SIRVA Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Pros
  • A very well work place if you are seeking work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • My department is very laid back (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This company, unfortunately, employs upper management that does not utilize their employees in the capacity in which they should (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good service industry employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SIRVA

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

    Pros

    New offices. Underground parking. Fair pay. Minimal weekend / holiday work hours.

    Cons

    Avg medical, dental, vision. No pension.


  2. International Relocation Consultant

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

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent benefits, hands off boss

    Cons

    Low pay, long summer hours


  3. Helpful (2)

    Iffy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SIRVA 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

    Decent vacation time, some good people (not in management), some departments like IT get chauffeured in limo's to company events

    Cons

    The company lays off workers while increases senior executive pay. Bonuses among the top seems rampant, while pay at the bottom is stagnant. Management will hire their friends they worked with before, pay them a ton of money, only to see them fail, no accountability. No idea what the values are, they seem to shift depending on who they are being applied to. Huge double standard with management.

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up, lose the deadweight in each department, keep an eye on integrity, stop hiring from competitors.


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  5. consultant

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

    I worked at SIRVA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice office, corporate compliance.

    Cons

    earning potential for bonus highly exaggerated. Base salary needs to cover your expectations.

    Advice to Management

    you won't listen anyway, so suck it.


  6. Good company, lots of career opportunities

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

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun people and supportive management, beautiful office by Oakbrook mall, flexibility for top performers to occasionally work at home, lots of PTO, fun activities and wellness programs

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, miserable 401k match, summer is peak busy season

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to increase the 401k match!


  7. IRCS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Relocation Counselor
    Former Employee - International Relocation Counselor

    I worked at SIRVA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Company tries to keep employees motivated by monthly activities. Lots of PTO

    Cons

    Lots of kissing butt to advance, but not many advancement opportunities. Huge disconnect between employees and managers. Terrible micromanagement. IRCs are blamed for everything. Pay is terrible

    Advice to Management

    It is clear you do not care about your employees, there is a huge feeling of being disposable. Work on that


  8. Private company with okay moral with minimal advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans everyday. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    No room for growth/advancement and raises were non existent a few years ago.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I've been at Sirva for 6 years.lot of good people but the pay is awful and very few opportunities for advancement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good vacation time package, decent benefits, love having cafeteria and gym on site.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and very little room for advancement unless you know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries and give at least cost of living raises every year.


  10. Sirva

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SIRVA

    Pros

    The company is full of great people

    Cons

    The pay is not great


  11. Helpful (1)

    Global Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Assignment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Global Assignment Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, mostly young, upbeat and diverse team mates.
    Management strict on work assignments and fair on time off.
    Incentives available with quality work .
    Nice On-Site Gym and Big Park in back.

    Cons

    Initial Company Training can be more personal and gracefully paced.
    Management can ensure regular flow of communication between consultants on same client.

    Advice to Management

    Continue motivating consultants to share work challenges and successes, learn + try new tools as a group and encourage regular team building events.



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