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Funeral Home

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Current Employee - Florist in Lincoln, NE
Current Employee - Florist in Lincoln, NE

I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Decent vacation time and holiday time. The work is very important.

Cons

Low wages, low motivation, high turn over, stupid management decisions that encompass a whole region instead of locally, pressure to sell instead of helping families at their time of death.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's not always about money. Instead of high pressure selling, try compassion and watch the money come in.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Exhausting and discouraging

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of this job is that your knowledge can help people during a very difficult time in their life. It is very rewarding and happens almost daily.

    You have the ability to plan your schedule around your life.

    Cons

    The management within this company is very poor. Many are "old school" sales people that are no longer dealing with the families. Because they are so far removed they believe everything is the same as it was in the early days. It is 2012 not 1979

    The turnover is due to the lack of support once you have gone through training. Once you have completed your training you are left to fend for yourself. Management doesn't seem to have the time (nor the inclination to find it) so it falls on the shoulders of the "veteran" employees. The veteran employees don't make overrides and make the same commissions as the new employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Quit asking for anonymous surveys with anonymous managers being rated.
    2. Quit partying with your subordinates. The favoritism is seen by all.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Company is stuck in the "good old days" mentality.

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    Former Employee - Cemetery Sales Director in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Cemetery Sales Director in Fountain Inn, SC

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises

    Pros

    Helping families through a tough time
    Flexibility

    Cons

    100% commission
    no overtime pay
    high turnover with sales staff
    The sales strategy is to sell people with the premise that prices are going to increase every 10 years by 100%. In order to hold that true, they have created their number one problem in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your sales staff above the 100% commission, this is why the turnover is so high. The job requires time to learn and understand. At 100% commission, most people can't afford to stick around after the 5 weeks of training pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
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