Batesville Casket

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Batesville Casket Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
19 Reviews
3.3
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Batesville, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Batesville, IN

    I have been working at Batesville Casket as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - good work environment/culture
    - friendly people
    - learned/developed leadership, time management skills
    - Great communication

    Cons

    - Certain data integrity problems being worked out
    - Takes longer than expected to implement change
    - Not a lot of structured training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't Count on Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Batesville Casket full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Talk a big game about career paths but there are none because of the decline in market and company's main objective to "meet numbers."
    A lot of favoritism
    Management not willing to truly explore talents of internal employees
    Micromanagement at most levels
    Customer does NOT come first focus more on getting every penny from them that's possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more energy and employees into the focus of delivering excellent service and an excellent product at a reasonable price and less $$ and employees on crunching the numbers and coming up with promotions. No confidence in the future of this company unless that happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    was a good company, but just had a bad luck streak. very friendly customers and co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Batesville Casket full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly work envoirment, good pay.

    Cons

    odd hours, early start, then could change in moments notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the experienced drivers and workers run the location in louisville. they know they what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Opportunity at the local level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salem, VA

    I worked at Batesville Casket full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and decent hours.

    Cons

    Its part of the death industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a fine job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to get your feet wet.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Suplpy Chain  in  Batesville, MS
    Current Employee - Suplpy Chain in Batesville, MS

    I have been working at Batesville Casket full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of "opportunities" to get some very practical knowledge. Helpful Management structure.

    Cons

    Only development they are interested in doing is inside the four walls of the company. Lots of promises little follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you are really looking to do make some plans and let the people know. Cloak and dagger died out with my grandparents generation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A once great company, product and environment to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Batesville Casket full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Historically a great place to work and grow a career.

    Cons

    Home office management more concerned with their personal success then that of the company's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be advantageous to stop giving field-based employees lip-service as it relates to customer issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's OK

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

    I have been working at Batesville Casket full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Still leading the industry.
    Selects top talent to join the company.

    Cons

    Lacks amenities for its employees (no cafeteria, vending machines loaded with unhealthy snacks, no internal training programs except for sales reps, etc.).
    The company is also many years behind in collaborative technology.
    Lots of gossip.
    People may come in and out of the corporate headquarters if they know someone inside -there are no photo IDs required and that can pose a security problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company goes through great effort to select the best talent available. Please develop career paths for every position, not just a few, so every employee can have the opportunity to develop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales positions used to be fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Batesville Casket full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training and support, high quality products, good reputation

    Cons

    Funeral industry is in decline due to increasing cremation rate. Lots of good people laid off to keep profits up. More pressure from management to dice up sales data, submit reports and spend hours on multiple campaign reporting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things simpler and let the reps spend more time in front of the customer selling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Batesville is a terrific company to work for with great employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Batesville Casket full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company does a wonderful job bringing in excellent talent who overall understand and believe in teamwork. The company itself does a wonderful job in taking care of their employees.

    Cons

    Currently the company is going through some difficult economic times which is effecting the entire funeral industry. This is driven by the poor economy, stiff competition and rising cremation rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully they find the right formula to secure new business and put an end to this downward cycle they are currenlty in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Disappointing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Batesville, IN
    Former Employee - Associate in Batesville, IN

    I worked at Batesville Casket

    Pros

    Decent pay rate. Offers matching 401K and pension.

    Cons

    Funeral industry is changing fast; competition is stronger than ever and growing. Management does not seem to have a plan to stay competitive or to expand into new areas. Production is down and whole shifts have been eliminated. More focus is placed on cost cutting than on profit building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be creative! Start something new! Start several small businesses in your empty paid for buildings and see which ones do the best and build them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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