SMA Culture FAQ

Read what SMA employees think about their company culture and make sure it is the right fit for you.

SMA has a culture and values rating of 4.2.

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20 March 2020

What are some insights into the application process at SMA?

Pros

Just joining up now so no real experience with SMA yet other than the application process. It's nice that you can do most of it on line.

Cons

The online experience had quite a few glitches. System sometimes would not accept my input after typing for 10 minutes. A lot of information and background is required. There is no real overview of the application process and how it is supposed to work. You just have to jump in and figure it out as you go along.

Advice to Management

Provide an overview / or guidance as to the application process. Work on the website to make it more robust - got lots of error messages after typing for 10 minutes and work could not be saved. Perhaps create a drafts folder where work can be saved and then uploaded once connectivity issues are resolved. Need an overview presentation on the application process. Need guidance on how the different categories in the application apply to the resume. For instance, the fact that Deployment Roles form the initial narrative of the Resume.

There is no real overview of the application process and how it is supposed to work.

20 March 2020

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12 November 2018

What is the company culture like at SMA?

Pros

The firm has a diverse demographic and attracts very accomplished people. Most impressive is the collaboration and support across the organization (staff and associates). Bottom line, we play well as a team! The organization has a flat hierarchy, and everyone is very accessible. The Talent On Demand (TOD) system developed by the firm to manage and deploy talent is impressive! It has improved transparency of opportunities, consistently wows clients, and has increased deployment opportunities for all. The recent move of the firm’s entire technology infrastructure is impressive and has significantly improved the end user experience.

Cons

The updates to the technology infrastructure are a significant improvement, but we need to continue driving these enhancements. We are evolving into a technology company and our implementation of technology must one of several attributes that differentiate us in this space. We are not there yet!

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on TOD and the enhancements to the technology infrastructure. Maintain the culture of the organization as we scale.

The organization has a flat hierarchy, and everyone is very accessible.

12 November 2018

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18 November 2019

How was the interview at SMA?

Pros

The interview process was thorough yet fairly painless. I enjoyed speaking with the interviewers and they were all extremely helpful.

Cons

I did not experience anything negative.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

The interview process was thorough yet fairly painless.

18 November 2019

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