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SPARGO Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Exciting Opportunity!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPARGO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to see them making the necessary changes to help the company grow and retain their employees. Everyone around here is so friendly and always seems to have a smile on their face. Management seems to be open to new ideas which is a nice change of pace.

    Cons

    401K plan could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    SPARGO Response

    May 9, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Very happy that the changes we have made are working for the better and being noticed. We do recognize that the 401K plan could be better and are currently in the process of exploring options to... More


  2. "Nice Working Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPARGO full-time

    Pros

    Lots of positive changes being implemented. Management is very receptive.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negative to post

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPARGO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The health plan is very decent.

    Cons

    Cliquish, mean girlsesque atmosphere.
    Pay is not acceptable for the amount of work done.
    Mangement do not push for a suitable work/life balance..
    Management doesn't do the work to ensure there are happy worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Management has to recognize that their employment door is revolving. Organization needs to do more to keep employees.
    Management needs to think outside of the box with regards to benefits if they refuse to pay suitable wages.
    Stings when day after a letter to all staff stating there will be no raises for the year the CEO/president shows up to work in a brand new luxury vehicle.
    HR department is a sham.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it unless you're desperate!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Meetings Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Meetings Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPARGO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    Literally zero training and leadership. I asked for training on a certain software at one point and was told to find videos on YouTube...although SPARGO has a firewall that doesn't allow employees to access YouTube. Had to pretty much beg for training after two months of nothing from my supervisor but negative feedback, but at that point it was too late for me.

    Supervisors are not trained well at management and are very passive aggressive as they appear to not have the strength to have difficult conversations in person.

    Benefits are terrible too. $500 /year match on retirement savings. They don't reimburse tips for business travel either, and there is a lot of that. Salary is very low for the positions as well.

    Very high turnover and very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage properly and treat your employees with respect instead of treating them like indentured servants.


  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPARGO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company supports professional growth, continuing education, and in respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Travel is required for many positions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "some departments are better to work in than others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SPARGO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    room for growth, some work from home opportunities

    Cons

    benefits are ok, could be better; lot of turnover in HR/Acct

    Advice to Management

    offer more teleworking opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPARGO full-time

    Pros

    -Great learning experience
    -Learned a lot about corporate conferences and meetings

    Cons

    -Company, especially HR need more organization

    SPARGO Response

    May 9, 2018 – Corporate Recruiter

    Really appreciate the feedback. Just a few months ago we did make the necessary changes in the HR Department to provide our employees with the welcoming and helpful environment they deserve.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Registration Account Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Registration Account Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SPARGO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel opportunities, autonomous and collaborative work environment

    Cons

    There is really no upward mobility unless luck strikes. You're either a worker bee or a director or vp.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SPARGO full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and hours

    Cons

    People can be nasty and rude

    Advice to Management

    Pick better people


  10. "Registration Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SPARGO full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Allows telecommuting for some employees.

    Cons

    Office politics can be annoying.


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