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...

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"I'm currently on a healthy graduate salary. There is no real graduate scheme salary..."

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

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

"Day-to-day roles are varied and exciting. You could be in a school in the morning..."

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

"You're expected to create and drive your own work and tasks in many ways. If you're..."

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"Sparx is an ethically motivated, generous and supportive company."

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