SmartStream Technologies

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Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Have some new business opportunities ahead, but the way of doing business needs to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good client, promising business model

    Cons

    technology is falling behind, lack of appreciation for talent

    Advice to Management

    focus on expanding technology capacity

  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst experience ever, worst than retail

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    Former Employee - Market Data Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Market Data Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    None, unless you think working 50-60 hr weeks, plus weekends as a pro.

    Cons

    Horrible working conditions, unreasonable clients, management makes promises that they can't keep to clients and staff, product is total garbage - so many errors with their reference data and can never fix the problem. There is no career or growth opportunity here. No work ethics and extremely low morale, save yourself and don't bother applying

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know what they're doing rather than make empty promises. This company is going downhill and im sure a lawsuit is going to happen soon due to unreasonable hours asked to work

  3. Constant change in management is distracting the focus of the company

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Was a small enough organisation to ensure that decisions where quick to be made. Used to be a market leader in space therefore the "brand name" helped with the sales process. Had a group of intelligent and helpful ppl to tackle challenges and produce results

    Cons

    Constant management changes and switching of business and solution strategies have led to a decline investment into the existing solution stack with new initiatives taking more resources and focus. This has come at a cost to what can be sold today. Until the new technology/solution stack is delivered, the company will struggle to keep competition at bay.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the next gen solution is delivered soon or face a major challenge from younger/newer firms in this space. Competition that will take a good piece of market share at a rapid pace. As for the constant hiring & firing, that damage has been done and a lot needs to be done to repair the moral in the company.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a really good company to work for a new comer.

    Cons

    i did not find any cons in this company till date.

    Advice to Management

    No advice yet to give.

  6. One of the Best Product Companies in Mumbai

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at SmartStream Technologies

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

    Pros

    Very good Compensation
    Good investment banking products
    great learning opportunities
    Good work Culture

    Cons

    extended work hours
    no onsite opportunities

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. Helpful (2)

    Liars

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Great installed customer base
    - Well established product brands - TLM, SSR

    Cons

    The CEO, CTO are serial liars - who lie profusely to customers and also to employees. There is an atmosphere of intense sycophancy and Yes-manship. The owners in Dubai, just dont care of what happens to customers, as long as they get their dividends at the end of the year. Most customers are either walking away or establishing a technology and managed services strategy that is devoid of SmartStream completely.

    Advice to Management

    None. You are incorrigible. The owners need to rethink their ostrich approach to running the company. Sheikh Khalifa needs to fire this management team and bring in a fresh one that conducts an independent assessment of company strengths and direction.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Technical Architect

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    Former Employee - Tech Architect in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Tech Architect in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Heavily Political work environment
    No planning to get work done, it just gets done based on which side of the bed the local CEO gets up

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Helpful (4)

    Such a shame what has happened to this company....

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great existing client base from a past era (I was there through 3 different CEO's), and a few good people left (the ones who remain loyal and are probably a little scared to move on as they have likely priced themselves out of the market due to management offering over-inflated salaries just to keep them from jumping).

    Cons

    Simply put....Leadership. A complete lack of a coherent strategy, management don't listen to staff, no product innovation, exec's consumed with political infighting between divisions, any internal staff challenge is viewed as being a 'nay-sayer' and not welcomed, lots of unhappy clients that are not referencable, any profits made have to be paid back to their owners (Dubai) so no investment for new product innovation, just check out the Rating Trend on this website to get a feel of how this company is going!

    Advice to Management

    Leave. You have no values.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Get out while you still have your sanity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    From the outside looking in it all looks okay but it is a thin veneer of respectability. Offices are a nice place to work with free tea and coffee. That's about it.

    Cons

    No structure, no communication, management change strategy direction with the wind, management don't listen, management just don't manage, cronyism, sexism, the list goes on . . .

    Advice to Management

    Are you in the right job?

  11. Helpful (2)

    Poor HR Policies in case of Employee Satisfactoin

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at SmartStream Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Good package
    Good Exposure to technology/domain

    Cons

    Very poor HR ethics :
    1. No parking place for employees is reserved. One has to pay for it everyday.
    2. Pantry's situation is pathetic. Have to wait long to get place to sit for lunch. No cafeteria.
    3. Tea and Coffee in Pantry are pathetic. You will puke even if you take a sip of it.
    4. No CSR activities on HR's part.
    5. They take forever to give confirmation letter. You have to eat their head for it.

    HR is neglectant of above issues and totally blunt about it.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at your infrastructure and employee satisfaction policies. Have some discipline in all areas rather than trying to excel in your products and forget everything else.

    Attrition is increasing because of above factors.

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