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9.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2015)
"An innovative, supportive and exciting company to work for."
Pros: 
  • Work on offer to graduates is varied and interesting and graduates will feel they are making a real difference in the world
  • Sparx offers a great working environment with top of the range office facilities
  • The company is dynamic, progressive and always quick to adapt to new ideas and technologies
  • Managers are very accessible and graduates feel supported as a result of their feedback
Cons: 
  • Workloads are consistently high which can lead to long hours when deadlines are drawing nearer
  • There is a steep learning curve that some graduates may struggle with initially
  • Some may feel that having a more structured graduate programme would be beneficial to their development
  • The company and roles within it are developing so quickly that the training programme cannot cover everything
Culture
9.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.8 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.0 / 10
 
 
Training
7.5 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

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

"Sparx is not shy at creating a friendly, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. All..."

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

"There are core hours everyone must be in for, but if you need to leave a bit early..."

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

"Perks include the free lunch, drinks and snacks through the day. There are work socials..."

"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..."

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

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

"There isn't really a promotion structure as such, there's just extra responsibility..."

"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..."

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

"The meeting rooms are named after pets of people who work here."

"The company is friendly, innovative and unique."

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

"The training programme was good but the role and company is developing so quickly..."

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

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