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Smart Home Works Reviews

Updated 23 May, 2017
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  1. "Great people but tough business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smart Home Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always encouraging people around you. Great opportunity to move up. Start training people will give you some extra money. Managers are always there for you. If your agents are making money then you are making extra money

    Cons

    The nature of the business is hard to sell to. Commission base job.
    Hard to sell products = hard to make money.
    You can spend 2 weeks with out a paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Give a base salary + commission! Instead of only commission. People need to eat


  2. "Scam"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone who worked there were very nice

    Cons

    Do not waste your time


  3. "Great Company to Work and Grow With"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Home Works full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities to sell the product with ample training and incentives made this place a challenge and flexible workplace.

    Cons

    As any door to door job, there are some rude people out there that think they should not be bothered at home. This can be frustrating since there is no minimum pay - if you get off on the wrong foot one day it can damage your performance.

    Advice to Management

    The incentives were somewhat rare, although grand (there was a Tesla car up for grabs when i was leaving)


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  5. "Smart Home Works is a Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Agent in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Development Agent in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Home Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Engaging work
    -The team made it feel like a family
    -Management is fair and makes you feel at home
    I would recommend anyone with a good work ethic to work at Smart Home Works

    Cons

    You have to work hard and smart to be successful here, its not for people just looking for regular job, it requires passion and commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and thanks for making my experience working for you so enjoyable.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stop lying and misleading people"

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    Former Employee - HVAC- Pre Inspector in North York, ON
    Former Employee - HVAC- Pre Inspector in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They are friendly , but can't think of anything

    Cons

    Using fancy titles to trick people to work
    Using fancy salary numbers to trick people to work for them
    It is a door to door job( They dont tell you this at first straight up )
    Making you lie to people

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people from the first step in interview . mention at first it is a door to door job . dont waste people's time


  7. "Cool Company!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Smart Home Works (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with this company for a few months and so far I've loved my time here. The employees and staff are great, I've already been promoted in my position and I'm constantly taking on more responsibility.

    Cons

    This job takes lots of dedication. If you're not willing to work your butt off, this job isn't for you. If you're driven, you will be very successful with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Consider cross training employees in different departments. Keep up the great work.


  8. "The best is yet to come"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart Home Works is a fantastic place to work. I have enjoyed almost every day that I've worked here due to the support / opportunities, the people and friendships formed.

    There's a great "get things done" process put in place in the office, but also a good work/life balance. I really appreciate that our company allows flexibility in our workday, I find this shows trust and confidence from management which motivates me to do the best I can.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company, emotions can run high and work loads can be significant, however, that occasional high stress atmosphere can spawn great creativity, innovation, and rewards as a team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lying Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Smart Home Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, none none none none

    Cons

    They shut down shop and switched to ( Municipal Water Savingss

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and misleading people


  10. "Not for the faint of heart!"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart Home Works full-time

    Pros

    The work was not easy, I was challenged everyday and constantly faced with new problems. I knew it was the only way for me to develop as a worthwhile employee; as well as, a person. This job experience forced me to grow and I gained new-found confidence. I have developed into a stronger individual, I am more solution minded and new responsibilities don't scare me (and cause me anxiety!).

    This is what I look for in employment now, being a bit older I realized that it's not enough to make $400 dollars per week in a warehouse, just doing the same thing everyday (Not that I'm judging anyone who chooses that life but I've done it. I've worked everywhere). That's why I went back to school, to find something engaging and meaningful. I was tired of giving 200% at a job and having the boob next to me giving 75% effort and making the same money.

    I have made life long friends and made great networking contacts through my experience here.

    Some of my highlights: Promoted to Trainer within a short time (7 weeks); Hard work and effort was noticed and I received appreciation; Allowed me to try many hats to see what I enjoyed most and helped me to develop my skills (teaching and developing classes, interpersonal skills); Mentor-ship with manager helped to develop my personal finance savvy and life management skills in order to succeed; Helped me to find a placement opportunity within the company to complete my current degree.

    Cons

    I had to leave the company to go back to school, they did not offer any part-time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Personal coaching helped change my life and outlook. I am eager to try new things professionally and have learned to take control of own my personal finance.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "lies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    no pros for this job

    Cons

    stupid door to door. they lie about everything


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