SmartBrief - Great for new grads, not for long-term employment. | Glassdoor
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"Great for new grads, not for long-term employment."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at SmartBrief full-time

Pros

Smart people, fun culture, good life/work balance.

Cons

Disorganization, incredibly high turn-over rate, compensation not equal to work load.

Advice to Management

HR - start doing exit interview to find out how to reduce turn-over rate! Incessant turn-over makes everyone's job harder and less pleasant.

Other Employee Reviews for SmartBrief

  1. "Small company the is experiencing growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, relaxed environment, earning potential

    Cons

    Mini-fiefdoms, departments don't collaborate, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Management from the top must regularly communicate the values and goals of the organization. Share the good news, spread the love.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great products and content. It is not a start-up anymore so they need to progress with systems, benefits, controls, etc."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SmartBrief full-time

    Pros

    If you're just out of college you may think this is greatest place in the whole world for a first job. No real dress code is enforced, everyone eats together and drinks together after work. Many people live in DC or nearby NoVA and most get along well. Editorial and overall content and products are solid and respected.

    Cons

    Opportunity for career advancement is limited as is overall pay and benefits. Working remotely is discouraged, which for an digital media company seems silly. Implementing changes to processes or new products takes a village.

    Advice to Management

    Write down some processes (and if they do exist, share them with your teams) and endorse people implementing changes with the essential personnel instead of a "decision team" that takes 20 phone calls and endless emails with no real result.

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