Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sparx

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"The company is friendly, innovative and unique."
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.
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
 

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..."

"Our office is spacious, attractive and inspiring. It's located near the edge of the..."

"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..."

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

"Interview questions here included showing specific reasons why I had applied to work..."

"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..."

"There doesn't look to be a drive to hit targets of diversity (ie positive discrimination)..."

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

"My day-to-day work is providing IT support within the office and supporting our product..."

"The variety of tasks that you can end up doing on any given day. The speed the company..."

"There's always lots to be done in my role so there's rarely a quiet day in the o..."

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

"The company is friendly, innovative and unique."

"The good range of perks and impressive office facilities."

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

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