Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"I see the company as dynamic, and it is rewarding and challenging working here."
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 atmosphere in the office is great – everyone is really friendly and it feels..."

"The office is very impressive, modern and spacious. It's also in a reasonable location..."

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

"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..."

"The only question I can recall was about organising a pretend office move, where..."

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

"Managers are hands-on and involved in the work we are doing. They have high standards..."

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

"It very much doesn't feel like there are any ranks and there's been no movement while..."

"Day-to-day, I help write, test, develop and fix the maths content that Sparx produces...."

"Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Satisfying work with good support and guide..."

"I do not feel that taking on more demanding roles and responsibilities is recognised..."

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

"An innovative, supportive and exciting company to work for."

"Sparx originally caught my eye as I was idly walking through stalls at a careers..."

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

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

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