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Updated March 16, 2017
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SMGI Vice Presidents MJ Frumin and Justin Jaworski
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Pros
  • I had the ability to intern at SMGi this passes summer and I really enjoyed the work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment great people, good training (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Verizon Fios door to door mostly (in 15 reviews)

  • Some parts are of the year make work life balance tough (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Opportunity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baden, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baden, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SMGI welcomes all employees and gives them a lot of encouragement from the get go! They offer a lot of awesome benefits, good pay, fair commission, and a great opportunity for growth within their company.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons about this company, a sales job just wasn't in the cards for me personally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Everyone's doing AWESOME at SMGI.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Territory manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Conshohocken, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say!

    Cons

    They make it sound like there is a salary which there is NO SALARY!! The girl/admin of the phone will say anything to get you in the door. There are better companies out there who pay a salary plus commission for this same position. They make you come to the office for meetings and training and they don't pay you for it. The people who work at SMGI are fake and rude. I hated my experience with SMGI. I would stay far away from SMGI. Scam company!!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better! Pay people for the work they do. Learn how to train and recruit with integrity.

    SMGI Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – Vice President

    Normally we respond by thanking you for your review but will pass in this case as it's clear your intention is to slander SMGI. Any review that is completely one-sided and lacks objectivity; such as ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Low Compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittston, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittston, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really the only Pro is that you have the freedom to make your own schedule. While being able to spend time with family.

    Cons

    No immediate supervisor in the NEPA area. They make you pay $50 a week for 2 months to use a COMPANY TABLET to sell Xfinity products. They say the pay is very competitive that to me is a lie. It's $10/HR OR Commission which has to be over $400 to even earn. How can one live off of $250 a week? This is the only sales job I've worked where its structured that way. If you have an off week selling they threaten you with termination.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep employees happy the pay rate should go as follows: competitive hourly rate or salary PLUS commission. It isn't right that an individual is out there making your company money and in return you pay them nothing. Also if you offer a company tablet you shouldn't charge the employee to use it especially $50 a week for 8 weeks. It's seems to me that all this company cares about is lining their own pockets instead of taking care of the employees.

    SMGI Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience! We created your position with our client knowing that it would require the potential employee to be extremely self-reliant ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good

    Cons

    Working in Walmart and other retailers selling Verizon and Comcast

    Advice to Management

    Seem like good people, job isn't for me

    SMGI Response

    May 18, 2016 – HR Director

    Thank you for your review and honesty that this position wasn't for you. Your review mentioned you were located in Philadelphia however I assume you were working for us in Pittsburgh since that’s the ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with competitive base salary!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMGI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlike most retail companies that do sales and marketing as a third party vendor, SMGI offers a competitive starting salary and a commission income. Between the two types of income the earning potential starting off is really up to how hard you want to work. I've worked in the business management field for nearly fifteen years and I would have to say that there are not many young thriving companies that can compete with the excellence of SMGI's management staff. The management staff is courteous, goal oriented, well trained, and more than willing to offer help to anyone starting out with the company at any time of day or night. The training is above par for the feild of sales! I would recommend this company to anyone with a drive for business and a dream of having a long and lucrative career.

    Cons

    There are not really any downsides to starting out with this company. They give you every tool you need to be successful within the field and do a great job at empowering their employees. It all depends on your drive and motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!! The team nights and team building events are a great addition to the work environment and help build a nearly unbreakable team environment.

    SMGI Response

    Mar 28, 2016 – HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. SMGI understands that a big part of working is having income stability, therefore ALL of its positions offer a base salary or competitive hourly ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finally Found My Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Team Atmosphere
    - Competitive Environment
    - Great Mentorship/Management
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - The occasional LONG day

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    SMGI Response

    Mar 7, 2016 – Administrator

    Hi, Thanks for your review! Work-life balance has been a big focus for us in 2015 and we're continuing to focus on it in 2016 so hopefully we can limit those occasional long days as much as possible ... More


  8. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for Smgi for almost 2 years. I have been in sales for over 7 years at this point and have to say Smgi is one of the most rewarding companies I've ever worked for. The directors are very involved with the progression of the company while also making themselves available to anybody that asks! It is the first sales company I've worked for that does NOT have the "small fish big pond" mentality and involves employees and their ideas to help grow! After reading some of the comments on here I was surprised to find that it is believed we do D2D.. This I can tell you is completely false. When I first started there was a division of D2D, but due to a lack of growth the department was discontinued. The company has tons of upward mobility and I look forward to helping it grow!!

    Cons

    To be honest there are really no cons. I make my own schedule, I make great money, I work with young and cool people, and there's room to move up!

    SMGI Response

    Mar 28, 2016 – HR Director

    We would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. As you pointed out SMGI is continuing to grow this year with new territories into eastern Ohio and towards the center of the ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working at SMGI is the most rewarding and fulfilling career!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SMGI is dedicated to growth and development inside and outside of the organization.

    SMGI is focused on the health and wealth of employees and their families. As a company we generously contribute and volunteer to many local charities, foundations, and groups in need. Philanthropy and giving back is fundamentally valued by our entire company.

    We have fun winning together in the community and at work.

    My favorite "pro" is our one-on-one training with our senior management team. We are able to freely express our concerns and elevate our participation in creating new avenues for our business. Our senior management team listens and welcomes creative ideas.

    Cons

    We have many leaders who demand more direction and individualized training from Area Management.

    We do not have yearly performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Promote or recruit leaders to Area Managers to expand leadership and grow our business. I recommend ongoing SMGI Area Manager trainings and weekly Area Manager conference calls led by the Directors to support the Area Management team.

    SMGI Response

    Jan 21, 2016 – Administrator

    Hi, thanks for your review! I wanted to respond to your comment about yearly performance reviews and provide you with a some reasons why SMGI does not have this type of structure. First, the ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best team I've ever worked with; everyone is so nice, helpful, and supportive! Very independent work environment, where you are in charge of creating your own work schedule; flexible hours. Great healthcare insurance program. To sum it up, a great place to work, with so much room for growth!

    Cons

    Not ideal in the winter months; somewhat excessive use of your own car.

    Advice to Management

    The weekly work requirements are perfect for the spring, summer, and early fall! However, they might not be the best for the winter months, so maybe consider readjusting what needs to be done when it is cold out.

    Otherwise, continue to be as great as you have been from Day 1 :)

    SMGI Response

    Jan 14, 2016 – Administrator

    Thank you for your review! I am glad you took advantage of our benefits and health care plan we offer! Also that you enjoyed working with your team! We will take your advice in consideration. Thank ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Team Atmosphere with good growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Benefits. Great managers. Fun environment. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Some parts are of the year make work life balance tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running bonuses to earn extra $$ and travel opportunities!

    SMGI Response

    Jan 4, 2016 – Administrator

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate it, and are glad you enjoy working with us. Thanks again!


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