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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at SMA.

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17 English questions out of 17

27 March 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at SMA?

Pros

Great support from upper management and staff personnel. Adaptation of TOD streamlines customer selection of personnel to support projects.

Cons

Completion of all requirements for TOD can be very time-consuming for a senior-level applicant with a long career. No compensation is provided for completion of TOD.

Advice to Management

Consider minimum compensation for senior applicants with several years of history to compile in TOD.

Great support from upper management and staff personnel.

27 March 2019

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27 March 2019

How are the career development opportunities at SMA?

Pros

Great support from upper management and staff personnel. Adaptation of TOD streamlines customer selection of personnel to support projects.

Cons

Completion of all requirements for TOD can be very time-consuming for a senior-level applicant with a long career. No compensation is provided for completion of TOD.

Advice to Management

Consider minimum compensation for senior applicants with several years of history to compile in TOD.

level applicant with a long career.

27 March 2019

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14 May 2021

What is the feeling of job security at SMA?

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

The interview process was very in-depth and required me to create a detailed profile of projects I worked on in the past. Altogether it took about 40 hours of my time. I was offered a job as a contract employee at an impressive salary. I was told they would only pay me for jobs I was assigned to. I went through the on-boarding process and attended new employee orientation and weekly staff meetings. It's been 2 years since they offered me the job, and not once have they given me a contract to work on. I've expressed interest in working on particular projects and explained how my experience would be beneficial. But I never got a single job. They pursued me for this job and I was excited initially, but now I just wonder why they wasted my time.

Advice to Management

Don't hire people as contractors if their experience doesn't match your typical projects. Don't send someone an offer letter and put them through orientation etc. if you have no intention to ever give them paying work.

But I never got a single job.

14 May 2021

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29 September 2019

How is management perceived at SMA?

Pros

Quick to start contract job without investigating potentially Hostile work environments

Cons

Management difficulty and miscommunication from day-1. NO management support provided while being placed into HOSTILE environment, Contract ended pretty Ugly with NO Management Support, responses and outstanding balance owed

Advice to Management

RESPECT and work with your employees...Dont treat them as lowly 1099 Consultants. Provide Due-diligence and investigate the hard facts (not hearsay info) before you withhold their hard-earned pay

1. NO management support provided while being placed into HOSTILE environment, Contract ended pretty Ugly with NO Management Support, responses and outstanding balance owed

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2 March 2021

Are employees at SMA generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

This is one of the most positive on-boarding and interviewing experiences that I have ever have. SMA uses a detailed on-line system to document your experience to clients. This is definitely worth the effort, because this highlights your strengths and experiences and matches you to clients who share similar values. SMA was very instrumental in helping me to fill out the details and understand how the system works. The on-boarding is a smooth and efficient transition! I also appreciate the fact that so many of their employees (in addition to HR, I went through an interview process with two very senior-tenured individuals in the field) have been with the company for many years. This is almost unheard of in my field in the current environment, and it says a lot about this company and its employees.

Cons

None that I have experienced!

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work and making new hires feel welcome!

tenured individuals in the field) have been with the company for many years.

2 March 2021

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