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Updated March 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice working environment, nice amenities (in 19 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and Infrastructure development schedule (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is sacrificed (in 6 reviews)

  • Low basic salary for the employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "it was a nice experience working in smart communications company,because i built my own knowledge on sales and marketing"

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    Current Employee - Office Staff in Laguna, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Laguna, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Smart Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i want to work here because it is near in my home town..

    Cons

    it challenges me to try somenthing new...

    Advice to Management

    trained more people to become leader like me..


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work hard. play hard."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Analyst
    Former Employee - Software Developer Analyst
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SMART is a very good place to work with. The company is very much supportive to their employees' growth professionally and personally. They a lot a big budget for trainings every year and each team are required to have at least 1 training for a year. As a developer I enjoyed the work here because its always evolving and the team is very much open to suggestions and use of new technologies.
    The HR also prepares a lot of fun activities monthly and they set up different clubs based like badminton club, mountaineering club, dance club and a lot more where employees can still continue their passion while working.

    Cons

    The only negative I could think of is the lower base salary they offer. But since you get to enjoy A LOT of bonuses and perks, that low base salary is very well compensated.


  3. "Test Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Perform smoke testing, system acceptance testing, integration acceptance testing, user acceptance testing ans post production testing. Performs manual browser compatibility testing and manual mobile testing.

    Cons

    We are hired as contractual.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Smart Communications (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helpful and generous benefits for employees.

    Cons

    not competitive salary or compensation


  6. "voted the best company to work for in the Philippines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    colleagues treat each other like family and celebrate life occasions

    Cons

    challenges as filipino-american, especially with tagalog, but I learned a lot surviving in meetings

    Advice to Management

    here is where I learned ´incivility in the workplace´ ...still an overall amazing 1 year with Smart.


  7. "on the job training is good. they were able to expose us to things we only see on books"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    on the job training is good. they were able to expose us to things we only see on books. lots of freebies too.

    Cons

    they dont give compnsation for on the job trainees. but it is fine, most companies do too.


  8. "Great benefits but blinded on changes"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Smart Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Free medicines, minimal cost for dependent heatth coverage for parents/spouse & minor children (less than 500Php per month). Clubs depending on your interests are available (running, collectors, mountaineering, etc.)

    Cons

    Change management occurs frequently; people resigning comes from management already. It could take some time to move up the career ladder

    Advice to Management

    Cascade frequently and completely so that the employees won't be on the blind side of what's happening


  9. "Blessed to be part of the Smart Family"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Software Development Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package
    Work environment
    HR activities
    Work-life balance
    Free monthly prepaid load without expiration
    Full coverage of medical expenses (inclusive of meds)
    Happy and energetic people
    Guaranteed 15 month pay

    Cons

    Poor career growth - no trainings
    No travel opportunity
    Low basic salary


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Communications full-time

    Pros

    New technologies are always available and it is a good learning opportunity especially for technical resources.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics inside the company that can hinder working together. Company needs better governance in terms of initiatives and must also improve on strategic planning

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that those that are highliy capable in saving the company are well taken care of. Fully implement agile way of thinking and delivery where and when appropriate to ensure responsiveness to demanding market


  11. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Smart Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and guaranteed 15th month

    Cons

    Low base pay and busy hours


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