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Spark New Zealand Reviews

Updated April 7, 2019
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  • "the upper management don't care about the lower ones" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Too many restructures - I decided to leave after the team structure had been changed for about the 4th time and my backup option made me a good offer" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Spark"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Commercial Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spark New Zealand (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team
    Great location
    leading edge tech

    Cons

    Can be too PC
    too many restructures


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible management and dying slowly."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark New Zealand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great modern buildings and like a lot of workplaces, some great people and benefits

    Cons

    Constant restructuring with no stability. It has lead to disarray, lack of vision and has failure to understand market direction. It total lacks culture, unless it's brown-nosing to clueless managers. Right now, in an effort to improve its bottom line, it's culling staff, having determined the organisation must be lean and agile. Not to mention look good to shareholders for FY Results. Pity the customers and lack of service they put up with.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the shareholders and board of directors. Fire the current management, CEO to GM level, if you every want to see the company transform return a good profit and have any large corporate or government clients.

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, great people, good benefits. Spark really look after their people, value, culture.

    Cons

    Company moves really slowly. Spark always steps up and make investment to wonderful things with wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    You need aggressive marketing strategy to really turn things around.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    big company, slow progress can be a little boring


  5. "Service Desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Good company
    Good environment
    Good work balance

    Cons

    Lost my job due to company restructure


  6. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Spark New Zealand part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, enjoyed the training programmes and overall working environment.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the role compared to other similar companies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Upper management sucks"

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

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    big company, so salary can get better if you know how to run the politics.

    Cons

    never had salary review in 3 years.
    never had any compensation for after hours work
    the upper management don't care about the lower ones.

    Advice to Management

    Care for the lower management.

  8. "Decent workplace. Great to get started elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    It had a decent salary as well as a decent work environment. Most of my colleagues were fairly decent people to spend 8 hours a day with.

    Cons

    I found that there was a lack of growth opportunities internally. Also there was the usual corporate going on there.


  9. "awesome experience and excellent company policies"

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    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Palmerston (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Palmerston (New Zealand)

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best work ethic and good inter employee relations

    Cons

    nothing that is prominent or that can be pointed out


  10. "Professional Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, Interesting customer engagements, Great Teamwork, Working with some very clever & highly motivated people, Never boring.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction, lack of management understanding of customer needs (particularly in government sector), as an employee you are just another number, no employer empathy or commitment to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your customers, listen to your staff. Listen, Learn & Lead.