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SMART Technologies Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2018
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  • "Upper management is fickle and short-sighted" (in 15 reviews)

  • "There was a lot of politics within middle management" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The right move to have made!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Having recently joined SMART, it was definitely the right decision to have made. Some early highlights:
    - The company culture is very people orientated, which is led from the top. Our CEO is very focused on employee engagement and continued improvement
    - Colleagues are very welcoming, helpful and friendly
    - Opportunity to make a difference to our next generation through technology enhancing their learning
    - Relationship with WE, a charity that makes a difference in the lives of children and empower young people to make a difference in the lives of others
    - Flexible working
    - Free fruit and drinks in the offices

    Cons

    None that I have found so far!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and looking forward to the future!


  2. "SMART - great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lots of learning experiences
    -Exposure doing various projects
    -Collaboration with various departments/functions
    -Flexible working hours
    -Respectful workplace

    Cons

    -Constant change
    -Once you prove yourself, the workload continually grows
    -Salary discrepancy between departments
    -Management with ulterior motives

  3. "Company lacks clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, in general, were great. Some limited opportunities for professional development and a nice campus.

    Cons

    The company lacked any clear direction and compelling vision. Their bread and butter market and product offering was rapidly declining in utility yet there was little effort to truly innovate or satisfy current clients. Turnover and restructuring was constant and as a result, morale was low.


  4. "Good during the hayday"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open environment, got to work with all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Obsolete technology and management didn't see it.


  5. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel out of country, frequent internal postings, lots of days off

    Cons

    paid parking, benefits could be better (although they have improved quite a bit in past months)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Always restructuring - no plan"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people were nice and good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, no salary increases, and arrogant management. Building in a terrible spot with poor parking choices.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Crashed to a steady state"

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

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, pay, working people

    Cons

    stagnant execs, missing the mark on technologies

    Advice to Management

    executives need a arrogance check

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good culture, good people

    Cons

    Annual bonuses few and far between


  9. "Quality Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A lot of focus on product quality, from management to function teams.
    - Very knowledgeable people, dedicated, celebrative and supportive
    - Very interesting work, opportunity to grow and recognize contribution.
    - Flexible hours, beautiful building and close to public transportation.

    Cons

    Limited parking and paid service.


  10. "SMART understands Product Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Lots and lots of responsibility

    Cons

    There was a lot of politics within middle management