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SPARGO Reviews

Updated January 30, 2018
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  1. "Review"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Travel is required for many positions.


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. 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


  6. "Registration Account Manager"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional and unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SPARGO full-time

    Pros

    Consistent work schedule of Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No positive feedback or even constructive criticism - basic work, non-stimulating. Inconsistent work load as managers do not know how to properly delegate and prefer to do the work themselves, therefore making you feel incompetent as they have a need for control. Don't expect to advance within the company as it is very small and unless you are a favorite, there is no opportunity. COO & CFO walks around as if she is better than everyone else, rarely says hi and has a stuck up attitude. If you're a fan of unprofessional and "cliques" then go for it. Be prepared to feel "useless" especially on show site. Overall, I would not recommend this company to anyone.

  8. "Diverse Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If there's a problem, you have freedom to just fix it. A lot of opportunities to grow technically.

    Cons

    Constrained to a max 4% raise that requires huge justifications.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Do your research read all the reviews on here."

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. There are some really good employees who love the work they do.

    Cons

    Can be a negative place to work in. Managers don't appreciate employees for their hard and dedication. Rates are low. Manager need more traning and need to be consistent .

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your hard working employees, Stop gossiping it creates a negative place to work in. Show employees you really care about them (ice cream once a year is not enough)


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don't Recommend"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Met some wonderful people who I am friends with even after leaving the company. That's it. No other pros at all.

    Cons

    The reviews I'm reading really mirrored my experience - the people who liked working at Spargo LOVED it, and the people who didn't HATED it. Unfortunately I was one of the people who hated it. The "team" environment was really only for specific members of the team. Training was nonexistent, which lead to many problems both for me and my "team" members. There was absolutely no work/life balance - I missed three major life events, including family funerals, for a job that didn't value me at all. While I was there, I saw more people than just myself set up for failure by lack of training, favoritism, or maybe just ineptitude by higher level management, which made that lack of work/life balance even harder to accept.

    Advice to Management

    None. Just glad to be out of there and with a company that values me as an employee and person.


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