Spark Experience

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Spark Experience Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Absolutely Wonderful!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spark Experience

    Pros

    The environment, the people, the experience. It is an all around great place to work. I worked as an intern there for only four months, but in those four months I experienced the camaraderie, the drive for success, and the passion for providing the best service possible. If you want to learn from the best, work at Spark.

    Cons

    If you enjoy working independently and do not work well in a collaborative and highly productive environment, then this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - People
    - The design work is fun to develop for. Spark has some fantastic designers and they are a pleasure to partner with on projects
    - Unlimited time off, while available, not taken advantage of enough by anyone. It's nice not to count down your vacation days.

    Cons

    - Pay (The office is now in Bethesda but the pay does not reflect the local cost of living; most employees live 30+ mins from the office)
    - Variance in work (Almost 90% client websites with the off app design here and there. Gets redundant after a while)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep investing in culture and don't let the constant flow of projects distract from getting to know and investing in our team members
    - There needs to be a dedicated and trained project manager on the projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best companies to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical, dental insurance & other health perks like a free UP! Unlimited vacation days.

    Cons

    Projects are so fun, employees stay late sometimes to work on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Advisor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Strategy Advisor in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enabling
    Fun
    Conducive environment
    Encourages great work
    Friendly team environment
    Supportive
    excellent management
    One of the most supportive and friendly places I have worked - definitely encourages and brings out my best work.

    Cons

    The current SPARK office can sometimes seem like a crowded workspace - A larger workspace could go a long way in helping/facilitating growth - adding more personality to it could also foster creativity as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.
    MAybe integrate an hour a week to have "all agency" meetings where teams can talk about current and upcoming projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small Company, Big Future

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Seeing first hand a small start-up company grow in size and prominence. Terrific people. Informal but professional work environment. Flexible schedule, including the ability to work outside of the office, which is perfect for a first-time parent with a baby at home. The work is consistently interesting and diverse.

    Cons

    Small office. But moving soon to a bigger space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interactive Designer
    Current Employee - Interactive Designer

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable co-workers with excellent management and fun projects.

    Cons

    The commute is a little long for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to attend more conferences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting, Exciting and Collaborative Company

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

    I have been working at Spark Experience

    Pros

    -Highly collaborative environment with a great team mentality
    -Inspiring, creative and dedicated colleagues who are passionate about their work
    -Very flexible, comfortable setting and accommodating, caring management
    -Management encourages learning and growth for employees
    -Wide range of interesting clients, which leads to exciting and inspiring projects

    Cons

    n/a - I am very satisfied working with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been exciting to see this company grow. Keep doing what you have been doing to continue expanding and evolving!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative and exciting user experience research creative agency!

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

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible team members, bright, fun, ambitious, creative, and collaborative. I am constantly learning from our team and enjoying there humor and ideas as well! I love the entrepreneurial spirit and camaraderie of the team. Also, our team are experts at the top of their fields in cognitive psychology and behavioral research as well as interactive design and web development languages. The benefits of flex work locations and hours, vacation policy, and professional development opportunities keep SPARK even more competitive in the industry!

    Cons

    Small office, but we are moving in July and will have plenty of space and a User Experience Research Lab.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative, Flexible, Engaging Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -All team members are encouraged to participate in all projects in one way or another, every opinion is valued
    -Flexible work schedule includes telecommuting options which make it easier to achieve work/life balance
    -Amazing colleagues, everyone is hired with care and the environmental is so collaborative which makes coming into the office a real pleasure.
    -The combination of user experience research and webdesign always offers new areas to learn and grow.
    -Rapidly expanding company, exciting to see growth.

    Cons

    -Current office is small which means sometimes we are all really working together and sharing desks from time to time.
    -Can't really see to many, I really love working with this team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue the good work of expanding to meet demand and setting goals for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Dynamic Company with Constant Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Spark Experience full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At SPARK Experience, I have been able to play an integral role in growing our business and developing my department into a truly innovative center in the organization. I feel very supported by the senior management in my work endeavors and personal endeavors that enhance my work. Suggestions of mine that invite investment are met with interest which I really appreciate. I also appreciate the high quality and very able staff that I am able to work with.

    Cons

    Growth might be TOO fast, hope that we can continue to hire to meet needs both through hiring, and through moving into a larger office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on growth to ensure that employees have appropriate workloads. Also, keep up the good work in being supportive of all of our work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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