Spark Foundry Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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3.3
59%
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71%
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Chris Boothe
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great opportunities and great work/life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "Better work/life balance than many other agencies(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunities and great work/life balance

    Cons

    Large company, not very personal

  2. "The People Make the Place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spark Foundry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great and fun talent, made it enjoyable to come to work every day (when the office was still open)

    Cons

    Upper management is very self-serving and usually doesn't stick their neck out for anyone but themself


  3. "Great Agency"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SEO Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -lots of room to learn and grow -great supportive team and management -great work life balance -Can give input about industries you prefer as clients

    Cons

    -SEO gets a bit overlooked in the agency, but this is a common problem across many agencies that we get less recognition

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  4. COVID-19

    "Good place to learn and grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For an entry level position this is a great place to learn media and grow the skill-sets needed to perform well in the industry. Pros: - Media training program - Dedicated managers and ADs, that truly care about your professional growth - Fast paced and challenging - Opportunities to have face time with clients - Team oriented - Opportunities to self-educate - Spark allows you to become a master at your specialty with learning opportunities along the way

    Cons

    I do not have many bad things to say about the company, but here is a very short list to look at and prepare yourself upon being hired (aka be proactive in asking every question you can about the below to your manager/AD). - No direction on how to use agency billing/actualization software - Promotion and pay raise freezes (take that with a grain of salt as that happened during COVID).

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  5. "It was ok"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Activation in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark Foundry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coffee, snacks, rep dinners, resources, big clients.

    Cons

    long hours and not the best pay

  6. "Poor work/life balance due to under staffing"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Media Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great office and location

    Cons

    Accounts are under staffed, creating a bottleneck of workload

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Citi account is a nightmare"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time

    Pros

    Pay above industry average median

    Cons

    Long hours, tough clients, no senior management support, strict deadlines

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  8. "Chris Boothe can't deliver results"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Ton of holidays and time off

    Cons

    -The company is poor and there is no clear direction to generate revenue growth.

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  9. "Great people low Pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, a lot of opportunities for growth and awesome vacation time.

    Cons

    They don’t pay very well, especially when starting out.

  10. "Fine for a first job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark Foundry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture and PTO, Snacks

    Cons

    Very overworked, bad pay, hard to get recognized.

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