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SMS Management & Technology Reviews

Updated March 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Better work/life balance than most consultancies" (in 10 reviews)

  • "SMS provide a great platform for anyone to do interesting work as part of a team of great people" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Body shopping mentality; senior management don't value their staff; view everything through the lens of a CFO instead of an inspirational CEO" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Flat structure with no career progression" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Smart and fun people to work with

    Cons

    Need more diverse clients so consultants can go in the direction they need


  2. "Old Fashioned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big clients, big accounts & interesting work

    Cons

    Traditional business difficult to innovate

  3. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great place to build experience.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, but not too bad for a consultant company..

    Advice to Management

    Allow more profit share opportunities and intrepreneur opportunities.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    No paid holidays ,no overtime. A terrible company to work for .No pay raise I worked there for over a year NO raise.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a major overhaul in management.


  5. "Poor Management, Full of Bullies"

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

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    First 2 years was fantastic, well looked after. Continuous networking with multitude of consultants across different fields and different industries. Great Knowledge base.

    Cons

    Poor selection of management, continuous intimidation and bullying.


  6. "Just a bunch of hot air salesmen"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Canberra (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary paid on time
    Nice office location

    Cons

    1 Very pretentious
    2 Too much pressure on networking rather than concentrating on technical subject matter
    3 Egoistic managers
    4 Useless after work hours office presentations/meetings
    5 No real support from managers or colleagues
    6 Body shop attitude

    The list can go on forever

    Advice to Management

    Close down the company


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Access to many types of projects and clients

    Cons

    Clients can be tough, not for everyone

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Logistics Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance for starters

    Cons

    Mundane ,bland.Brain dead job.Not advice to do


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company that lost it's way"

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    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and culture, interesting work

    Cons

    Lost its way in the marketplace and ultimately imploded


  10. "Overview"

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

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Fellow consultants - inclusive, supportive and competent

    Cons

    Management Teams - arrogant, cliques, out of touch, glorified salesmen