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ANNND the Spigot, Inc. Weight-loss and Step Challenge Week 1 & 2 Results are In!

Spigot, Inc.’s New Year 2020 weight-loss and step challenge has been fun AND successful! Spigot, Inc. employees are DRIVEN by competition, so it’s been easy for us to stick to our goals and try to beat out our co-workers. Our week 1 winners are Meena Valisekka & Chris Kendig, Chris lost 6.78% of his body weight and Meena walked 81,157 steps! This weeks winners are Adrian Racu (All the way from Romania – and why he’s not pictured!) he lost 2.1% of his body weight this week and Matt Martinez won our step challenge with 135, 667 steps this week! Check out the 2nd & 3rd place winners below! All 4 winners won a $25 dollar Amazon gift card and are striving for the overall win – which is a $100 Amazon card!

Weight Loss Challenge Winners Week 1:        Weight Loss Challenge Week 2:

1st Chris Kendig – 6.78%                                                 1st Adrian Radu – 2.1%
2nd Shayna – 5%                                                               2nd Matt Martinez – 2%
3rd Nick Jackson – 3.3%                                                 3rd Shayna – 1.8%

Steps Challenge Winners Week 1:                     Steps Challenge Winners Week 2:

1st Meena – 81,157                                                           1st Matt M. – 135,667
2nd Matt M. – 74,552                                                      2nd Emil – 133,711
3rd Renan – 58,401                                                         3rd Renan – 119,576

As you can see from above, the competition is strong – especially with the steps challenge! Spigot, Inc. participants bet 35$ each and have to lose at least 4% of their body weight to get the money back! We are also looking forward to our Spigot, Inc. 5k at the end of February! Good luck to everyone at Spigot, Inc. next week!

If you want to work for a company that promotes friendly competition, team-building and a healthy lifestyle – we’d love to hear from you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Alert: More Spigot, Inc. Food Posts (Currie’s Food Truck!)

Spigot, Inc. has had the opportunity to try out a handful of new food trucks (Clearly we love food) in the area recently – and we had another one drive right up to our office with their smoker and BBQ us some delicious food. Currie’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ food truck makes the best loaded tots, Currie Q Burger and Beef Brisket in town! As soon as they arrived everyone lined up to grab their orders. The best part about food trucks is the opportunity for everyone to mingle outside (even though it’s super hot!) while they wait for their food and then come inside and eat lunch together.

Spigot, Inc. puts employees happiness first and the food truck experience is definitely a great perk! If you want to join a team that cares about employee happiness, team building and good food – we’d love to chat with you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review!

Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot, Inc. blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Another Team Building Event with our Romanian Team!

Spigot, Inc. not only has a large office in Fort Myers, but we have an office in Bucharest, Romania with over 25 employees! A huge perk of working for Spigot is the opportunity for travel and this week a part of our  Romanian Team traveled to FL to work out of our Fort Myers office. We have a whole bunch of fun stuff planned for them (Trivia tonight, bowling tomorrow!) and today they got to get out of the office and go to a team lunch at Olive Garden.

Team building is extremely important and a large part of our success here at Spigot, Inc. Our parent company is based out of China and they have companies all over the globe we work side by side with – so it’s really important for us to travel and develop relationships with everyone in the other offices; as well as in our Fort Myers office.

If you want to be a part of a company that values team building and company relationships, Spigot Inc. would love to talk to you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Just a Normal Day at the Office…..and a Giraffe

Fire Dancers, Giant Beer Pong, Yard Games, a DJ, a Bartender AND zoo animals (Yes, you read that right – a giraffe and a zebra) transformed Spigot, Inc. into a circus on Tuesday afternoon. Spigot, Inc. employees were surprised with yet another pop-up party for all the hard work they have put in the last few months and it was definitely something to remember. At Spigot, Inc. we love to push boundaries – so why just limit that to the work day!? Everyone at Spigot, inc. was surprised with a giraffe and zebra being walked into the parking lot – not only were Spigot, Inc. employees surprised, but so was the rest of the plaza! Not only did we have zoo animals, but there were a ton of fun yard games (Kan Jam, Corn Hole, Ladders, Giant Beer Pong and regular Beer Pong) and the Eldr Systirs did an awesome job putting on a performance dancing and swallowing fire. The party didn’t end there though, some of Spigot, Inc. decided to come back into the office and play ping pong, mario and foosball late into the night.

