Spartan Race Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2021

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3.5
61%
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Spartan Race Co-Founder & CEO Joe De Sena (no image)
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44 Ratings
  1. COVID-19

    "Amazing Mission"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spartan Race full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, great people, entrepreneurial, opportunities to learn and grow, great Benefits

    Cons

    Challenging economy due to pandemic, can be overwhelming to prioritize with limited resources

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  2. COVID-19

    "Great job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kids Race Lead 

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel opportunities, and wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Information from the upper management can get bogged down and it can feel like you're left in the dark. I've been laid off as part of the long term stabilizing plan during the Covid 19 pandemic, but I'll be back.

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    Spartan Race Response

    September 28, 2020Interim HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree, Spartan has amazing people and the teamwork is exceptional. We look forward to getting back to events in 2021 and continuing to build on some of the communication tools like the Tip of the Spear newsletter and Town Hall meetings.


  3. "Great team!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events 

    I have been working at Spartan Race full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the team I worked with, my boss found it very important for me to grow professionally

    Cons

    Onsite staff aren't extremely welcoming if you work at the headquarters in Boston

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  4. "Great people"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Cash issues, but believe they have resolved

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "High turnover, no loyalty to employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spartan Race full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High energy, travel opportunities, working in the outdoor fitness industry is fun and inspiring

    Cons

    Leadership team in Spartan has no loyalty to employees and treats everyone like a number. Other than the core club of VP's and C suite folks, anyone else can be unceremoniously fired and replaced by a cheaper alternative at a moments notice. Employees are expected to be available 24/7 and severe burnout is a reality. The treatment of employees during the pandemic has been less than favorable. Because of the core club in leadership, promotion opportunities are almost impossible - most people that leave Spartan on their own do so because they hit the ceiling.

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  6. "Fun company to work in"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, Great atmosphere, some of the best people I have met work at Spartan, a lot of travelling to get to races.

    Cons

    Moving up the career ladder can be really tough.

  7. "Working at Spartan"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Spartan Race full-time

    Pros

    - flexible - diverse - great team - interesting projects

    Cons

    - long hours (events) - process issues

  8. "Terrible"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Festival Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great co workers and travel

    Cons

    Illegal work conditions and compensation. This is just a club to see who can kiss the owners butt the most. Racist and sexist

  9. "Great Company, but Fast Paced"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time

    Pros

    This company allows you to learn a lot and throws you into a lot of situations where you have to be able to adapt and be proactive

    Cons

    Lacks structure and organization, so sometimes you are forced to switch gears or even scrap a project you had worked on.

  10. "Exciting Company, training could be improved"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spartan Race full-time

    Pros

    Exciting company, awesome gear, laptop, and race exposure.

    Cons

    Poor training, management needs work

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