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Helpful (6)

Abysmal

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - National Sales Director in Sausalito, CA
Former Employee - National Sales Director in Sausalito, CA

I worked at Smart Meetings full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Zero. Truly, zero. Sorry.

Cons

Chaos. Immature management. CFO - your California accounting license is still delinquent!

Advice to Management

Sell the company.

Smart Meetings Response

Jul 22, 2014 – CEO

Our national sales manager had been here for 7 years and is very happy- so starting with dishonesty about your title says a lot about you. Our last sales manager was abysmal and we parted ways ... More

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Complete chaos

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smart Meetings

    Pros

    The people are really nice! And the office is decorated with bright cheerful colors. They do cover the majority of your travel cost.

    Cons

    Everything! I was told I was being hired for an event management position. The position is actually a telemarketing position with some event responsibilities. They go through people faster then I've ever seen but ask you for loyalty?! Not sure how that works! The only stable department seems to be the magazine side and they only seem semi happy! You rarely here good job or thanks. It's more why weren't you always doing it! Just beware expectations are unrealistic. And over all turn over is very high! The average person is only there for 6months to a year. Health Benefits are slim, no sick time, only you are covered for health insurance at 75% Work hours are stated 8:30a-5p but if you leave before 5:30 you are looked at like a slackers. You get 30 mins for lunch but you'll hardly be able to take it. But if you take it at your desk you better be working or again you'll be marked as a slacker. Overall my time here was a learning experience of what I don't want from an employer. And if you look at other reviews they say a similar thing so it can't just be one off employees!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the people you interview event planners are not telemarketers they are trained event marketing professionals.

    Smart Meetings Response

    Apr 14, 2014 – CEO

    We recently had an event sales manager who worked for us for 3 weeks. During that time she called in sick 2x was late 5 days and took long lunches and had 1 week of the 3 off she worked for us with ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    RUN FAST!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Smart Meetings full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will one day write a screenplay about this place, because otherwise no one would believe it really exists

    Cons

    A cesspool of dysfunction. Micro-management that isn't management, just a lot of yelling and making you feel bad about yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Narcissism isn't management. It's a disorder.

    Smart Meetings Response

    Mar 3, 2014 – CEO

    We usually find that what people write here is more about them it is about us. The dishonesty and lack of specifics is telling. Our CEO is the warmest, nicest person who happens to be very successful ... More


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