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Smart Meetings Founder & Publisher Marin Bright
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Smart Meetings full-time


    Having worked at large corporations as well as some smaller firms, what I like about Smart Meetings is that I can have a much bigger impact both into the company and the marketplace. In a 30 person company like this, you get to have the opportunity for mastery of the craft and career. The skills, the projects, the challenges that are offered here will greatly enhance somebody's career. SmartMeetings is about generating the results in a passionate, self-motivated way. For those who are responsible and accountable this is a great spot. For those who don't deliver results, not so good. People's biggest pet peeve is that other teammates don't carry their weight. This means salespeople have to meet their quotas, content producers have to produce quality and quantity on time. And everyone has to be on the same page. Huge financial investment by the company. Compensation, Cadillac health insurance, retirement plans, travel to the finest hospitality destinations. Companies prepared to invest in the latest technologies and workflows.


    People that meet their goals and objectives have a lot of autonomy and get a seat at the table. People who are under performing and not achieving results gets a lot of coaching and mentoring to help the get on the pace that's required. I don't want to work with people think that average results are adequate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for great people to work with. Don't worry about separating people are not on the team and don't make the effort required to achieve the results. The only thing they can do is post a negative glassdoor. There's a reason you're the number one company in the space.

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    Event Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sausalito, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA).


    It was a two step process of a phone interview followed by an in person. Very normal interview process. All smiles and an open outlooks of growth and happiness. They avoided directly answering the question of average tenure and attributed high turn over to growth of the company. The owners dog greets you at the door with loud barking and then follows you into the interview.

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Smart Meetings Awards & Accolades

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Northern CA Chapter PCMA Legend Award , PCMA, 2011
Maggie Award / Best Regularly Featured Column , Western Publishing, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Sausalito, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts, an award-winning interactive website, Smart Site Selector for RFP submissions, and produces Smart Events, live events connecting meeting professionals with premier hotels and destination representatives.

Mission: Bright Business Media, LLC’s mission is to provide the tools meeting professionals need to make their job easier. Our meeting publication is designed to be useful, easy to read, educational and fun. We provide an expert industry perspective and give meeting planners the information they need to be more effective.

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