free. After all, if it worked for Google in the consumer world, why not give it a go in the business world?
In 2006, we asked IT pros what their favorite IT utility was. Blank stares. Then complaints that IT products were painful to use and most IT vendors were a bit "blah." Clearly, it was time for someone to spice IT up! We took that inspiration, combined it with our mission to deliver an app that "just works," threw in the notion of people working together to get their jobs done… and voilà — the name “Spiceworks” was born!
I have been working at Spiceworks full-time
Everybody is extremely cordial and friendly... it's not hard to make friends here.
Not many negative things to say at the moment.
Advice to Management
keep it up!
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in August 2017.
Phone screening interview was simple and overall a good experience. There were two of them. I was then scheduled to come in person to interview for four hours- separate interviews with 6 different people. That was taxing, tiring, and time consuming.
I felt as though the overall interview went well, but to take a day off of work at my current job to partake in a 4 hour interview with scheduled time slots with 6 different people was bit of an overkill. A panel interview would have been better. Kill 6 repetitive questions with one interview.
Following the 4 hour interview, I had to complete a homework assignment which I was told would take me an hour or so. It took me 3 hours- the tasks and questions were specific to their job practice, not industry standard. Had I not taken notes during my face to face interview, I wouldn't have been able to complete the assignment.
Overall I spent a week interviewing and preparing for this job, took time off of work to be amenable to their schedule and deadline, complete an assignment with a fast turn around (due in 24 hours, done in 4) only to get the call informing me that a more qualified candidate was selected. It was a real downer- a bit deflating after all of that but a learning experience.