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- "SPARC has definitely experienced growing pains and at times communication could have been better." (in 4 reviews)
- 1.0Sep 19, 2022Supply Chain AnalystFormer Employee
I guess the bonuses are nice
This company doesn't care for their employees especially if you are at the bottom...not much room for growth, lack of support and resources from upper management, small team and high turnover. I was missing 3 people on my team and had to carry extra weight for over 8 months.
- 5.0Sep 15, 2022Director of Quality EngineeringFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsCharleston, SC
Great growth opportunities. Great culture. Very talented teams and awesome projects!
There were no cons working here.
- 4.0Feb 8, 2016Senior Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCharleston, SC
It really is a fun work environment as portrayed in social media. Management cares about doing things well for customers, not just doing a "good enough" job, and technical competence is valued. Collaboration is high. Schedule is flexible. Unrestrained awesomeness is understood (where else can you ride a bike to your desk (don't hit the dog), and wear board shorts and a neon tank top and drink craft beer on tap while you write excellent code?)
Past all the fun and games, and all the great people, and the truly enjoyable work environment, some of the technical work is simply not engaging or interesting. There are stale projects where it's hard to tell what kind of impact you are really making. The acquisition by Booz Allen means uncertainty about the future of core values and culture, although things are OK so far. The Booz Allen performance rewards system (raises) leaves much to be desired. If you get hired for $75,000, don't expect to make $100,000 in 18 months just because you do a great job and prove you're worth it.5
- 5.0Jun 8, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeCharleston, SC
Sparc has become a home away from home. I have had opportunities to grow in ways I have not been able to at previous jobs. It is obvious that we are team, with each member being an important part. In a growing company it can be hard to know everyone and keep up with new hires, but Sparc works hard to make everyone known and recognized. Call it culture, call it corporate pride, call it whatever you want but Sparc has it in spades. People here are proud to tell people where they work, proud to recommend friends work here, and happy to come to work everyday. Dogs, beer, nerf darts, slow clapping, Humans of Sparc, unlimited vac, planned and impromptu parties, flip flops and shorts... Sparc is just a fun place full of super smart talented people.
Like all growing companies, especially startups that grow fast, there are growing pains. To be fair all companies need to strengthen certain areas, at Sparc I would say these would be: -Health Benefits -Corporate Communication -Tuition Reimbursement/ Training The great thing about Sparc is that as a small company, input is received and opportunities to better the company are taken.
- 5.0Jun 10, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeCharleston, SC
- Fun place to work - Very open communication with everyone, including the SLT - Everyone treated as equals - Agile, always evolving work environment - Very good benefits, including health insurance with no monthly premiums! - Work with cutting edge technologies
Because SPARC is growing so fast, nearly doubling in size in the last three months, the company is going to have a hard time keeping its culture as awesome as it currently is. If we can scale the culture to meet the growth in the company, it'll remain and awesome place to work!1
- 3.0May 31, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Perfectly adequate work environment. free beer (sometimes)
Pretty much everything they sale you on to get you to work there is either a half truth or an outright lie. The health insurance is mediocre at best, free beer is only on very rare occasions (although obviously much more often than most companies), professional development/continuing education is extremely hard to take advantage of and comes with A LOT of prerequisites that make it virtually useless. Senior employees are allowed to act as unprofessionally as they want even if it creates hostility - if you complain you simply hear: "sorry, they has worked for the company for a long time, so you'll just have to deal with it"9
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SPARC has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 70 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at SPARC to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
71% 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.