SmartBear Software

  www.smartbear.com
  www.smartbear.com

VOTED TOP PLACE TO WORK!!

SmartBear Software – Why Work For Us?

​​​​We are all about quality in everything we do. We care about our customers, our products and our employees...

SmartBear was voted #2 by Glassdoor Employee's Choice Best Places to Work for medium sized companies in 2014 and #11 in the Boston Globe's Best Places to Work for small-to-medium sized businesses in 2013.

We're pretty proud of that!

We offer powerful, affordable and easy to use software development, testing, performance and post deployment monitoring tools that work well in small-company environments and easily scale for enterprise use. With our tools, testers and developers can automate mundane tasks, easily track and report the success of their efforts, and build the best-performing products possible.

We ranked first overall in high tech, so if you're looking for a fast-paced, high growth company to call home, SmartBear is a great fit.

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​​You’re going to need these.

Joining SmartBear means joining a team that thrives in a fun, fast-paced environment... at work and at play. You’ve got to be smart, agile, and motivated to achieve your personal best.

Since our success depends on yours, one of our benefits includes reimbursement for a new pair of athletic shoes.

If you play smart and play fair, welcome to SmartBear! Just remember to wipe your feet at the door.​​​

​​It’s all about Mark...

or Jeanne, or Ian, or Barbara...

Think for a moment about the best job you ever had. What made it great? If you’re like us, you’ll say it was the people you worked with that made you enjoy coming to work every day.

Our SmartBears come to work to be with the best and brightest people in the software industry, but they stay because it is a great fit. In addition to working hard, we like to play hard… it’s not uncommon to find our SmartBears chilling in our rec room eating popcorn fresh from the Popcorn cart, sparring a game of foosball, shooting hoops or teeing up on the ”in-house” green.

Are you ready for a new “best job you ever had”?​​​

​​​​Our benefits package… well let’s just say we’re not your average SmartBear!!!​​

Taking care of our SmartBears helps them take care of our customers and give back to their communities - in their own unique way (hint: watch the video). We take great pride in taking care of our SmartBear family by keeping them happy and healthy with a comprehensive benefits package that rivals our biggest, well... rivals!

Did you know that SmartBear Software pays 80% of the employee premium, regardless of level of coverage, for Medical, Dental and Vision coverage? We also cover 100% of the plan deductible through our Health Reimbursement Account benefit. THAT'S AWESOME!!! And that’s not all...

OUR U.S. HEALTHCARE BENEFITS:

Medical: BlueCross BlueShield

The SmartBear Family provides medical insurance through BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts. New England employees have the option of enrolling in either the HMO Blue New England Plan or the Preferred Blue PPO Plan. Employees outside of New England will be enrolled in the Preferred Blue PPO Plan.

Dental: BlueCross BlueShield Dental Blue Select PPO

Vision: EyeMed

OTHER BENEFITS:

Life Insurance

Short and Long Term Disability

401(k) Match

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and dependent care

WORK/LIFE BALANCE:

Life Care Employee Assistance Program – counseling services for employees

LifeMart – members only discount shopping website offering SmartBears a (up to) 40% discount on products and services

REST - Real Estate Services Team of experts that provides all SmartBears real estate assistance with buying, selling OR refinancing!

PTO time

Company paid holidays

Floating holiday (you pick the day!)

Paid volunteer time off

Employee outings to “build a positive SmartBear family spirit!

Sorry, personal grooming is not covered

and SNEAKERS…​​

​​​​Delighting customers starts here.​​

​​At SmartBear, we want every team member to live up to the highest standards... those of our customers.

We know if we focus on delighting our customers with our products and services, we’ll continue to grow and exceed expectations for growth and profitability.

That’s why we hire people who can communicate openly and honestly, treat others with respect, and remember to have fun. It’s this rewarding work environment that is helping SmartBear become the best place to work, anywhere.

We didn’t create our values during some sort of executive summit, that’s not our style. Our values mean more to our people, because they were created by our people.

SmartBears pledge to:

WOW with innovative products and service

Believe in one company, one experience

Value open, honest, effective communication

Walk the talk

Build FUN teams with family spirit

Work to live, not live to work​​

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    Yes, there were changes. But now that made for a stronger company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at SmartBear Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    After seen many changes in the company, today SmartBear is still a strong company and still definitely a great place to work:
    - There are some great people working here. Ones that know what work requires but also they have fun and know that regular interactions do not require memos or red tape
    - Some tough new management came in this year. But they've positioned the company for growth and through the tough questioning they set some very realistic goals
    - SmartBear is about to move much closer to Boston, so (at least for me) the commute is going to improve
    - There's still a ton of opportunity for growth. And in my years here I've always been encouraged and supported to take on anything that benefits the product I am working for

    Cons

    The new "no shorts or t-shirts" rule interferes with my superhero shirt Friday tradition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Casual Fridays
    ...
    - Really thought lots about it and can't come up with anything else realistic that isn't in place already

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SmartBear Software.

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    Interviewing manager was very inexperienced and had difficulty answering direct questions.

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SmartBear Software Awards & Accolades

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Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2013
Best Medium Sized Companies to Work For (#2), Glassdoor, 2014
Best Overall Functional Testing Tool (TestComplete), ATI Automation, 2013
Social Media "Talking", Forrester Groundswell Awards, 2012
Jolt Award for Best Testing Tools, Dr. Dobbs, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.smartbear.com
Headquarters Beverly, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Atlassian, New Relic, Soasta

Over 1 million (yes, one million!) software testers, developers and operations professionals use SmartBear tools to develop, test and monitor their applications on desktop, mobile and in the cloud.

We believe in open, honest communication with family values. Whether you're in Beverly, Massachusetts or 5,000 miles East in Tula, Russia, you'll find SmartBears who believe in... More

Mission: DELIVERING WITH CONFIDENCE
"Be the leading volume provider of software quality and performance management tools
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