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SMA Benefits

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  • Oct 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Strategist in Irvine, California

    They are honestly great.

  • Oct 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Irvine, California

    The health insurance options and PTO are in line with other companies of this caliber, meaning they are good benefits but wouldn't tip the scale when comparing to other companies. SM&A did contribute to employee HSA plans for the first year this option was offered, but then cut that contribution in the second year. Still the HSA plan is a better option for many than if the company only offered an FSA plan. They are fairly generous with PTO, offering 3 weeks starting out and growing to 4 weeks by the 5th year of employment. SM&A’s 401k plan is its weakest benefit and needs improvement. Using Bloomberg’s 401k analyzer tool, their plan scored 27 out of 100 points, ranking it far below the 50 other companies listed. Cumulatively, over the past 4 years, SM&A employer contributions to an individual’s 401k plan has been less than 1.5% of gross salary, and for 2015 SM&A contributed *nothing*. In addition, employer contributions are only made annually, 3 months into the next year, which reduces the growth potential of their contributions and is a major deduction according to Bloomberg’s analyzer. There are no stock options or other incentives that I’m aware of. Although SM&A seems to pay well, they don’t put much effort into investing in their employee’s retirement. The 401k management company does a great job and provides many options for employees to build the stock portfolio they want, while also offering retirement planning guidance and automatic guided investing. SM&A's best benefit is it's flexibility in letting each consultant balance work and personal life, which can be very difficult as a road warrior. They trust each employee to negotiate a work schedule with the client that will get the work done and also allow the consultant the necessary time for traveling and being home with family. SM&A embraces technology which allows people to work remotely and be connected to their clients virtually.

    SMA Response

    Thank you for your detailed review of SM&A benefits. We recently engaged an advisory firm to help us with our 401k plan and plan design. As a result, we have reinstated the bi-weekly match... More

    SMA Response

    Thank you for your input and feedback regarding our benefit plans. We just recently hired an advisory firm to help us improve our 401k plan-as a result, effective April 2017 we are reinstating the... More

  • Sep 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Irvine, California

    Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, accidental insurance, 401, 3 weeks of paid leaves.

    SMA Response

    SM&A offers a full suite of benefits-thank you for your review. Maureen

  • Sep 16, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Irvine, California

    Good amount of PTO, good selection of benefits. If given proper advance notice, management is good about allowing time off.Includes medical,dental,vision, life, AD&D, and Disability insurance.

    SMA Response

    Thank you for your review-we encourage our employees to take time off and we do offer a comprehensive benefits package. Maureen

    SMA Response

    Thank you for taking time to review our benefits-if you have any questions please reach out to me directly. Thanks-Maureen

  • Apr 30, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Production Manager in Irvine, California

    Great benefits and 401K able to work on client site or at home

    SMA Response

    Appreciate your input! Thank you for being a part of SM&A and we are glad that our benefit plans and 401k plan are something you value! Maureen

    SMA Response

    Thank you tor taking the time to review our benefits and be on our Glassdoor page. We are glad you are happy with the benefits and 401k plan. Maureen

  • Jul 23, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Irvine, California

    SM&A has great benefits! Very flexible and diligent company. Very good health insurance plance available for yourself and / or your family.

    SMA Response

    Thank you for your feedback-we understand how important benefits are to our workforce so we strive to offer a competitive benefits package. Thanks Maureen

  • Dec 28, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Irvine, California

    Company offers and contributes toward health savings account.

    SMA Response

    Thank you for taking the time to provide input/feedback regarding our benefit plans. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Maureen

    SMA Response

    We are glad you took the time to review our benefits. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Much appreciated! Maureen

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