- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Sparkpr full-timePros
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.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed 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
Negotiation DetailsNo room to negotiateAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
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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...