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...

"The application process was reasonably similar to other jobs I had applied for. There..."

"There could be more frankness. The organised socialising can sometimes feel a little..."

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

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

"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..."

"There is a huge importance placed on reducing the firm's carbon footprint. Sparx..."

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

"There is a diverse group of people in the offices. However, I can't comment on any..."

"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...."

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

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

"The meeting rooms are named after pets of people who work here."

"The company is fun, inclusive, sociable and socially conscious."

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

"The training programme was good but the role and company is developing so quickly..."

"A bit more support in the first month would have helped me, and sometimes I found..."

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