Sparksuite’s Employee Handbook

Hello!

This employee handbook is designed to answer questions that current and prospective employees may have about our employment policies, benefits, perks, hiring process, office policies, etc. The content within applies to Sparksuite and its subsidiaries. We’ve posted this publicly to promote a culture of transparency and clarity, and because we’re proud of the working environment we’ve created.

Our handbook is open sourced on GitHub to track the changes we’ve made to these policies over time. We’ve given it a flexible license so other companies can benefit from our research and work.

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to answer them, so feel free to reach out.

Wes Cossick’s signature CEO of Sparksuite

Benefits and perks

Health

We offer a variety of employer-sponsored health plans from a large insurance carrier, plus vision, dental, HSAs, and FSAs.

401(k)

We provide a 401(k) through a high-tech, ultra low-fee provider, with considerable company matching.

Paid time off

Employees earn a generous amount of highly flexible paid time off.

Observed holidays

View the holidays we observe, for which employees receive paid time off.

Flexible working hours

Work the hours that are best for you each day. Details about windows of time to work within.

Flexible remote work

The flexibility to work remotely when needed from week-to-week.

Free-lunch Fridays

On the first Friday of each month, we gather together for a free meal.

Taco Tuesdays

Every Tuesday we enjoy delicious breakfast tacos from local restaurants.

Office environment

We’ve invested heavily into creating a place team members love to work from.

Unique culture

Fast paced, ambitious goals, cutting edge technology—but without the usual risk.

40 hour work weeks

We really mean that. Our team members should enjoy a great work and personal life balance.

Modern tech stacks

Cutting edge tools for an efficient and enjoyable working environment.

New parent leave

All employees can take up to 12 weeks of leave when they become a new parent.

People operations

At-will employment

Information about the nature of employment.

Code of conduct

How employees should conduct themselves as representatives of our company.

Dress code

Comfortable and casual, but not tacky.

Drugs, alcohol, and weapons

Ensuring a safe and productive work environment.

Employee privacy

Privacy as it relates to our company and the workplace.

Equal opportunity

Our stance against discrimination.

Handbook acknowledgement

Introduction to, and acknowledgment of, this employee handbook.

Lunch breaks

Information about taking a lunch break.

Payroll information

Useful information about how payroll works.

PIIAA

Proprietary information and inventions assignment agreement.

Sick policy

What to do when you’re sick.