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..."

"It's a very shallow hierarchy and there are no unnecessary managers. We don't work..."

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

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

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

"Free breakfast/lunch (and occasionally dinner) at work and no pressure to be in early/late..."

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

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

"As a relatively small company, the management structure is relatively short and can..."

"The company has had no issues that I am aware of."

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

"I have some regular planning tasks, which can increase or decrease in volume, and..."

"The atmosphere at Sparx is really great. It's an exciting and rewarding place to..."

"Working to the immovable deadlines of school terms can be difficult."

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

"Innovative, exciting and rewarding."

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

"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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