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Headspring Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2018

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Headspring CEO Dustin Wells
Dustin Wells
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Pros
  • "Core Values that play out in reality(in 14 reviews)

  • "They really want you to have a great work/life balance because people are valued(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains are going to happen, especially at the rate we're growing(in 7 reviews)

  • "Headspring has a very fast-paced environment(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A Place You Can See Yourself for a Long Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time

    Pros

    Headspring cares so deeply about their values. From very intentional career planning to leadership meetings everyone can listen into to random pancake breakfasts, you see the values everyday from the biggest and smallest of actions. There's a lot of developers in this world that have god complexes. None of those types of developers are at Headspring. There's so much intelligence and expertise here, but there's... just as much humility and excitement to teach. I feel like everyone here is rooting for my success and ready to help whenever they can. All the benefits are great - solid amount of PTO (on top of week of Christmas off), work from home Wednesday's (or whenever you need), flexibility work hours, catered Friday lunch... the list keeps going.

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    Cons

    No company will ever be perfect, but Headspring is really great at fixing a problem whenever something comes up.

    Headspring2018-10-30

    Headspring Response

    November 14, 2018CEO

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your experience. It really moves me when we receive real feedback that highlights the culture we’ve succeeded in creating. I love what you said about our collective “humility and excitement to teach” and that “everyone here is rooting for my success.” ...

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  2. "Awesome Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People will value you here. They care about helping you grow and the company is very transparent. Everyone is super nice here and it's a great uplifting environment to work in.

    Cons

    I don't think there's any cons- everyone cares about each other and constantly tries to improve the work place and each other.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! :)

    Headspring2018-10-30

    Headspring Response

    November 14, 2018CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to share this! I’m proud of what we’ve created together and I think you’ve hit on two key points that keep us thriving: 1) enabling personal growth and 2) making sure that people are valued. Those happen to be two of our Core Values, and as an employee ...

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  3. "Plenty of opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow at Headspring. There are awesome benefits, PTO and flexibility. They really want you to have a great work/life balance because people are valued. Headspring is also very transparent so you know what is going on within other departments. Overall. Headspring is the place to be.

    Cons

    Because Headspring is growing very fast, there are lots of things changing to prepare for that growth, so there are some "growing pains", which is expected.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow, don't lose focus on the core values.

    Headspring2018-10-30

    Headspring Response

    November 14, 2018CEO

    I’m happy to hear that you feel the work/life balance we prioritize and transparency we cultivate are real and beneficial. These things are so important to me, personally, and I think they’re essential to sustaining the culture we’ve built as we enter a more rapid growth cycle. ...

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  4. "They make an effort to promote work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time

    Pros

    Very manageable amount of work

    Cons

    Clients can kind of be in boring industries

    Advice to Management

    Get funkier offices

    Headspring2018-09-05

    Headspring Response

    September 6, 2018CEO

    Thank you for the feedback! It’s great to see that our efforts towards balancing work/life are paying off. As you know, our promise to clients is to “Make their mission our mission,” then it’s up to all of us to connect what we do everyday to the the greater purpose and the impact ...

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  5. "Biz Dev Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll work closely with the highly intelligent, dedicated engineering team, that truly rock at their jobs. Management wants you to succeed, and genuinely do right by the clients. Great benefits, and good PTO policy.

    Cons

    Suffered for several years under the leadership of an unscrupulous exec, who had no business running a company of that size, much less a technology company. As a result of his capricious business decisions and grating personal style, the sales team lacked cogent leadership or strategy for long periods of time. CEO has since taken back the reigns, and he's out.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify service offerings, particularly in the direction of AI/machine learning technologies.

    Headspring2018-07-10

    Headspring Response

    July 11, 2018EVP, Operations

    Thanks for the feedback. We're always open to exploring new lines of business and areas of practice, especially when it helps us deliver on our mission of transforming organizations with great software. AI and machine learning are definitely a growing area in the market, and we're ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "I forgot I could look forward to coming to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time

    Pros

    Transparency, collaboration, flexibility. These are things I've heard espoused as values by other businesses before. Imagine my delight when they actually kept their word! There's no shady politics, or people trying to one up each other for the next promotion. Simply a group of brilliant minds helping each other and having each other's backs. Everyone helps each other grow and has a great time doing it. We... celebrate the small wins as much as the big. You can clearly trace the value of your efforts to the success of the business and it's fulfilling. Talent is not just valued but cherished. The camaraderie makes me excited to see my friends and coworkers each day and the way they nurture culture doesn't hurt either. I don't think I'll be job hunting for a long time. I have the work/life balance I need with the encouragement and support to learn and grow.

