SCI Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Administrative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SCI.
Interview Details – Hiring process seemed a bit outdated, a lot of paperwork and it took weeks to get my logon credentials set up. The interview was good, my manager asked questions relevant to the role and responded well to my feedback/responses.
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
Family Service Counselor Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at SCI.
Interview Details – I was called the same day I applied. Sales manager was a person I really wanted to work for. Job sounded perfect for my skill set/experience. Emphasis on service families well, but also able to ask the big question.
Negotiation Details – They offered me the standard package: commission with a minimum wage guarantee, take it or leave it
Family Service Counselor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source - interviewed at SCI in March 2010.
Interview Details – Lots of screening including a drug test
Interview Question – Do you mind working for minimum wage plus commissions? View Answer
Negotiation Details – n/a
General Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SCI in June 2010.
Interview Details – very easy. just be yourself.
Interview Question – Questions regarding death care choices Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none, hired after two interviews
Very Easy Interview
IT Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SCI in September 2011.
Interview Details – Was very disappointing. I had heard before i went into the interview that politics were fearce at SCI especially in IT but of course in an interview there is no way to detemine that. During the interview the interviewees seemed to not really know what the position would require or what I would really be doing. I didn't like the vagueness of accepting a job that I would not understand my role. The Director studdard throughout the interview. I just didn't get a good feeling for working at SCI.
Interview Question – They seemed to dwell on how long candidates have been out work. I didn't see the point since today that is very commonplace and I have many IT Colleagues which have been laid off. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Several recruiters told me that SCI "hires and fires" very easily, usually based on politics. Also I was told by several recruiting companies that with more people going with cremations that SCI's profit margin is quickly dwindling. With all that it just didn't appear to be a sound place to work.
Sales Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SCI in May 2011.
Interview Details – Very through process and allows you to see behind the doors. People are very friendly and probably a good place to work.
Interview Question – Why do you want to want in the funeral business? Answer Question
Senior Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SCI in February 2010.
Interview Details – A phone interview with HR manager. Quite a lot behavior questions. took about 50 mins. Qs like how do you know about SCI and its performance, which supervisor you like / dislike, what kind of working environment you look for, what are your specialties...
Family Service Counselor Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at SCI.
Interview Details – Be prapared for the process to take a long time
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?