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Once a great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at SMC Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The company has a great foundation of Sales Managers in place. They are all helpful in working with the Account Managers to be as successful as possible despite the micro management style of the company. The team of managers employed by the company are all field proven managers that know their jobs and are great at developing the talent they hire.

Cons

Pay with the company is not as competitive as other companies especially now that the company has instituted a GPS monitoring system that increases the level of stress experienced by guys in the field. Corporate management is doing a dis-service to its team of outside sales personnel by showing its level of distrust in its team of sales guys to do their jobs. It is really sad that such a great place to work has now become another corporate machine.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the GPS MONITORING SYSTEM and trust your Sales Executives and Sales Managers. They have gotten the job done in the past without GPS and they can and will still get it done. You are going to loose a lot of valuable people if you continue these rediculous behaviors.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good intermediate job, but most talent leaves after 3-5 years

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Noblesville, IN

    I have been working at SMC Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Engineers gets to work with some very interesting equipment. The engineering staff rarely works over 40 hours per week. Most people on the production floor are very receptive of good engineering analysis.

    Cons

    It would be a very difficult place to start you career, due to the lack of employee training. They give you a computer and some tasks and leave you to your job. Most beginners struggle to succeed. The mid-level to upper management personel have some real issues. Most of them are unqualified for their respective positions, and are placed based on tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to invest in some serious professional development for the current employees, so that they are vested in their future with the company. Managers and Team Leaders need to promote the talented staff and forget about tenure and HR road blocks. The company will continue to lose the quality engineers if things continue as they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Started off on a high 10 years ago, and progressively went downhill. Currently approaching an all-time low

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SMC Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people (peers) that I worked with. Core products are solid and practically sell themselves (if only manufacturing could properly forecast demand and deliver on time).

    Cons

    SMC-US executive management has ZERO experience and no credentials to run and organization this size. They (two of them) practice total vertical management structure. They have surrounded themselves with senior managers that that must agree with their every decision (for fear of losing their jobs) so they no power or ability to effectively manage and lead their organizations.

    2008 cost-cutting strategy of having the sales staff perform janitorial duties at their branches is still in effect. (It’s amazing how much they really lost by implementing this)

    Strict nepotism policy that applies to the rest of the company – not the ones that enforce the policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    US Executive Management; stand down and pass your rolls to a CEO and Dir or Administration that know how to really inspire the workforce and grow the company. You are decimating the organization by driving all the people with know-how away and then re-hiring entry level sales clerks that have no technical sales ability. Your competition is going easily to rob you of market share and win new business because your customers don’t want to deal with the low salaried monkeys you're hiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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