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."
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Offices & Dress
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  • 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.


  • 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 structure/hierarchy is well defined. I believe that more full-time high-level..."

"Our office is spacious, attractive and inspiring. It's located near the edge of the..."

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

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

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

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

"All food in the canteen is locally sourced where possible and you recieve a monthly..."

"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..."

"As a small company, there aren't many formal ranks, which I guess means it could..."

"Day-to-day I design and review maths lessons that are used in school. I plan lesson..."

"I have an exciting and varied job, and can see the impact in the 'real world' of..."

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

"We have an Olympic ping pong table downstairs for use at lunch and in breaks!"

"I see the company as dynamic, and it is rewarding and challenging working here."

"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..."

"More training documentation and a clearer training structure."