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SmartPlay President & CEO Pradeep Vajram
Pradeep Vajram
5 Ratings

Pros
  • Salary is good go and it stops there (in 8 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)

  • You're asked to work throughout the night, citing takeouts, which go on forever (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Unending explorative experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmartPlay as an intern (Less than a year)

    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.


  2. Good consulting company. Especially good for H1B seekers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On-par if not better salaries Continuously engages with VLSI companies for new opening Good Medical Insurance ($0/pay check) Efficient management

    Cons

    Heavily dependent on Qualcomm. Need to increase personal touch with the consultants

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve client base


  3. Good Service company

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

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time

    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 Management

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


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  5. Competitive among Consulting firms

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

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time (Less than a year)

    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 Management

    Get more customers


  6. Good service company to work!!

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

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible - Good service company in Smartplay

    Cons

    - Location preference, more inhouse project required

    Advice to Management

    Great management,Good location


  7. Good place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Management

    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


  8. A pure body shope

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

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Its most of business comes from body shopping.

    Advice to Management

    Get some in-house projects.


  9. VLSI Physical design service company

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

    I have been working at SmartPlay full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    have more of senior positions in Engineering line



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