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SMS Management & Technology Reviews

Updated Oct 1, 2019

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2.9
48%
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48%
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SMS Management & Technology Chief Executive Officer  Rick Rostolis (no image)
Rick Rostolis
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "SMS provide a great platform for anyone to do interesting work as part of a team of great people(in 20 reviews)

  • "Better work/life balance than most consultancies(in 11 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. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent and Cohesive Organisation"

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    Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, dynamic, stimulating and highly collaborative culture. Exciting projects Top tier clients Fun initiatives Good share of social and client events Highly engaged culture Great technology

    Cons

    No cons to mention at this stage.....

    SMS Management & Technology2017-03-11
  2. "Its a tough business, but can be rewarding as well"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional environment. Strong tier 2 brand within consulting. Does spend on employee programs and training. If you are driven to succeed and treat people well, this can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Its all about the numbers and performance. Lack of people focus can hurt at times. Not as forward thinking or innovative as other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in the right people. Challenge your own diversity bias. Think 5 years ahead, rather than focus on the numbers of today.

    SMS Management & Technology2019-10-02
  3. "Great company, but lost its footing"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Great culture Good work life balance

    Cons

    Bums on seats Small projects No career growth

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have sold

    SMS Management & Technology2019-08-23
  4. "Great company"

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

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Thank you for the growth in my life and the people who I worked with.

    Cons

    keeping consulants' salary at market rate

    Advice to Management

    Keep the name

    SMS Management & Technology2019-08-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay and treated like a contractor"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    There were some really experienced consultants but they have mostly left or been forced out with performance mgmt plans now.

    Cons

    You will never get a payrise even at the yearly review or bonus. You won't get a choice of assignments it's whatever client comes back first, you have to go there. Mgmt will put you in a role and you won't hear from them for 6 months or more. You will see how much you are getting charged out at to the client and compared to your salary there may be a huge difference and not much extra to working here than that of... a contractor. Other consulting firms pay more.

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    Advice to Management

    Make the effort to recognise the efforts of consultants who are quiet achievers.

    SMS Management & Technology2019-05-25
  6. "Great place to learn and progress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunities to work across many different industries and types of projects to quickly learn and progress - Coaching and mentoring

    Cons

    - Body shopping culture at times

    SMS Management & Technology2019-03-31
  7. "Poor Management, Full of Bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    First 2 years was fantastic, well looked after. Continuous networking with multitude of consultants across different fields and different industries. Great Knowledge base.

    Cons

    Poor selection of management, continuous intimidation and bullying.

    SMS Management & Technology2019-03-18
  8. "Just a bunch of hot air salesmen"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary paid on time Nice office location

    Cons

    1 Very pretentious 2 Too much pressure on networking rather than concentrating on technical subject matter 3 Egoistic managers 4 Useless after work hours office presentations/meetings 5 No real support from managers or colleagues 6 Body shop attitude The list can go on forever

    Advice to Management

    Close down the company

    SMS Management & Technology2019-02-09
  9. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Access to many types of projects and clients

    Cons

    Clients can be tough, not for everyone

    SMS Management & Technology2018-10-25
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company that lost it's way"

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    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and culture, interesting work

    Cons

    Lost its way in the marketplace and ultimately imploded

    SMS Management & Technology2018-07-25
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