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SMART Modular Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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SMART Modular President, CEO, and Director Iain MacKenzie
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  1. "Great Place to Learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Modular (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Smart Hig Reliability Divison, Newark
    - Lots of new things to learn
    - Great mentors and directors, all experts in their fields, willing to help you learn stuff
    - Nice team culture

    Cons

    - Nothing, may be longer work timings as work is mostly research but there are lot of things to learn as well


  2. "project lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Modular full-time

    Pros

    people oriented company with good benefits

    Cons

    Research and development group is not well funded.


  3. "Operations Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMART Modular (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly company culture. Well known company in the industry, management always came off friendly and supportive to team members.

    Cons

    Perhaps could get involved in more cutting edge areas of the industry. Other than that, didn't see many negatives in my short intern time there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive work atmosphere, there seemed to be good company morale while I was there. Don't see why that would've changed.


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  5. "Director"

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

    I have been working at SMART Modular full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small Company with opportunity to get experience in multiple functional areas

    Cons

    Once an individual moves up to director lever in the organization it is very difficult to grow more due to its size.


  6. "Staff MES Delveloper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at SMART Modular (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is always a room for knowledge gain and sharpen our skills based on projects provided.

    Cons

    There is so far nothing to be complaint about this company


  7. "Big, slow moving ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very structured and stable company

    Cons

    Training programs for employee development

    Advice to Management

    Training programs


  8. "Stability if you want it"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Modular full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to have stable job. They don't do layoffs but they also don't compete for your services or grow your career.

    Cons

    Very easy to get complacent at this company

    Advice to Management

    Grow your team


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could have been rewarding; turned out not to be."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMART Modular full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quarterly bonus program adds incentive to meet or exceed quarterly numbers.

    Cons

    In manufacturing and distribution, lots of low paid lifers with little to no formal training in mfg operations, resulting in missed deadlines and delayed shipments. Too many are there to just collect a paycheck. No real accountability when things go wrong, which is often.

    Advice to Management

    Sharing knowledge is essential, proper training is crucial. Offer both and then get rid of the deadwood.


  10. "An Excellent Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great Supply Chain Director.
    Small company environment and family atmosphere.
    SMART is a service oriented company with no direct competitors.
    Good relationship with Cisco's memory procurement management.
    Good benefits and stock options.
    Bonuses provided quarterly and performance based.

    Cons

    Better salary compensation required.
    More positive feedback on a job well done when people jump through hoops for the company.
    Better team collaboration required.
    More job growth opportunities required to keep good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people. They are your best and most important investment.


  11. "Excellent work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    If you are in east bay good location.



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