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"Great opportunities to work on projects with some of the UK's largest companies."

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Former Employee - Senior Developer in Egham, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Developer in Egham, England (UK)
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Pros

Although a large consultancy firm, Spargonet has the ability to feel at times like a extension to your family. Over time you will work on projects with a lot of blue chip companies, and you will have the opportunities to progress your professional development through training, but you must be self motivated.

The Chief Executive Officer, Tony Spargo, and the Managing Director, Ian Chandler, are two of the best managers of people I have ever worked for.

Cons

Unfortunately not all of the management team are as good.

Sometimes there is a pressure to limit bench time to a minimum, which can lead to deployments that may not be as convenient as they should be.

Salaries at the junior level are good, but pay rises never seem to keep up with the market.

Advice to Management

Account managers should be encouraged to nurture the same management style as their Managing Director.

More time should be spent ensuring that placements are assigned on a basis of suitability.

Other Employee Reviews for Spargonet

  1. "Strategy a mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spargonet full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately I can't think of one...

    Cons

    Watch out that you don't get put on the beach - you'll be unemployed in a month

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and let someone else take over to do the best for the employees as you're not


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A company in search of an identity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Egham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Spargonet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company creates a sense of family
    Some interesting projects
    Has attracted some very good people

    Cons

    Most comfortable acting as a bodyshop
    Relies on legacy technologies for most of its revenue
    No real mentoring or career path planning
    Bad habit of emptying the bench on to engagements whether they are a good fit or not; hurts both employee and reputation of company

    Advice to Management

    Do some long-term planning, create a roadmap, and stick to it.
    Commit to developing capabilities to deliver solutions or just admit that you are a people placement organisation.
    Look at turnover numbers and reasons why, you are losing very good people


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