Sparta Global Employee Reviews
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A typical day at work was exciting. I learnt about the necessity of improving my Business Skills and the importance of networking as it broadens our communication skills, we then become more aware of whats trending and challenges businesses and others are facing. The Management team was approachable and dealt with any situations to the best of their ability. The workplace culture was very open and it encouraged others to share which in-turn motivated others. The most challenging aspect was engaging with others who did not know how too communicate well and the most enjoyable part of working was learning something new everyday and applying our skills to aid in improving the performance of business operations.
Free Coffee and an open space to enjoy it with colleagues
I trained on the London city academy prior to COVID19. Trainers were great and very supportive throughout the training.I am now working at an insurance client and using all the Software engineering skills I learned in the training.
Good training provided for free
Training is very intense
The training course provided in the Sparta Global Academy is really thorough and enjoyable. The culture in the Academy is really friendly and I made some good friends during the 12 weeks of training. Sparta Global take graduates from various degrees and universities, so there is a real diverse group of people working there and everyone has different outlooks and skills. The sales team found me a placement during the training which allowed for a smooth transition to working in a large financial services company. Although the work can be challenging at times I am enjoying my first assignment.
Excellent free training
None at the moment
Would not recommend. Has a huge turnover of staff, with little room to progress. HR has made the place very toxic and you cannot complain to them about anything as they will just fire you that day if you do. This company has renamed themselves twice due to failing and you can see why frankly. For graduates on the programme, you are not paid until they find you work which can be up to 5 months and you are expected to travel to their head office and work for free until they find you a job so good luck funding yourself.
Nice office, good staff, all let down by their shifty scheme. They say they invest in you, which is why you are not paid during training. What they do not mention until you get the contract is there is a huge fee you have to pay if you want to leave for the training they give you. This fee for the 4-8 weeks of training will cost you far more than a year at university! Their focus is on recent graduates who are paying off their loans who would struggle to pay that off. So in reality you are getting a loan which you can then payback by working for them. A job where you have to pay over half of your yearly salary to leave, makes it very open to abuse. Worse part is you can not even complain, since the contract states that they can also fire you and make you pay back the money for the training. A company which can actually make profit by firing you should be avoided at all costs. This is why they accept all graduates from any degree, graduates are more desperate and if you fail, they will still make money.
Advantages: - Can give direction to those without. - Fridge, microwave and free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. - Fellow trainees. - Satisfactory training. - Some trainees get placed. Disadvantages: If you join, in Week One you will read the words "DON'T WASTE OTHER PEOPLE'S TIME" in capital letters on the board. They'll neglect to inform you, however, that respect only goes up the hierarchy, so management will gratuitously waste your time when they feel like it. To understand the disrespect shown by management towards trainees, it is helpful to look at Sparta's business model. Trainees are told they can only leave voluntarily if they pay ludicrous fees to cover the training, which in reality costs a fraction of what they say it does. To further lower costs, as many trainees as possible are squeezed into each room, which also means each possible client has a longer list to choose from. BAs who get placed get an average of £22,000 from Sparta over two years, while engineers get £24,000. Sparta does not reveal how much it receives from each client, but I suspect it's about £7,000 extra/year as that is around the market salary. This explains how Sparta can be a viable business with such a low placement rate. The trainees, many of whom are from poor backgrounds, quickly comprehend the dearth of interviews and begin to dread five months without income. Sparta doesn't provide any financial support, not even travel costs. Sparta values sycophancy over honesty and effort. I was frequently lied to, spoken to disingenuously and made to wait unnecessarily. When I complained - more...
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good culture, great experience, good clients. they work with a huge number of blue chip clients and provide market leading training. overall it was a good experience for me but you must complete your two year contract
It is totally one of those companies targeting young and gullible graduates. Lots of misinformation. Training given was not relevant to the placement. Unresponsive to any support. You cannot leave the contract as the sum need to pay back for 3 months course is £24000 or you need to do whatever they give you for 2 years. They are just interested in exploiting the talents and the IT market. All about money. DO NOT SIGN UP!!!!!!! Nothing good about the company. Absolutely nothing
Many good and bad points about Sparta. It has excellent training, a good atmosphere at academy and if you're lucky, good opportunities. It also has a deep commitment to diversity. After you are trained you are put forward for placements with clients. These could be located anywhere in the UK and may or may not be related to your training. Once on client site you don't get much contact from Sparta so you had better hope that things are going well. I most enjoyed meeting different people and my time at academy. The most annoying part was probably being on client site in a placement I was not particularly suited for with little contact from base. Overall, could be a good way to get into the tech industry though a bit of a risky path.
No choice of work
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