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Spireon Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, leading edge technologies, great benefits, great environment to work with" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, for some people" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "If upper management likes you, you'll get special lists to call, otherwise you'll get the overcalled list with few results" (in 10 reviews)

  • "More proof they want sales sales sales but no one to support the account" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of Potential. Huge Growth"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people

    Truly innovative products and impressive technology.

    Growing very fast means lots of opportunity for growth
    Strong leadership, Engineering team, and Product teams

    Cons

    Not really a con but the rapid growth does come with some challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "shellgame"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    great amount of energy on the floor

    Cons

    Very cutthroat. If upper management likes you, you'll get special lists to call, otherwise you'll get the overcalled list with few results. They encourage self prospecting but don't bet on that helping you.

    I hope that this is not taken the wrong way but struck by the number of minorities on the floor as well as good ol' boys. I can only speculate that upper management believes that these are the types needed to sell gps tracking to fleet managers and blue collar owners of oil companies, landscaping, trucking and such. Other types may not do so well.

    If you are one of the elect, you get to do a lot of gold bricking on the floor. I noticed employees who never seemed to spend too much time on the phone yet were retained. They must have had the better list--you know, Glengarry Glen Ross.

    Plus, the floor is flooded with lots of callers--in a saturated market.

    Beware and good luck.

  3. "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Room for growth

    Cons

    To many high level executives. Constantly restructuring departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue strengthening your customer facing/servicing departments; Focus on empathy and product knowledge.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "run"

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

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

    Pros

    supervisor was nice and helpful

    Cons

    this is a corporate nightmare, co-workers who are alarmingly mean and do not work and get away with it.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "managment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    fast paced, always something new

    Cons

    employee turnover is high. Never know what is going to happen next


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting, cutting edge experience!"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely strong leadership, Engineering team, and Product team.
    - Everyone is smart, kind, and collaborative.
    - Spireon's core values foster teamwork, collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
    - Truly innovative products and impressive technology.
    - Every group at the company is growing quickly, and there is a lot of opportunity to advance your career.

    Cons

    - Such rapid change can be difficult to navigate for some - this is not for the faint of heart. Fortunately through it all, Spireon has retained its best and brightest and has hired exceptional people with proven industry experience.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the focus on excellence and industry leadership in products and technology. This is what makes Spireon such a great place to work!


  7. Helpful (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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "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