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"Wonderful company to work for. Great product. Well managed (can't argue with results)"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Dynamic environment.

* Responds quickly to changes in environment.

* Aggressively pursuing new product opportunities, while maintaining health and strength of the core product.

* Lots of promoting from within. Good opportunities for advancement.

* Relaxed and friendly working environment.

* Benefits are in line with those offered by much larger companies.

* Especially during this economic downturn, SmartDraw's stability is very valuable to employees.

Cons

* Communication between departments is a frequently-heard complaint. Then again, nobody wants to sit through a ton of meetings, either.

* Very strong and active CEO can sometimes leave management feeling somewhat hampered in decision making.

Other Employee Reviews for SmartDraw.com

  1. "A place that doesn't really care for its employees or customers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small size means you get to know everyone pretty well and you have a good insight into where the company is going.
    The potential for career growth in the marketing area is also nice.
    Casual environment is a plus.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management.
    Little respect and/or gratitude for employees.
    No real appreciation for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Some members of management are constantly finger pointing to cover up the fact that they are contributing nothing useful to the company - time to clean up the trophy wives.


  2. "A Phenomenal Experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmartDraw.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the 20+ years since I've been working in an Inside Sales / Account Manager capacity, never before have I had the good fortune to work in an environment where I genuinely cared for and trusted so many people at once! The culture is comprised of smart, hardworking people, who tend to be both humble and dedicated...and this is reflected in an atmosphere of camaraderie, mutual support...and zero gossip/drama/backstabbing. It has been an absolute pleasure to represent this company and its products and services. Leaving was not an easy decision, but I am deeply grateful for the support and encouragement of my peers and management alike.

    On a practical level - great benefits, fair wages and an effort on the part of the Management team to host various social events wherein employees can relax and enjoy a bit of play time together.

    Cons

    I would say that SmartDraw's culture is largely a hardworking one. Although there is ample opportunity for work/life balance...people who fit best here are those who are focused, dedicated and adaptable. If that's you...then this is a great place to gain some chops in the company of great people.

    Advice to Management

    Throughout the year, the Management team makes an effort to host various events to honor/recognize employees, which is much appreciated. The only thing I would add is that having an understanding knowing what people's individual 'currency' is, in terms of what perks motivate them, can go a long way to broaden and deepen a culture.

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