SmartRevenue

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SmartRevenue Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
16 Reviews
3.4
16 Reviews
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    Ethnographer

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    Current Employee - Ethnographer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in New York, NY

    I have been working at SmartRevenue as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The brands and agencies you work for are among the biggest in the world. It can be very interesting work. The data you collect and analyze tells you a lot about human shopping behavior. It is even helping me write my thesis!

    Cons

    There needs to be more transparency and the technology is outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not fair to keep people wondering about the negotiation and relationships with clients. You need to let all employees know if a contract or negotiation with a client goes sour.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ethnographer gigs are good when you can get them

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    Current Employee - Ethnographer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at SmartRevenue as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work with decent pay. I was paid $18/hr and a lower rate for training and prep time. Prep time and report time was compensated, which was very nice. Direct managers are available and supportive by phone, text & email.

    Cons

    When I was hired on, I was told there were not very many ethnographers in my area, so there would definitely be continuing projects for me to work on. This has turned out to not be true. Projects have been few and far between. This position is extra money once in a while only and can't be counted on for regular income at all.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Ethnographer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SmartRevenue as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You set can work your own hours. Management is very, very friendly. You get to meet a lot of interesting people.
    They pay you for what you do. People at this company all have degrees and they are very polished.

    Cons

    They take too, too long to pay you, they also have an issue with invoices and their software. I am always having to resubmit work over and over again. They are a bit disorganized. You are lucky if you get paid after 3 weeks of submitting invoice...they mail you your check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people sooner than the ' 2 weeks' if everything goes right. Stop mailing people their checks and start direct deposit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive experience over all

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SmartRevenue

    Pros

    Flexible and cares about your input on projects

    Cons

    Projects are irregular and sometimes clients change their fielding locations on the fly

  6.  

    A Little Iffy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SmartRevenue as a contractor

    Pros

    The nature of the work is challanging. The pay is adaquate. Contract employment provides flexibility for part time work. Team leaders are very good, although you never meet them face to face.

    Cons

    Rediculous payroll structure. It could be as long as 55 days from when you work to when you get paid, At BEST it takes 40 days to receive payment of any sort. Payroll Manager has no phone number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is understandable that they want to run a low overhead, totally virtual business, but they lose much in terms of the reliability of the data collected. Payroll payment structure is absurd. Later this survey asks about Senior Management and the CEO. No one knows who these people are, where they reside, or anything else about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    On the job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SmartRevenue as a contractor

    Pros

    Really applies your marketing and observation skills

    Cons

    Standing up for a few hours at a time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Only if you like uncertanty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SmartRevenue

    Pros

    Flex, good pay, work-life balance

    Cons

    bad management, remote management, bad communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ethnographer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at SmartRevenue as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The hourly pay is really good.

    Cons

    Standing for long hours in random parts of a retailer store, interrupting shoppers to do a "10 min" questionnaire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some type of event where Ethnographers can physically meet the management for Smart Revenue and other Ethnographers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great salary for recent graduates! Must enjoy talking with people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ethnographer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at SmartRevenue as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good starting wage for recent graduates
    -Independent work with flexible hours
    -Enjoyable if you are outgoing and like meeting/speaking with new people on a regular basis

    Cons

    -The technology is outdated and slow!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology! Keep ethnographers in the loop with opportunities for upward mobility within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    entrepreneurial, fast-growing company in the right space

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at SmartRevenue

    Pros

    the opportunity to grow and learn is great, this is a fast growing small company with lots of potential, many people have started part-time, then joined the company full-time, then receiving promotions into manager level positions

    Cons

    long hours with no compensating time off, many hours in the evenings and on weekends, with many long nights and no comp time, turnover higher than average due to work load, but at least we are busy

    Recommends

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