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Could have been so good but execs have made a mess of the place.

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Current Employee - Hard Worker in Aliso Viejo, CA
Current Employee - Hard Worker in Aliso Viejo, CA

I have been working at Smith Micro full-time

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

Pros

- Employees at Director and below are great!!!...great teamwork, they work hard to get the job done. - Great flexibility - steady pay, 9-5 kind of work if you like it.

Cons

- Employees VP and above, are highly paid experts in mismanagement. I have a lot of respect for Mr.Smith for what he has achieved this far with Smith Micro but I must also say that in the past 3 years the senior management's decision making has been highly questionable. - Innovation is shredded - No place for motivated individuals who want to grow their career - cowboy culture, HR tries to keep everyone happy but has its hands tied to the ceiling fan. - When the company is not doing good, its bizarre to hear from the execs that you will continue to be severely underpaid and will get pennies for your stellar performance... because "beware the economy is not good" but oh well its 'somehow' justified..that we take home our 250K+ salaries for making the wrong decisions....while you suffer and your hard work is at the most verbally appreciated...good for you! - No budget for career development even when the skills could directly help the company.

Advice to Management

- Instead of hiring bozos on the top, empower and reward those who worked hard for you. - Focus on getting one thing right, instead of playing twister with your product portfolio - Create a culture where its OK to challenge ideas towards constructive growth - Accept your mistakes, we are all only human. Move on working on the next success! - Instead of underpaying the middle class hard working employee, try taking a paycut from your hefty salary and stock options. Employees are not idiots to keep hearing "the job market is bad", "the economy is bad" when actually you guys are draining the company.

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  1. Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Smith Micro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are top notch. Most everyone is willing to be helpful. The work environment is casual - jeans and t-shirts every day. Plenty of things to do and the technology is bleeding edge, even in the tech pubs group.

    Cons

    Management seems to be a bit lacking in direction. The company is going through a paradigm shift. There were a lot of lay offs no too long ago and the company has been losing money for a while, but finally seems to be heading back to profitability. No telling if that's going to continue, since the company's original main source of income is drying up and it trying to shift to a new business model.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your minds! Take a better look at what you are offering and what you have in the roadmap and decide if you're really going in the right direction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Administration in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Smith Micro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, hard workers

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics, few ways to advance or get raises

    Advice to Management

    Should have more employee reviews.


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