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  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
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    Subpar (2)
    66.666666666667%
    2.65
  • 0 applicants say

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Company summary

Smith & Associates knows electronic components inside and out. As the industry's top independent distributor, we're who major manufacturers turn to when the demand for their new phones or laptops leaves them without enough vital components for production, or when obsolescence or shortage makes getting needed parts a challenge. With an expert team and international reach, we help customers – from computing to energy to aeronautics and defense – get the parts they need, when they need them. Our focus on quality and investment in people, programs, and tools ensure that we provide our customers only the best parts and service.

Numbers

Employees

201-500 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

At Smith, we can find just about any part that you need.  Whether a component is in current production or is obsolete, we can find it.  We regularly source a wide range of components, including:

  • Active components such as processors
  • Memory and ICs
  • Passive components such as capacitors, connectors, and switches
  • Computer products and peripherals, such as drives, LCD panels, and video cards. 

Across these product categories we can find all major manufacturers. 

We serve people from a host of industries: computing, personal electronics, communications, energy, aviation, medical and more. To support a wide range of customers that demand a wide range of components we’ve developed relationships with sources all over the world – a network of open market contacts that is the largest in the industry.  Our account experts engage this network from our global offices.  Commodity experts provide guidance on key commodities.  And, Smith logistics centers in Asia, North America and Europe assure quality and timely delivery to our customers.   

In short, whether your success depends on what you know or who you know, we’ve got you covered. 

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Our team also holds expertise in all areas of supply chain, such as marketing excess inventory, capturing cost savings for our customers in down markets, and scheduling parts for production or repair in up markets.  As a result, we've developed a program called SecureService that includes winning supply chain strategies that can be tailored for you.

Here are some of the things Smith supply chain strategies can do for you: 

  • Reduce total cost of inventory ownership
  • Manage component lifecycle
  • Source hard to find parts
  • Identify Cost-Saving Opportunistic Purchases
  • Consolidate and reduce vendors
  • Hub components for JIT production or repair
  • Disposition slow moving or excess inventory
  • Reduce costs with Smith PPV Plus+

Location

For applicants

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

At Smith, We Start Employees Out Right: Smith Trader Development Program and Mentorship

When you join our team, our intensive Trader Development Program and mentorship will teach you the ropes without making you sink or swim. Our team of experienced traders is here to help you at each step of the way, offering years of experience and ingenuity as you learn basic skills and build up a command of sales, purchasing, and commodity expertise. By the end of our immersive, four-week Trader Development Program, you'll have the confidence to step out onto our sales floors and make your mark in Smith's global marketplace.


Even after graduation from our Trader Development Program, the support from Smith's experienced team doesn't stop. With an average employee tenure of seven years, many of our earliest team members are still actively helping Smith grow today – and helping new members of the company develop into key players on our global team.


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We Provide Opportunities Without Boundaries

You know you have potential. What you may not know is everywhere it might take you.

At Smith, we're constantly moving, growing, and evolving. The same goes for our people. With growth paths that aren't set in stone, you can work creatively and flexibly to shape where you go and who you become in the Smith global team. As an entrepreneurial company at heart, we have the benefit of leadership that is always focused on innovation and willing to listen to – and invest in – employee ideas and growth. This has allowed members of our team to take on vital roles in new departments, initiate and lead company-wide projects, and make a genuine mark on the company. At Smith, you have a voice and you can make an impact.


And the chance to make your mark isn't confined to one office. With 13 offices spanning 3 continents, we're a diverse and dynamic company with real international reach. Each of our unique offices has one major trait in common: every one offers a thriving environment aimed for success.

With 15 languages spoken in our offices, a 60-country partner network, and customers across the globe, our reach is vast. Work with Smith, and you work with a worldwide community where your chances for movement and growth are limited only by your ambition.


Expand your horizons with us.


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Real Potential for Success

Your chance to build your own success starts as soon as you join our team. From when you first pick up the phone to start making contacts and building relationships with customers, you're building up your identity with Smith and your foundation for achievement now and in the future.


With potential customers everywhere, you'll find yourself hunting down leads and opportunities around the world and showing new contacts just what Smith can do for them. Once you build up customer relationships and meet their needs for sourcing quality parts fast, you'll find real payoff in your sales commissions. With hard work, a single phone call can turn into a partnership and years of business.

Our trading floors are the life of Smith with an active, competitive, and fun learning environment. And the chances for earning success and rewards with Smith are abundant. Challenge yourself, and see the possibilities.



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How would we describe the company culture?

The roots of Smith's success as a company are the people of our global team and the strong identity we've sustained and built up over the years. Our name may be ordinary, but our company is extraordinary, with a corporate culture that sets us apart.


Entrepreneurial Roots

Founded in 1984, Smith is privately-held and is built on a thriving, competitive, entrepreneurial culture. Since 2005, our sales have exceeded $3 billion, and we've maintained our leadership in the industry with supply chain expertise and component knowledge hard to find elsewhere. We're aggressive in our drive to provide top-quality products and great customer service, and our traders are driven and determined. Our fast-paced, internationally-focused environment is a place to let your ambition thrive, take risks, build lasting customer loyalty and relationships, and build up a strong foundation for your success.


Commitment to Sustainability

Work with Smith, and you become part of a company whose green programs are setting an example in the industry. Our focus on sustainability runs deep: from the solar panels soaking up sunlight and powering our global headquarters with clean energy to the recycling programs at each of our global offices, we're always looking for the next step we can take to reduce our footprint on the planet.


Relaxed Environment

A casual dress code and relaxed environment are part of our corporate culture. So wear a tie or wear shorts to work, and enjoy working with a warm and cooperative company team. Frequent company events strengthen friendships and the great team dynamic in our company, supporting what we already know: our strength and uniqueness lie in our people.

Reviews for Smith & Associates

Reviews - What employees say

2.65 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Great - Very caring about their employees.

Support from Management

Absolutely

Teamwork

Yes, there was always someone available to offer their help when you needed it.

Level of Autonomy

Most definitely.

Communication

Yes, all was good in this department.

Gender Equality

Yes.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes they did and still do I imagine.

Overall Compensation for your work

Salary and benefits, yes. Raises not so much.

  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee
Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of certain managers.

Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (2)
    66.666666666667%
    2.65
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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