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Software Management Consultants Reviews

Updated October 5, 2016
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Spencer L. Karpf
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  1. "Good folks!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They've been around a long time and really look out for their contractors.

    Cons

    None, don't really have any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great place for contractors!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and professional staff, a genuine effort to connect with the contractors,

    Cons

    Never had a negative experience throughout my time with SMCI

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. "Great Company: Best Culture, Good Ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I've worked with SMCI for many many years, this is a company that cares about more than just the bottom line. A enormous amount of care and thought and goes into every decision, every detail, and each and every employee, consultant and client.

    Cons

    None at this current time.


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  5. "Good Temp Agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Software Management Consultants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    biweekly pay schedule, good pay

    Cons

    Primarily handles technical, IT type jobs

    Advice to Management

    Expand to handle marketing for technical firms


  6. "Good Company and Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Software Management Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SMCI is a very good IT Staffing company that still cares about relationships with clients and consultants. They work very hard to get to know both clients and consultants and ensure a good culture and technical fit. They have provided very good training and they have some very Sr. tenured staff that you rarely see at companies like this. That says a lot about the company and culture. Recruiters get their own office, and have a lot of autonomy and support.

    Cons

    Todays IT staffing business always has its ups and downs but that is more indicative of the industry then SMCI. They do have high expectations, but if you like this industry this is a great company to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your online presence SMCI has a positive and loyal following with many in the IT community and it would be nice if that was reflected on sites like this.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - Treats People Well!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Software Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    SMCI has a great, employee-friendly culture. The management truly cares about the employees and their success. They are principled and ethical in their dealings internally as well as with their consultants and clients. The company has a flat organizational structure, so it is straightforward to engage senior management on issues or concerns. I enjoy working here, and many of my fellow employees feel the same way.

    Cons

    IT staffing can be a difficult business, there are lots of ups and downs but this is true of any staffing firm.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great company with a great reputation in the business with your clients and consultants. Consider increasing your online presence beyond just the website to get the word out.


  8. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good entry level administrative position for an internship or out of high-school.

    Cons

    Lots of odd jobs and store runs. But not bad if you don't mind that.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Staffing company ever!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Past Employee
    Former Employee - Past Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Software Management Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They give you the day after Thanksgiving off and a couple of days before Xmas. (Doesn't make up for all the other negative things there)

    Cons

    -Unethical managers and "top level" executives. They have NO clue what they're doing other than "I've been at this company for 20 years"
    -Commission structure is the biggest joke ever. It's become it's own reputation in the staffing industry
    -You will not learn anything at this company. The system, their methodology on how they conduct business is a joke
    -They hire people who like to play politics well and kiss up to managers
    -They don't like to hear the truth, nor are they willing to do anything about it
    -They have their own staff write 5 star reviews on Glassdoor

    Advice to Management

    Change everything about how your company is being run. It's dated and sucks.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Policing!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Software Management Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Individual office and had a good boss who want micromanaging

    Cons

    The Management is discriminating, they are no Gadhi's like they claim to be. Lots of favoritism and stuck in old systems and processes.
    There is no 'breaking the ice' with top management there and the most of the Account Managers (so called 'Achievers') do nothing except talking well.

    Advice to Management

    Learn. Listen to what the employees are talking about you! That’s the only way forward. Dont talk about Robert Half and Randstad when you are moving in the same direction with the way you treat your employees.
    Don’t be pissed that your employees because they write bad reviews in Glassdoor and don’t persuade them to write good ones. That won’t solve your problem.
    Also, your commission structure is older than time itself and more complicated than rocket science…literally! Know that it’s those people you hire, who can make or break you! The choice is yours! Good luck!


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Another old school staffing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Software Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    They give you time to ramp up and has a long learning curve and we get cool offices.

    Cons

    They have passive aggressive management who seem very fake. Only 1% of the people make a lot of money while everyone else makes nothing. And there's no incentive for you to work harder since their commission structure is so confusing and horrible. They also love giving you lip service to make you happy and they turn around and do another thing.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all the turnover that has happened in the past year. It should say something about how you guys are "running" your company!
    Incentivize your Recruiters and Sales people to work hard by paying us actual commission
    Find better management to run your offices
    Train people more since you like to hire people with no recruiting experience



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