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SMS Management & Technology Reviews

Updated 24 October 2017
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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 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A bit outdated"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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (3)

    "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 !


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Good focus on building culture and diversity
    Some really good people and consultants
    Professional development

    Cons

    Management say they are transparent, they are not
    Need new fresh leadership needed
    If you make a mistake, you never live it down
    Body shop, body shop, body shop

    Advice to Management

    Hope the new owners put in a new management team in understand solutions rather than selling bodies


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SMS Management & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Large Company with some good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    No clear understanding of how each location operates
    Quick to make people redundant without understanding what the person actually does in the company
    Zero compassion for employees

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs some major changes


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Not much at the moment sadly.

    Cons

    Body shopping mentality; senior management don't value their staff; view everything through the lens of a CFO instead of an inspirational CEO. Proposed takeover has messed with the business with lots of good people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    To ASG....... SMS need to see positive change, positive leadership, positive communication. Start hiring and offering market rate to good consultants so we can pitch and win bids and drive that momentum.


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