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Sparta Systems Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Make a Difference!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hamilton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Hamilton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sparta is a great place to work if you're a motivated, independent person that likes to be part of the company's success. Depending on the department some work is in-house, remote or at a client site, but regardless you always feel part of the team and that your contribution makes a difference.

    Cons

    With global and remote employees you don't often get the face to face interaction more than a few times a year, but all hands meetings do bring the teams together for team bonding


  2. Helpful (1)

    "From Java to Salesforce"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hamilton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hamilton, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to start a career
    - Work from home flexibility
    - Development managers can be great motivators

    Cons

    - Most Senior-Level developers left over the past year or two
    - Can be a lot of management involved in development lifecycle
    - Far too much time spent in agile planning/estimation meetings
    - Recognizing and addressing technical debt is met by much resistance
    - Product strategy/priorities change every couple of days to couple of weeks
    - Offshoring created a significant amount of technical debt; and continues to do so
    - Accounting regularly pays invoices from a few days to a month late
    - Very restrictive IP Contract
    - Long support cycles

    Advice to Management

    Look at the product you have, recognize how it got to it's current state, and see how your current planning is either positively or negatively affecting it. Talk to anyone in RnD that works with it if you need clarification.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    The company has an awesome culture.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good company culture

    Cons

    They will need to adjust their approach in the market quickly before they get completely eaten up by competition. Unfortunately price matters more than just value these days.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Its time to step up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sparta's a small company. You end up knowing most people throughout various departments. People are friendly and approachable, helpful and kind for the most part.

    Cons

    Sparta lacks any form of vision or plan, but they call it "agile". This isn't a new problem, the entire time I've been there it's a series of priority changes (abrupt changes to the entire roadmap) and listening to the loudest customer yelling. There's too much emphasis on trying to not upset some individuals in favor of doing the right thing, which leads to problems for those impacted. Not all departments operate like partners. Customer Support tends to throw things over the wall to R&D to deal with, without getting information from customers about what is not working properly, or what they're expecting. Customer Success tends to build strong relationships within both R&D and our Customers to help fix those problems though.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to stop losing good talent. Try to understand their struggles, and how the company's mode of operation has a negative impact all the way down the line. Don't try to cover it, be honest with the teams.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    excellent culture for developing a positive environment

    Cons

    More tone from the top to development consistency among departments.


  7. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment.. Innovative...Good work life balance

    Cons

    Being a small company, breaking prejudice is an uphill task..

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Sparta"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good compensation, word

    Cons

    Office politics, limited career growth. CEO only cares about sales and profits

    Advice to Management

    Investments in the future should trump near term ebitda.


  9. "Customer Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, world class product, great people

    Cons

    unorganized management, goals changing constantly


  10. "Great people, Good management."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hamilton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hamilton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, teamwork, very respectful management. Management treats you like a professional and doesn't micromanage. Software engineers are given good equipment to work with. Growing company.

    Cons

    Software products are not always designed with latest web technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs better vision in UI design.