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Smart Circle Manager Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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Smart Circle CEO Michael Meryash
Michael Meryash
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Highly recommend"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get 100% of the effort you put in back. Seeing the growth within yourself and others is amazing

    Cons

    Long hours. Small sacrifices

    Smart Circle2018-09-17
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are a sales person by heart this is the job for you, if not then don't waste your time.

    Cons

    Companies that I have been through for DirectTV Costco in Lancaster CA. Vista Innovative and CV Marketing. The worse management ever! If you want to feel depressed and under paid with bad management, bad training, and in the dark with everything then hey, this is the place for you. False promotions. You got promoted to Account Manger? Big deal! Doesn't mean anything really. Maybe a little more pay if you sale Choice...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay with one management and with one that knows what they are actually doing.

    Smart Circle2019-06-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly Manage companies"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only pro if you are a safes person by heart you will make a lot of money with DIRECTV Costco. But if you are not then you will suffer and you’ll get burnt out very easily.

    Cons

    Low pay! 13 an hour Sales associate at DIRECTV Costco This is when you are not a salesman at heart and you’re trying to do your best to sell to make that commission if you do not make that connection than your hourly pay would be $13 an hour. . Mismanagement. What’s the story no one knows what’s going on and who will have the next Khios in the next month . Going to have to cross your fingers and hope it just stays...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice would be nothing really. You know what you guys are doing and it’s as long as you make money then hey everyone is happy.

    Smart Circle2019-06-27
  4. "Good place base on sales"

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in Anderson, SC

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Works with your schedule to

      Cons

      Commission based, there's a sales quota

      Smart Circle2019-04-18
    • Helpful (5)

      "lies to you"

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      Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      interesting, fun, co-workers. You learn sales 101 and discipline... if that's what you need...

      Cons

      Lie to you so much so you work unpaid hours. They suck you in promising hard work will get you promoted to be an "owner" which gets paid a lot. It's all a scam for you to work harder and unpaid hours and to brainwash your fellow co-workers. They will not promote you regardless how good you are or how hard you work, it is somewhat by luck. you can earn more from other places doing that same effort.

      Advice to Management

      Learn ethics. Stop with the cult culture. Just make it straight forward, do work properly or get fired,. MAke employees happy, not brainwashed.

      Smart Circle2019-04-16
    • Helpful (4)

      "Account Manager"

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in Lancaster, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Learned Exactly how much of a scam it is.

      Cons

      Long hours, no pay, no communication.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to employees, Go get a real job.

      Smart Circle2018-12-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Learning Opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      You really learn how corporate america and business works here. No office operates under the name "Smart Circle" instead it's a mass network of smaller offices under their own names, that work together to form multi-million dollar contracts. They focus on teaching you to make personal connections and genuinely help people instead of conning people into getting a sale. I myself have even turned people away from a product...

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      Cons

      When first hired, you're told about how easy the opportunities are to get, however it's much more work than you actually expect. This is not an easy job, and multiple times I've debated about quitting, but something always pulls me back in.

      Advice to Management

      Perhaps be a bit more realistic when speaking to potential hires. Explain that it is a tough job, and that you won't be making $40,000+ right of the bat, but will after only a couple weeks.

      Smart Circle2018-06-20
    • Helpful (9)

      "Cultcircle lies and brainwashes you to do more work"

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

      I worked at Smart Circle full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Get to meet hard working passionate interesting people. Get to try interesting products. A bit overhyped, but you should expect that from sales. Get to learn sales 101, which is good enough to be called a good salesman. Although it isn't the best sales training possible like they claim, and they are excruciatingly strict on their rules about following their guidelines on it.

      Cons

      Lots of brainwashing. Cult style business environment where they force you to act and think like they do or you get snubbed out. They mix truth with white lies and straight out lies, so that you really never know the whole truth, which is they give you empty promises to get you to work hard. They pit a bunch of people and tell them if you act with the business cult standards (talk/act/work-extra-unpaid-hours like them...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn ethics. You are a human first before a job. White lies, straight lies, and manipulative tactics are a bane to this world and your actions need review to how much you actually gain from it to how much you actually screw people over. You take people's passion and work ethic to suit your own profits when those people have much more potential for the world with other legit opportunities. Be ashamed and leave your...

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      Smart Circle2018-06-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "My Experience with Smart Circle has been Tremendous"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dearborn, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Thorough, structured training in marketing, communication, and business management. Rapid upward mobility. Lucrative entry level. Great opportunity all around. Truly grateful to be here.

      Cons

      To be successful here, you have to work hard. It’s not a typical 9-5 and it’s not a good idea for people that want a work/life balance right now. Basically this is a sacrifice a few years of hard work to be able to relax later kind of thing.

      Advice to Management

      Continue doing what you’re doing. Thanks for the opportunity

      Smart Circle2018-05-07
    • Helpful (5)

      "Being partnered with this company has been the most amazing experience of my life"

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Smart Circle full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      People who really care, amazing potential for growth, train and develop you to do amazing things independently, promote a lot of mentorship.

      Cons

      Being a part of working with Smart Circle means being a part of a company with high standards, this is what drives the growth.

      Advice to Management

      Thank you for everything. You deserve all the success you have.

      Smart Circle2017-08-23
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