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Spiceworks Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
2006
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Millions of IT pros. Thousands of tech advertisers... all getting their jobs done in one place. What started in 2006 as the "free IT revolution" has turned into a way of life for many in the IT world.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#9)

Company Updates

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Spiceworks – Why Work For Us?


How we're keepin' IT spicy.

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…

  • Full benefits package — including medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending account (FSA) and 401(k)
  • Maternity Leave- 12 weeks
  • Paternity Leave- 2 weeks
  • Paid Time Off- because we all need a little R&R to be at our best


…plus a healthy side of SpicePerks…

  • Free drinks and snacks — no need to squirrel away loose change for any vending machines — our kitchen cupboards are stocked daily
  • Breakfast Taco Mondays — fighting the "mondays" one taco at a time. Potato, egg, and cheese, please!
  • Bagel Fridays — SpiceTip: get here early to snag the cinnamon ones before they're gone
  • Espresso machine — who needs Starbucks for a mid-morning pick me up?!
  • Food trucks for lunch — work here and you'll get everything from BBQ to quesadillas delivered right to your office doorstep. Now that's hospitality.
  • CrossFit & yoga classes onsite — because after all those breakfast tacos, we gotta stay in shape somehow
  • On-site Gym - whether you prefer to pump iron, shoot hoops, or go for a jog, we've got you covered with our fully equipped on-site gym
  • Discounted gym membership — at Anytime Fitness
  • Casual threads — no stuffy suits and ties around here… we like to keep it casual
  • Thursday happy hour — work hard, play hard

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.

The Spark

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?

The Name

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!

Spiceworks Reviews

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    I have been working at Spiceworks full-time

    Pros

    Everybody is extremely cordial and friendly... it's not hard to make friends here.

    Cons

    Not many negative things to say at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

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Spiceworks Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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Spiceworks Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Austin American-Statesman, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Medium Workplaces in Tech, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Top Workplaces(#5 Midsize), Austin American-Statesman, 2015
  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2015
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