Sparks Personnel Services

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Staffing at a Boutique Staffing Firm in DC

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Staffing Supervisor  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Staffing Supervisor in Washington, DC

Pros

It is a privately held company, so employees are not pressured to make decisions that impact the company or business that are beneficial in the short-term, but could cause damage (or missed opportunities) in the long-term. The people that work there and the culture is great - you truly do feel as though you are part of a team, and senior management knows your name and who you are.

Cons

Compensation is a drawback - but the staffing industry is notorious for low pay. It is also a smaller company, so they do not have a lot of the technological resources that you would find at bigger firms. You will not be interacting with the latest software, so you have to work to keep your computing skills up-to-date outside of the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a an organized way to solicit ideas from the staffing people in the branch - they interact with the business day in and day out. They observe trends and issues first, and oftentime come up with great ideas to solve issues or implement processes to be proactive in avoiding things that can negatively impact the business. Having an organized way for people to submit ideas and see that others' ideas have been implemented - with success - will go a long way in improving morale and soliciting great ideas that will drive the business.

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Other reviews for Sparks Personnel Services

  1.  

    Great company to work for!!!

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Recruiters never have definitive information regarding assignments and will take advantage to keep reaping commissions.

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

    Pros

    If you need a way in to a company, temping is always a good way prove yourself and get hired!

    Cons

    Plan to wait forever for your initial in office assessment, even with an appointment to which you arrived on time.
    You will never be advised that you have earned time off or holiday pay.
    Start times of assignments are ambiguous and you will be left hanging for months before/if you begin. They may not have the contract when they tell you they do.
    The stated length of assignments are not accurate, the longer you were for Sparks the longer they receive money for each hour you work.
    Recruiters lie to you and about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check yourselves.
    Learn integrity and practice it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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