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Updated 20 Aug 2017

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SMS Management & Technology Chief Executive Officer  Rick Rostolis (no image)
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54 Ratings
Pros
  • "SMS provide a great platform for anyone to do interesting work as part of a team of great people(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good pay, benefits, compensation, work life balance(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Body shopping mentality; senior management don't value their staff; view everything through the lens of a CFO instead of an inspirational CEO(in 19 reviews)

  • "Flat structure with no career progression(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Average IT consulting firm"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology

    Pros

    OK contracts available across industries

    Cons

    Bodyshop attitude, no career progression

    SMS Management & Technology2017-08-21
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stimulating and interesting work with great colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collegiate behaviour with information sharing and assistance Better work/life balance than most consultancies. Career progression Professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Current uncertainty around acquisition bid by DWS - normal biz behaviour that should pass quickly.

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    SMS Management & Technology2017-03-22
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Lost its shine"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supportive & collegiate culture however not as strong as it used to be. Great place & opportunity for graduates and those less experienced to learn their trade. Bringing back branch meetings & paid coffee catchups allows consultants to reconnect with management & base office staff. Good range of social activities. Quality body shop approach. Recruitment arm (M&T) is solid & well respected. Salary ok but slightly below rival consulting companies.

    Cons

    -Have lost significant quality staff over past 4yrs and it's impacting bottom line & capability offering. There have been more instances of dissatisfied clients due to placing consultants that are unsuitable with limited solution offerings. -Flat structure with no career progression. -Has lost its reputation as a Tier 2 market leader is highly disappointing. -DWS acquisition is concerning but expected. So Expect more quality staff to leave. -No bonus paid for past 5yrs despite meeting consulting targets & KPI's.

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    SMS Management & Technology2017-03-28
  4. "Good People But Needs To Recognise Staff More"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people, direct management are great.

    Cons

    No clear career progression, no recognition when performing well, no real way to step up.

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    SMS Management & Technology2017-02-07
  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great people and interesting projects. - Colleagues are open to help each other. - Exposure to large clients through small projects to build relationship

    Cons

    - No Career progression plan. - Pay is average. - Lack of large projects - Lack of investment in people

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    SMS Management & Technology2016-07-19
  6. "Great transitional career move"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and the various engagements provide valuable exposure to different industries and clients.

    Cons

    Limited career progression offered - most people are transitional and move on within 3 - 5 years.

    SMS Management & Technology2016-04-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good for gaining work experience but not too good for career progression"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Varied clients for consulting -Friendly staff -Nice office, but don't get too comfortable while on the bench -Good venues for company Christmas parties/general meetings

    Cons

    -No clear career progression within the company -Consultants made to look for sales/opportunities instead of having them upskill while on the bench -Consultant's performance based on extra after hours work for HQ, instead of client satisfaction.

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    SMS Management & Technology2016-03-07
  8. Helpful (5)

    "SMS has great sales pitch to on board, but...."

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    Consultant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great people! -Make awesome friends - If you negotiate properly, you can be better paid than other organizations

    Cons

    - More of a body shop than Consultancy, competes with other contracting agencies for work (really) - No career progression, most KPIs for progression are linked to sales. So if you bring business you are good. Not enough if you are good at your craft - Difficult to manage professional growth as the gigs might not be want you want to do. You just have to take what comes to "avoid bench"

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    SMS Management & Technology2015-07-10
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Only in it for the money, not the people"

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    Current Employee - Non-Billable Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As it's a larger national company, there are more opportunities for career progression.

    Cons

    This company has taken everything away from its staff. Unless you are a billable employee, you're simply overlooked. The culture has quickly disintergrated with previous staff social activities long gone. This company truly only cares about the money it brings in and doesn't appreciate the people who bring it in.

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    SMS Management & Technology2015-08-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "An employer that understands it's people are its value."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    After working for a previous employer who proved to be very removed from their values, I can happy say that SMS and its values are one in the same. As a company, they understand that their people are there biggest asset and promote a good work life balance. SMS’s flat structure and its supportive culture ensure that all staff are treated equally. It is not unusual to find my self bumping into the CEO in the elevator and enjoying a chat. I am a true believer that you get out what you put in. With that in mind, SMS will provide you with countless opportunities and experiences to enhance your career. Don’t get me wrong, as with all companies there will always be politics and nuances that not everyone will agree with. However in comparison to my previous employers I find that these are very far and in-between at SMS. If you are willing to put time and effort into your career, want the opportunities for career progression without the politics and games, I can highly recommend SMS.

    Cons

    Whilst I personally don't see this is a negative, as I stated above, you get out what you put in.

    SMS Management & Technology2013-10-23

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