SYKES Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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SYKES President, CEO, and Director Chuck Sykes
Chuck Sykes
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Pros
  • its a work from home job so you don't spend money on gas or take out (in 28 reviews)

  • promote from within, salary, work environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • what can you expect from a call center (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management making high end dollars with little or no raises for those who are generating the business (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Interesting, first experience working at a call center

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malvern, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Malvern, AR

    I have been working at SYKES

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When you first apply they give you the motivational speech concerning opportunity for promotions, but that is only half the story. Politics is a huge impact on promotion potential. Play the game, get the promotion.

    Cons

    Unqualified supervisors. Incompetence is rampant here, no respect for management.

    Advice to Management

    Have real standards for positions of authority. Does education matter?


  2. Helpful (1)

    Makes me think about questions to ask before I join any other company like Sykes!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Sumter, SC

    I worked at SYKES

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My supervisor was terrific!! Loved my co-workers. Benefits.

    Cons

    Paid-time off. Considerations for urgent situations. When the company makes a change the senior management of the site is not very understanding towards the employees that have been working for the company since it first opened. The upper management will not work with you even if you have been a loyal employee with perfect attendance over two years! The upper management speaking of the ones that actually run the site are not compatonate what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect a company to survive and to thrive successfully you have to treat your employees the same way that you expect them to treat you and the customers that they serve. Don't forget that the employees are the biggest part of a company and without us you wouldn't have a job!!! Also you are right there is someone else that will be there to take the place of one that no longer has their position but if you fire everyone (because the turnover rate is high) there will be no one else to hire.


  3. Not for everyone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Langhorne, PA

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Reasonable hours of operation.

    Cons

    Not enough lunch time allocated for each representative. Unreasonable in reference to employee's needs to take off for a doctor's appt. or a sick child.

    Advice to Management

    Human resources department should pay more and hire responsible adults for better quality in the work force, maybe then they can treat each individual better. Offer necessary time off for Doctor visits, and at least 45 min. for lunch.


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  5. Need better organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greenwood, SC

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get at least 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Seniority doesn't count when being looked at for other positions within the site. At this particular site some one from outside the site could be hired in a higher position that you put in for.

    Advice to Management

    To work closer with the team members they have and listen to what they have to say the representatives on the phones are the ones who knows what is going to be better for them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    My experience was bad because although they talk like they will work around your school schedule they wont.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent, Technical Support in Malvern, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent, Technical Support in Malvern, AR

    I worked at SYKES full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is alright and you never have to work overnights. You get breaks and a lunch and the job is easy.

    Cons

    If you go one minute over on a break you get wrote up. If you miss a day and don't make it up that same week you get another write up.


  7. Family org

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do what is right for the employee

    Cons

    Executive management not connected to what happens in company

    Advice to Management

    Get out there


  8. Helpful (2)

    Okay place, depends on the situation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vansant, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vansant, VA

    I worked at SYKES full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, considering you sit and talk all day. Nice coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Strict, sometimes stupid policies and rules. A lot of childish drama and stuff, but that's probably everywhere.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Work/life un-balanced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people; great location(s); great presence in the community; great services to customers; great benefits.

    Cons

    If Sykes had a necromancer on their payroll, they would have no problem working you to death, reviving you and then working you to death again.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work/life balance. Expand your flex commute options.


  10. Not a bad place to work, many of the people make it positive!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SYKES full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home office. Benefits were not too bad and the people I worked with were a good team.

    Cons

    Some of the Sr. Management is taking on more than they can handle and do not have time for their teams. They all tend to be extremely stressed out and too busy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better leaders that are good with people and developing them with a positive approach. Stop wasting money on unnecessary traveling.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Pay is better than most places.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SYKES

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with your schedules and time off request.

    Cons

    Need better management in place.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real management



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