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My experience was terrible after training.

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kingstree, SC
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kingstree, SC

I worked at SYKES

Pros

Excellent training program, fun days and morale boosts, continued training on new products and policies with client

Cons

Little opportunity for growth despite the sales pitch during orientation, unprofessional co-workers and management, inflexible schedule, nepotism, and inconsistent company policies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please start treating employees more like the people that they are and less like numbers and statistics. Please share more information with employees about the outlook of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A company that manages with intimidation, fear and disrespect.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at SYKES

    Pros

    Air conditioned and nice entry level workers. Good hours , close to good places to have lunch, new chairs, close to home.

    Cons

    The upper level management do not know what they are doing and are 10 years behind times. Many middle management employees are in thier positions due to favoritism not based on skills and performance. Never any positive feedback but plenty of negative feed back. Management uses fear and intimidation as a performance tool resulting in low morale. HR is useless. Very unprofessional management style and negative atmosphere. Extreemly high turn over rate at this call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like adults not children. Get bettter tools so employees can do their jobs as best as possible. Stop using fear and intimidation as a performance tool, positive feedback first is always the best practice to get the best results. Pay better and lastly provide more jobs here in the USA your home headquarters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not bad IT leadership, it's no IT leadership

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    Former Employee - Random IT Person in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Random IT Person in Tampa, FL

    I worked at SYKES

    Pros

    - Decent benefits package
    - Lots of charitable work done by the company
    - Counter cyclical to a large degree, so even in a bad economy they should remain fairly stable

    Cons

    - Complete lack of direction from senior IT management
    - Latest re-org in IT is a farce
    - Penny wise, pound foolish is the rule - at least in IT
    - Different regions act largely independent, to the point of being rogue
    - The HR department as a whole is completely inept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop incorporating the failed, top-heavy management structure of ICT. There is a reason they were barely surviving before you purchased them.
    - Improve inter-department communications. There is way too much duplication of effort because no one knows what anyone else is doing.
    - The HR department - do something about it. It has a well deserved reputation for being horrible and completely useless, and it's been that way for years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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