I have been working at SMS Data Products Group full-time (More than 3 years)
After coming from the toxic environment known as my former employer, it was nice to come to SMS where I was welcomed immediately. Being in a smaller environment where all of management knows your name and what you do is such a great feeling. The office always seems positive and management is open and receptive to any concerns. I feel like there is plenty of room for growth as the company is constantly expanding.
Most of the headquarters staff work a very traditional schedule of 8 hours Mon- Fri, it would be nice to have more flexible and work from home options.
Advice to Management
As we grow, make sure you maintain the small, intimate atmosphere that makes an employee feel special.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at SMS Data Products Group.
Received a call from a Recruiter as an initial screening. Once past that interview I received a call from a Technical Lead in the group I'd be working in. Final interview was in person and received an offer after that.
Received an offer for employment and then negotiated salary. More often than not though the offer letter contains a salary figure and can be negotiated a little bit.
Feb. 2017 - SMS announced today that the company has been re-certified as a Cisco Gold Partner for the 14th consecutive year.
May 16, 2017 - SMS, announced today it was awarded the Army Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland.