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SMS Management & Technology Reviews

Updated 25 May 2019

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Found 165 reviews

2.8
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43%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Rick Rostolis
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "SMS provide a great platform for anyone to do interesting work as part of a team of great people(in 19 reviews)

  • "Better work/life balance than most consultancies(in 10 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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    Current Employee - 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. 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...

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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
  3. "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • 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
      • "Overview"

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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

        Fellow consultants - inclusive, supportive and competent

        Cons

        Management Teams - arrogant, cliques, out of touch, glorified salesmen

        SMS Management & Technology2018-08-10
      • "Good and bad of SMS"

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        Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Great people Good broad client base Opportunities both local and interstate

        Cons

        Management lost its way and company lost site of valuing the client

        SMS Management & Technology2018-06-27
      • Helpful (1)

        "Ok if there are no other options."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

        Pros

        Some people like working there.

        Cons

        Used to be a great company that lost its way and hasn't found it again. Share price collapsed, then bought out by ASG. Poor management. Could decide strategy or market positioning. Not much in the way of IP to lean on. Harsh treatment of some staff. Uncertain whether ASG will be able to turn it round.

        Advice to Management

        Pay more attention to the people. Treat them fairly.

        SMS Management & Technology2018-04-27
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