Smartcentres

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Smartcentres Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Working hard, and taking ownership over tasks is highly rewarded.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smartcentres full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is fair, people are friendly, industry is exciting.

    Cons

    Constantly seems like we're putting out fires.

    Training seems limited to internal existing methodologies vs out side the box solutions and new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time and focus needs to be spent on how competitive advantages can be applied outside of the Walmart relationship to become a leader in other asset classes, or business models.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smartcentres full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people to work with who you can learn from
    Decent training is provided for most positions
    Financial educational assistance provided

    Cons

    Absolutely awful culture
    Long hours are expected every day
    Taking your vacation is frowned upon and a frustrating process
    Work life balance isn't possible if you want to have a future there
    They feel they own you
    Half hearted attempts at things like fitness programs fall short of useful
    Salary is not competitive
    No pension or long term incentives
    Benefits offered are the bare minimum and have been scaled back in recent years
    Very few opportunities to move up
    Management spends an absurd amount of time babysitting grown men and women
    Degrading attempts to blame others is the norm
    Favouritism and nepotism are rampant
    Be prepared to be scolded for what others are commended for - double standards are ridiculous
    Everyone is in a constant state of panic for what inevitably turns out to be nothing urgent at all
    No opportunities to actually make decisions or use common sense
    Essentially a sweat shop where you're expected to be quiet for as long as humanly possible and do mindless work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink everything. People, processes, policies, culture. Everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company If you like abusive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Toronto (Tanzania)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Toronto (Tanzania)

    I have been working at Smartcentres full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collegues are great and everyone works very very hard.
    Nice Office
    Great place to learn and gain experience

    Cons

    Opprotunities too far and in between
    Management shows no appreciation
    Management can't make up their mind and don't take accountability
    Management doesn't stand up for employees
    No recognition
    Long hours are the norm and expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mitch is a mastermind and your lack of people skills and hiding behind your excuses,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Smart company, Smart Associates, Smart Development... SmartCentres

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Smartcentres

    Pros

    Very competitive environment where ideas are shared to bring your best to the forefront

    Hard work brings value across multiple teams in a collabrative effort to develop retail shopping centres

    Cons

    It gets so busy at times we don't get a chance to evaluate how we can do things better on a corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on lessons learned to streamline processes and thus do things faster, better and with less effort

    Recommends

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