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Clever Devices Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  • Middle management will report to upper management on your daily work without correcting you and you won't ever know it (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor Management, lack of growth, lack of vision, lack of proper planning, poor HR dept (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Proud to work for Clever Devices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clever Devices full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over the years, Clever Devices has improved a lot. Onboarding has gone through an overhaul, the president conducts town hall meetings on a regular basis, etc.
    Communication between groups has improved and HR is actually doing productive things.
    Happy with our benefits.

    Cons

    401k matching could improve.
    Sometimes management expects you to work nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, they might have good ideas.
    Consider opening an office in Queens/Brooklyn to attract potential candidates that might not want to work in Long Island.

    Clever Devices Response

    Sep 20, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback. We are thrilled to hear that the changes we have made are having a positive impact. We are always striving to improve and add value to the company. Any and suggestions... More


  2. "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clever Devices full-time

    Pros

    great product to install, great pay

    Cons

    shifting hours late to morning

    Clever Devices Response

    Dec 23, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are excited to hear that you are enjoying your position. We do understand the nature of our business and our clients can cause a shift in hours for certain positions... More

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing Clever about this place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Woodbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clever Devices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Fruit every wednesdays and soda fountain.

    Cons

    Poor Management, lack of growth, lack of vision, lack of proper planning, poor HR dept

    Advice to Management

    I worked at clever devices for 2yrs and ended my employmet in October. In my time there, it felt as though each department operated separately from one another. Some were better than others. You could go years without knowing what your own co-workers did, and I attribute that to very poor management. Most employees have little faith or respect for those above them. They never allow for work life balance - the world is supposed to revolve around Clever Devices - they do not care if you have a family or children. You're expected at your desk or on your mobile phone at all hours. Some senior managers even walk around the office at 8am and 5pm checking to see if people are at their desk. How sophomoric. Now I understand why there is so much turnover. Clever Devices has a generally catty, gossipy, unprofessional, immature environment. People are not held accountable nor are they managed by their bosses. Those who kiss up to Sr. Managements are the only ones rewarded or promoted. Sr. Management clearly only care about themselves and their favorites. Oh and the "Sr team" is far from senior. They are mediocre and were grandfathered into their positions. There is never an employee growth plan, professional training or clear company vision. If you're a professional person who likes to have their creative ideas praised then look elsewhere. Clever will not reward you for hard work or for going above and beyond. This is a company of basic people doing the same thing they always do to get by year after year. Not forward thinking leaders.

    Reevaluate where you want this compnay to go and put a plan in place. Invest in your employees. Create more specialized depths under new leadership. Having 1 Sr Manager run all of deployment, IT and PMO is not realistic especially when he ddoesn't have the background to do it.


  4. "sr software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clever Devices full-time

    Pros

    immediate response when applied online

    Cons

    waste of time on phone screens and coding exercises.

    Clever Devices Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. Please feel confident that we have the utmost respect for our candidates time, and for the unique abilities and skill each candidate brings to the table. Our technical... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clever Devices (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good product line will keep this company on top. I firmly believed in the products being sold.

    Cons

    At the time management of resources and managers were not up to the demand required.

    Clever Devices Response

    Dec 23, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    We are please to hear that you enjoy the products and feel we are a great company overall. With the growth we have been experience, and will continue to experience in the near future, we understand... More


  6. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting place. People were nice

    Cons

    didnt learn much, wasn't naturally able to walk around and ask people questions.

    Clever Devices Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. While we are glad you found the work interesting and the people nice, we are disappointed to hear that you didn't get everything you could have out of the Internship... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clever Devices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Casual work environment, nice perks, nice people and lots of good customers.
    *Good Products, Good Benefits
    *Office location on L.I. is located in a somewhat easy area for thise commuting from Nassau County.

    Cons

    *Office layout is like a customer call center. Cubicles are low and there is very little privacy. You can hear everyone's conversation and the space is generally loud. Not a positive work atmosphere.
    *Management seems like they are always scrambling from one qtr to the next to make sure Revenue reports are in place. Does not look good to the employees.
    *Certain Sr. Managers are clock watchers. They walk around at 8:30am and 5pm to see who is here. Makes you feel untrusted. They forget how many times you come in early or work late or even on weekends to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Consider enhancing the cubicles. It's a loud work area and it can be hard to get work done.
    Remember that employees work hard to ensure customers are satisfied. Don't be such sticklers on working hours.

    Clever Devices Response

    Sep 6, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the work environment, benefits and perks. We are always looking for suggestions to make things better and appreciate... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clever Devices full-time

    Pros

    - Company is growing fast
    - Coworkers are professional and helpful
    - Positive work environment
    - Improved on boarding process with a responsive HR team
    - Strong executive team
    - Excellent IT policies and staff

    Cons

    - Group project could have used more supervision
    - Culture is more focused but could be difficult for new hires to soak everything in quickly

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the core values of what makes Clever Devices so successful

    Clever Devices Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us this summer. We had a great class of Interns this year and look forward to keeping in touch as you complete your education.


  9. "Incredible Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had an excellent experience interning with Clever Devices this summer! Their developments in transportation technology is very interesting, and I enjoyed learning about the different features of their products and services. My supervisor assigned me to an exciting and challenging project that kept me busy throughout the entire program. I appreciated the ability to utilize my skills and experience in generating innovative solutions to a real-world problem. Additionally, I received great guidance and support from coworkers who were always willing to answer questions and provide help. Clever Devices goes above and beyond ensuring their interns have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Cons

    During my internship, I worked with technology that was fairly new to me - this required a quick learning of complex systems in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, a strong initiative is required to continuously explore new ideas in areas relevant to the work. Personally, I loved these aspects of the company and consider them to be pros, but those who prefer rigid tasks under constant supervision would consider them cons.

    Advice to Management

    I hope Clever Devices continues its great internship program in the future!

    Clever Devices Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments, and we are glad to hear you had such a positive experience. Our Intern program is a very productive, and a big part of that is the dedication and talent of the Interns... More


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clever Devices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Code is very well maintained. 2 of us on our 1st day downloaded an entire branch and built it with few warnings and 0 errors.
    Benefits are better than many large corps - medical, dental, eye - low deductibles / copays
    Training is good and rapidly improving.
    Inter- and Intra-team communication is awesome.
    Impressive Agile / Scrum process with few meetings lasting more than 20 minutes.
    401k + matching.
    LOTS OF TIME OFF: 8 holidays, 5 days off from Christmas to New Years, 10 days PTO (1st year)
    Public transportation will only grow as gas prices start to rise again.

    Cons

    Documentation store is not well defined and information is distributed across multiple documents with some information missing.
    No shorts or tee-shirts or tennis shoes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the improvement process. New training and training room is impressive and I'm looking forward to the new 4-day training.
    In my many years experience across many domains, this is one of the better companies!

    Clever Devices Response

    Jun 16, 2016 – Managing Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the review, and we are thrilled that you are enjoying your career here at Clever Devices. While we feel we have really evolved in many areas as a company and an employer, we also... More


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