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Zoom: Their Success Didn’t Just Stem from Covid, they Mastered the Art of Profitable Growth

Zoom has become an extremely popular tool over the last several months as we’ve all been practicing “social distancing.  Individuals went from having no idea what this tool was, to conducting happy hours, parties, school, dates, brunch & tons of work conferences on the daily. You may think that Zoom just got “lucky” with this pandemic, but the truth is – they have been climbing the ladder as a successful “start-up” for the past 9 years. Covid definitely brought more traffic and attention to their products, as there has been a much higher need for it, but they were killing it before this! Zoom creator, Eric Yuan, had the vision “video is the future of communications” – and it definitely looks like that future came much faster and more abruptly than he thought.

“From the start, Zoom aspired to stand out in a market of products that were probably more hated than loved. In a letter to shareholders included with its paperwork for going public a year ago, founder and CEO Eric Yuan talked about “how unhappy” people were with the videoconference tools on the market. But that was before the pandemic. Now video conferencing tools have gone from the punchline of a dry office joke to a vital social lifeline — and perhaps none more so than Zoom.” an article from CNN Business stated.

In recent weeks, Zoom has emerged as the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store, repeatedly breaking its download records. On Monday March 23, Zoom was downloaded 2.13 million times worldwide, up from 2.04 million the day before, according to app tracking firm Apptopia. Two months prior, the app had just under 56,000 global downloads in a day.

Another key metric in Zoom’s success is Yuan’s vision for company culture.His focus was to build a company culture around promoting “happiness. Very early on, we spoke about customer experience and culture; two things he really cared about,” said Quinn Li, senior vice president of Qualcomm Ventures, an early Zoom investor. “He would write back to any customer that would write to him, which is very rare for a company CEO to do.”

At Spigot, Inc. we all really love Zoom! We also appreciate a company with the drive to win, willingness to please users and a great company culture. This article really does show how much hard work pays off – especially for a small start up, they went from a small video conferencing tool, to going public and competing with Skype.

Spigot, Inc. is also rapidly growing! With more individuals at home, traffic to our products has increased – and we are STILL hiring! 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!

Spigot, Inc. Promotes Team Building – Even in Quarantine!

Prior to “social distancing” and “stay at home” orders – Spigot, Inc. had a lot of team building events! Most recently, we went to Dave n Busters as an entire company, we frequently spend a lot of time at WOB in Gulf Coast and have parties in our office. The Spigot, Inc. office has been closed now for 29 days, so what are we doing to stay connected?! Zoom Happy Hours & Games (obviously). Individual teams have been planning happy hours every week, just to catch up – talk quarantine, and just hang out. Friday, all of Spigot, Inc.’s employees got an invite to hop on a call at 2pm and a handful of people showed up! This coming Friday, Triva Mafia is hosting a Zoom Trivia contest for Spigot, Inc., and Spigot is providing prizes!

Last week, Spigot, Inc.’s sister company, Eightpoint Technologies, hosted a “Rock n Roll Bingo” Happy hour – and even had lunches delivered to everyone’s homes from a local Cayman Restaurant, Al la Kebab.

It’s really great to be a part of a “family” of companies that value employee happiness and promote collaboration no matter what. Not only do we offer a ton of fun outside of the workday, we also offer amazing benefits (100$ Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance paid, 401k Match, Unlimited Vacation Days & FREE LUNCH & Snacks).

Good news – we’re still hiring! 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!

 

Spigot, Inc. Celebrates February Birthdays – All 265 Years!

Spigot, Inc.  loves celebrations – so why not celebrate our employees birthdays!? The month of February was full of them – so many that it added up to 265 years (as seen on the cake, lol).  We celebrated everyone’s birthdays by cutting cake in the break room at 3pm, taking a break from our desks and just hanging out. Spigot, Inc. also believes in showing appreciation for their employees, and this is just another way we do that (and make the workplace fun!). We even go as far as decorating each other’s desks! 

There were even more February birthdays than the ones listed in these photos!

If you want to be a part of a company that really values their employees – Spigot, Inc. would 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!

Are You a Junior Financial Analyst?! Spigot, Inc. Has an Open Position for YOU!

If numbers, analytics and finance are your thing – we have the perfect position for you! Spigot, Inc. is looking for a Jr. Financial Analyst to join our FP&A  team in Fort Myers! A ton of experience isn’t necessary and this is a GREAT place to expand your skills. We are looking for Jr. Analysts with at least a strong internship on their resume or 6 months work experience. Strong Excel skills and the willingness to learn and grow are must haves! This team manages Finances over the bulk of our products!

