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Rockville, MD
51 to 200 employees
1970
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Sparks Group is the Washington DC Area's leading temporary staffing and full-time recruiting services provider. Each of our four divisions (Sparks Office, Sparks Accounting & Finance, Sparks IT, and Sparks Creative) specializes in placing ... Read more

Mission: Our commitment is to provide innovative and unique approaches to serving our clients, our employees and our community. We are an organization that builds relationships based on earned trust, open and honest communication and a common belief in our core values. We firmly believe ... Read more

Sparks Personnel Services Reviews

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Rockville, MD
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    I worked at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I could not even begin to express how much I loved working at Sparks Group. I was a full time employee, and only left due to having to move states. The culture is absolutely amazing! The people are fun, communicative, and really care. The upper management ensures that you are set up for success and will help you through out the way! The CEO, President are very much involved, which is hard to find! Would work here again in a heartbeat!

    Cons

    There is literally not a thing I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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Sparks Personnel Services Interviews

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    Production Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sparks Personnel Services (Chantilly, VA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    After applying online to a position with one of their clients, I was immediately contacted within 24 hours. I had a brief phone interview which lead to an in person interview the same day.

    The phone call took approximately 15 minutes and we discussed my skills and resume and went over typical interview questions. I was also told to bring ID and a voided check for direct deposit. I was also instructed to fill out the online application before coming in.

    The online application would not let me log in. So I emailed them back, but never received a response, so I waited to go to the in person interview.

    Once in the office for the in person interview portion, they told me their computer system was down and I would have to fill out the application by hand and paper. So I filled out the paperwork including the application, tax forms, and direct deposit.

    After that, I sat with one of the recruiters and discussed the position I applied for, went over my resume (again), and asked me basically the same questions I already answered by phone. They even instructed me to explain my resume as if the phone interview never happened. (WHY?)

    After everything was done, they told me they would be in contact in the next few days. A few days went by with no response. So I emailed, no response. I then called the office and spoke to the recruiter that interviewed me both by phone and in person.

    She responded that I needed to go online and fill out the application since the computers were now up and running again.

    Im thinking "Now wait a minute.....isn't that why I filled them out on paper instead while I was there? Why would I have to do it AGAIN online?"

    So I filled it out AGAIN, online. They said they would contact me once that was submitted and we would go from there. Once again, no response.

    I called and they said they were still "processing" my application and I would hear something by the end of the next day. Next day came and went. No response. So I called, AGAIN.

    "We're still processing your application. You should hear something from us by the end of this week."

    Guess what?! NO RESPONSE.

    I have emailed and called with nothing.

    I have worked with other "temp" agencies and or staffing agencies. When they process your direct deposit, that USUALLY means the position you applied for is yours and you were placed in that position fairly quickly.

    I guess that's not the case here.

    Even if I didn't get the position, a simple phone call or email would have been nice so I didn't waste precious time waiting for a reply where I could have been seeking for work elsewhere.

    Isn't that one of the main reasons people use these type of places is because they struggle to find work on their own?

    I am extremely disappointed with this company and will most likely never use them again in the future.

    I am not sure how the experience is with their other offices, but the Chantilly, VA location was the pits.

    It is now 1 MONTH LATER, and guess what? NO RESPONSE AT ALL.

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Company Updates

  • 7 Signs Your Employees Are Looking To Leave (And What To Do!) http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQalq

    Employee Retention and Succession Strategies | Washington DC

    Once upon a time, your employees were highly engaged. Their motivation and drive impressed you every day, and they always seemed genuinely happy to be at work - but something has shifted. If your staffers are exhibiting these seven signs, they're planning an exit strategy: Decrease in Productivity When employees start to slack, it's clear they're no longer trying to impress you.

  • 6 Technical Skills In High Demand In 2017 http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXg9

    6 Technical Skills in High Demand in 2017 | IT Recruiting Washington DC

    If you're thinking 2017 is the right time to start the next chapter in your tech career, you'll need to make sure you're up-to-date with the skills employers value most right now. Expect the six technical skills below to be highly sought-after in the 2017 by IT hiring managers.

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Sparks Personnel Services Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing Client Winner - Diamond Award, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2016
  • Best of Staffing Talent List, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
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