Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Sparx is an ethically motivated, generous and supportive company."
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...

"I completed an application, an online maths test and had two visits to the office..."

"The culture in the building is great. Sparx is a very flat company with minimal hierarchy...."

"The office has a fantastic view and offers fantastic food - and it has beanbags...."

"Core office hours are 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. You can make up hours to the full 40 a..."

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

"Perks include the free tickets to sporting events, free lunches, and the excellent..."

"I was asked some competency-based questions in my first interview about planning..."

"The company places massive importance on reducing its carbon footprint. The building..."

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

"The only criteria to working here are whether you have the right mind set and commitment..."

"The company is still reasonably small and has a flat structure, so I do not think..."

"My day-to-day role is school liaison. I am making sure lessons run, that schools..."

"The work is really interesting and rewarding, and there is never a dull moment in..."

"You're expected to create and drive your own work and tasks in many ways. If you're..."

"It's rumoured that the idea behind the company was developed during a chat while..."

"The company is friendly, innovative and unique."

"The data/education/maths/computing mix was what I was looking for in a job. The South..."

"Training was very much 'on the job' and made a lot of use of shadowing, with only..."

"A bit more support in the first month would have helped me, and sometimes I found..."

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