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I worked at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (more than an year)Pros
I had a great experience with SPARKS. The leadership and executive teams give you the opportunity to develop your professional skills by providing on going training, and staying in communication with employees. You feel like a valued team member, working towards the overall mission of the organization.Cons
Current ATS system is slow and repetitive, an upgrade would do wonders to productivity.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Sparks Personnel Services in July 2014.Interview Details
The Sparks office in Herndon, VA contacted me as a candidate for a full time position with a company they represent. They would not tell me the name of the company but gave me some details of the position. They requested an interview with me in order to be able to submit my resume to the company. Prior to the in person meeting I had to complete several forms on-line. They sent me a detailed email outlining the interview, where to park, etc. Way at the bottom, after driving and parking instructions, listed documents I was to bring to verify employment eligibility.
I arrived early for the interview and was shuffled in to a very small office and told to watch a video. This video was so outdated that it showed employees of the company filing out time cards by hand and mailing them in to the company. This video represented employees searching for part time or temporary work. Not a permanent full time job as I was looking for. After the video I was asked in person all the exact questions I was asked over the phone. Then I was escorted to another small office to complete more forms on-line. In person I was asked to complete a release for a background check, including my social security number. I refused as I was not comfortable providing this information on paper when I have no idea where this paper will be stored and on who’s desk. IF an offer was extended and IF the company required a background check, I would be happy to provide this information.
The account executive I worked with never called or email to follow up with me. After I followed up with her she simply sent an email stating that she was moving to a different office and would not be my contact any longer. I have never heard from them again.
After I knew what company the job was with, I searched my files and realized I had already applied to the exact same job through indeed.com weeks earlier.
Sparks was a total disappointment and a complete waste of my time!Interview Questions
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- none. No hard hitting in-depth questions were asked. Answer Question
SPARKS is a leading staffing, recruiting and talent management solutions provider. Each year we connect thousands of job seekers to the area’s leading organizations for temporary/contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire employment opportunities. We specialize in the placement of professionals across a broad range of categories, positions and levels including: office/administrative, customer service, human resources and talent acquisition, legal support, gov't and cleared personnel, mortgage, banking, accounting, finance, contracts /procurement and IT.