Spigot, Inc. employees work extremely hard and do whatever it takes to make sure we are exceeding our goals.  One of the biggest perks is the appreciation we are given for it. Culture is extremely important to the growth and success of our business and Spigot, Inc. employees are given great opportunities to spend time together in and out of the office and cultivate team building.

If you are looking to join a team with a great culture and outlandish perks Spigot, Inc. would love to speak with you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook, follow our blog and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Finding Datasets Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Thanks To Google

Just last week, Google released a new type of search engine specifically designed around the idea of helping people find data. It’s named “Dataset Search” and essentially it provides easy access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. Dataset Search is currently for everyone to use with easy access. Google stated the benefits this new launch specifically has for journalists and data scientists “To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.” According to Search Engine Journal, this new Google engine search is largely dependent on the scheema markup for dataset providers that was rolled out in July.

Dataset Search is available in multiple languages and works just like any other search engine. Just type in what you’re looking for and Google will return relevant datasets. For more awesome industry news, be sure to check out our Spigot, Inc. blog and be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle & news!

Spigot, Inc. Offers FREE Mandarin Classes for ALL Employees

If you follow our  blog, you know Spigot, Inc. employees receive a TON of perks (Free food, pop up parties, an awesome atmosphere, travel, surprise breakfast, the list goes on!). Another AMAZING perk offered to Spigot, Inc. employees is FREE mandarin classes and tutoring provided by Varsity Tutors. Classes are offered 4 times a week (2 beginner classes and 2 intermediate classes) so all Spigot, Inc. employees have the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Not only does the instructor teach the class for an hour, there is an optional half hour of tutoring after class to further progress! Spigot, Inc.’s parent company, Genimous is based out of China and this is a great way for us to become closer to them AND learn something new!

According to EF Education, “Speaking more than one language doesn’t just give you more choices when applying for jobs or when diving into the dating pool, it can actually alter your brain structure and even increase your brain size: It’s almost as if your brain suddenly had a sixpack and killer biceps!” – who wouldn’t want that?!

If you love learning new things and would be interesting in furthering your career, Spigot, Inc. would love to speak with you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Spigot Inc. is Hiring like Crazy!

Being a part of a growing company is extremely rewarding and fun! Spigot, Inc. has 3 new hires starting on Monday and these are our welcome packages!  We’ve put together branded koozies, ping pong balls (because we LOVE playing ping pong), t-shirts, phone wallets and pint cups for all new employees. Not only does this make them feel welcome, but it gets our name out to the locals. Stop by our next career fair and you can pick up some of these promo items also! The Spigot, Inc. employees starting with us on Monday are Analysts, but we are hiring for a ton of positions! Our top 3 positions (Software Engineer, Media Buyer and Data Scientist) are posted on Spigot, Inc.’s Linkedin page, so be sure to check those out and reach out to us!

Spigot, Inc. is growing like crazy, we have tripled in size in the past few years and we plan to keep hiring! If you want to be part of an innovative, growing company Spigot, Inc. would love to talk to you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Are you a Data Wiz? Spigot, Inc. wants YOU!

Are you looking for a career change into a growing company? We are hiring ANOTHER Data Scientist. The Spigot, Inc Fort Myers office just continues to grow! We are growing so fast, we are running out of space! If you thrive on increasing profits and efficiency by digging into data and product performance, check out the job posting on our blog below OR Linkedin. ALSO be sure check out the culture and all our fun events/adventures on our blog as well.

