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Austin, TX (US)
Unknown
Ziff Davis
2006
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Spiceworks, part of Ziff Davis B2B, is a global marketplace that connects the technology industry. The company provides the insights technology buyers need to research, buy, and manage technology more efficiently while also providing the intelligence technology brands need to ... Read more

Spiceworks Reviews

  • Helpful (4)

    "Great people, bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Austin, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spiceworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Smart, talented workers
    - Opportunities to make projects fun and creative
    - Support and trust from middle management

    Cons

    - Confused overall business strategy to the point where even executives can't tell you what exactly the company really does or how it makes money
    - Frequent mass layoffs
    - Highly political
    - Roles actively being exported to India
    - Dishonest positioning about state of company upon hire

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about what's happening before laying off half the company without warning.

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Spiceworks Photos

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Spiceworks photo of: Photo booth fun at the Spiceworld Party!
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Spiceworks photo of: Photo booth fun at the Spiceworld Party!
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Spiceworks Interviews

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX (US)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screening interview was simple and overall a good experience. There were two of them. I was then scheduled to come in person to interview for four hours- separate interviews with 6 different people. That was taxing, tiring, and time consuming.

    I felt as though the overall interview went well, but to take a day off of work at my current job to partake in a 4 hour interview with scheduled time slots with 6 different people was bit of an overkill. A panel interview would have been better. Kill 6 repetitive questions with one interview.

    Following the 4 hour interview, I had to complete a homework assignment which I was told would take me an hour or so. It took me 3 hours- the tasks and questions were specific to their job practice, not industry standard. Had I not taken notes during my face to face interview, I wouldn't have been able to complete the assignment.

    Overall I spent a week interviewing and preparing for this job, took time off of work to be amenable to their schedule and deadline, complete an assignment with a fast turn around (due in 24 hours, done in 4) only to get the call informing me that a more qualified candidate was selected. It was a real downer- a bit deflating after all of that but a learning experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us?   1 Answer
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Spiceworks Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Places to Work in Austin 2019, Built in Austin, 2019
  • Top Workplaces, Austin American-Statesman, 2016
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