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Updated Apr 1, 2022

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3.8
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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    GREAT memories!

    Feb 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best work experience of my career!

    Cons

    The commute on Clements Ferry.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Informational

    Apr 23, 2021 - SME Account Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Culture, people, Fun. innovative, and challenging

    Cons

    pay, focus time, direction, and management

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Outstanding

    Sep 23, 2020 - Tax Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great leaders & Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    The most complicated intercompany transactions system.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Hipster Daycare

    May 22, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Daniel Island, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Paycheck - I can't even come up with the 5 word minimum!

    Cons

    - This place is daycare for all the hipster dorks living in the Charleston area - Only a few lame & boring projects to work on - Almost exclusively government projects - Annoying wannabe Silicon Valley "culture" - Have to do bait & switch to get you to work there - Managers will lie to you - Lots of people screwing around all day - Not the place to stay current or advance your tech skills

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Acquisition

    Jul 16, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - People were always helpful and nice - Great work life balance, always understood when you needed to have a half day for personal reasons - Senior software engineers were willing to teach and have learning sessions - Good salaries for Charleston SC

    Cons

    - Part of Booz-Allen Hamilton now and the large company bureaucracy happened

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Analyst

    Jun 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere Friendly people Great work and home balance

    Cons

    Below market salary Owned by government contracts No growth opportunity No annual bonus Annual salary raise does not correspond with performance No guarantee of salary increase with position movement

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Intern

    Mar 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Experience, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Communication within organization is difficult sometimes,

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    This company is still great even if it's not the same.

    Sep 8, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture, some interesting projects and amazing people. Yes, it's different since the buyout but greater Booz Allen has pretty much kept out of our hair. A name is just a name! From reading other posts about Senior MGMT not doing their job makes me scratch my head. I've never seen anyones voice not heard or concern addressed, perhaps there's other things to those reviews.

    Cons

    VBMS is boring, some of the newer hires aren't the "rockstars " they claim to be.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    It

    Aug 31, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great atmosphere fun projects and new building

    Cons

    The purchase by Booz Allen Changed Management style in some departments

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    This Company Does Not Exist

    Sep 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    It was one of the best places to work when it existed.

    Cons

    The work wasn't always the most exciting back in the day.

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SPARC has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 65 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at SPARC to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, SPARC employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at SPARC. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

69% of SPARC employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated SPARC 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at SPARC to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be management, senior leadership, compensation.

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