Job Description:

The Data Scientist will be responsible for completing profit-driven analysis to provide recommendations on how to increase profits and efficiency on all aspects of the business as necessary; especially those related to product performance. This person is able to present ideas in the morning, implement them in the afternoon and later check the performance of their idea via data analysis. Primary duties include:

    1. Ad-hoc queries using MSSQL Server and other RDBMS
    2. Data manipulation and presentation in Excel
    3. Tracking and analysis of Key Performance Indicators such as profit, user value, click through & conversion rates, traffic volumes, etc.
    4. Development and execution of new reports (trends, opportunities, etc.) to boost the business intelligence of the team.

Performing market place intelligence and refining information into actionable recommendations to Product Development team members.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

    • Practical experience with Excel (pivot tables, vlookup, etc)
    • Proficiency in SQL (select/from/where clauses, etc)

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Independent Decision Making: Uses intelligence, analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions; Anticipates consequences of judgments with the ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality.
    • Energetic: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid, fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture; Passion for technology and a positive, can-do attitude is a must.
    • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to changing priorities, and possesses the ability to master new technologies in a short period of time.
    • Results-Oriented and Data Driven: Must be a data driven decision maker who loves impacting the bottom line and achieves goals with available resources and abilities.
    • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain cross-functional business relationships, as well as have excellent presentation and problem-solving skills.

Measurements of Success

There are several key measurements of success this employee will use to benchmark performance including:

    • Improving the effectiveness of the product development team through relevant analysis, planning and reporting.
    • Growing the business through insightful reporting and analysis.
    • Advancing the productivity of the team through skilled planning, research, and operational efficiencies.

If you want to join an innovative, fun environment with lots of free perks, Spigot, Inc. would like to speak with you!  Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Again, check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.  Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot, Inc. is Crazy about La Croix

What’s one way to cure the Monday blues? Spigot, Inc. knows the answer: La Croix! If you’re in Florida like Spigot, Inc. you already know summer is here and there is no better way to beat that summer heat then to crack open a cold fresh can of cold, bubbly La Croix! You also know that the days of drinking water flat like a barbarian are behind us. La Croix has become super popular in the US for one reason, they were smart and strategic. According to AV News “If you want to be written about, win over a bunch of writers. And starting in 2014, writers in Los Angeles began drinking LaCroix in droves. National Beverage expanded its West Coast distribution and got onto the websites of office supply stores for easy ordering. That was a decisive moment. From then on, “we ordered LaCroix from OfficeMax and it saved my life,” said [former TV writer’s room assistant] Ryan Rosenberg.

Here at Spigot, Inc. one of the MANY perks we receive is a full refrigerator of beverages. Spigot, Inc. provides us with  almost all Coke & Pepsi products for free everyday, free beer and wine after 4 and almost ALL of the flavors of La Croix.  La Croix, which contains no sugar, sodium, or artificial sweeteners is definitely one of the most popular drinks here in the office and due to how convenient it is for offices to order, we receive huge shipments almost twice a week!

If you want to join an innovative, fun environment with lots of free perks, Spigot, Inc. would like to speak with you!  Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Again, check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.  Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

 

Spigot, Inc Shares How Brands Can Protect themselves from Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks have become well known in today’s world. Spigot, Inc shares the latest on how brands can protect themselves. Read the full article from Adweek.

The price of falling victim to cybercrime is much costlier than simply losing data. Cyberattacks can permanently tarnish a company’s reputation. Take the Target breach, for example. Last year, Target agreed to an $18.5 million multistate settlement from a 2013 incident when hackers gained access to over 40 million customers’ credit card information, marking this as the largest data breach in history.

The effects of a cyberattack can be devastating, but many businesses operate under the assumption that they are immune to attack. Although most enterprises implement some form of cybersecurity protection, they remain vulnerable if it is not properly managed and maintained. With so much information being stored online, in the cloud and on mobile devices, it is time to make security everyone’s priority. Cybercriminals hide behind the elusive exterior of ads and apps. They use malware and ransomware to exploit their victim’s vulnerabilities and attack their networks.

Continue to visit the Spigot, Inc blog for the latest security updates.