Spiceworks Ziff Davis Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2022

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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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Loyal customers, great culture

      Jan 17, 2022 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Customers love us, especially if they're involved in the Spiceworks community.

      Cons

      Tough to compete with big lead resellers.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 21, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Support team, reasonable deadlines, good people

      Cons

      Limited room for career growth

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People - Change Is The Only Constant

      Dec 29, 2021 - Client Success Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall I would recommend working here if you are able to find the right role for you. No company is ever 100% perfect, but SWZD does have quite a few pros worth noting: - Unlimited PTO that you are actively encouraged to use. - Gift cards and quarterly bonuses for revenue teams. - Supportive middle-management that encourages and supports you and is always there to listen and help in whatever way they can. - Awesome delivery teams and a great team to work with overall. - Internal job opportunities across all J2 companies. - Udemy subscription for learning additional skills outside of your regular responsibilities. - Flexible hours and permanent work-from-anywhere.

      Cons

      - High pressure from the sales team. As they receive higher quotas they put more pressure on the client success team, which then puts more pressure on the delivery team who then are not given enough time to deliver quality campaigns. - High turnover from delivery teams across the last year after a lot of them hit their breaking point. - Constant change. This could be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it, but for me, it caused a significant amount of stress. Every time I began to feel comfortable accounts would be reassigned or there would be new process changes. - There were a lot of growing pains across the last year with the acquisition of Aberdeen, new CRO, new products, etc. Things seem to be leveling out a little bit, but keep this in mind if you choose this company as the next step of your career.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Nothing like it used to be

      Dec 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Decent perks, good co-workers, flexible work-life balance.

      Cons

      Senior leadership tends to say things without thinking and invests heavily in the bottom line. The company really feels like it's lost its soul and the passion it use to have for improving the lives of its customers. Many jobs are moving to India without transparency about this change. To make anything happen, you need to be able to play the politics game.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Flailing

      Dec 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work setup and times

      Cons

      Leadership seems to want to focus more on woke virtue signaling than just being great at the business. A lot of management seem to have no clue what they're doing. People are leaving in droves, the turnover is quite astounding.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Sep 12, 2021 - Senior Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All pros in this comapny

      Cons

      No cons at all very good comapny

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not on top of their game

      Sep 22, 2021 - Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good brand recognition and credibility

      Cons

      low morale and high turnover

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company to start at

      Aug 31, 2021 - IT Support Technician in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good work-life boundaries - Good communication with higher-ups - Decent benefits - Fully to partially remote depending on role

      Cons

      - Needs clearer standardization of job functions

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Politics, poor pay, and unhappy customers make this a bad place to work at

      Sep 20, 2021 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brand is strong. Some decent people working there. Pretty good benefits.

      Cons

      Spiceworks - Ziff Davis is an organization beleaguered by politics. Senior leadership is more concerned with profit and loss and looking good to their bosses than anything else. You will get no help, and your pay will be cut. In sales? Quota will increase routinely and arbitrarily. Don't believe me? Check the LinkedIn profile - they are slowly outsourcing sales to India. The market is so hot for customer-facing roles, don't waste your time working here.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment and learning experience Perfect work life balance Flexible work timings

      Cons

      Did not find any cons as such

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