Smarter Surfaces

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Life at Smarter Surfaces ™

Smarter Surfaces is built on relationships. We are a business dedicated to creating an open environment where smart, talented individuals can think big, embrace their own cultures and most importantly, enjoy what they do. We respect the different perspectives that a diverse workforce provides and our principles and values reflect this. We believe our employees are the key to success and we are committed to continuous learning and growth at every level. We offer frequent training and development opportunities, and we hold review sessions twice a year to help everyone meet their personal career development goals.


Internships and further study

Smarter Surfaces also fully support staff members who wish to engage in further education. Several members of our team are currently undertaking degrees in a variety of fields such as Business Management and International Sales.

Alongside this, we run a highly successful internship programme in which individuals can gain insight into the world of business through working on innovative projects in areas such as marketing, logistics, finance and more. Our intern experience goes beyond your assigned job title with opportunities to undertake external seminars, networking events and online courses.

“Smarter Surfaces was my first Jobbridge interview and my last. They immediately made me feel like one of the team and I've never looked back. After my internship ended I was offered full time work and I was glad to accept. I've continued to learn and grow with the company and look forward to doing so in the future."

- David Carroll

“My internship experience at Smarter Surfaces was a really exciting time for me, and resulted in me being hired permanently as a Marketing assistant. I have gained invaluable experience being a part of such a fast-growing, international business. Smarter Surfaces is different to many other offices I’ve worked in as you’re given the opportunity to get involved in projects across every department. There are also lots of opportunities for progression within the company and the directors really take on board suggestions and ideas from every staff member.”

- Barbara Piatkowska


Staff projects

At Smarter Surfaces we really encourage personal staff projects. A member of the team suggested we adopt the Japanese principle of ‘Kaizen’ which encourages everyone to take on a project outside of their day-to-day role, to help improve the way we work as a company. So far, we have set up our CSR committee, improved our customer service and client relationship strategies, established a ‘Buddy System’ for new employees and started a staff pedometer challenge.

Our team also takes pride in creating a workplace where we each feel happy and fulfilled, visitors often comment on how friendly and positive our office atmosphere is. Recently, we created a staff garden where we now enjoy eating lunch outdoors at our new picnic benches, surrounded by beautiful vegetables, herbs and flowers.

 

Social Committee

Finally, we think it’s important to encourage and maintain a positive work-life balance. That’s why we have created a Social Committee, who have taken on the task of bringing a little bit of excitement to our office by arranging various team-bonding activities. Whether we are playing table tennis in the boardroom, going on a tour of the Dublin mountain pubs or having an in-office pizza night, Smarter Surfaces is a prime example of ‘work hard, play hard’.