Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"The company is fun, inclusive, sociable and socially conscious."
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 filled in an online application, did some online tests and had a video interview...."

"The whole company is very close, anyone can (and does) chat with anyone else. Ideas..."

"I think that there is a very casual dress code at Sparx. It is a fantastic office:..."

"Sparx is very flexible about how you work. You can leave early every so often, as..."

"The salary is very competitive, especially for a company outside of London. I can't..."

"We have a gym in the building with exercise classes. There is also an Olympic table..."

"The only question I can recall was about organising a pretend office move, where..."

"A very large emphasis is placed on this. Even the food in the kitchen is sourced..."

"Sparx has a relatively flat management structure, but absolutely everyone is accessible,..."

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

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

"I spend my days tackling difficult problems, with no guarantee that an answer exists...."

"You aren't put under too much pressure. There's a very adult attitude of expecting..."

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

"It's rumoured that the idea behind the company was developed during a chat while..."

"Innovative, exciting and rewarding."

"Having seen Sparx during my internship I knew that I wanted to work here. The work..."

"Training was very much 'on the job' and made a lot of use of shadowing, with only..."

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

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