Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"An innovative, supportive and exciting company to work for."
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...

"The long application process is long and thorough. My advice would be to show that..."

"The culture in the building is great. Sparx is a very flat company with minimal hierarchy...."

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

"From my experience, working hours can be flexible depending on personal requirements,..."

"Slightly above average for the role when taking the location into account."

"There are free sports tickets to league and international football and league rugby..."

"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 accessible, although I wouldn't say they make themselves mentors. There..."

"The only criteria to working here are whether you have the right mind set and commitment..."

"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...."

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

"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..."

"Fast-paced, ethical, young."

"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..."

"While personally I have found that my mentor meetings have fizzled out, predominantly..."

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