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Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the work! Great management and coworkers!!

    Cons

    Layoffs eliminated most of the call center department.


  2. "Chapter 11 Reorganization"

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

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had amazing potential, smart Smarties, and people who were truly gifted in their areas of expertise. Yes, there were some real Rock Stars.

    Cons

    They micro-managed and misappropriated energy in all the wrong places. Holding off on the last 3 years of 3rd party surveys could have doubled the reported assets in their recent court filings. Difficult to hire at a decent wage with $2.5M debt claims hanging over their head.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of CANDOR only works when your ear is open to all voices and you truly are honest with the most important person in the room...yourself.

  3. "How many more people will get victimized by Smarty?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party full-time

    Pros

    Made to feel that its an actual company

    Cons

    Realize you're being taken advantage of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to stay long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great laid back environment. There are talented people that make up the staff.

    Cons

    In no particular order:
    Management is completely unqualified for the positions they hold. The owner is absent. Layoffs are constant. Management is incapable of making and owning decisions. Favoritism is shown with chosen members of staff. Management spends more time in closed door meetings than leading their teams. The staff is constantly monitored. There is no feedback on job performance. Management and owner are immature and childish. No notion of raises or bonuses. The laid back work environment does not make up for lack of hours or work to do or make employees forget that their skills being under valued and underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and be welcome to feedback and innovative ideas from your talented staff.


  5. "Great Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are your family

    Cons

    Not any room for advancement


  6. "A Company That Cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smarty Had a Party full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smarty is so concerned about the safety of their employees. They closed the office and warehouse during the recent ice storm with pay. We know that the management of Smarty cares. What a great company to work for!

    Cons

    I an unable to think of any "Cons" at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Exciting fun and friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smarty Had a Party full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, friendly and concerned management, and an upbeat atmosphere. Employer always seemed open for suggestions and to hear any complaints. I got a true feeling that they cared about their employees.

    Cons

    Some improvement to the infrastructure seems to be needed but also seemed to be being worked on.

  8. "Benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The past 3 years Smarty Had a Party has given everyone in the company a gift certificate. Receiving this right before Thanksgiving is truly a blessing.

    Cons

    None at this time, thank you.


  9. "Wonderful Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smarty Had a Party full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work.life balance is phenomenal! I always enjoy coming to work. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement, and I have grown since starting here

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons. If you enjoy working in a fun, cohesive environment then you would love working at Smarty.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hold events that bring all of the departments together. It's nice getting to know people you don't work with on a daily basis.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fun company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smarty Had a Party full-time

    Pros

    Upbeat company with the best employees.

    Cons

    Little feedback or recognition from supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees grow beyond their job titles.


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