Spark Networks Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
17 Reviews
3.4
17 Reviews
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Spark Networks President, CEO, and Director Gregory R. Liberman
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  1.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spark Networks

    Pros

    Great Management. Appreciative towards key employees.

    Cons

    Slow to fire bad employees. Managers should clean house so soon as someone proves unable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old leadership cared but the new one does not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spark Networks

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are pleasant.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    You get pigeonholed into one thing a lot, which stops you from growing professionally.
    The company's name isn't recognizable enough to make up for this lack of personal growth.
    With the new leadership looking to make the company attractive to potential buyers, things will get worse for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should have better pulse of the work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Mediocre career path and learning opportunity. Not for ambitious people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time

    Pros

    Extremely good work life balance. You will have tons of free time.
    Very nice subsidy to gym (Equinox West LA)!!!
    There is no much power grabbing kind of office politics, most energy is spent on making the habit intact.

    Cons

    Not for people trying to build a lasting career.
    Get agile development completely wrong, choke off creativity.
    Process does not equate innovation; saying you are creativity does not mean you are.
    There is little room for creativity and risk taking, even it is industry proven.
    Complacent trumps innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor working conditions

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    Former Employee - Software  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Creative department and front end team is awesome

    Cons

    Everyone is always afraid to get laid off. They do lay offs quite frequently. Poor management. Especially the mobile project management, that lady is bonkers and is constantly asking upper mgmt to fire people so that it doesn't look like the failures are all her fault. Their mobile product is a joke. No incentives. Not friendly. They won't look you in the eye. No one says "hi" when you pass in the hallway. It's a real drudgery.

    QA manager throws his team under the bus to save his skin.

    Beware of this company. They are about to go under.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best companies I have ever worked for...bar none!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Staff in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at Spark Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It'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!

    Cons

    Not one single thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spark Networks

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Spark Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience with growing a subscription based online community

    Cons

    Low company morale, non-competitive salary,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, an excellent experience.

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

    I have been working at Spark Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for with a fantastic group of people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spark Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with opportunities for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Spark Networks full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be involved and vested in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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