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Speck Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Speck is more then just cases"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Speck is a very unique company to work at.
    - Highly collaborative
    - Very quick paced, successive development and launch cycles - great to keep you on your toes and keep things interesting
    - Company values transparency and open/honest communication from the top down.
    - Pride of product, everything Speck sells is thought through.
    - The company embraces change and is open to improvements, new ideas, etc
    - Really great, smart and kind people in every department
    - Speck has grown over the years, but it still has plenty of upside opportunity
    - The list goes on and would recommend if there is an open position apply to check it out yourself

    Cons

    Not to many to list:
    - Very quick paced, successive development and launch cycle, everyone needs to carry their weight,
    - Each department is run very lean with no room for slackers, so not a good place if you're looking to coast.
    - Like any company, work/life balance can get skewed during peak season (it's part of the nature of the biz).

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication going and level of transparency high. It goes a very long way to helping everyone feel included, up to date, aligned and committed.


  2. "Work Hard, Play Hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Speck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Speck is a fantastic place to work. Most days I am wake up excited to come to come in, it helps being surrounded by incredibly intelligent, tenacious and creative people. It is a constant source of inspiration. Watching your colleagues dedicate so much of themselves pushes me to do better. Due to the nature of the business it teaches you to be quick on your feet and able to react in the moment, there is little down time but if you thrive in a fast paced environment then its a an excellent place to be

    Cons

    Every office has its frustrations, communications sometimes breaks down, deadlines get tight but I can truthfully say these are far less of an issue at Speck then I have experienced elsewhere


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good but frustrating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Speck (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly culture and people
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Culture is too lax causing a lack of accountability
    Tunnel vision
    Lack of communication and alignment on projects


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Speck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You meet interesting people here, and learn a lot from each and everyone.

    Cons

    The company leaders seemed lost and unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate creativity and teamwork.


  6. "Fast, Creative, Fun and Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Speck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's amazing how welcoming and friendly the entire team is. I've been with Speck for a year and I felt like I found my home my first day walking into "Our Not so Corporate Headquarters". Regardless of your position, your can have access to anyone at any level at Speck. Your ideas are encouraged and opinions are listened to. They encourage fun and balance along with results. I feel like Speck offers great creativity and freedom to make an impact and create your legacy. The people are awesome!

    Cons

    The industry and pace are not for the slow or rigid; be prepared to adapt, change, and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Maintaining the balance between our laid back and creative culture and drive for results can be difficult. Keep raising the bar and expecting more, don't let us get too comfortable. Continue to encourage fun, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and transparency across Speck.


  7. "Supply Chain Mgr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Material Planner/Systems Integration Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Material Planner/Systems Integration Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Speck (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family! One of the two employers over my career (24+years in supply chain) I consider family. They truly were a fine group of individuals, quality character, personalities, productive, smiles for days! I enjoyed my time with them and appreciate the opportunity. *just a note, I was there from 2010-2011.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say regarding this. There was no cons at this company. Nothing but positive every day from the leader down. Irene rocks and always was nothing but positive. She's an awesome leader!

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you're doing. Quality individuals. Solid balance of work life/personal life. Taking care of your employees like you do and continue providing solid attention to detail when it comes to reviewing employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Speck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is full of great people who are very dedicated.

    Cons

    Management needs to be willing to listen to all ideas put on the table.


  9. "great people, good work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who work hard
    No drama ever
    Teams worked together
    We got stuff done!

    Cons

    Business struggled tremendously, month after month sales were bad.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great brand, product and group."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Speck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great brand, with truly excellent products and a good group of people who largely care about one another. The CEO is exceptional and it was a great pleasure working for her.

    Cons

    Management was uneven, timelines for form-fit accessories can be very demanding, cases are a crowded market to compete in.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should address dysfunction that is brought up to them. Several fairly major management problems were left unaddressed for too long.


  11. "Great People....thats about it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speck full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -great creative people
    -office location
    -compensation is ok.

    Cons

    -leadership and VP's have no idea what they are doing
    -product team doesn't really seem to have a good grasp of what consumers actually want

    Advice to Management

    Hire young people that know the market. Not old snobs that previously worked at dead tech companies.


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