SMS Management & Technology Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    SMS Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Consulting staff at SMS are some of the best reasons to work there. You get to meet and work with many skilled people. Some are duds but the majority are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    The company gives you lots of opportunity to donate your time. SMS meetings are in your time, travelling interstate to do gigs is in your time and the costs are yours to carry until you can claim them back. Work 12-16 hours a day thats another donation to the company. There is a bonus program but any pathetic excuse will be given to explain why you dont qualify.

    Advice to Management

    You expect the best but offer nothing.


  2. Great atmosphere, great colleagues, some good work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Adelaide (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time

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

    Pros

    The vibe is good, people actually interact and want to help each other and socialise together. Lots of training seminars available, but formal training can be hard to fit in around customer commitments. I was assigned to a customer that I ended up not liking, and they reassigned me after I asked to be moved.

    Cons

    Like any consultancy, the quality of work depends on the project and the customer you are assigned to. SMS asks if you will take the role - never forcing you into something you don't want to do.


  3. Supportive, fair employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRM Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - CRM Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional development support is great e.g. Certifications, Skilled colleagues in different areas to broaden your own repertoire e.g. Agile project management, Decent pay, and they hire full time permanent and don't downsize at the drop of a hat when business is slow.

    Cons

    International opportunities are limited as focus is in Australia. They don't provide devices such as mobiles, laptops except on request for defined time periods. You use client devices or your personal devices typically.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    ICT Program Manager

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

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, smart challenging people, positive move to a new business model

    Cons

    Struggled to grow over the past 5 years - being left behind Difficult to differentiate in a crowded market of similar providers


  6. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Adelaide (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Adelaide (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, solid client list

    Cons

    Projects dependent on availability and not skills

    Advice to Management

    Move to higher value consulting streams


  7. Development Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Development Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Depends on the team you work with, but in general good work enviroment - Also depends on the project, but you most probably will get very good work experience

    Cons

    - Very Formal - No clear vision to improve their candidates


  8. Great people and culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    PD opportunities and support network with employees

    Cons

    Not great bonus opportunities available

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Great people, opportunity is yours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really fantastic people across the board. Lots of opportunity to get involved and be part of community. Broad range of clients. Good about part timers.

    Cons

    Consulting isn't for everyone. Need to be confident in self and building networks, getting what you need. Used to be terrible with PD, but that has changed significantly in last year + Don't pay best in market (but ok and culture makes up for it) Head office decisions can be removed from reality (but that typical everywhere!)

    Advice to Management

    Continue with balance and investment of last year or so. It's going well!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place with amazing people and opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Unlike the big 4 consulting firms it's possible to make a name for yourself quite quickly at SMS. Some principal consultants are under 35 years of age for example. It's also an excellent place to get into industries one normally wouldn't be considered for. Having the backing of the SMS brand definitely helped me.

    Cons

    SMS struggles to win work against the bigger firms which means the roles are often less strategic and lack the ability to influence outcomes on a grand scale. This can also be a pro for those who prefer less ambiguity and want a routine position.

    Advice to Management

    Review the practice lead position. It doesnt work. Continue to emphasise the value of your people - it's a good thing.


  11. SMS M&T Needs To Overhaul Their Hong Kong Office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology

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

    Pros

    - Tom Stianos - Decent working conditions

    Cons

    - Cronyism in Hong Kong - only mates get promoted - Body shop - Sexist leadership group

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul leadership team in Hong Kong and focus on rewarding based on merit



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