Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"The company is fun, inclusive, sociable and socially conscious."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
 
Training
7.8 / 10
 

Pros

  • The work on offer to graduates is varied and interesting and graduates felt that they were making a real difference in the world.
  • Managers are very accessible and graduates felt supported as a result of their feedback.
  • The office has been designed to be very environmentally friendly and the company will help employees to buy an electric car.
  • The hierarchy is very flat so graduates felt like they were working with peers rather than for managers.

Cons

  • There is a lot of responsibility and variety in work early on, which some graduates may struggle with initially.
  • Some feel that having a more structured graduate programme would be beneficial to their development.
  • The flat hierarchy means that it can be unclear how you progress on the career path.
  • The way work is assigned means there can be occasional periods of quiet while waiting for new tasks.

What insiders say about...

"The application process was reasonably similar to other jobs I had applied for. There..."

"There could be more frankness. The organised socialising can sometimes feel a little..."

"The space is fantastic. Modern, stylish, fun, and the dress code is quite relaxed...."

"Sparx is very flexible about how you work. You can leave early every so often, as..."

"The salary is very competitive, especially for a company outside of London. I can't..."

"The electric car scheme has to be the most impressive perk."

"In my interview I was asked about the choices I'd made to study what I did and why..."

"The building has won awards for being 'green'. There are lots of solar panels around..."

"My immediate manager is very accessible. We have regular catch ups and I have been..."

"I genuinely don't think anyone has ever cared about anything other than your ability..."

"There aren't ranks here as such. There are responsibilities where people can grow..."

"My day-to-day work is providing IT support within the office and supporting our product..."

"The fast rate of change within the organisation is great."

"If something goes wrong, which it can when you test and develop as rapidly as Sparx,..."

"We have a wheel of fortune in the office."

"I see the company as dynamic, and it is rewarding and challenging working here."

"The good range of perks and impressive office facilities."

"The training has been perfect for the level of work I'm doing right now."

"A little more structure with a clear route of what is expected from you in the first..."

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