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SmartBrief

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Former Employee - Developer in Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Developer in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at SmartBrief full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Unbeatable location in the heart of downtown DC, very friendly community, beer machine, interesting challenges

Cons

Incredibly sales focused atmosphere leaves little room for modernization or innovation

Advice to Management

Determine and focus more on long-term goals and don't sacrifice progress towards them for quick cash infusions.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    SmartBrief Sucks!

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    Current Employee - In Sales in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - In Sales in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at SmartBrief full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, SmartBrief hires great people but as soon as they learn what's what and find out how much they could be getting paid elsewhere, they jump ship. Everyday I see new people in the halls and don't know if they are employed by SmartBrief or somehow mistakenly wandered in through the front door. Upper management is not to be trusted and it seems like they like to work people to death for the lowest wage and toss them out as soon as they start complaining. The benefits are pretty good and the office location is convenient.

    Cons

    All the things mentioned above and some. The smell of death is in the air. Advertising is getting harder to sell as our clients are finding little to no return on investment. Personally I think their advertising dollars are better spent elsewhere. Email is outdated and most people are deleting our briefs without reading.

    Advice to Management

    The same advise that was given to me, "get with the program."

  2. Small company the is experiencing growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SmartBrief full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, relaxed environment, earning potential

    Cons

    Mini-fiefdoms, departments don't collaborate, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Management from the top must regularly communicate the values and goals of the organization. Share the good news, spread the love.

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