Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, exciting and rewarding."
  • 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.
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What insiders say about...

"I filled in an online application, did some online tests and had a video interview...."

"The atmosphere in the office is great – everyone is really friendly and it feels..."

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

"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..."

"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..."

"There are no real divides between management and anyone else, it's hard to tell who..."

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

"There aren't ranks here as such. There are responsibilities where people can grow..."

"Day-to-day, I help write, test, develop and fix the maths content that Sparx produces...."

"Sparx is a very progressive, positive company and that generates an extremely friendly..."

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

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

"An innovative, supportive and exciting company to work for."

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

"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."

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