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Updated Nov 19, 2021

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3.7
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OneSpace CEO Stephanie Leffler
Stephanie Leffler
11 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Demanding but equally rewarding

    Jan 2, 2020 - Talent Acquisition Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    When I first joined OneSpace back in 2014, the company was still under the CrowdSource name. For me, taking the job meant relocating to an area where I didn't really know anyone or have any ties, and in truth, I didn't anticipate staying for more than a few months. I saw it more as a short hop on my skip and a jump to somewhere else. Today, that short hop has lasted more than five years. My time here has given me all the confidence to say without question that each of our leaders and team members — past and present — have contributed to creating one of the most incredibly unique work environments anyone could ever wish to be a part of or experience. It's a "we" environment here — not a "me." The company places a huge emphasis on vetting candidates who are about doing and accomplishing something bigger than themselves. While I've seen people come and go from OneSpace both good and bad, by and large, most of the team members who have left have been celebrated upon their departure. The company wants the best for our team, and so we're collectively happy for anyone who decides they need to move on for whatever reason while still taking pride in the strides they made here and while remaining thankful for the marks they left on us as a company. What is even more inspiring is to see the people coming back to OneSpace after they chose to leave. Don't get me wrong — OneSpace certainly isn’t for everyone and can be a more than difficult place to work at times, but it's equally as rewarding. If you're strictly looking for a 9-to-5, you might still do okay here, but what you won't do is get out of this experience all it has to offer. I've worked incredibly hard in my time with this organization and have been pushed to the brink on multiple occasions, but as a result, I've also received invaluable opportunities to grow, learn and expand my skill set far beyond the role and responsibilities I first had when coming onto the team. For that, and so much more, I'll be forever grateful. As a business that is persistently striving to do something new and innovative, working at OneSpace constantly means what we refer to as "living in the gray." There's no textbook for what we've set out to do or accomplish. That also means a lot of trial and error — mainly error at times. But that highlights perhaps one of the company's most remarkable attributes: Providing team members a place where it's OK to fail, so long as you do it with flying colors of sorts. That doesn't mean the company wants team members going out and epically falling flat on their faces because they went into something blindly. However, if someone goes down in a blaze of glory on something they've worked hard on and knows they put in all the time, effort and research that they could have in order to execute on it intelligently, then OneSpace doesn't look at that as a failure. Instead, they see it as a foundation the entire team can build upon and learn from in the future. Sure, OneSpace has a laundry list of cool perks and holds awesome culture events, but in my opinion, those don't hold a candle to the notion that as a company, they establish this strange sense of reassurance in their employees that it’s not only okay to fail, but that it’s likely inevitable. This is all because OneSpace rewards innovation and boldness. While there are several team members who have done well here, the ones I've seen be the most successful are those who at least partially pave their own path. It's a company of opportunity, and recognizes those who are able to think big picture and identify beyond merely where they want to go in their career, but also where they see gaps or could add crucial value on the team. Mind you, all the hard work here hasn't robbed me of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. That's a buzz term you often hear, and that I believe is something that is up to each and every team member to set for themselves. If anything, OneSpace has provided me that balance by creating an environment and culture that promotes camaraderie and fun. We work hard. We play hard. We live by our core values, and I can't begin to tell you the number of stories I have as a result of company events and outings as well as just the people I get to surround myself with each day. Because everyone is working toward the same mission, there's not a single person here I don't believe I could call on for help or support and know that they'd be there to pitch in. That's the kind of dependability and trust we've come to expect from team members, and is a trait that if you don't possess it, won't fare well for you here. Are there late nights? Yes. Are there aggressive goals. You bet. If you're willing and wanting to put in the work though, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze, at least in my opinion. Again, OneSpace isn't for everyone. Even looking at something as simple as the open floor plans here — they don't vibe with everybody, and so if you're someone who needs to be heads-down without interruption all the time, our social office isn't probably the best match. Heck, even our introverts are extroverts. Realistically, I won't work at OneSpace forever. I'll eventually get to that delayed skip and a jump, moving on to whatever else is out there for me. When that day comes, however, I’ll be both sad to leave behind a place where I grew and learned so much as well as happy with gratitude for all of the incredible opportunities I had and amazing memories I made.

