Sparkpr

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    Mostly Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sparkpr full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about Spark is the team — while many people have come and gone, the office remains remarkably free of politics and personal issues. I also appreciate the company's willingness to let employees work from home or on alternate schedules. Spark's recent acquisition of a digital agency gives the company a very rosy future in getting higher-level clients.

    Cons

    I think the company can be too fixated on spreadsheet balances than some of the larger issues. Everything is tied to an employee's ability to be billable, which can result in stress and lack of focus. I also think the company could do better at promoting lower-level employees to a long-term career path. The gulf between a rank-and-file employee and a director is a large one. The transition from small agency to a larger one has had some snags in scaling company policies.

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    The focus on billability hurts the ability for employees to do their best work, as too much of their focus is spent on numbers and timesheets instead of the projects at hand. I also think that in a fast-paced industry like PR, evaluations need to be done more often than once a year.

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Sparkpr Interviews

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sparkpr in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process took about four months from start to finish. I was able to meet with the New York team twice, plus have a phone interview with two account managers in the San Francisco office. Spark has asked for two media references in addition to my three professional references.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide us an example of handling a difficult client and how did you manage them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Additional Info

Website www.sparkpr.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Sparkpr is an agency run by entrepreneurs who get to the heart of our clients' needs to help transform businesses into market & category leaders.

Sparkpr has built a reputation for having creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to open technologies. We have worked with numerous game changing and disruptive social media and technology companies – including brash new start-ups and large established brands.

Although we maintain an open and casually collaborative work environment, we take our work very seriously. We believe it’s our job to deliver results... More

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