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SMART Technologies Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.8
75%
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92%
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SMART Technologies CEO Greg Estell
Greg Estell
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Leave policies are excellent and they sure take care of your work life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • "Had some great people working there(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is fickle and short-sighted(in 16 reviews)

  • "Senior management have an unhelpful habit of venting their frustration via negative emails to all staff (e(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, amazing products, true commitment to education."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great product family that met the needs of educators across all grade levels. Great team to work with, very progressive understanding work/life balance.

    Cons

    Need to be more innovative, too late to the corporate market. Recognized the need early on for a line of product appropriate for corporate use but too slow in bringing it to market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the teams in the field

    SMART Technologies2013-10-25
  2. Helpful (4)

    "dying company, bland solutions"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work/life balance, cool to make a difference in education.

    Cons

    with new ownership the company is being gutted. the only execs left are those that can't land anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    get good at being a VAR, forget about inventing anything, just protect the brand as best you can...

    SMART Technologies2017-11-28
  3. Helpful (21)

    "Steady Decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Cancelled projects, successive cycles of layoffs, CEO departed suddenly, no lifeline from Foxxcon.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry you have anything invested here. You might as well stop saying your values follow the three C's, curious, courageous, and consistent because the company mentality is more like cowardly, contentious, and crippled.

    SMART Technologies2017-03-04
  4. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time

    Pros

    they have a nice work-life balance

    Cons

    they havea badly defined business direction

    Advice to Management

    engage in better business strategic planning

    SMART Technologies2016-12-28
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Management"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMART Technologies

    Pros

    Decent Compensation, cordial in direct interactions (can't say the same for indirect).

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Empty promises. Misleading job roles. Terrible work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from

    SMART Technologies2016-09-12
  6. Helpful (3)

    "SMART Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly management Nice work/life balance Good work environment Chance to learn A lot of training available They will pay for your IT certs

    Cons

    Not much chance of advancement Pay is lacking

    SMART Technologies2015-06-01
  7. "Embedded Firmware Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore Rural
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life balance and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Nothing as such , everything is fine.

    SMART Technologies2019-11-13
  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at SMART Technologies

    Pros

    Pro work environment is good.

    Cons

    "Some positions require improvement in work life balance aspect"

    SMART Technologies2019-10-23
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great People, Poor Development and Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, Work life balance, Experience

    Cons

    Stability, Sales people get all the attention, bleeding money

    SMART Technologies2019-10-16
  10. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance & benefits

    Cons

    need more management focus

    SMART Technologies2019-07-23
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