SYKES Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
357 Reviews
2.2
357 Reviews
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SYKES President, CEO, and Director Chuck Sykes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sykes work from home cares for it's Employee's a great deal in many ways (in 27 reviews)

  • This company creates a work environment where you want to do your best and then some for the team and the company (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • It's a fairly typical call center: a lot of people have bad attitudes and the supervisors are masochistic (in 12 reviews)

  • Company events that focus more on drinking by and with upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Job, easy to learn

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

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy sit down job, Payed Training, and easy to pick up

    Cons

    Work Schedule, angry callers rarely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Shift options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with little job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Bismarck, ND

    I worked at SYKES full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was promoted to manager at Sykes within three months, over dozens of more senior people. They recognize talent.

    Cons

    Since the positions are contract, there is much uncertainty..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to increase job security for star employees, possibly offering relocation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Sykes

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

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the years I've spent working here. The people are great.

    Cons

    My job is being sent offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a local connection for OMD to be most efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience at Syke

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

    I worked at SYKES full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company really works with you and will advance you if you work hard. worked with good people that were really helpful. No excuse not to succeed here if want to

    Cons

    None really hated to leave, but unfortunately had to relocate. No public transportation to get back and forth to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at SYKES full-time

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    management sucks but its a good place

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Management Desk Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Management Desk Manager in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard you can move up, however over the last 2 years the company has taken a very odd approach to operations. Great people at the mid-level and starting(agent) level. You get what you put in it with this company.

    Cons

    Salary, not bad but could use improvement with the profits they are pushing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the people driving the business and reward those people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A little bit more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent, Technical Support in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent, Technical Support in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - no commute
    - Encouraging work environment

    Cons

    - VERY LOW PAY.
    - Heavy tech requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the base pay for these positions in order for the role to be attractive. As it stands no one can support a household with the current pay requirements.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company!

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

    I worked at SYKES full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Policies are n place and they strive to continually improve processes

    Cons

    Too much work for one person. Maybe a pay increase would be enough incentive. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Malvern, AR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Malvern, AR

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lot of professional development and coaching. Company cares about the career progression of their employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this company..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I am currently employed at Sykes.

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

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits to match

    Cons

    It's a stressful job, metrics can be difficult to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doin' what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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