Spiceworks Ziff Davis Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2022

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3.8
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30 Ratings
Pros
  • "I've worked at Spiceworks for 5 years and have experienced a lot through its many chapters(in 38 reviews)

  • "Job stability, great HR, Work life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Spiceworks - Ziff Davis is an organization beleaguered by politics(in 20 reviews)

  • "It has been no great secret that Spiceworks have wanted to IPO and be a(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A Great Company Turned Sour

      Sep 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of the people are great and want things to work out. Originally saw myself being with the company for 10+ years.

      Cons

      Leadership - bloated, unwilling to change for the better and not open to new ideas. Outsourcing instead of trying to retain talent. Not even trying to hide that hiring in India is preferred to keeping current talent or hiring in regions with already established teams. Even though they are saving a lot of money hiring in India, they are still paying way less than they could in the India market, leading to turnover and a lot of people bailing before start date for better offers. A lot of knowledge and talent was lost and it was acknowledged that a lot of the same concerns about individuals and leaders were consistently being brought up in exit interviews, but nothing changed.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work ethics

      Aug 22, 2022 - Software Test Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything is process oriented and good work culture.

      Cons

      I did not find any

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Growing company

      Aug 17, 2022 - Client Success Manager in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A growing company, a lot of opportunity to show yourself

      Cons

      No clear career progression path

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Aug 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility Work life balance Salary People No office politics

      Cons

      None i could think of!

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Aug 18, 2022 - Associate in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good WFH opportunity, friendly environment

      Cons

      monotonous work, less promotions rest all is good

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work from anywhere culture

      Jul 18, 2022 - Quality Assurance Editor in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Management is great about boundaries around your personal life. Several times, senior executives would call out other executives for logging in while on vacation/parental leave/etc for logging in to do work as a way to take the pressure off those downstream. SWZD was work from anywhere before the pandemic, so they have it figured out. Technology package provided by company (mac or pc, monitors, peripherals, etc) along with a stipend for setting up a home office - even if you already have everything. More companies need to copy SWZD's culture to successfully implement a work-from-anywhere or hybrid work environment. They have a "camera on/mic off" policy for large meeting, so I could see that many people were working from their back patio, poolside or other non-home office locations. Plenty of opportunities to get face-time with the CEO, Division VPs & Department heads through virtual "coffee breaks" where they would send Starbucks gift cards, etc to buy you lunch. Weekly 1 to 1 with direct managers along with weekly immediate team meetings meant that you got to know your co-workers and cared about them as people. We used Slack as an instant messenger during the day to ask questions and stay connected with specific streams for project stakeholders and separate streams for silly things like pet pictures and recipes. Their efforts combated the #1 complaint from people who are in love with the office. Other than the monthly town halls, I never had a meeting last longer than 30m (town halls were 45m) and SWZD was really great about not forcing people into useless meeting that made you push your work off into your personal after hours time.

      Cons

      The bulk of business is done during 9-5 Central US so the bulk of meetings might interfere with lunch, etc. SWZD has divisions in India & England, so the work never stops and it's easy to overwork yourself, thinking it's expected. This is probably why the company stresses the importance of disconnecting and not checking emails after hours.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Jul 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very Good nice environment and great people

      Cons

      No cons to write here.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Marketing and lead nurturing

      Jul 8, 2022 - Senior Executive Assistant in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      one of the highest paid company

      Cons

      Not yet to discuss about Company

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid this Company

      Aug 11, 2022 - Business Development 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + some nice members of the team

      Cons

      - terrible leaderships team - Out of date culture and processes - No product innovation

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Company is imploding

      Jul 25, 2022 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Options but now the stock is cratering.

      Cons

      Leadership here is completely inept. Read the other negative reviews. They don’t understand the market nor how to lead, so of course the company is down 50% year over year and unable to deliver on product. You will get stabbed in the back for pointing out the obvious. Also the pay is horrible.

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