Sparta Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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3.9
88%
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Sparta Systems CEO Dana Jones
Dana Jones
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people working together to solve tough problems for important customers(in 6 reviews)

  • "great place(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tight working conditions because the company is growing so quickly(in 2 reviews)

  • "Management tends to throw you under the bus when there is an issue(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fast-paced and Growing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Evolving digital solution that is rapidly gaining new customers. Very fast-paced. Team spirit with a "let's get this done" attitude. Accessible leadership that listens to ideas. Hardworking colleagues, you'll never be the one doing all of the work, alone.

    Cons

    Smaller organization that means having to wear many, many hats or else things won't get done - and this is throughout all groups. The company is working to find efficiencies and clear delegation of tasks so this is already improving. There needs to be a single source of information - information is splattered all over the company and everyone would benefit from a single place to go.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Make a Difference!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hamilton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time for 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


  3. "Solid"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Hamilton, NJ

    I worked at Sparta Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Knowledgeable resources. Great people. Solid place to grow as a consultant.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have seen.

  4. "Solid stability and growth outlook"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sparta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Strong teamwork ethic, room for internal career growth, 401k match

    Cons

    No glaring issues or downside

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Organization"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong focus on customer success

    Cons

    Going through a transition period for product and management

  6. "Great Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer 

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice company to work. Great work place

    Cons

    Nothing to specify as of now

  7. Helpful (3)

    "From Java to Salesforce"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Its time to step up"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sparta Systems full-time for 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.

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