SMART Technologies Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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SMART Technologies CEO Greg Estell
Greg Estell
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Leave policies are excellent and they sure take care of your work life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "Had some great people working there(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management makes poor business decisions(in 16 reviews)

  • "Senior management have an unhelpful habit of venting their frustration via negative emails to all staff (e(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sustaining Specialist"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice environment, supportive management, very helpful onboarding process for new employees

    Cons

    parking is little bit difficult

  2. "Sweatshop"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Young, friendly staff - casual dress code - interesting product line

    Cons

    - manage young professionals as if factory workers - very strict policies about vacation time

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  3. "It was great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and great teams. There were learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Company Grew too fast back in the days, competition, lost small feel back then, it appears they have revamped now.

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  4. "Amazing People"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Your coworkers will be awesome. Decent office location near transit. Good PTO policies.

    Cons

    Office location is kind of isolated. Lack of parking at head office (and it's paid :/) Company revenue is tied to the whims of government education financing.

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  5. "worst experience"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time

    Pros

    thought it was a good company with passion, I thought I would excel. Constant change and bad manager

    Cons

    My spirit and drive to do well was destroyed very quickly with a bad manager

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  6. "Struggling company but good work culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Global Logistics Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    worklife balance, great work culture, managers are fun to work for and lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    lots of layoffs so stain on surviving team members

  7. "accountant"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant 

    I worked at SMART Technologies part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule and extra time off options

    Cons

    high stress and lot of turn over

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Heavy workload / low compensation"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people were the best. I felt I had really found my place / niche in the world as far as my career goes. Also, I was given the independence to work on projects without constant monitoring. My supervisor trusted me to get my work done.

    Cons

    They laid off so many people, I couldn’t keep up with the constantly growing workload. I had to put in hours of my vacation time to keep up. This practice was applauded rather than discouraged. Senior management was happy to have one person take on the workload of three laid off colleagues. Pay was much lower than standard. I was earning almost $20,000/year less than others with similar experience in other companies.

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  9. "Great people, silo problems"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMART Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Passionate leadership with genuine interest in doing good while driving success

    Cons

    Siloed mentality leads to slower and less effective execution

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great People, Poor Development and Compensation"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMART Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, Work life balance, Experience

    Cons

    Stability, Sales people get all the attention, bleeding money

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