Smart certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2023

Smart builds further on its award-winning culture, being certified in the US, UK and Poland

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Smart

11/1/2023

Smart, the London-headquartered fintech disrupting the $62 trillion global retirement savings market, has received a series of awards for its workplace culture across the globe.

Launched in 2015, the business has now been named an overall leader in workplace practices in the US, UK and Poland by Great Place to Work®, a leading authority for workplace culture.

Globally, Smart received survey results of 90% and above for ten different categories in Great Place to Work’s Trust IndexTM, significantly higher than the minimum of 65% needed to be certified. Employees consistently praised the company for making them feel welcome, for being honest and ethical, and for valuing work-life balance. Smart was also lauded for being a friendly place to work, for treating employees with respect, and for treating people fairly regardless of their gender, sexuality, race or ethnic origin.

Acclaimed as one of the top 50 large employers in the UK, Smart received recognition of its excellence across multiple areas. It was ranked as 15th best workplace among tech employers, 19th best company for promoting employee wellbeing, and 38th best employer for women in the workplace.

Smart was highly commended for its building facilities. In 2021, Smart signed a 15-year lease on a new London headquarters at 136 George Street. The building is one of the first all-electric powered office buildings in central London, operationally carbon-zero and using electricity from renewable sources. WiredScore Gold Certified, Smart’s headquarters has best-in-class digital connectivity.

Smart, which has 85 people working in its Polish office, also ranked on the Great Place to Work Trust IndexTM for Poland, where it was named 13th best employer in the Small & Medium category.

Smart also achieved additional recognition for employee satisfaction in the US. Stadion Money Management – acquired by Smart in 2022 – was recently named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments. Employee feedback emphasised the company’s family-like atmosphere, positive work culture, and sense of purpose.

Martin Warner, Director of Talent at Smart, added:

“We’re thrilled to receive recognition for a third consecutive year from Great Place to Work®, and this time to be awarded certification in three of our locations around the world. Having happy and good people in our team is one of our Smart Principles, so this means adapting to different challenges and listening to our staff as we grow.
Our people matter, and we are passionate about investing in the wellbeing of our teams. Amongst a variety of benefits, we provide 24/7 access to mental health support and offer multiple physical wellbeing support resources. We also offer mindfulness sessions and ‘lunch and learns’.
We’re a diverse team, made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences and skills. We’ve increased our headcount significantly over the last few years, rising from around 150 people in 2019 to over 800 today, which included onboarding over 200 colleagues during the pandemic.”

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Smart certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2023

Smart builds further on its award-winning culture, being certified in the US, UK and Poland

Smart, the London-headquartered fintech disrupting the $62 trillion global retirement savings market, has received a series of awards for its workplace culture across the globe.

Launched in 2015, the business has now been named an overall leader in workplace practices in the US, UK and Poland by Great Place to Work®, a leading authority for workplace culture.

Globally, Smart received survey results of 90% and above for ten different categories in Great Place to Work’s Trust IndexTM, significantly higher than the minimum of 65% needed to be certified. Employees consistently praised the company for making them feel welcome, for being honest and ethical, and for valuing work-life balance. Smart was also lauded for being a friendly place to work, for treating employees with respect, and for treating people fairly regardless of their gender, sexuality, race or ethnic origin.

Acclaimed as one of the top 50 large employers in the UK, Smart received recognition of its excellence across multiple areas. It was ranked as 15th best workplace among tech employers, 19th best company for promoting employee wellbeing, and 38th best employer for women in the workplace.

Smart was highly commended for its building facilities. In 2021, Smart signed a 15-year lease on a new London headquarters at 136 George Street. The building is one of the first all-electric powered office buildings in central London, operationally carbon-zero and using electricity from renewable sources. WiredScore Gold Certified, Smart’s headquarters has best-in-class digital connectivity.

Smart, which has 85 people working in its Polish office, also ranked on the Great Place to Work Trust IndexTM for Poland, where it was named 13th best employer in the Small & Medium category.

Smart also achieved additional recognition for employee satisfaction in the US. Stadion Money Management – acquired by Smart in 2022 – was recently named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments. Employee feedback emphasised the company’s family-like atmosphere, positive work culture, and sense of purpose.

Martin Warner, Director of Talent at Smart, added:

“We’re thrilled to receive recognition for a third consecutive year from Great Place to Work®, and this time to be awarded certification in three of our locations around the world. Having happy and good people in our team is one of our Smart Principles, so this means adapting to different challenges and listening to our staff as we grow.
Our people matter, and we are passionate about investing in the wellbeing of our teams. Amongst a variety of benefits, we provide 24/7 access to mental health support and offer multiple physical wellbeing support resources. We also offer mindfulness sessions and ‘lunch and learns’.
We’re a diverse team, made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences and skills. We’ve increased our headcount significantly over the last few years, rising from around 150 people in 2019 to over 800 today, which included onboarding over 200 colleagues during the pandemic.”

About Smart

Smart is a global savings and investments technology platform provider. Its mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial wellbeing around the world.

Smart partners with governments and financial institutions (including insurers, asset managers, banks, financial advisers) to deliver retirement savings and income solutions that are digital, bespoke and cost efficient. In addition to the UK, Smart is operating in the USA, Europe, Australia and the Middle East with more than a million savers entrusting over £4 billion in assets on the platform. 

Smart supports its clients with a 750 strong global team.

Legal & General, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, J.P. Morgan, the Link Group, Barclays, Natixis Investment Managers, DWS Group and Chrysalis Investments are all investors in Smart.

We tweet as @SmartPensionUK.

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