Security National Financial

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Security National Financial Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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Security National Financial Chairman and CEO George R. Quist
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  1.  

    A stepping stone to nowhere...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Office in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the work. Good scheduling. Good work/life balance. If you don't want to progress in a career, and just like mundane under appreciated work for good pay - this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Nepotism is one of the biggest issues at this company. You can work harder, more hours, and get more done than you could imagine - all for nothing, because you don't have the right last name. Raises are very slim, they don't pay out your vacation or sick when you leave (Which it does state in the employee handbook, but come on, not even a thank you note?). Most of your work goes un-noticed and under appreciated anyway.
    The management doesn't care about you as a person, they just care that you get work done. If you aren't part of a tight knit community of family members or people who know family members personally, you will never progress. The only people who are executive levels are family friends and direct family members or the person who started the business, there is absolutely no room for growth - although they try to appease your desire to grow with what they call "lateral shift", jargon for "let's give you twice the responsibility for no more pay.."

    It's nearly impossible to take time off, because the day you do, no one else knows how to function. Most of the family members only work about 10 months of the year (this goes for executive down to entry level). They don't know their employees, they don't care about their employees, their management reeks of falsehood and embellished growth.

    So if you hate going to work everyday, but enjoy decent pay. This is the place that you would fit the best in. Also, be sure to check that you have the right last name, it means you get to take vacations without using vacation time, (Talk about a BENEFIT!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank your employees....daily.
    Let them take time off for a vacation once a blue moon.
    Get a new building, hire more people, grow. Stop putting money into your own greedy pocket that could be spent on building a new workspace, hiring more employees and helping the company actually grow even more past its current state.
    Thank your employees...daily... did I mention that already?
    Don't downsize people who have worked there for over 20 years because you want to go on a bigger vacation, buy a bigger boat, or buy a bigger house. That just doesn't jive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Growth and change would help.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Security National Financial

    Pros

    If you like a challange - you would fit in.

    Cons

    Mid level leadership is blinded by fear of losing jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the team grow into success. The people you hire know where they are and it will help to adapt to the surrounding areas other than Utah.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Was good and was once proud to work there, but once terrible changes were made I am no longer happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Security National Financial

    Pros

    Mainly 8:00 am to 5:00 pm work days during the week. Work one Sunday per month, and two Saturdays per month. 2 weeks paid vacation each year, paid sick time, 401k, good co-workers for the most part.

    Cons

    No follow-through with client families for the most part. Everyone is given a task to do each day, and that's all they are supposed to do for the most part. There are some exceptions but they have departmentalized our funeral home so there are groups of us that only focus on one thing, nearly 100% of the time. This does not allow for variety and makes it more like an 8-5 job instead of a place that used to be enjoyable to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Humble yourselves and listen to the employees. Without employees, companies would be nothing. Eventually, if things continue in this direction, our competitors will be where we are at now and we will no longer be one of the big dogs in town. Ask clients what they'd rather have, then go with that. If it weren't for our clients, we wouldn't have jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend

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