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Smart Circle Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • You will learn a lot about the business world and develop professional habits (in 9 reviews)

  • I worked in the Directv division and met so many great people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "This company offered an opportunity to change my situation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smart Circle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Earn as you learn. We get to work with some of the biggest brands in the industry. Opportunity to grow and lead a team. Travel opportunities each year to exotic resorts.

    Cons

    Its not for everybody. This business is front end loaded. Put in the work up front for the pay out on the backend.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the mentorship and the opportunity you have created. Completely changed my situation and has helped me change others.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Probably a Scam"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really positive office environment. Good group of people who are always available to help you with any questions.

    Cons

    It's a pyramid scheme. Job posting was very vague and potentially downright dishonest. Pay is horrible and not what I was told during the interview process. "Management training program" promises are way overblown and promise things that they cannot deliver.

    Advice to Management

    I'd tell you to be more honest with potential hires but then you probably wouldn't ever find applicants.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "The good reviews are fake."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It looks good on a résumé! If you can do this job well you can do almost anything. It got me where I am today and I learned valuable lessons.

    Cons

    It's a complete pyramid scheme. The comments below share all the details of this, but their offices also PAY employees to write good reviews on Glassdoor, indeed, etc...to cover up all the bad ones that expose the truth. Don't trust any 5 star ratings you see. Some brainwashed salesman got paid $50 to write it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put fake reviews about your company online.


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  5. "Honestly, I really enjoy it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: I work my own hours.
    I physically don't have to be a lot of places.
    Not strict.

    Cons

    Cons:
    It is mentally stressful.
    My employees are typically stressed because it is largely commission based.


  6. "Promotional Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotional Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Promotional Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Smart Circle full-time

    Pros

    All commission so you truly get what you give. If youre good with people and can overcome adversity this is a great job.

    Cons

    All commission so if youre having an off day and not connecting with people it can really be a bummer

    Advice to Management

    I really liked my original manager he would have a quick meeting with us every morning to get everyone pumped you would come in and the music would be blaring and then maybe hed go over some favorite inspirational quotes or a story anything to get us going


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Overall it was a great learning experience but it is just an MLM. They work you crazy hours for hardly any income."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The knowledge you gain will definitely help you with a future career. Great team building, marketing, time management, and over all how to put in a hard days work

    Cons

    They work you to the bone. Morning meetings everyday at 7am with no chairs to sit. Then from there it's straight to events where your on your feet for 10 kore hours getting hounded with is no's and you do this for 12 days in a row. Get 1 day off and start the cycle all over again

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people and fun. there are good things about this business as far as the people and who you are with. fast paced and fun to do.

    Cons

    The hours are a killer. 70 - 80 hour weeks with not as much compensation as you would think. it's all commission based and there are several hours a day when you aren't selling but doing administration.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wake up happy to go to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smart Circle full-time

    Pros

    You will make great business partners, learn a tremendous amount of skill sets and if you work hard, the growth is endless. My "bosses" are my leaders, mentors and coaches. In this business there are multiple people you can ask any question and they are more than happy to help you succeed in the business itself. If yoy take care of the business, the business will take care of you.

    Cons

    Long hours standing on your feet in a retail setting, so you get tired and face a lot of rejection, but of course that is expected in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    401K plan!


  10. "Very misleading company values."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Substantial growth PERSONALLY.
    Goal oriented.
    Perfomance based.
    Anyone could be hired as long as you clear the background check.
    Opportunity to travel and work in other offices.

    Cons

    Vague explanations when asking management questions.
    Inadequate attention for staff from management.
    Unprofessional work romances/secrets.
    Heavy hours, time-demanding and insufficient paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Please put in the time to know your team on a personal level without involving any romantic attractions. CARE for your staff and WORK WITH THEM, rather than tell thing them to "deal with it."


  11. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best Companies I've worked With"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarding for Hard Work and Effort.
    Good benefits if you work your way up to ownership or corporate
    Take care of the Biz and it will take care of you.
    I've been with them for almost 3 years. Smart Circle was very kind when I had a family emergency and they worked with me to care for my family enabling me to return to work later. What companies do that today?

    Cons

    On your feet a lot when promoting in stores.
    You may have to drive long distances at times.
    Conference calls can be tedious.
    You have to take the tough days to appreciate the great days.
    If you're looking for instant success and quick compensation and unwilling to put your dues in...this isn't for you. It's a trade off.

    Advice to Management

    Matching 401k please.


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