Spark Networks
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www.spark.net Los Angeles, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Spark Networks Reviews

Updated May 4, 2014

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Spark Networks President, CEO, and Director Gregory R. Liberman

Gregory R. Liberman

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    One of the best companies I have ever worked for...bar none!!!!

    Staff (Current Employee)
    Lehi, UT

    ProsIt's all about the family. The people who work here are amazing and brilliant. Some of the best minds in the industry. A company that cares about it's people. Nice perks too. You have input on shaping company goals and successes. These people get it! The Provo location is beautiful! I am proud to work here!

    ConsNot one single thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsC level management really cares about the employees. Employees are very friendly and overall a really good enviroment

    ConsLots of smaller pieces brought together can make things a bit unorganized at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExperience with growing a subscription based online community

    ConsLow company morale, non-competitive salary,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, an excellent experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe people I have worked with, throughout multiple departments are knowledgeable and talented. They are also genuine people, and I have never seen politics come into play (which is quite rare in the workplace, unfortunately). The company is overall pretty positive in pushing a healthy work/life balance which is also a nice perk.

    ConsThere are so many departments and division of business that it can be difficult to interact and feel cohesive as one total unit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your internal staff -they are an excellent source of talent and insight, and understand the company in it's day to day operations. Take their opinions in to consideration as you continue to shape and grow our business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is just average.

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsEasy work, easy hours and easy assignment.
    For most of the teams, you have high autonomy.
    They have done a good job in building community for their business, and smart to stay at the niche fragmented market.

    ConsIt depends what you are looking for. If you are looking to get some new skills and be current, especially for the techies; this is definitely not the place to be, Your skill set will go stale. They don't understand what scrum is other than those "concepts" from a seminar: emphasis is put on the "story points" but the end result basically speaks for itself: tons of technical debt, small enhancement or bug fixes are very hard to do, people are avoiding some "legacy stuff" at all means. There is absolutely no continuous integration (a deployment script is not CI).
    Deployments are very buggy and there is rollback close to every single time. Most engineers are very passive and also not seem to be self motivated to learn new concepts or technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDespite that the strength of the companies are not at technology, it may be time to look at if the current state can get the company to the next phase.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for with a fantastic group of people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryday brings a new challenge or opportunity to make the company be successful. Happy to be a part of a great team and company.

    ConsLooking for more team building activities to make the team even stronger!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with opportunities for growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Provo, UT

    ProsSpark is a great company to work for. My experience has always been pleasant whether working with my manager or directly with an executive.

    ConsThe company is growing quickly. Things change fast around here due to the nature of our business, however, I don't feel that this is necessarily a con. Growth is good!

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be involved and vested in your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Soul crushing management in database team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsGreat smart people, good pay

    ConsParticular manager of database team loved to micro-manage his people. He freely belittled team members in front of other team members. It was his way or the highway, even when you could prove you were right. Micromanagement included standing behind you and dictating how to best write your emails to other departments. Turnover rate in database team for 2010-2012 was over 75%.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetrain database manager in people skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unorganized chaos and an atmosphere of micro-mangement and zero resources

    Leadership (Current Employee)
    Provo, UT

    ProsThey provide good shifts to some of the agents?

    ConsFavortism, lack of communication/resources and scheduling issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work, unless you're in management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsIf you're in a management position, you'll do well.

    ConsOverall management style uses fear & intimidation
    They are very stingy with raises & bonuses

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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