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Smart Circle Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Smart Circle CEO Michael Meryash
Michael Meryash
38 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Complete and total scam, not worth it"

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

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

    Pros

    You do learn to get out of your comfort zone

    Cons

    Unrealistic hours, low pay, pretty much a cult, very very basic sales tactics that are based off weird acronyms...the sales tactics are juvenile and people will see right through it. when you get hired they act like it's some huge industry secret, but it's nothing. this company is evil and they just prey on desperation

    Smart Circle2018-05-29
  2. Helpful (11)

    "I have actual guilt about my job."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The skill-sets you're trained on in this company really are superb, and they're skill-sets that you can take with you to become a better employee and employer, depending on your role in the workforce. During my time with Smart Circle, I was trained on persuasion, fear of loss, indifference, and how to genuinely build a good relationship with my interviews. The company is also directed and led by some of the most outgoing...

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    Cons

    To be blunt, the company markets itself in ways that make it shady. The small offices are branded under different names throughout the entire country. The job postings it puts out elude to job opportunities that don't exist, essentially. As a recruiter, I was given information on jobs with titles like "Executive Regional Manager", which essentially eluded to a job position that would be granted, maybe, to the candidate,...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know much about marketing or sales, and I'll be completely upfront about that, but what I do know is that there is a high turn around rate across the board for all positions held underneath upper management, and that the goals that this company sets for its employees, across the board, are hard pressed and very very hard to obtain. It's a stressful work environment for most people who become involved in the company,...

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    Smart Circle2018-04-03
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Devil Corp"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Smart Circle

      Pros

      No pros stay away from them

      Cons

      shady sales tactics that try to sell you a dream you can't achieve

      Smart Circle2018-05-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Review about Smart Circle"

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      Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Jacksonville, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Smart Circle has given me the ability to work from home, feel successful, all while taking care of my family. They are very family orientated, which is very important to me as an employee, so they work with you if things come up. Smart Circle has become my family. It doesn't matter what position you hold they make sure you feel appreciated. Smart Circle has a positive work environment. It's enjoyable to come to work...

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      Cons

      I honestly cannot think of a downside. The only downside I personally have is not getting to spend more time with the people I work with. That is my only downside because I work from home.

      Advice to Management

      I don't have any advice. You guys are doing a great job and your a pleasure to work with.

      Smart Circle2018-03-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Corporate Office is Great!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      They've got a great team. Everyone is fun to work with and works hard. We're all in it together. The owners are constantly looking for new innovative ideas so its a fast paced culture where you get rewarded for having an entrepreneurial spirit. They also have some good benefits! They're not a large company, so they're not competing with the big dogs, but they're not skimpy. They've got dental, medical and vision along...

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      Cons

      Probably not having a more formalized training system in place. Its very difficult since each department is different, but overall could use a bit more of that if I had to pick something.

      Advice to Management

      The ton at the top is great so keep it up!

      Smart Circle2018-03-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Comnents"

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      Current Employee - Compliance Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Smart Circle full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      EVERYTHING. This company has become my second home and family! Everyone is so nice and always willing to help. We all support each other even among other departments. There is respect every where you go and I love that they have an "open door"policy, which means you can always talk with your HR or any manager anytime you are not feeling ok about something. The best company I've worked for!!! And Larry T., the owner, is...

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      Cons

      The AC temp. It can get pretty cold. I believe the AC doesn't work properly sometimes, they try to fix it etc, but sometimes it just gets too cold.

      Advice to Management

      You're all role models. You are all a humble, kind bunch who are always willing to hear us out. Please don't change!

      Smart Circle2018-03-19
    • Helpful (5)

      "Waste of time"

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

      I worked at Smart Circle full-time

      Pros

      met some decent people there

      Cons

      a door to door sales job great if youre desperate

      Advice to Management

      dont lie and mislead

      Smart Circle2018-04-23
    • Helpful (7)

      "Top office still not good enough"

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

      I worked at Smart Circle full-time

      Pros

      My manager was the best, he firmly believed he was giving me a great job opportunity. I made great friends. We had alot of fun in the office as a team. I mastered customer service and sales. I was able to get manager and training experience. I feel like If I could do any job I could do anything.

      Cons

      This company doesn't take care of its own. It sells a lie and makes you work hard only to get the opportunity ripped from under you. The pay is low. There are no health/dental/401k benefits. They do not compensate for gas even though tou have to drive to an office and a store everyday. You will work like a dog hoping to run your own business. No matter how much you sell or how many people you train they will still find...

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      Advice to Management

      Take care of your employees. Provide better payouts to the lower of the pyramid. Stop using your personal opinions to discredit hard working managers who have brought you alot of residual income.

      Smart Circle2018-03-17
    • Helpful (4)

      "More Than Just A Job!!"

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      Current Employee - Brand Representative in Pikesville, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      A lot of positive energy in the atmosphere. All negativity is checked at the door. Advancement is real! If you want it, you have a team that invest in you to achieve it. It's straight to the point, no one is going to invest in you if you don't invest in yourself.

      Cons

      Was not informed up front of the demand the job required.

      Advice to Management

      Make sure potential employees are informed more about the daily traveling.

      Smart Circle2018-01-09
    • Helpful (11)

      "This is a pyramid scheme"

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      Current Employee - Sales Leader 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      None. Well, actually, I made a friend. So that's cool. We were also both bankrupted by this job.

      Cons

      Do you like long hours without pay? How about spending more than $300 a month or more on gasoline alone? Do you like spending $500 or more on car repairs every couple months? These costs will probably be more than you got paid. The average employee is straight out of college and is looking to make a life for themselves. Looks you're not moving out of your parents house any time soon! To say "This job is basically...

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      Advice to Management

      Karma

      Smart Circle2018-02-06
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