SmartPlay
3.1 of 5 57 reviews
www.smartplayin.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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SmartPlay President & CEO Pradeep Vajram

Pradeep Vajram

(17 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Salary is good go and it stops there"
    in 4 reviews
  • "This is a normal service based company where it has potential to grow in every aspect it works in"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Its most of business comes from body shopping"
    in 3 reviews
  • "its a service based company and a startup"
    in 3 reviews
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    Good Service company

    ASIC Design Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThey offer decent salary once you compete one year with them. They have good number of clients so chances of getting on to bench is low.

    ConsNo one-one meeting with employees, Less communications between employees, Less social culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease work on cons. Rest is all well. Good Luck.

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    Engineers are very good but poor management and policy

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Previously lead, manager and senior management open for suggestion and discussion on any issue.
    Even if needed they quickly resolve those issues.
    2. Starting salary is good in comparison with other Indian service based company but no match with product based company.

    Cons1. Now most of initial manager and senior management (mostly these people from product based company background) left the company and senior management is full of people with service based company background who only know "how to use employee and don't give them anything". These people are even not much competent.
    2. Increment for best performer also decreased in last 3 year from higher double digit to lower single digit even though market is doing great now.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Get rid of service based company background management including senior management of various division, as they are trying "To kill the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" (actual engineer's who earn money for company) before it is to late.
    2. Be more sensitive to employee like couple of year back as you know time to make 1000+ company takes time but to start self destruction mode doesn't takes time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work ethics of top management.
    Compassionate towards Engineers problems
    Good choice of projects to work in

    ConsMissing life insurance for self and family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Company

    Senior ASIC Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Proshigh salary, nice management, good culture

    Consfrequent change of locations depending on client,

    Advice to Senior Management???

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place to work

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsFiring at smartplay is very rare, even when people are on bench.

    ConsNo proper work, no proper hikes and salaries are average, onsite opportunities are given to those who are very close to the management

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease recruit some good engineers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smartplay experience

    Lead ASIC Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosright people, clients exposure, sensible management

    Consnot many cons to share

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for VLSI services job in USA

    ASIC Design Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsMatching Salaries with the Multinationals

    ConsNo much interaction with the management, policies at their discretion. No stock options as its not yet listed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive among Consulting firms

    Computer Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsCompetes well among other Indian firms in terms of salary and benefits. HR policies are better off.

    Constoo few customers, less paid vacation yearly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good service company to work!!

    Senior Physical Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Pros- flexible
    - Good service company in Smartplay

    Cons- Location preference, more inhouse project required

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management,Good location

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Pros1. Good pay
    2. Options to change clients
    3. Management is reasonable
    4. Company didn't fire anybody during downturn
    5. Those interested in management role can continue since the company is growing

    Cons1. Pure body shopping company
    2. Not suitable for long term growth
    3. HR and recruitment teams suck

    Advice to Senior Management1. Fire the whole hr and recruitment team in India. They are responsible for hiring tons of Idiots.
    2.Try to get more turnkey projects
    3. Don't hire stupid guys just to increase the headcount

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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