Smartsheet Employee Reviews about "no 401k match"

Updated Mar 25, 2020

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Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is also something that the company really promotes and lives by(in 21 reviews)

  • "Great product that every employee uses and loves themselves(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "mediocre base salary, low bonuses, no 401k match)(in 16 reviews)

  • "Expected growing pains for a company this size but definitely making moves to adopt the right processes(in 12 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Great team atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smartsheet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - My team has put in the extra effort to get to know me and help me get up to speed despite onboarding a week before COVID-19 took us to work from home. - Everyone wants to help you succeed. - Top level leadership still wants to meet all the new hires despite being such a large company. They set aside time in their busy schedules to meet new hires and express their vision for Smartsheet.

    Cons

    - Smartsheet doesn't pay for cell phone plans for employees that are required to travel for work. - Smartsheet isn't starting their 401k matching program until April 2020. I'm not sure why they didn't have one before.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company With Tons of Growth Potential"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is very customer focused and motivated to make an impact in the lives of our customers - something that is pretty rare around companies these days. Most people around the company are also eager to help colleagues grow and succeed, and with the rapid growth the company is having, there are many career advancement opportunities for top performers. Free snacks and transportation stipend are also big perks!

    Cons

    With the rapid growth at Smartsheet, there is room for process improvements throughout the company. Management could be more open to heeding feedback on these processes from employees that are doing the job that these processes are supposed to support. No 401k match at the moment is a disadvantage compared to other software companies around the area.

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  3. "A great company with strong leadership that promotes bottom-up ownership and action"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smartsheet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Bottom-up culture of ownership and action - if you want it to happen the make it happen - Customer obsessed - Leadership is willing to invest in long-term growth and scalability - Smartsheet is in a wide-open market with lots of opportunity to create value for customers - Strong leadership hiring over the last few years - Highly supportive work environment in Product and Engineering - Culture of respectful yet critical feedback - I learn so much from so many great people on a daily basis - Smartsheet customers are fanatical and it's super fun to work with them

    Cons

    - Benefits lag behind other big companies in the area, but you're doing some trading of benefits for growth upside (Note: Recently got 401k matching but it's not a top-tier match for the industry) - The product desperately needs some modernizing to compete against other more UX-driven experiences built by our competitors - There's a lot of pain for engineering teams right now as we transition through an engineering reorg and move to cloud/microservices, but that is likely to be a temporary/transitionary state - With rapid growth there is some growing pain around ensuring the quality of middle-management remains high, making the

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, great people, great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smartsheet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The review headline says it all: great product, great people, great company.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not great (e.g., mediocre base salary, low bonuses, no 401k match)

  5. "Hyper-Growth Company, Transparent Leadership, Great opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Solid leadership who is transparent with where we are, where we're going, and how we're getting there -All the modern company perks you'd expect for a growing tech company in downtown -Realistic goals, challenging work, fair compensation, decent healthcare coverage -Constantly innovating, big on 'voice of the customer' -Monthly Commuting reimbursement/stipend -Value work/life balance

    Cons

    -No 401K match, but sounds like that's changing very soon

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    Smartsheet Response

    November 8, 2019Chief People and Culture Officer

    Thank you for your review! I appreciate you sharing that you value the transparency of Smartsheet%E2%80%99s leadership team, as well as a supportive culture that fosters innovation and work/life fulfillment. With regard to the 401(k) match, the People & Culture team continually evaluates how we can provide our people with a competitive total rewards package. We were very excited to recently announce the launch of our 401(k) matching program, which will become effective May 1, 2020. Hoping we can support your career growth for many years to come! Kara Hamilton, Chief People and Culture Officer

  6. Helpful (8)

    "Excited to see what happens these next twelve months!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, check. Sick? stay home or work from home. Appointments? we are flexible. Worked late? don't rush in. Sufficient time off plus many holidays! My managers so far have been leaders, open, approachable, honest, supportive and want to see me succeed. Driven to automate what can be automated and document everything else. CTO has a vision and taking steps to achieve that vision within engineering. I've worked other places for many years but since I've arrived, I've witnessed a healthy, growing, profitable company. I look forward to coming into work because of the people, the culture and there are opportunities to learn almost every day. It's nice to be at a company that doesn't have to increase profits by reducing headcount, we're hiring!

    Cons

    It's not all peaches 'n cream... I miss 401k matching. The medical plans almost require you to buy in to a lower deductible and/or use the HSA so plan for that. The dental is a huge improvement! Open workspace concept is disruptive due to noise and visual distractions. Expected growing pains for a company this size but definitely making moves to adopt the right processes.

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  7. "I love this team!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my team. I feel incredibly supported and inspired to do good work. There is a good balance of fun and productivity. We're very collaborative and I like the way we get things done. I see the wider company living our values and I genuinely believe this ever-expanding group of humans really shows up every day to do great work. There's lots of opportunity to grow, learn and develop. This is a great culture for self-starters who are comfortable in and thrive with ambiguity. I am fortunate in my role to have a wide view of the organization and I am consistently inspired and impressed. Leaders have the right experience and good hearts. We treat people with kindness here and recognize that work is only one part of the human experience. I'm really happy I chose this company and I look forward to growing here in the years to come! So much exciting stuff is in the future...

    Cons

    We're growing so fast. We trip over each other sometimes, there's redundancy in places, we need a more competitive PTO policy and there's that pesky 401k match that's a universal ask. Do I believe all these things will evolve and change for the better? Absolutely.

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  8. "If you're not working here, you're missing out!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smartsheet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a community that actually cares about one another. Not only is my team awesome but throughout the company you find the same theme. I've found that in other jobs it's been hard to find people you enjoy working with and being around for 8 hours a day but Smartsheet makes this easy! Our culture is unlike any other. There's lot of room for career advancement and they want employees to do be in a career that makes them happy. I feel lucky to work here!

    Cons

    Missing a 401K match and wish we had more company-wide events. Nothing else really missing, I love where I work!

  9. "Very exciting times"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smartsheet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Seemingly unlimited career growth opportunities, supportive & collaborative environment, amazing, wonderful, supersmart colleagues. We make software that actually improves the lives of our users and that's a pretty awesome feeling.

    Cons

    I've been here a long time and I honestly have a hard time thinking of true negatives that I would warn others about or that keep me up at night. No 401k matching I suppose. There's no "bring your dog to work day"?

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  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smartsheet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people, great product overall, fantastic customers. I know this varies depending on teams but I've found leadership to be extremely supportive and open to fresh ideas. Smartsheet is growing quickly and there are some growing pains. It can be long hours some days but the work you do is appreciated. As a company, they realize there are growing pains and are actively working to address them.

    Cons

    Not on my team, but corporately field employees often feel like an afterthought. They offer some benefits and discounts only available to office employees. No 401K match.

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