    Cons

    While there are challenges to every job and with any company, those challenges have made me a better professional and person; I wouldn’t change anything about my experience with OneSpace. If you choose to look at high expectations and a fast-paced work environment as cons, so be it — those “cons” though have all resulted in what excites me to keep going and to work harder.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Work Environment

    Nov 1, 2021 - Data Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Friendly approachable staff, Good benefits,

    Cons

    Job responsibilities are not clear.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Ok

    Nov 19, 2021 - Quality Assurance Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is okay sometimes, I suppose.

    Cons

    It is not always ok.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great choice!

    Aug 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing like a pandemic to challenge leaders and colleagues to think differently and to quickly embrace flexibility to meet client and employee needs. OneSpace definitely rose to the challenge. Leadership and HR are smart and sincere. You will be surrounded by some of the most dedicated, interesting, approachable, helpful, funniest, and egoless team members. Growing company that’s in demand. Collaborative. Women led. Subject matter experts are willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Long term vision for company is harder to understand in rapidly changing industry. Turnover. Building culture of innovation may not be a top priority in agency model, yet. Benefits.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good environment for ambitious types. Not for everyone.

    May 12, 2020 - Anonymous in Swansea, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - talent is valued regardless of age, gender, etc. - growth opportunity for those who want it - innovative culture, always evolving our products

    Cons

    - poor management in some cases - most salaries below industry standard - work/life balance

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Like Lost In Space...Danger

    Jan 9, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Snack bar with free soda/water and snacks. Plus alcohol after 4p, if that’s your thing. A lot of the people are quality and there’s a corgi. They will bring lunch to you, but you pay for it.

    Cons

    Lack of processes and training. There is a preferred clique of people and if you are in it, you are golden. If you are not, you are overly scrutinized and judged. There’s a lack of consistent work and there are no processes in place to help you with your job. The engineer side of the company is overworked and there seems to be no beta testing of software/authoring tool. They are constantly having to fix stuff that doesn’t work. There is an on boarding of clients but they were not required to fill out the information needed by the content team to complete their tasks and when asked why this was management just said “that’s the way we do things” and “they just don’t do it.” There is no way to blaze your own path or having thoughts outside of the normal run-of-the-mill thinking. Management lacks experience leading and it shows. There has been a mass exodus from here but they are hiring. Most stay barely a year.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I still have nightmares about this company

    Oct 22, 2020 - Account Manager in Swansea, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    office amenities (beer and food), friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Culture, nepotism, poor managers, work-life balance, only want "yes" emoployees

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Beware Applying

    Dec 6, 2019 - Engineer in Swansea, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Dog friendly, Voted Best Place to work 2019... because they made employees write good reviews

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive for any position and are generally 15-20% lower than the average, there is no work life balance you will be contacted and expected to start working at 5am at times, an employee was told, not asked, to work 32 hours straight for a demo the manager "forgot" about or face disciplinary actions, management is not experienced and is hostile towards employees, personal friends of the CEO constantly receive unfair bonuses, raises, and promotions to positions they do not qualify for.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Not what it was

    Jun 18, 2020 - Writer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Remote work, Good compensation, Interesting projects, and Diversity.

    Cons

    Fluctuating work and a rude support team.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun environment, but terrible pay and no growth

    Oct 29, 2019 - Data Solutions Specialist in Swansea, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Fun environment with friendly people. - Lots of opportunities for social events during and after work. - Free food and alcohol. - Free haircuts.

    Cons

    - Pay is ridiculously low and raises are rare. Programmers are paid close to fair, but no one else. - No real opportunities for growth unless you want to be an Account Manager. - It was be cliquey, like high school. - Open seating plan is difficult and distracting.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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