Batesville Casket Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
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  1. Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Batesville, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in Batesville, IN

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

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

    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

  2. Management is against the people that go out there and do what keeps the company ALIVE.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Batesville Casket

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

    Pros

    If you like to drive truck then it is a great place to work, if only the management would work with you instead of against you.

    Cons

    Management against the people who really go out there and do the real grunt work of the job.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE MANAGEMENT TRY TO LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE AND NOT ALWAYS THINKING THAT MANAGEMENT IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!

  3. At one time they care. For there customer and there needs and gave there employee the tools to help with now they don,t

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - C S R in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - C S R in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They no good reason to work for a company that could care less about customers or there quality of there caskets then they do. This was the best in the wold but now they are a BIG JUNK YARD

    Cons

    Trying to tell the home office anything to them it's about the bottom LINE. !!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Start to care about your full time employees and get the part employee out and back genuinely care for are customer I was a full time for 26 years and watch you not give a dam about the Quality of the caskets or anything but the bottom line

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  5. Don't Count on Development

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Louisville, KY

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

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

    Pros

    friendly work envoirment, good pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  7. Excellent Opportunity at the local level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and decent hours.

    Cons

    Its part of the death industry

    Advice to Management

    Doing a fine job.

  8. 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 (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. A once great company, product and environment to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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 (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Sales positions used to be fantastic

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

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

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

    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 Management

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

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