SMA Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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4.1
80%
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86%
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SMA President & Chief Executive Officer Ajay Patel
Ajay Patel
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Also despite being deployed by yourself or with a small group; SM&A's corporate office has always managed to keep me connected and feel supported(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very professional, smooth interview/onboarding process(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Open office environment makes it difficult to do your job(in 6 reviews)

  • "Completion of all requirements for TOD can be very time-consuming for a senior-level applicant with a long career(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SMA part-time

    Pros

    Good work keep it up

    Cons

    Nothing available here to mention

  2. "Average"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SMA full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn lot more things practically

    Cons

    Salary is too delayed

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "So Far So Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    SQL Developer in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMA

    Pros

    Friendly Environment. Guys at Higher levels are easily approachable.

    Cons

    None till now All Good No Cons

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    SMA Response

    March 28, 2017CEO and President

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Glad your experience is so positive – yes, we try to be approachable. You can call me at anytime. And myself and the whole management team is working more and more to get out into the field for more face-to-face communication. Recently we just hired two new people at HQ – one of their comments was how supportive and friendly the atmosphere at work is.... we've had significant change the past couple months and I believe it's all been for the better. Our clients are reacting very positively. Stay in touch! Ajay

  4. "Good Company"

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

    I worked at SMA part-time

    Pros

    Good Company for experienced developers

    Cons

    Nothing if you are willing to work hard

  5. "Onboarding Process"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Highly organized and efficient. Very prompt responses. Overall an excellent first impression of this company

    Cons

    None at this point - no negatives

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  6. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    A very thoughtful & professional team..

    Cons

    None right now to mention.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Leadership!"

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

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

    Pros

    Where to start? There are so many good things to share. First of all, I report to the COO and work closely with the VPs and the CEO. SMA is a very flat organization, where even our interns get to interact with our C-Levels and of course there is no micromanagement at any level. Second, our leaders lead by example. They are the type of people that always roll-up their sleeves and stay close to the product. They are not proud individuals but lead with confidence and grace. They pride in building people up and provide positive reinforcement when they see someone is doing right. Lastly, my co-workers care about each other. Many of them have formed long-term friendships that go beyond the SMA walls. I overall feel valued and appreciated, like nowhere else before.

    Cons

    The CEO & COO are so close to the product that it may prevent them from actually understanding the view of the product users.

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  8. "Good company, nice staff"

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

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

    Pros

    - Fun wellness initiatives - Sr. Management cares about employees... CEO and COO often check in with staff, ask about personal life, even offer to do things outside of the office - Decent technology in HQ (lenovo laptops, new monitors, sit-to-stand desks). If you need it and it's relevant for your job, they'll buy it for you. Never had a problem getting new technology or an item I wanted. - Good benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) - Good PTO (start on 15 + 2 floating holidays + the basic federal holidays) and increases as your time increases - New office is modern & in nice building - On a whole, everyone wants you to do better - there's plenty of encouragement - When asked, leadership is happy to sit down with you and chat about professional ambitions and lessons learned on projects in order to promote professional development -Good collaboration between coworkers

    Cons

    - Lack of ability to work remote when needed - Open plan office can still be fairly distracting in afternoon (but it's also a sign we like to collaborate and chat with each other) - While there's plenty of conference rooms, the booking system still seems to be ignored by some staff members

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    SMA Response

    November 19, 2018COO

    Excellent idea about being more deliberate about mentoring. We recognize the value mentoring provides in career development. Collaboration is a key attribute of the culture at SMA. We found that the open office architecture and having people in the same office and conference rooms is important to enhancing our agility and flexibility. There are some advantages to working remotely, but they are not nearly as impactful as getting people out of their technical bubbles and promoting collaboration. co-locating also provides each of us direct access to support that can minimize the impact of “crunch time”.

  9. "Great Company - Awesome Team"

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

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

    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!

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  10. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer 

    I worked at SMA full-time

    Pros

    salry,organisation,mangment great team work . overall good

    Cons

    comunaction with team mmebrs could be better

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