Smart Meetings

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6 people found this helpful  

Fast-pased, start-up feel

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Web Department in Sausalito, CA
Former Employee - Web Department in Sausalito, CA

I worked at Smart Meetings full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There are a lot of great opportunities to travel, and working at the company events are among the most fun days of work I've ever had. There were several times where, having an idea for something new, I could present it to the CEO/CFO and would be told to run with it. Being able to work a project from inception to completion is a really great opportunity, and is just one of the examples of how the company has a start-up feel.

Cons

The location is a pretty cool benefit, but also a bit isolating. Sausalito is gorgeous, and the downtown district is only about a 4 minute drive away. Walking distance, there's 3-4 restaurants in the area for lunch, and a great waterfront park to eat at if brown-bagging, but I was sometimes jealous of the downtown SF crowd. (It is entirely possible that this has changed recently. That neighborhood is ripe for redevelopment / some funky art galleries and whatnot.)

The inevitable flip-side of the start-up setting is that there's a lot to do, and if working on a new pet project, the old ones don't just go away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Noticed recently that the staff has grown pretty significantly in the last three years. This probably cut some of the workload, which may be good (I tend to like the busier pace and wouldn't know which set of tasks I'd have wanted to pass off to someone else).

Not sure that's advice, but it's what comes to mind. That and the Monday morning meetings could have been shorter. Or maybe every other Monday.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Smart Meetings Response

Nov 22, 2013Human Resources

Thank you for your feedback. We value your creativity and your new ideas. If you have anything you would like to share, please email our HR department at humanresources@smartmeetings.com.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced and Rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smart Meetings

    Pros

    Smart Meetings took me in, showed me the ropes and gave me a career. For that, I am eternally grateful. I really enjoy working with professionals who are willing to put in the extra effort required to produce a quality product and will never hesitate to give you a hand, should you need one. Management is always at the forefront of the industry and will teach you something new every day.

    Cons

    The absence of sick days can be frustrating, especially when flu season rolls around.

    Smart Meetings Response

    Nov 22, 2013Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to continually growing and improving our work environment for all of our employees. We invest in our employees with personal development for continued ... More

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Yikes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smart Meetings full-time

    Pros

    A paycheck, if you weren't already getting one.

    Cons

    Honestly? Forget the actual reviews – to really know what it's like to work here, just scroll down to the small print and read the CEO's rebuttals. That's the tone you will find permeating the workplace, every day.

    Mondays were a particular treat: an opportunity for the CEO to denounce whichever employee most recently left the company as "disloyal," and to compare people still around who messed up to "terrorists." More than once, the admonishment, "It only takes one terrorist, and then we all have to remove our shoes."

    Sorry. I wish I were joking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kudos for finally adding PTO; your truly loyal employees deserve at least that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Smart Meetings Response

    Nov 22, 2013CEO

    This was written by a personal assistant who we bought a 300$ necklace for on vacation and treated to many nice things- really bizarre. Hasn't worked since and only worked for us for 3 months.

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