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Updated August 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "The reputation for good work/life balance is well deserved" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Good (but diminishing) perks like free lunch" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Benefits are competitive but only lack is 401k matching" (in 15 reviews)

  • "The same growing pains of any relatively young software company" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A unicorn of the Tech World: An actual well-rounded company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic Leadership that actually cares about their employees
    - Great culture flowing with positivity, collaboration, and a desire to set each other up for success
    - Leadership sets practical goals and takes ownership of their part in reaching those
    - Transparency is valued
    - Solid Product with a realistic roadmap
    - The perks (catered lunch Mon-Thurs, 24/7 access to parking garage, snacks, beer on tap, showers, easy access to lady Bird lake trail, etc.)
    - Plenty of opportunities to move up and around in the company

    Cons

    - Relatively slower evolution of Product Roadmap
    - Internal feedback channels for Product could be more formalized

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you're doing.

    Spredfast Response

    Mar 12, 2018 – Talent Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to write this positive review! We appreciate your work and are happy to have you part of the team.


  2. "On Track"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has depth to change without losing identity
    Experienced and engaged management
    Going to win the market
    Management receptive to positive changes to address issues
    Some of the best leaders I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Lots of growing pains but part of being in an emerging market
    Hard to understand which people grow with the company and which have hit their ceiling.
    Keep investing in your people development programs.
    Keep working on collaboration across the company

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate you listening and empowering people as they suggest real solutions to problems. Keep your ear to the ground.

    Spredfast Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – HR

    Thank you so much for the great feedback. I agree that we have amazing leaders and a consistent identity. And we will continue to keep investing in people development programs and collaboration... More

  3. "Social Media Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch. Generally cool people throughout the company. Fun atmosphere. Good work/life balance at the entry level.

    Cons

    Don't let unlimited La Croix and meals Monday through Thursday pacify you, or outweigh the workplace politics. This team is full of drama which stems from leadership, and I would not advise working with them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you want to be treated.

    Spredfast Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for providing the feedback! I agree that we have a great environment with wonderful people.

    It's disappointing to hear your feedback as a former employee. We encourage employees to... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Social Media Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great entry-level role at a fast-paced tech startup. You can move up quickly and advance your career if you really kick-a$$ and put your mind to it. Surrounded by super smart coworkers and Spredfast has a great reputation/relationships in the Austin area.

    Cons

    Competing against ~70 other people in the same role in order to be promoted. Some projects feel monotonous and tedious and customer service-y. Environment can be political at times.

    Spredfast Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for feedback! I agree that we have amazing opportunities for growth to internal employees, and it can definitely be competitive. Be rest assured that we will always prioritize internal... More


  5. "Great product and even better people!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sale Director - East in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategic Sale Director - East in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Direct management who adds value 365 days a year
    - A career path so from day one you know what’s next
    - Being part of a team where your opinion is requested in strategic decisions
    - A mentor who challenges you and teaches you how to think

    Cons

    - Keeping up with the product innovation
    - Free lunch only on Wednesday's in NYC when Austin employees get it 4 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Spredfast Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for the feedback! We are glad to hear the positive thoughts from your time at Spredfast so far.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great for entry level - stay away otherwise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They feed you lunch.

    Cons

    Very much driven by workplace gossip. Be prepared to become a professional Brown-nosed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you are a family instead of a profit driven company. Promote rather than outside hire.

    Spredfast Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback. It's concerning that you had this experience at Spredfast as we never want an employee to feel this way. If any employee ever feels this way at Spredfast, we encourage... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Drink the free lunch kool-aid"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Some legitimately smart people there
    * Downtown office

    Cons

    * Laughable management - schizophrenic decision making
    * Have to fight tooth and nail for mediocre compensation
    * Expected to be on Slack *constantly*
    * Extremely political

    Spredfast Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that there are some very smart people who work at Spredfast. We value people, so it's disappointing to hear about your personal experience with management. With... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing customers and projects. Driven, smart and fun employees. Good (but diminishing) perks like free lunch.

    Cons

    Every manager I've had (and I've had quite a few due to constant team change) was promoted due to being a high performer, not for having management skills. This led to having some really bad experiences with management. Across my team, people had chronic issues getting helpful feedback, training, raises or promotions. Furthermore, when issues arose and were escalated pretty high up the chain, there was a severe lack of support (a lot of talk, very little action), along with some gaslighting.

    HR solicits regular, anonymous feedback, and I genuinely believe they are invested in improving the situation. Unfortunately, at least in my experience, this has yet to be solved.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit regular reviews for managers, directors and VPs. Have HR or other parties review these so higher-ups can't continue to ignore issues or brush them under the rug. Ensure management understands Spredfast's actual commitment to employee growth so employees aren't penalized for expressing interest in career growth.

    Spredfast Response

    May 14, 2018 – Talent Specialist

    It’s awesome to see you’ve been working here for over three years! Thanks for your commitment, and for taking time to provide feedback. Managers are carefully selected, and we are working hard to... More


  9. "Amazing Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, benefits, atmosphere, and the ability to impact change at a growing company makes Spredfast an incredible place to work at.

    Cons

    Every growing company has to work things out as they evolve.

    Spredfast Response

    May 12, 2018 – Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your review!


  10. "Good and Bad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spredfast full-time

    Pros

    The people, good benefits, vacation and work from home policy

    Cons

    - Company prides themselves on transparency but there is a total lack of transparency within the company. Especially between upper management and the rest of the company.
    - Too Austin centric, does not appreciate the values of other markets, especially New York, NY.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more open, do some marketing in NYC.

    Spredfast Response

    May 14, 2018 – Talent Specialist

    Spredfast values all employees, as well as transparency and alignment across the business. We do our best to achieve #glohesion by implementing initiatives like our recent global company Kickoff... More


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