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SmartPlay Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
60 Reviews

3.2
60 Reviews
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SmartPlay President & CEO Pradeep Vajram
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Starting salary is good in comparison with other Indian service based company but no match with product based company (in 5 reviews)

  • This is a normal service based company where it has potential to grow in every aspect it works in (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • its a service based company and a startup (in 4 reviews)

  • Its most of business comes from body shopping (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unending explorative experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Plenty of responsibilities given upon, which ultimately develops our lead skill. Work domain given is as per our hidden talents.

    Cons

    Position of work remains a challenging aspect. Get ready as soon as possible to serve clients. Projects are limited as per the calender period calculations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Service company

    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    No one-one meeting with employees, Less communications between employees, Less social culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on cons. Rest is all well. Good Luck.

  3.  

    Competitive among Consulting firms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too few customers, less paid vacation yearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good service company to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    - flexible
    - Good service company in Smartplay

    Cons

    - Location preference, more inhouse project required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management,Good location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    1. 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A pure body shope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    You can work independently at client location. Not much interference from management.

    Cons

    Its most of business comes from body shopping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some in-house projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    VLSI Physical design service company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    flexible working, dont have to take all the burden as a consultant. can work for client onsite and can change to in house projects. No worries making enemies at work place as can always change clients

    Cons

    no permanent project ownership, salary and benefits less than product companies. poor medical insurance and may have to change clients sometimes in a couple of months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more of senior positions in Engineering line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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