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Sparks Personnel Services Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  • Sparks Personnel Promotes a Lifetime Blacklist with its former contract employees (in 2 reviews)

  • The woman never called back, emailed, or sent a message via LinkedIn--not once (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Can't go wrong with Sparks Group!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Assistant in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Property Assistant in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sparks is a great agency that helps others find employments. Sparks is trusted by companies to provide top talent and professional workers. Sparks has helped me find meaningful employment. If you need a helping hand finding employemnt, let Sparks help you. Sparks Group listen and place people in jobs that they would be the best fit. Put simply, Sparks will listen and do their best to ensure your satisfaction. Give Sparks a try and see where you career may go! I can personally say they have helped me in the present.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of...


  2. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparks Personnel Services full-time

    Pros

    I loved working for this company. I have worked as a contractor for a year now and this is the only company I would recommend wholeheartedly. Jen Clemmons was the recruiter I worked with and she was literally there everytime I needed her, she always made me feel like I was a #1 priority. Thank you Sparks and Jen, I will always think back fondly of my time working for this company:)

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons.

  3. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Transparent Leadership
    -Work Life Balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Sparks Personnel Services Response

    Oct 19, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you very much! Amazing leadership and work/life balance are often cited as top reasons why our staff love working here!


  4. "Best place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I could not even begin to express how much I loved working at Sparks Group. I was a full time employee, and only left due to having to move states. The culture is absolutely amazing! The people are fun, communicative, and really care. The upper management ensures that you are set up for success and will help you through out the way! The CEO, President are very much involved, which is hard to find! Would work here again in a heartbeat!

    Cons

    There is literally not a thing I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Still love Sparks Group!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    After recently adopting a great new company name, logo, website, and more, this is a very exciting time to work for Sparks Group! What began as a regionally based, family-owned staffing agency, is now a full-scope provider of technical, professional, creative and administrative talent to some of the biggest and best companies to work for in MD, VA and DC.

    Cons

    Limited incentive programs for those in corporate/shared services roles.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sparks Personnel Services broke the number one rule of networking, follow-up."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prospective Talent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Prospective Talent in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After connecting with a recruiter via LinkedIn, I spoke with the woman by phone, and submitted my resume--all within 2 hours. The woman sounded very excited and interested in me as an applicant during the phone interview; we even discussed a possible upcoming opportunity, right away. She was very prompt and promised to get back to me soon.

    Cons

    I did not hear from the recruiter--ever--even after several e-mails. The woman never called back, emailed, or sent a message via LinkedIn--not once.

    Advice to Management

    Just follow up with prospective talent, even if you do not have an opportunity lined up. Everyone's time is valuable and should be respected.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sparks allows a great opportunity to get your foot in the door within a number of great organization's..

    Cons

    There are no cons as long as you have communicated specifically your career goals, as well as your preferences and limitations..Sparks will match your skills and experience with the best fit. What you expect to make, how far you will commute, if you want permanent or just temp...Sparks will put you to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't trade my years at SPARKS for anything!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Supervisor (Recruiter/Account Manager) in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Supervisor (Recruiter/Account Manager) in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sparks Personnel Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Management truly cares about their employees *My direct supervisors always cared about my personal/professional growth *Staffing is a very stressful industry and definitely not right for everyone- SPARKS made it a great environment to be in *Woke up every day and looked forward to seeing and spending the day with my coworkers *My direct manager always kept me informed and listened to my ideas *Lots of fun team events and awards for a job well-done

    Cons

    more "work from home" or flex-schedule options

    Advice to Management

    *Make sure options for career opportunities within SPARKS are made apparent to internal employees; it seems sometimes opportunities are not brought to the table until employee is halfway out the door.
    *There were SO many positive changes implemented throughout my years at SPARKS. Keep up the good work and don't ever lose the special piece of the puzzle you have- the fact that you're a REAL FAMILY.
    *Steve Sparks and Evette Baker are extraordinary leaders and very hands-on!


  9. "Supportive Staffing Agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Assistant
    Current Employee - Management Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    I hadn't worked with a staffing agency in almost 15 years but those that I had worked with were somewhat shady. This was not the case with Sparks-they placed me immediately and the company I was temping for decided to hire me after only 3 months! Jen, the senior staffing supervisor for Sparks, was wonderful to work with and very supportive from day one. She always kept in touch with me to make sure I was successful and happy. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to work for a professional staffing agency.

    Cons

    The benefits could be better, but at least they exist!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Best Temp agency in the city"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They work to find the best placement for you where you will be a productive employee and can potentially find a permanent position.
    Fast and responsive.
    Are available with to help with anything.

    Cons

    NONE I have no negative feedback to offer.


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