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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, exciting and rewarding."
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.
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
 

What insiders say about...

"I filled in an online application, did some online tests and had a video interview...."

"The whole company is very close, anyone can (and does) chat with anyone else. Ideas..."

"I can't really fault the office. It is light, spacious and very environmentally friendly...."

"From my experience, working hours can be flexible depending on personal requirements,..."

"I was offered a generous pay packet when I joined – an increase from the advertised..."

"There are free sports tickets to league and international football and league rugby..."

"During my telephone interview I was asked to explain and describe an SSL and how..."

"A very large emphasis is placed on this. Even the food in the kitchen is sourced..."

"Managers are accessible, although I wouldn't say they make themselves mentors. There..."

"From my experience, I have seen that the company only judges people based on competence,..."

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

"Day-to-day roles are varied and exciting. You could be in a school in the morning..."

"The variety of tasks that you can end up doing on any given day. The speed the company..."

"Periods of quiet when you're waiting for new things to be working on."

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

"Sparx is an ethically motivated, generous and supportive company."

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

"I haven't received much in the way of formal training, it's very hard to teach what..."

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

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