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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 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!
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in October 2017.
Interview process consisted of an onsite. They first show you around the building and introduce you to the team. The technical portion consisted of a whiteboarding problem followed by a database design problem. During the latter half of the technical portion they start asking questions about your background based on your resume. Finally, once you're done you get to meet individual team members for some chat