Spigot, Inc. is a great way to launch your career – we have a ton of opportunity for growth. and a super fun environment.  Spigot, Inc. also provides free lunches, unlimited snacks and free beer if you need to relax at the end of the day. Spigot, Inc. is ready to change the way you work! We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The person is Junior Level Financial Analyst that will assist with Spigot, Inc. Financial Reporting.  Specific duties include:

  • Full responsibility for daily / weekly / monthly financial reporting to senior management
  • Build, manage, and maintain Excel-based financial and operations dashboards – utilizing APIs and direct data connections in a complex multi-server database environment
  • Build, manage, and maintain online dashboards via business intelligence platforms
  • Collaborate with Accounting team during month-end close
  • Provide data analysis and recommendations to managers across all business lines; massive data mining opportunities
  • Collaborate with FP&A team during the annual budget process and periodic forecasting exercises
  • Develop financial models to forecast the impact of potential new business opportunities
  • Present financial results to staff on a regular basis

 CANDIDATE OVERVIEW

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

  • 1+ Year of Financial Analytics Experience
  • Strong Excel skills with the drive to learn more
  • Exposure to SQL & Business Intelligence Tools (Power BI, Tableau, Redash) and a strong desire to learn these tools
  • Detail Oriented, analytical, profit-oriented and possess strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive that enjoys fast pace change
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Data Analytics

If you think you are a fit for this position – Spigot, Inc. would love to chat with 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!

Spigot, Inc. Takes Dave & Busters By Storm

Spigot, Inc. employees never pass up an opportunity to have a good time, and last night we all left work around 3:3o and headed over to the new Dave & Busters in Fort Myers. Dave & Busters didn’t even know what they were in for. This was definitely one of the most successful happy hours we’ve had yet! Almost every single Spigot, Inc. employee came to play. Spigot, Inc. got everyone 20$ play cards and got to enjoy tons of apps and drinks on us! Of course – most employees won a ton of prizes and Shakti EVEN hit the jackpot. 

The Spigot, Inc. office is has grown rapidly over the past two years. We now have 70 employees sitting in the Fort Myers office, and there are days that go by where employees don’t even see one another due to our huge space. Happy hours like this are a great way to get everyone out of the office and mingling with employees from other teams that they don’t normally interact with on a daily basis. Spigot, Inc. also REALLY values employee happiness and this is another great way to show our appreciation to our employees and just give everyone a break from the work day to hang out.

If you want to be a part of a fun, competitive and lively organization – we’d love to speak with 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!

Spigot, Inc. Mobile Team Goes to Romania: An Employee’s Story

As most of you probably already know – Spigot, Inc. is across the globe. We are owned by a company based out of Beijing, China, have several offices in the US and another office in Bucharest, Romania. Many Spigot, Inc. employees are fortunate enough to be able to travel to these locations for work purposes (and even extend their trips to see other parts of the world!). This past week our Mobile Team made the long 20 hour journey to work on their product with the Spigot, Inc. Romanian team. Spigot, Inc.’s, Elina Terentevya, documented the whole trip and gave us the run down below!

Elina:

I was fortunate enough to be one of the members of the mobile team to take a trip to Bucharest, Romania to work with our IOS team. While Spigot makes sure our communication is possible through all the technology provided, there is nothing better than meeting and working side by side. After a few take offs and landings, many movies on the plane, lots of laughs, and many many snacks, we were finally there!

 

As we landed we decided to go straight to the office to get started. The Ro team greeted us with open arms and most importantly donuts. I have tasted a lot of donuts in my life, but nothing compared to these. Papanasi, as they are called in Romania, were perfect round spheres, and

exactly what we needed for a quick pick me up before diving right in to work with the team. A perfect Romanian welcome in my opinion.

The evening followed by a team dinner at Grand Café Van Gogh. The café was so unique, with Van Gogh replicas hanging all across the wall painted by local artists, funky umbrellas hanging from the ceiling, and nachos that were out of this world.

I honestly don’t even know where to begin about the food. It never stopped, and each place was better than the last. The bread, the wine, the humus, the baba ganoush, the kabobs, the shawarmas, all the meats, and my personal favorite mamaliga. Everything tasted even better than it looked, if that’s even possible!

Another night we went to a traditional Romanian restaurant, called Hanu’ lui Manuc, we ate, we drank, and we fully embraced the Romanian culture. 2 meters of beer, authentic Romanian food, endless donuts, Moldavian dancers, the Eastern European culture is just something else.

