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Sprout Social Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
2010
Company - Private
Information Technology
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Sprout Social develops and delivers social media engagement, advocacy and analytics solutions for over 19,000 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: 2017 (#18)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#1)

Company Updates

  • Justyn Howard, CEO of Sprout Social, has been named the Highest Rated CEO on Glassdoor for businesses with 1000 employees or less.

    Sprout Social's Justyn Howard Tops Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs for 2017

    We're thrilled to announce that Sprout Social founder and CEO, Justyn Howard, has been named Glassdoor's No. 1 CEO for U.S. companies with 1,000 employees or less in 2017. This recognition is based entirely on reviews from Sprout employees, who awarded Justyn a 99 percent approval rating.

  • Sprout Social's own Justyn Howard is named CEO of the Year at Built In Chicago's Moxie Awards.

    The votes are in: Meet the winners of the 2017 Moxie Awards

    Last night, Chicago's tech scene was out in full force for the sixth annual Moxie Awards, celebrating another year of innovation and growth. "If there's one thing Chicago knows how to do, it's community," said Outcome Health founder and CEO Rishi Shah. "You never have to question whether your peers are rooting for you."

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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 six 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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    Pros

    There are many reasons why Sprout Social is an amazing place to work. Some of the pros include sensible managers that really care about you and your goals, and help you grow and advance your career. The company culture is inclusive, open and friendly. I have honestly not seen this many talented and hardworking people together prior to working here. Both individual and team initiatives are highlighted and praised often, communication is very transparent and you feel like your voice is heard.
    On top of this amazing atmosphere, our office space is conveniently located downtown Chicago, walking distance to various CTA lines (Blue, Red, Brown) and buses. Not convinced of how awesome we are yet? Let's talk about the amazing benefits package, including vision, dental, health, and others. As if that wasn't enough, we also get lunch delivered to the office daily. Speaking of food, we are kept well-fed and happy here! Snacks, coffee, tea, cold brew, you name it - we probably have it!
    All Hands happen every month, and these meetings are a great opportunity for us to learn more about what other teams are working on across the organization. Our CEO, Justyn Howard, is very approachable and always ends All Hands meetings by answering questions. And let us not forget, All Hands are always followed by fun Happy Hours that include more food and drinks, music, mingling and good times!
    I could honestly not praise Sprout enough for building such a great legacy and culture in such a short period of time. All I can say is that I am truly proud and happy to come to work every day.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with your amazing work!

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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: 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
Sprout Social photo of: Sprout Social has a variety of workspaces within our new office, so that our team is productive and comfortable.
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Sprout Social Interviews

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

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    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

  • Best Software for Marketing Teams, G2 Crowd, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for Minorities - Finalist, Crain's Chicago Business, 2017
  • Overnight Website Challenge 2017: Greatest Functionality, Team Sprout Social, Hosted by The Nerdery, 2017
  • Michelle Bess - 35 under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact, Chicago Scholars, 2017
  • CEO of the Year - Justyn Howard, Moxie Awards by Built In Chicago, 2017
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