SMART Technologies Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Very Corporate Centric

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth, Great Product, Market expanding, Good Partnership with Microsoft. Great benefits, good pay, good vacation,

    Cons

    Corporate Is in Calgary and might as well be on Mars. Not very aware of the field situation, but getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Working in Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot and the management were very supportive and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries, lots of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been gone so long, any advice is not relevant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. They actively support employee's who are trying to break the silos formed over the past 20+ years

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Open communication from executive level leaders about the "state of the nation" makes me more confident in the leadership team

    Cons

    Continue to struggle with legacy employee attitude about how things are done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offering stock sharing options would help inspire employee confidence in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Intern Adventures at SMART

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SMART Technologies

    Pros

    Great culture, Amazing people, best atmosphere an intern could ask for. People here will help you progress in your career and grow continuously.

    Cons

    Location is really the only complain I have. I can't really say anything else bad about this amazing, revolutinizing company that has completely changed the way it operates over the last year.

  6. It has been great, I love the people and the leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance is great. Good team envirnment

    Cons

    I a not sure I ahve any cons for now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Not a nice place to work if you have any self respect or sense of self-value

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMART Technologies

    Pros

    Time off allowance is fairly generous.

    Cons

    Despite a new executive management, this company really doesn't value it's employees or their effort and achievements. Managers are also expected to be the lackies and sugar coat the poor decisions and practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and listen to the high turnover and demotivation among staff if you want the business to have a stable long term future - before it's too late.

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at SMART Technologies as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People there are good. P

    Cons

    compensation is not good. Hard to be promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SMART Technologies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, helpful colleagues, clear strategy, open-door policy

    Cons

    Often times boring work, not enough motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. too many hierarchies in the organization,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Support in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    new management has a clear vision of how to turn around the company

    Cons

    weak in supplier qualification, new product launching and OEM/ODM monitoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the hierarchies, strengthen supplier program management, product development and program management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Challenging transitional time for the company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at SMART Technologies as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really think that the best thing about SMART was the people. Lots of talent and managers served as great mentors. Some of the people that are still there to this day are absolute rock stars in what they could accomplish. Strong IT support, and SMART Boards in every meeting room was wonderful.

    Cons

    There was a lot of challenge making progress as the company was constantly shifting to try to turn the stock price around. It made it nearly impossible to actually make any progress. I was an intern at the time and had 5 different managers and belonged to 3 department name changes during the 1.5 years I was there. I like many was let go in one of the waves of layoffs, but was not at all surprised at the time. They were very pleasant about the layoff, though I know it caused havok on moral, which I certainly hope has cleared up now. It'll be an upward battle for this company to break past the challenges over the next couple years, so if you're gonna work there you better enjoy facing challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with objectives for long enough for it to actually permeate the company now that stock is going up, rather than jumping at each new idea.

    Positive Outlook

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