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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 25,000 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: 2018 (#3), 2017 (#1)

Company Updates

  • Sprout Social has announced $40.5 million in new funding from Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates and led by Future Fund.

    Sprout Social Raises $40.5 Million Series-D Fundraising

    Sprout Social, a leading provider of social media marketing, analytics and advocacy solutions for business, today announced $40.5 million in new funding from Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates and led by Future Fund. This latest round of investment brings its total capital raised to $103.5 million and underscores Sprout's momentum and foothold within the social media software space.

  • We are thrilled to announce that Sprout Social has been named a Top Midsize Workplace by the Chicago Tribune for the fourth year in a row.

    Top Workplaces 2018: Salesforce, American Litho, CASE take top rankings in Energage survey

    Top Workplaces 2018: Salesforce, American Litho take top rankings in top workplaces survey

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Sprout Social – Why Work For 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 seven 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 19,000 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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    "Cares Deeply about its Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Sprout Social full-time (More than a year)


    Sprout is a company that cares and invests so deeply in its employees' growth, happiness, and satisfaction. Feedback is really taken into account by our leadership, and acted upon - I've seen so many company improvements come about as a direct result of employee feedback. Our CEO (as well as the rest of senior leadership) always takes the time to respond to employee feedback (even when it's not favorable), and make himself available for employees to voice concerns.

    Sprout is also a place where people are willing to tackle the hard problems and don't take the easy route - with everything from how we build our products to how we grow our team. I feel recognized for my hard work, and supported and challenged to grow in my career. Plus, this company is just such a fun and pleasant place to be - with everything from our monthly all-hands and happy hours, to special perks like our canoe trip, spirit week, and breakfast bars. Sprout also more than any other company I've been a part of makes a huge effort to include not just employees, but their families in events - like both a Bring your kids AND Parents to Work day, and including families in our kickoff party and happy hours. This goes a long way in employees being able to bring their whole selves to work.

    This is truly a special place and I feel lucky to be here.


    I can't think of any. I truly challenge anyone to find a better place to work in Chicago tech.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've created a great company.

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Sprout Social Photos

Sprout Social photo of: How we've grown! Here's Team Sprout on our sixth anniversary.
Sprout Social photo of: Our DEI lead, Michelle Bess, was featured as one of the rising brand stars of Chicago for her incredible work on changing the status quo in tech.
Sprout Social photo of: Team Sprout spent the day giving back to the community by volunteering at Dawes Elementary.
Sprout Social photo of: In the new Sprout Social HQ, we have a wall dedicated to our most favorite beverage - La Croix!
Sprout Social photo of: The First Annual Snout Social Dog Event!
Sprout Social photo of: Our Sprout Design team loves to host student groups to talk about our design process
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Sprout Social Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sprout Social (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.


    Saw the job on LinkedIn, looked really interesting so I sent out an application. Heard back a week later to do a coding challenge. Took about two hours, pretty fun questions, not overly complicated. Then had a phone screening, asked about my background, my interest in the company, etc. Really nice conversation, didn't have interview vibe. A few days later I was invited to interview in the office. Really friendly, welcoming group of people. Had two group technical interviews, and one about my background. Once again, less of an interview vibe, and worked on the technical problems with the interviewers - more back and forth discussing than I've ever experienced. Well organized day, enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing the office. Great communication from all parties involved - A+ work from the recruitment team.

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Sprout Social Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 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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