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"More opportunity for growth"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Centreville, VA
Current Employee - Engineer in Centreville, VA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Sparta is very selective with its employees so you are surrounded by a wealth of knowledge. There are opportunities for certain employees to earn big time bonuses during review season. Some of the managers are in tune w/ what makes employees happy and productive, others above them could care less.

Cons

Not a lot of opportunity for growth and since they are very selective in their hiring process there isn't a lot of training available.They just expect their employees to know everything. Even with the little time off they give new employees, they expect you to work all the time, even during holidays and inclement weather. Also they are very good at rewarding the top performers but will not reward those just below them.

Advice to Management

Push more training for employees. More time off (3 weeks including holidays and sick days is tiny). Allow for more upward mobility and cross training.

Other Employee Reviews for SPARTA

  1. "Management needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SPARTA pays very well. At least they did before the buy out. The work is very interesting. People are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Management seems to be clueless on how to talk to their employees. They are far more technical then they are managers. They are suckers for whatever new software paradigm that comes along.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers how to manage people. Clearly they already know how to manage software. Please, for the love of god stay away from the fad software trends. You guys are better than that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unless you are unemployed and any job will do, stay away from SPARTA!!"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of free ice cream and nice offices. Admins seemed very nice if a little undereducated. Plenty of parking and a nice area to walk.

    Cons

    Management was pig-headed and difficult. Weekly reamings were part of the job I guess as my boss found it necessary to scream, curse and degrade me at every opportunity. Never in front of the customer mind you, who adored me, but behind closes doors???....whew! It would make a sailor blush. Security was EXTREMELY lax. Kids were there nearly every afternoon and on weekends. Running up and down the halls and generaly disturbing everyone. Opportunities for education and travel were non-existent, just don't even ask because they don't have and won't have the money. If you aren't already educated when you go to work here you WON'T be learning anything new.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your employees instead of screaming at them or berating them for things that are beyond their control. Remember, the customer really does hold the purse strings and you should attend to what they want. If you are going to put all the money into hiring someone, you should try to keep them. Letting new employees come in and a year later walk out and take their OTJ trainging to LM or NG, which happens at the HSV, AL office a lot, seems cost prohibitive. Maybe management should look to themselves for why young engineers don't stay at SPARTA.

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