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Spark Networks Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
17 Reviews
3.2
17 Reviews
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Spark Networks President, CEO, and Director Gregory R. Liberman
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre career path and learning opportunity. Not for ambitious people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time

    Pros

    Extremely good work life balance. You will have tons of free time.
    Very nice subsidy to gym (Equinox West LA)!!!
    There is no much power grabbing kind of office politics, most energy is spent on making the habit intact.

    Cons

    Not for people trying to build a lasting career.
    Get agile development completely wrong, choke off creativity.
    Process does not equate innovation; saying you are creativity does not mean you are.
    There is little room for creativity and risk taking, even it is industry proven.
    Complacent trumps innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience with growing a subscription based online community

    Cons

    Low company morale, non-competitive salary,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Soul crushing management in database team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great smart people, good pay

    Cons

    Particular manager of database team loved to micro-manage his people. He freely belittled team members in front of other team members. It was his way or the highway, even when you could prove you were right. Micromanagement included standing behind you and dictating how to best write your emails to other departments. Turnover rate in database team for 2010-2012 was over 75%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain database manager in people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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