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"Disorganized environment which rarely has goals but does have talented people"

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Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fun people make working at SmartBrief worthwhile. The culture is quite relaxed and most people do not take themselves too seriously yet they remain professional.

Cons

SmartBrief really doesn't have a business model and has little idea of how to communicate what it is attempting to accomplish both within and outside of the organization.

Advice to Management

Leadership at SmartBrief should really sit down and think about what the business is trying to accomplish. While working there there was rarely a sense of moving forward and it felt as if employees were simply there to get a paycheck but were never really engaged nor could they be because the company has little vision.

Other Employee Reviews for SmartBrief

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice People with No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beer machine, nice/smart people, casual work environment

    Cons

    zero leadership from senior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that betting on a short term exit strategy can backfire when all long term prospects haven't been made priorities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, interesting place to work, but needs more transparency, organization, increased salary"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tech in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, friendly and motivated people who genuinely like each other. No lack of challenging projects and problems to solve. Encouragement to go off and investigate new technologies and areas of interest. Massive growth in recent months and more planned for the future.

    Cons

    Smartbrief has existed for 10+ years. Time to give up the casual dot com environment and start structuring things. There is no formal process for yearly evaluations to get raises. No performance reviews. Salaries are not competitive. Terrible company-wide turn over rate. No transparency in career progression process. No 401k matching. Not enough vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are learning whats happening within senior management through gossip. We have little idea where the company is headed. Increase salaries and you'll decrease the massive turnover rate. From the outside we are simply a company that sends email... lets innovate on that before email dies. I am putting "no opinion" for the following question because I have no idea how the CEO is leads SmartBrief.

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