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    Cons

    Just need some more staff for our projects!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

    Headspring2018-02-13

    Headspring Response

    February 14, 2018CEO

    Wow - thank you! I couldn't be happier to hear about what a positive experience you are having at Headspring. It's easy for me to get bogged down with what we need to do better, so it's really refreshing to read your review and to realize the hard work we are doing is paying off. ...

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  7. "Empowering, Transparent, Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having spent a decade in the learning and development industry - I can honestly say - Headspring stands out above the rest. The values are reflected in how we show up with one another. One of those values, Open and Honest Communication, supports a genuine and transparent environment. We have weekly all team meetings, daily stand-ups and an open invitation to join Executive Meetings. There's also an infectious... curiosity and genuine desire to do and be better. The investment that's been made for learning and career growth by our leadership team is refreshing. Really great team members all around.

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    Cons

    Typical growing pains you'd expect at any organization - it's a high class problem to have.

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    Headspring Response

    February 14, 2018CEO

    I am so excited to see your feedback. Thank you so much for sharing. For me, everything starts with values. If we get that right, then the rest will fall into place. I love what you said about "an infectious curiosity and genuine desire to do and be better" and your feedback about ...

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  8. "You will grow!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Headspring full-time

    Pros

    I have never worked anywhere close to Headspring. Everyone wants to be there and everyone is as passionate and caring as myself.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and it is easy to catch the imposter syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your people and to learn from your mistakes.

    Headspring2018-02-09

    Headspring Response

    February 14, 2018CEO

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story. I am so happy to hear that Headspring ranks in the top of your work experiences! I am really glad to know that you are passionate, and that you see your peers bring that same passion and caring to work every day as well. That's ...

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  9. "A breathe of fresh air - outstanding company"

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    Current Employee - Breaking Glass and Moving Fast in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Leadership - this company has strong leadership that is willing to go the distance, leading by example. I have been thoroughly impressed with the level of transparency displayed throughout Headspring. The teammates all care...care for their work, the overall environment/culture as well as each other. Headspring is a company where you can realize your full potential, as leadership empowers the team to grow and... develop. I haven't been at a more collaborative and transparent company in my entire career. The work done here is transformational across a wide body of work and use cases. I am grateful to be a Headspringer!

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    Cons

    The only cons I can think of are that we are growing pretty quickly and could use some great engineers. We'll be fine in the interim, but we will need to add high performing talent going forward...and that is a testament to our ability to deliver world-class software to our clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people and continue to be transparent. This is a great company with a bright future, don't fix what isn't broken.

    Headspring2017-11-14

    Headspring Response

    January 4, 2018CEO

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will continue to lead by example and to provide visibility into all areas of the business. In 2018, we are doubling down on what's working today to make it work even better. We expect a great year. I am so grateful to work with such a talented ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Place to Grow and Impact"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Headspring full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Headspring is a company that lives up to it's core values (People are Valued, Honest Communication, Passion for Learning and Growth, Drive for Excellence, Own Your Experience). The leadership strives to ensure that decisions are made not just for the benefit of the company, but for each of the Headspringers it will impact. A culture of learning, growth, and professionalism ensures that each individual is given... opportunities to improve in every way and excellent feedback across the board helps foster insight and reflection. There's a fountain of knowledge and experience here for anyone willing to step up to the plate.

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    Cons

    Not so much a con, but a friendly FYI: If you prefer to hide behind corporate policy walls or isolated to a cubicle, this place isn't for you. Headspring lives and breathes its core values, and part of that requires you to be willing to step outside your comfort zone. There's help and guidance here, but you have to be willing to grow and adapt... and be honest with yourself about whether or not you're willing to do... so. If you are, an incredible journey awaits.

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    Advice to Management

    N/A

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    Headspring Response

    October 30, 2017CEO

    Hello and thank you for the kind words! We work so hard to make the best decisions that are aligned with our core values. I am so happy to see that you are experiencing that. Also, regarding personal growth, you nailed it! There is no hiding here and Headspring is a great place ...

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