SMART START INC Employee Reviews

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Productive workplace
Caregiver (Former Employee) –  Cache, OKAugust 11, 2017
Prepared food, watched after children, and cleaned.
How to work at a fast pace along with patience.
Tending to each child's need at once.
Being around the kids.
Pros
healthcare, breaks
Cons
Drama, unorganized, hours
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easy workplace
Service tech (Current Employee) –  Longmont, COMay 16, 2017
Calibrate, install, remove, diagnose interlocks, its a great place to work at, your day will be pretty laid back and relaxing, also got to make sure the shop is clean
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Its a ok place to work
Admin/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Grapevine, TXMay 1, 2017
If there is a SUPV. call they will not take it, just take a message and someone will call them back it never happens.

If you request to have certain days off in a row it will not happen.
Want to go part time at nights good luck with that as well.
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Great company to work for, feels like family owned.
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, COApril 28, 2017
This job really built up my customer service skills, especially in situations when the customer is extremely unhappy due to the nature of the job. the clients are mostly court ordered to get an Interlock installed in their vehicles. the hardest part of this job is keeping thick skin with some of the customers when they are frustrated, although this job does come with amazing co-workers, sometimes the customers are just too much.
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Not A Bad Place
Technician (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 23, 2017
Management is pretty great, however they usually hire people from any line of work making it difficult on the more experienced installers.

Also the pay could be a little higher for what a typical work day is and what little overhead the company has. You are installing and servicing ignition interlock so you have to deal with some very upset people. Most are understanding that they are there because of something they did, but others see it as your fault for putting the device in their vehicle.
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General Administrative Work
Virginia Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 2, 2017
Most of the requirements for the job included computer work. It was a relaxed atmosphere. The clients were easy to schedule and I rarely ran into problems with them. Co-workers were generally happy and fun to be around.
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Fast paced ever changing enviornment
Customer Care Center Trainer (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXApril 2, 2014
Created training material for new policies and procedural changes.
Created all training material.
Built new employee training program.
Coordinated and executed new hire training.
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a one sided company that favors the managers
Ignition Interlock Technician (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXFebruary 17, 2014
company has no HR and the company let its managers run all over the techs and when your in a outside shop you have no rights to question the manager and corporate stands behind them even when the techs are right.
Cons
have no say when things go wrong
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Design Manufacture and Lease of Alcohol Interlock Devices for Drink Driving offender programs to judicial and state monitoring authorities.
Principal Engineer/Product Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXSeptember 29, 2013
Important work, strong sense of doing something important.
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Good company
Repair Technician (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 3, 2013
This was a great company I wished I had the opportunity to stay at. It was a 3 month contract I completed and have great reviews from. The co workers are great and management was awesome. Learned lots of future techniques here
Pros
free lunch fridays
Cons
contract basis
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Not a fun place to work
Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXDecember 20, 2012
Employees are not treated well, management is not friendly and all they care about is the numbers you produce, nothing else
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Performing a job to save lives.
SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VirginiaMay 27, 2012
Install and calibrate ignition interlocks on cars. This job requires a knowledge of the electrical systems in cars. Training a client is the most enjoyable part of this job.
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