Spark New Zealand Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.7
72%
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91%
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Spark New Zealand Chief Executive Jolie Hodson
Jolie Hodson
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have gain so much experience with spark(in 19 reviews)

  • "Awesome place to work great people(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Spark"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Commercial Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spark New Zealand for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team Great location leading edge tech

    Cons

    Can be too PC too many restructures

    Spark New Zealand2016-02-10
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible management and dying slowly."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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 for 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.

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    Spark New Zealand2015-10-09
  3. "Manager"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time for 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.

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    Spark New Zealand2015-09-16
  4. "Good company"

    4.0
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    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

    Spark New Zealand2015-09-13
  5. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Spark New Zealand

    Pros

    Great opportunities, work is rewarding, high career development focus, empowered, fantastic benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Restructures every year, some bullying/power-trip behaviour is about that gets looked past by senior management.

    Spark New Zealand2020-05-20
  6. "Great team"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    awesome workmantes and stable job

    Cons

    I am not a fan of agile way of working.

    Spark New Zealand2020-05-18
  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spark New Zealand part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team building and individuals growth

    Cons

    None. Nothing much to say here

    Spark New Zealand2020-04-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fragile Agile"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary, payband within market medium for external hires.

    Cons

    Psudo Agile structure. Extremely political Profit over people Not truely embracing growth Ways of working is counterintuitive Too many meetings, causing inefficient workflow. Only applies Agile to some areas. False promises on growth and advancement, instead exploits workers. Agile coaches suck. Contradictory policies.

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    Spark New Zealand2020-04-22
  9. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Political. Work for the wrong boss and your career can stall.

    Spark New Zealand2020-03-15
  10. "Blue Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spark New Zealand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including an account credit and health insurance. Focus on developing leaders with ongoing workshops, one on one's and opportunities to get involved in projects. Great leadership team amd supportive peers. Coaching and upskilling focus for staff overall. Feel safe to bring your whole self to work. Collaborative and inclusive approach to decision making, agile. Forward thinking, digitally driven business and no longer a stuffy, blue collar, telco.

    Cons

    Constant restructures causing unease and job instability. Encourage feedback from employees to improve in different areas but not listening or delivering on promises. Capacity issues resulting in long hours worked.

    Spark New Zealand2020-03-04
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