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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Fast-paced, ethical, young."
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...

"There was a strict assessment process that, as I passed it, gave me confidence in..."

"The atmosphere in the office is great – everyone is really friendly and it feels..."

"I think that there is a very casual dress code at Sparx. It is a fantastic office:..."

"As standard I work 9:00am-5:30pm, but frequently leave early on a Friday night to..."

"The salary is about level with other good graduate salaries for jobs that are in..."

"Opportunity to attend local sports events and the use of the office AstroTurf is..."

"Interview questions here included showing specific reasons why I had applied to work..."

"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..."

"There doesn't look to be a drive to hit targets of diversity (ie positive discrimination)..."

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

"I spend my days tackling difficult problems, with no guarantee that an answer exists...."

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

"There's never a quiet day, so if you're having an off day there's nowhere to hide...."

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

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

"A lot of the learning has been hands-on, in-house learning. Sparx changes so rapidly..."

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