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Found 195 of over 221 reviews
3.6
59% Recommend to a Friend
73% Approve of CEO

Found 195 of over 221 reviews

3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
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Steve Horowitz
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job stability, great HR, Work life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Casual dress code, approachable team members, free food(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of change - though this could be a positive depending on how you look at it(in 3 reviews)

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

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Solid Company

      7 Nov 2022 - Marketing 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Treat you pretty well, nice co workers.

      Cons

      In the pivot stage. Things are changing.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Designer

      16 Nov 2022 - Multimedia Designer in Pune
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary, medical benefits, remote working

      Cons

      No cons as of now

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Going, gone

      15 Nov 2022 - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some good people and flexible working.

      Cons

      Not a real company and no direction.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      23 Oct 2022 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good company and values employees

      Cons

      Nothing as such. All arr good

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      19 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits and culture; work from anywhere

      Cons

      Lots of change and ambiguity

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      What once was magical is now a mess

      17 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I could fill up this section with wonderful experiences prior to J2 Global's purchase and the hiring of new leadership.

      Cons

      The new head honcho came in over the summer telling us he was a "poop umbrella" (he said the other word of course, but keeping it PG here). What he meant was that he was going to protect us from corporate and constantly said there'd be no layoffs, but in fact, more hiring. He was instead just a poop umbrella in terms of not being a very good shield, or maybe just a liar. They had a big layoff and are outsourcing everything to India and doing bit contracts. I really feel bad for the IT pros who rely on Spiceworks to advance their careers, they are no longer cared for and what is being given to them is no longer personal, researched, or well thought out.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company is plummeting

      2 Nov 2022 - Lead Generation Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      This was the best company I ever worked for! Amazing people, great benefits, enjoyable work, work from literally anywhere, great company culture, felt taken care of and appreciated. That was all before the switch to J2 Global

      Cons

      After new leadership and internal changes, everything went to hell. Amazing employees that had given so much to this company for years were thrown to the dogs. Laid off an entire department and multiple people from other departments and outsourced everything to India. Made us feel like they cared for their employees and then showed their true colors. This company will not value you in the long run and will replace you in the blink of an eye with someone from India. Avoid at all costs!

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great culture prior to acquisition by Ziff, destroyed thereafter.

      12 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      WFH policy, solution set not bad, owned and operated call centres

      Cons

      US first culture, huge focus on cost cutting, targets set too high

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Yikes

      7 Oct 2022 - Marketing & Sales 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Remote work and unlimited PTO - Good coworkers - Good benefits: health insurance, 401K with matching - Randomly announced company-wide days off i.e. celebrating the anniversary of women's suffrage

      Cons

      Products are boring, no one really understands what they're selling, and clients are dropping off in search of greener pastures. The company has made multiple acquisitions but allocated marginal raises to employees - not to mention the teams in India are paid far below the market rate. The pace is fast, as it is with many organizations, but it has a frantic, disorganized energy that is unique to SWZD. As another reviewer stated, leadership is laughable, constantly panicking and changing strategies, which forces teams to work at unrealistic and unsustainable speeds. But the most disappointing thing is the nosedive taken by the company culture. Leadership often states that their direct reports' salaries aren't the most important thing but rather "the friends we make along the way." And if you're on the Sales side, be wary of interactions with the CRO: some days, your meetings will feel calm and constructive, but others will be peppered with insensitive jokes, yelling, and cursing. The Sales org has become a Boys Club and unfortunately, sexually harassing comments have become commonplace. You can find something better.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    11. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Total dumpster fire.

      22 Oct 2022 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work remote I guess? Not that it matters. They won’t hire you unless you live in India

      Cons

      This company is an absolute dumpster fire. Avoid at all costs. They have no idea what they are doing and are in full panic mode. They laid off the entire team in charge of making sure they company makes money with absolutely no contingency plan. They are outsourcing all jobs to India and have absolutely nothing to separate or stand out from competitors. Sales has no idea what they are selling and leadership is a total joke. People just cashing checks. Sinking ship. Avoid avoid avoid.

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