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Spark Networks Overview

www.spark.net
Los Angeles, CA
201 to 500 employees
1997
Company - Public (LOV)
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Spark Networks owns and operates more than 30 niche-focused online properties designed to build community, including more than 20 online personals sites such as JDate®.com, ChristianMingle®.com, SilverSingles®.com and ... Read more

Mission: At Spark Networks, our mission is to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. We are a leading provider of community-focused services, including online personals communities for single adults that offer convenient and safe places ... Read more

Spark Networks – Why Work For Us?


At Spark Networks, our mission is to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. We are a leading provider of community-focused services, including online personals communities for single adults that offer convenient and safe places to meet and, as a result, a unique opportunity to make special connections they may not have otherwise made. Many of these connections lead to long term relationships and—quite often—marriage.

Our first community, JDate®, was established in a West Los Angeles condominium in 1997. We are proud to say JDate has become the leading online community for Jewish singles and responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined. Driven by the success of JDate, we went on to develop a variety of niche-focused online communities and now operate a network of more than 30 religious, ethnic, special interest and geographically targeted online communities including: ChristianMingle, our largest property and the leading online community for Christian singles, as well as BlackSingles.com and SilverSingles.com among many others. From Christians looking for love to seniors seeking a second shot at romance, our safe and secure online communities offer something for everyone!

As a company whose mission is to create brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve, good corporate citizenship is among the highest of our priorities. From company public service days to raising money for local and national charities, we are committed to partnering with non-profits across the country to help strengthen the many communities we serve. Examples of our non-profit service include:

  • Contributing to the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ)’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to help storm victims and communities recover after the devastating storm.
  • Donating more than $30,000 to Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit family service organization committed to serving those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and terrorist incidents worldwide.
  • Providing the LA Food Bank with more than 40 volunteers for a day of organizing, packing, and preparing food.
  • Partnering with organizations like 92Y and the Newport Beach Film Festival to make sure their programs are successful.

Working side by side with those around us, Spark Networks hopes to ignite excitement and partnerships that benefit all!

 

If you are a smart and imaginative team player, we want to hear from you. Please browse our current career opportunities to see if there’s a match for your skills, experience and passion.


As the owner and operator of more than 30 niche-focused online properties worldwide, Spark Networks has one clear mission: to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. Among our properties are some of the world’s leading online singles communities that help likeminded singles develop and foster meaningful relationships. The Spark team is made up of energetic, innovative, self-starting individuals who are great teammates and thrive in a fast-moving, creative environment. We offer comprehensive employment packages that include competitive salaries, medical benefits, a 401k program and flex spending accounts. If you think your particular skills and experience would add to our team, we’d love to hear from you.

Spark Networks is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Spark Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A new management team has taken the reins and they seem very focused on excellence in our product and treating employees well
    - All of the advantages of a stable, established company, with the feeling of a start-up since the new management team arrived
    - Ability to make a real impact
    - Great people to work with
    - A new-found buzz I haven’t seen here in a while; we’re definitely moving in the right direction

    I am not sure where the negative reviews are coming from. I have seen nothing from positive progress since the new management team has come on board. These people are true leaders that care about having a great company with great people. Now would be a great time to join Spark — it has the advantages of a start-up with the stability of an established company.

    Cons

    - There is some change and there are some growing pains, but the new people here are great
    - It can take a bit of effort to steer the ship in the right direction, but it appears to be happening quickly

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Be transparent with employees — let us know the good and the bad. And don’t be afraid to excise people who aren’t performing well. I much prefer the newer get-it-done culture.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spark Networks (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

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    Applied through an employee referral. I did a phone screen with the manager, coding challenge and then an on site. I was asked a few questions about the solution I came up with for the coding challenge and then mostly behavioral questions. Interview ended with a tour of the office where I was somewhat disappointed with the lack of diversity.

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