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Spireon Reviews

Updated June 2, 2018
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  • "With all the chaos of new management coming in, most mid and upper management live in one state of fear or another" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Some departments have lost so many people that no one has any historical knowledge of the product" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    Innovative and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons till now.


  2. "Long-term employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I’ve been with the company over 5 years. Spireon is continuously making improvements to its products and services to stay ahead of the curve in the industry.

    Cons

    There are a lot of bumps along the way. Projects don’t get completed when they’re supposed to, interdepartmental communication can still be a challenge, but overall if you can handle constant change, this is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    With Uber and Lyft using real time data for their vehicles upon pick up, it’s 2018 and we should be providing the same for our customers. Across all segments, not just fleet.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good people are leaving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Willingness to try new technologies. With many broken processes and initiatives, there're opportunities to learn and fix them. There are also pockets of great people at the company that are truly enjoyable to work with, however few and far.

    Cons

    Tired culture with teams that operate in silos of arrogance. Weak leadership team, specifically tech, that shows favoritism for newcomers that they hire versus someone from the previous regime. Teams are quick to blame each other, especially between new and old teams. As a result, there's a deep lack of trust which result in teams not sharing information and collaborating as they should. Leadership touts transparency but ask them to share the balance sheet or cash flow statement (not income statement which can be fudged) or what's the value of stock grants and watch how they hem and haw without giving you a straight answer.

    Leadership team seems more interested in boosting short-term value to help business get sold than investing in doing the right thing for the long run. Management openly asks team to write positive reviews on Glassdoor to counteract the bad but honest reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership (and leadership) of the problems. If you're going to say you're transparent, be transparent. Share some of the wealth (stock and bonus) with the team. It's a great way to align and motivate the troops.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Don't even think about it: DevOps, QA engineering."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technologies involving the IOT and cloud computing.

    Cons

    Organization in crisis: new blood holds remainder of company in shear contempt.
    Environment is best described as being a 'silo of the arrogant.'
    Developing the be-all-end-all cloud delivery system for at least a year, but nothing is actually being delivered to the customer via the 'perfect' systems that address all aspects of everything in a utter vacuum.
    If you work here you are not a person, but only a means to someone else's promotion.

    Advice to Management

    You are not AWS or IBM, so its unlikely that the techniques that work at that scale is going to work for you. Culture of shame and blame doesn't work. Punt the 'new experts' and listen to the people who have built the technology that drives the company.

    Spireon Response

    Jun 2, 2018 – Director, Software Engineering

    Transitions are always difficult, and Spireon has certainly been in transition over the past 2 years, with many changes in management, personnel and infrastructure. For our technology teams, the... More


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was impressed with some of the people here. Surprised actually because it’s otherwise not a place where I would expect top talent.

    Cons

    Other people not so impressive. Arcane product. Tech debt. Tired culture. Definitely a blame culture that has resulted in loss of talent, both through firings and attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Meh culture. You are very quick to blame, but take very little responsibility for operational failures. Accountability starts at the top.


  6. "Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for, fast paced environment, profit sharing, starting from entry level there is good potential to work hard and grow your career while developing great skills.

    Cons

    with any growing company there are growing pains but if you dont like a lot of work and or cant take the pressure of an ever evolving technology based company then that could be a con.

    Advice to Management

    keep developing ways to have opportunities for advancement and growth for employees.


  7. "Huge potential, lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for techies to solve big data and IoT problems. Operates very much like a startup with a high degree of customer an sales focus. HR creates a very positive work environment and the onboarding process was one of the best I experienced.

    Cons

    Challenges are fairly common to the industry - so no surprises. Still relatively new here, but first impressions and outlook are great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay, some new leadership over the past year. Lots of changes which some have been good. Has potential to make good money.

    Cons

    Commissions consistently paid late, old sales management style. Environment where things don't change and management isn't willing too. Positioning the company to sell. Call center environment. Tried to stray away from Telemarketing but all KPI feels like telemarketers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your best reps, don't take them for granted.

    Spireon Response

    Mar 12, 2018 – HR Business Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience with Spireon. You’re right - there have been challenges in the past with accurate payment of commissions. We are truly sorry... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Awesome Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very important to the management. Supportive co-workers. Great benefits

    Cons

    Pay doesn't compete with some of the biger-name companies.

    Advice to Management

    More fun things to do around the office and more opportunities to get to mingle with co-workers (happy hour, office lunches, etc)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice, Friendly, rewarding medium size company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Life-work balance
    Co-workers
    I have worked for big tech companies in LA area and I can say Spireon is better. Benefits are standard but they do care about employees and work hard to keep a good morale.
    This is one of the few times (maybe only) that I enjoy going to work

    Cons

    More people is needed
    Spireon should expand to other countries (mexico and canada to begin)

    Advice to Management

    Continue keeping employees happy with a good morale.
    Continue building strong teams


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