Sponge Career Development FAQ

Read what Sponge employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Sponge has a career opportunities rating of 4.1.

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5 English questions out of 5

3 February 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Sponge?

Pros

I got to work with a lot of talented, friendly people Sponge were one of the top elearning companies in the industry The first couple of years at Sponge were great

Cons

Everything changed since Sponge were acquired New management limit creativity and don't listen to the problems. They aren't very approachable like the old management Sponge were used to. Seen a massive amount of people leave in the past year, most of those people who have been at Sponge for 4+ years Doesn't feel like the friendly, family run business that it used to be No progression or career opportunities. A lot of people have been stuck at the same level for years with no clear path on how to progress

Advice to Management

Please listen to your employees, they have great ideas and many of them have been in the elearning industry for years.

No progression or career opportunities.

3 February 2021

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3 June 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Sponge?

Pros

A friendly and outgoing team , who really care about advancing your skills. With flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home, this creates a great work/life balance.

Cons

The location of the office is surrounded by heavy traffic most days, so this often affects the hours I choose to work.

With flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home, this creates a great work/life balance.

3 June 2020

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24 May 2021

Does Sponge have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

The induction process was so clear and thorough, I have a great supportive manager who I have regular catch ups with, and a 'buddy' to guide me. I've mentioned skills I would like to learn, and my manager has given me opportunities and guidance. The team is welcoming and I love the perks like flex-time and your birthday off. Overall a great place to work

Cons

Only con is I think the culture has been lost a little over covid, but that's understandable and I think it should come back as soon as we're back in the office. I think that's happened in every company, and Sponge is doing what it can to keep the culture there

I've mentioned skills I would like to learn, and my manager has given me opportunities and guidance.

24 May 2021

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22 July 2020

How are promotions handled at Sponge?

Pros

Staff feel like family. Relaxed office environment. Some opportunity to explore creativity.

Cons

Poor business decision-making has fundamentally changed the company since when I started. Staff often not listened to and benefits not great - progression and promotion unclear and almost entirely self-led.

Advice to Management

Remember who you claim to be and the values that you advertise you have - your staff do.

progression and promotion unclear and almost entirely self

22 July 2020

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24 May 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Sponge?

Pros

The induction process was so clear and thorough, I have a great supportive manager who I have regular catch ups with, and a 'buddy' to guide me. I've mentioned skills I would like to learn, and my manager has given me opportunities and guidance. The team is welcoming and I love the perks like flex-time and your birthday off. Overall a great place to work

Cons

Only con is I think the culture has been lost a little over covid, but that's understandable and I think it should come back as soon as we're back in the office. I think that's happened in every company, and Sponge is doing what it can to keep the culture there

I've mentioned skills I would like to learn, and my manager has given me opportunities and guidance.

24 May 2021

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5 English questions out of 5