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Sprout Social Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Sprout Social develops and delivers social media engagement, advocacy and analytics solutions for more than 20,000 leading brands and agencies around the world. We’re relentless about solving hard problems, building elegant software and ensuring customer and team ... Read more

Mission: To provide world-class social tools that help businesses become better marketers, build stronger relationships with their customers and create the world’s most beloved brands.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#21), 2017 (#18)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#26), 2018 (#3), 2017 (#1)

Company Updates

  • Sprout Social's Founder and CEO, Justyn Howard, has been recognized as a Glassdoor Top CEO for U.S. companies with 1,000 employees or less in 2019. This is the third year in a row that Justyn has been placed on the list and is a reflection of the supportive culture we’ve been able to establish and maintain at Sprout.

    Sprout Social's Justyn Howard named a Glassdoor Top CEO for a third consecutive year

    I'm pleased to announce that Sprout Social founder and CEO, Justyn Howard, has been recognized as a Glassdoor Top CEO for U.S. companies with 1,000 employees or less in 2019. This is the third year in a row that Justyn has been placed on the list and is a reflection of the supportive culture we've been able to establish and maintain at Sprout.

  • Sprout Social is honored to be recognized as one of Battery Ventures 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For.

    Sprout Social named a highest rated private cloud computing company to work for by Battery Ventures

    Sprout Social is honored to be recognized as one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures , a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data specifically provided by , one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites.

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Sprout Social – Why Work With Us?

Sprout Social is built on the idea that open communication creates progress. Our software streamlines and enhances a brand's social media communication with their customers, employees, prospects and community.

Our products don't build themselves. We have a dedicated team that is relentless about developing superior software and solving hard problems for our customers. We're proud to be recognized regularly for software, culture and company achievements, including being named G2 Crowd's Top-Rated Social Media Management Tool in Customer Satisfaction and earning a spot on the Inc. 500 (No. 78), Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 (No. 2) and the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces.

Monotonous and boring aren’t in our vocabulary. We want working at Sprout to be a fulfilling experience both personally and professionally and over the past nine years we’ve developed a culture that ensures that happens. People at Sprout are empowered to take on projects and challenges that interest them and support their growth and are encouraged to have some fun along the way.

We don’t stop at our team’s success because we recognize the importance of our community and industry’s success as well. Our growing social responsibility initiatives, led by employees from across the organization, include volunteer days at local schools, winter holiday drives, food pantry donations and in-kind support.

We take pride in solving problems and building world class products, but we also enjoy down time at Sprout’s monthly happy hour, annual canoe trip and many other events throughout the year. From employee-organized beer tastings to Lightning Lunches to Kids Day barbecues, there are always opportunities to come together, celebrate one another’s interests and connect.

Sprout Social’s namesake product is a social media engagement platform that enables management of multiple social profiles across a variety of social media networks from a single interface. Sprout is a web-based application and is available via browser, iOS and Android.
Bambu by Sprout Social is an advocacy platform for businesses. Bambu makes it easy for companies to curate content for their employees to read and share; thereby amplifying their marketing, sales and recruitment efforts.

Here at Sprout, we've assembled a team of talented people who take pride in our products, values and mission. Our team is growing by the day and we welcome all applicants.

You might be a good fit for Team Sprout if you...

  • Value transparency, curiosity and big ideas.
  • Like solving tough problems.
  • Choose "right" over "easy."
  • Want to make an impact in the social media industry.
  • Enjoy working hard but want to have fun while you're at it.

What's unique about Sprout's engineering team?

Today, businesses receive 400% more social messages than they did a year ago. As a result, brands are adopting social at scale and Sprout sets an industry-leading pace to anticipate and meet their needs. Our products enable customers to interact with and make sense of thousands of social media interactions per second.

Aaron Rankin, Sprout CTO and Co-founder, says it best, “Every day our engineers solve problems at a rare combination of breadth and depth. We don't have the luxury of only handling technical scale or building a great user experience. Instead, our developers simultaneously solve both for our 20,000 diverse customers, from the basis of the broad and rapidly-evolving social media industry."

We’re always looking for smart, driven engineers to join our team. Read about what we are working on and see what roles we’re hiring for here.

Sprout Social Reviews

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    "A Truly Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Sprout Social full-time (Less than a year)


    I have been working at Sprout Social for a few months now and I have never been happier professionally. First and foremost, Sprout understands that to have a truly successful business, having happy employees is key. Yes, Sprout offers great benefits which is great and appreciated, but beyond that, Sprout has a lot of structures in place to ensure that its employees feel valued and fulfilled in their day-to-day work life. When a company shows that it cares for its employees, the employees are more motivated to do a great job and know that they are part of something great, and Sprout very much embodies this idea.

    For new employees, there are numerous check-ins to make sure that new hires are onboarded successfully; there is a whole new hire training program to make sure employees know the product well and get a thorough introduction to the culture of the company.

    Sprout has a People team, and one of their jobs is to make sure that employees have the resources they need to do their job and to do it well. Every Sprout employee is tasked with responsibilities and then provided the resources to complete that job, which sounds simple and like common sense but is not a reality at all companies, and Sprout makes that a priority.

    Sprout cares about everyone having the resources they need to work well together, and it is an awesome feeling to work for a company that cares not just about getting things done, but about getting things done well.

    Culturally, Sprout understands the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and has events and groups that work towards educating and promoting both of these topics.

    The office itself in Chicago is designed thoughtfully with comfortable areas where employees can go when they need a break from their desk and ways to decompress with other coworkers, like a game room.

    I feel extremely fortunate to enjoy going to work every day and knowing that I am making an impact and growing professionally and helping the company be the best that it can be.


    I can't think of any cons.

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Sprout Social Photos

Sprout Social photo of: Members from our Women@Sprout business resource group organizing our allyship initiative for Women's History Month.
Sprout Social photo of: Celebrating Sprout's 8th anniversary.
Sprout Social photo of: Sprout's annual Take Your Kids to Work Day.
Sprout Social photo of: Finance team outing at Dave
Sprout Social photo of: A decades themed outing for the Customer Success team.
Sprout Social photo of: Sprout's annual beach clean up.
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Sprout Social Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Sprout Social (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.


    After filling out the online application, one of the talent folks at Sprout reached out to call me in for interviews. There were a couple of one-on-one interviews as well as a couple of panel interviews all at the Sprout offices in downtown Chicago. The interviews were a mix of technical and non-technical questions. Nothing too complicated on the technical questions, just some quick whiteboarding.

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Sprout Social Awards & Accolades

  • Top CEOs 2019 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • Top Workplace for Midsize Company, Chicago Tribune, 2017
  • Most Innovative Social Media Marketing Platform, Marketing and Tech Innovation Awards, 2016
  • Fastest Growing Company in the Greater Chicago Area, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • No. 5 - 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For, Battery Ventures + Glassdoor, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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