A Moment With Spark: Our Company Culture

By Shené Oliver

I joined Spark just over two months ago and as a new Sparkster, I’d like to share my experience and perspective on Spark’s company culture. Culture is a vital and unique part of every organization. It’s what makes people join a team and is the biggest reason employees choose to stay or leave. It’s the key to gaining and maintaining a powerful workforce.

​​What comes to mind when you think of the ideal company culture? For me, it is a workplace environment where you feel comfortable and appreciated, and a place where you can thrive and grow. Your workplace should be stimulating, growth-orientated, and employee-centric in operations.

Many companies have struggled to overcome the challenges faced with the new work from home (WFH) structures that have come into fruition over the last 2 years. Spark, however, has managed to navigate these waters not only in San Francisco and New York but across continents with their remote South African staff.

Spark senior leadership and management embody all that employees wish to have in leadership and support systems. There is a true focus on mental health and well-being, individual goals and growth achievements, and establishing a balance between work-life and personal life.

Pandemic work-life has pushed employees to become more self-reliant and productive, and for companies to provide more flexibility with their staff. Spark has always been a company that allows staff to express their creativity and perspective on operations. Spark staff can manage their hours and workload in a way that suits them best, providing that deliverables and productivity levels are not compromised through remote work. Spark promotes independence alongside collaboration and understands that one of the greatest drivers of productivity is the pride of ownership in one’s work. Every employee is empowered to innovate and work autonomously, without micro-managing.

“A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.” – Simon Sinek

Interested in joining our team? Peruse our careers page for open opportunities and consider joining our inclusive company culture. #SparkTeam

“The perfect company culture fit for your post-pandemic GenZ and Millennials”


Shené Oliver

Shené Oliver