We were also lucky enough, some may not agree with me, to see a fresh snow fall. The snow just kept falling transforming this unique city of Bucharest in to a winter wonderland. Snow balls were made and exchanged. 

Working at Spigot, Inc. gives employees an amazing opportunity to experience different cultures, whether it’s in our own office or travelling abroad. If this is something you think you would be interested in – 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!

 

 

Spigot, Inc. Dietbet & Steps Challenge Winners Announced!

Spigot, Inc.’s New Year 2020 weight-loss and step challenge was extremely fun AND successful! Spigot, Inc. employees are DRIVEN by competition, so it was easy for us to stick to our goals and try to beat out our co-workers. Winners were announced last week and the results are amazing!

The winners (Yes winners, there was a tie!), Emil Ignat & Robert Stefan, are from our Spigot, Inc. office in Romania! Both coming in at 7.8% fat lost in just 4 weeks! Our step challenge winner was Renan Ueno, coming in with 478,755 total steps! All three winners got 100$ gift cards!

Spigot, Inc. employees are looking forward to our next “team event/challenge,” our 5k on February 28th AND loved the dietbet so much, that we will be doing another round soon!

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!

Spigot, Inc. Holiday Spirit Continues!

Spigot, Inc. is going to celebrate the Holidays until the very last day! Our Office Manager decorated the front of the office with cute Holiday decorations, holiday scented candles and even a Christmas tree! We are currently in the process of putting together client gifts to thank everyone for all the awesome work they did for us in 2019, and we can’t believe how many there are! Many Spigot, Inc. employees have decorated their desks, and you can even hear Holiday music playing all over the office! To top it all off – we have our Holiday Party this Friday night at Cavo Lounge and employees for other offices are flying in to get in on the fun!

Employee happiness is a priority for Spigot, Inc. – so anything we can do to make the office lively and bring everyone together is a must! If you want to work for a company that prioritizes employees’ well-being, we’d love to speak 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 LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Mobile Engineers Needed!

If you love all things mobile – and particularly Android, Spigot, Inc. is looking for you! We are currently hiring for Mobile Engineers to work on our mobile platform!

Spigot, Inc. is a great way to launch your digital career – we have a ton of opportunity for growth. and a super fun environment.  Spigot, Inc. also provides free lunches, unlimited snacks and free beer if you need to relax at the end of the day. Spigot, Inc is ready to change the way you work! We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The person is an experienced Senior Android Developer that will create, maintain and scale out both new and existing high-volume mobile applications. Specific duties include:

  • Developing, analyzing, troubleshooting high volume mobile systems with Java and Android SDK
  • Building, maintaining and optimizing the platforms for high volume web systems
  • Software Development, coding applications using Java, Python, C#, or Javascript
  • Architect and develop new products and enhance current product features based on market changes and opportunities
  • Refactor, update, and revitalize codebases as advances in technology allow for more capabilities.
  • Troubleshoot and fix system failures and system performance, especially as systems scale

 

CANDIDATE OVERVIEW

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

  • 5+ years in Java and Android SDK Development
  • Experience working with launchers or other system level applications
  • Excellent UI Architecture design ability with experience building
  • libraries of reusable UI elements
  • Experience working on collaborative engineering teams
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Independent Decision Making: Ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality. Uses analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions. Anticipates consequences of judgments.
  • Adaptable: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture. Willing and able to learn multiple, diverse technologies rather than leaning on a single ‘favorite’.
  • Results Oriented: Motivated and able to juggle the dueling needs of a ‘best’ and ‘fastest’ solution. Not interested in the academic process of coding so much as the bottom line impact.
  • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams.

If you think this career opportunity is the right move for 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 Looking for MORE Analysts!

We keep growing and growing and growing at the Spigot, Inc Fort Myers office! If you thrive on increasing profits and efficiency by digging into data and product performance, continue reading below.

Spigot, Inc has a very cool, laid back environment that has recliners and couches if you’d like to get away from your desk. The break room is filled with fun games for when you need to breakaway from the data. Our ping pong and foosball tables are used frequently. Can you make the rankings chart? We also have free lunches, unlimited snacks and free beer if you need to relax at the end of the day. Spigot, Inc is ready to change the way you work! We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.

Be sure check out the culture on our blog as well and let us know if you’re a fit for Spigot, Inc.

Position Overview

The Business Intelligence Analyst 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 feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in dynamic and laid back culture, 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.