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Updated 18 February 2018
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  • Body shopping mentality; senior management don't value their staff; view everything through the lens of a CFO instead of an inspirational CEO (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "No different to other firms: great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity exists in this company if you go out and find them . People moan that this firm is the only one to talk about billing and utilisation but I have worked in 2 others and guess what they also talk about utilisation and at a level higher than here. This is just professional services it's the industry we work in.

    Cons

    My colleagues expect something different at SMS but we all have to chip in and make this place as great as it used to be : no one person can do that we all have to do it. It's tough when sales are low as it impacts the consultants . Need more sales pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Drive sales harder : consultants go when sales people are not producing ..... seems ironic the sales person doesn't go !


  2. "SMS Management and Tech review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some smart people that are good at what they do.

    Cons

    High expectations for little or no reward
    No clear advancement path
    Performance review just felt like going through the motions
    No real opportunity for personal development (learn on the job mentality)


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great staff with experience. big company with reasonable benefits. Great training

    Cons

    Status Quo, Senior management treat their staff like 'body shop' . Company motto is for show only! Only want to delivery value to the shareholder not the customer. I finish my 5 weeks assignment in 5 days and then been told to sit there from 9-5 for another 4 weeks and pretend to be busy. We are not allowed to help client to do more work .

    Advice to Management

    wake up and look at the real world out there. Time and material kind of arrangement with client is outdated.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A bit outdated"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Other consultants were great
    - Plenty of supportive people
    - Had good PD options.

    Cons

    - Didn't have the right roles for me
    - Sometimes felt like I was dumped into a role that wasn't right


  6. "Good Client Base"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Client Base, more opportunities of training

    Cons

    You dont have choice to go to project of your liking, too many processes.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at SMS Management & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Other consultants are good people. Culture is decent.

    Cons

    Body shopping
    Told you can move laterally within the organisation but realistically you can't
    A lot of morale lost towards management incompetence


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Infrastructure Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in Pyrmont
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in Pyrmont
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good technical experience to gain especially to start you career.

    Cons

    It is hard to break SILO of roles and technical responsibilities, you have to prove hard that you are capable before even able to get the right tool to do you job.
    Poor management of people while some on top are actually hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that you are doing your job well.. there are an obvious reasons why people are quitting.


  9. "Amazing corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative and supportive culture
    Probably the nicest bunch of colleagues I've ever worked with
    Great leadership

    Cons

    Needs to work on brand awareness
    I only left because I'm not technology-focused.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building your brand in the market. The brand is relatively unknown so the potential is huge.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    - High caliber consultants (high technical skills)
    - Consultant training
    - Support for Technical Certifications

    Cons

    - Different states (QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT) performing on very different levels. Yet same long term vision and approach

    Advice to Management

    - Consider different states necessities


  11. Helpful (4)

    "WORST Consulting firm ! No work but TOO MUCH POLITICS !"

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

    Pros

    Nothing ! Location is good , Iam not sure how long they can hold on to that.

    Cons

    Very bad culture ! Literally body shopping technology ! Very billing focused. Management has lost purpose . Resource management and delivery management absolutely hopeless ! Do yourself a favour Dont join ! Cheating clients , Sending inexperienced candidates to clients as very experienced people . Do yourself a favour dont join

    Advice to Management

    Get some real managers !


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