Spireon Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Spireon CEO Kevin Weiss
Kevin Weiss
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun things going on all the time, great people, free food and drinks(in 11 reviews)

  • "Opportunity for engineers to work on cutting edge technologies and build cool products(in 7 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)

  • "Long hours with no reward other then - hey, at least you have a job(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Engaging, and Supportive Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spireon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at Spireon as a Software Engineer for two years and had an amazing experience. I truly couldn’t have asked for a better company to work for. I learned tons and made real friends. -Supportive and friendly team -Happy hours every other week -team lunches -flexible work hours (work from home when needed) -good PTO (3 weeks) -friendly and engaging management that are open to your ideas -engaging work but not overly stressful -Starting to work with newer technologies (AWS) -bonuses twice a year

    Cons

    A decent amount of legacy code. They are working to get rid of it, but it’s still there and needs to be worked with.

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  2. "Great place to work, fun atmosphere, great benefits."

    5.0
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spireon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun things going on all the time, great people, free food and drinks.

    Cons

    None really, hard to compare to anything as it was my first real job out of college.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Shady Shady Shady"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDR Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spireon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the pay was good when sales came in

    Cons

    you have no control after you found the sale it's out of your hands, sneaky people work there, HR nightmare with sexual harassment issues

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Learned a lot"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, lot of free food

    Cons

    Long hours, noisy work environment

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great co-workers. Mediocre product. Clueless Management."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay Easy Work Flexible Schedule Extremely smart and nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities with large high profile and nagging customers that require people to constantly drop what they are doing in order to satisfy them. CEO claims their customers come first, and it's absolutely true...at all costs. It's not because he truly cares about them and the overall outlook of the company, but to make the holding company that's breathing down his neck happy until he finds a chance to make a run for it out the door. CEO is always talking about "the customer coming first", but what about your own people? Where do they fall in the priority list? Expect a paycheck and as always (especially here) expect and give no loyalty.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not Recommended"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Coordinator in Woodstock, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spireon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relatively Flexible Full Time Hours

    Cons

    Disrespectful & Aggressive Management/Supervision No Opportunities for Advancement/Promotion No Accountability/Check & Balances Value Based On Office Politics Toxic Work Environment Micromanagement Disorganized Long Hours Uncleanly

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "50/50"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Spireon full-time

    Pros

    Potential for growth but only if you put in a lot of extra time

    Cons

    Systems make it very hard to work efficiently

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Just a paycheck."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spireon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Limited Free Snacks - Handful of down to earth collegues - Learning, if you choose to - Bonus that is greater than 0 - Very flexible schedule in the event of an emergency - Car charging station - Annual employee recognition

    Cons

    Before signing the offer letter, you were probably sold to an idea of a fantastic culture, an always almost 100% bonus payout (no need to negotiate salary because of it), and a never-ending-usage of modern tech stack with career growths that will grow higher than the giant's bean stalk (Doves just flew by). Well, the culture was great when the company had the cash to spend to keep morale high, but when the company doesn't have cash, well, you will see spending cuts down to the quality of toilet paper. As far as the bonus payouts, most employees are just happy to get something rather than nothing, the "always almost 100%" was a bit exaggerated by the recruiter, maybe overly. The modern tech stack varies by how much engineering executives loves you, or if you are a big risk to the company if you leave, so betting on working on modern tech stacks as a new engineer is a gamble here, cause there is still a lot of legacy technology being used. Lastly, the career growth can be confusing, if you move from project to project unwillingly, or stuck on a legacy project, just be happy you still get a paycheck with your name on it. Not saying getting promoted is not possible, you'll probably just have to work endless hours and weekends, and make sure that the right people know you are working endless hours and weekends (takes longer), or just look else where so that the company can present you with a counter offer (much quicker). Oh, and engineers are leaving faster than they can hire. (whisper: the counter isn't working).

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Forced to write this.."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spireon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to be benefits and pay, but after my 9th pay plan and benefits redo in 5 years I can’t say there are any.

    Cons

    Product outdated. New VP or president every year that changes everything without asking team for their input.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting work, great people and culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spireon is applying the latest IoT technology to the automotive sector, which makes the work very interesting. Some business areas are new and some are more established, which means that the company can reinvest into the new areas for future growth. The top-down culture is very positive, so everyone works well together to focus on solving problems, not getting in the way with their own agendas. You can own initiatives from start to finish, and see the results with customers, which is very rewarding. There are plenty of opportunities for fun (activities, happy hours, etc), which is a good way to take a break from the busy schedules.

    Cons

    The workload is high, so it's not always possible to spend as much time on a project as I would like, and it requires a lot of prioritization.

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