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Spiceworks Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
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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Spiceworks Co-Founder & CEO Jay Hallberg
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    "The Future Is Bright"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Austin, TX
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    I worked at Spiceworks full-time (More than a year)


    Spiceworks is amazing. They're well-led by a team with fantastic vision and humility. Leaving was tough to do! Across all levels of the experience-spectrum, this is a company you want to work for if you're seeking growth, family and an unrivaled platform & offering.

    Great perks include:
    - flexible PTO
    - Maternity/Paternity Benefits (for those with kiddos)
    - 2x weekly breakfast
    - well-stocked snack bar
    - amazing exercise facilities (and even professionally led yoga and boot camp classes FTW!)
    - Open access to leaders who don't view any idea as too small
    - Strength, drive and indescribable support from the Sales Leadership
    - a collaborative spirit across all departments that fosters an incredibly productive and creative environment
    - Career growth potential across all departments
    - well-stocked beer fridge for company meetings and special events
    - the people... that's what i'll miss the most!


    - 2016 was a tough year, but they've bounced back stronger than ever and are on the verge of making some great waves across the IT space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the train moving! Well done in your onboarding of senior-level sales leaders and a fluid approach to the business. things are always changing so keep adapting! Lead with love, passion, creativity and ownership. Finally - keep up the great job you've done of making employees better than they were before coming to Spiceworks!

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Spiceworks Photos

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Spiceworks Interviews



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    Email Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Spiceworks.


    The entire interview process took about six weeks. I had two phone interviews before being asked to complete a marketing assignment for a mock e-mail, which consisted of multiple parts.

    After that, I was invited for an interview at the office. I met with four different people one-on-one and was asked pretty standard questions, but nothing very specific about actual e-mail marketing. The in-person interview was two hours long. Everyone was really nice, though, and I was pretty sure I aced it due to the positive feedback I got.

    The hiring manager told me she would contact me by the end of the week with a final decision. I waited anxiously all week and heard nothing. I e-mailed her Friday afternoon and didn't hear back until Monday morning, when I was told I didn't get the job due to lack of 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 100 Digital Companies in Austin, Built in Austin, 2016
  • Hot in Austin Award, Owler, 2016
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