SIRVA Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. A learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IMC in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - IMC in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will never be bored. When you work as an IMC there are many things that come up during the day which will keep you busy. Always learning.

    Cons

    Processes are out dated, tariffs are hard to update, management will blame you until you proven them wrong and that you did do right.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees before you start to blame them for mistakes.


  2. Never get in if you want to be on top technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, laid back culture, new office with TV;s, wifi, free coffee, if you are working for a competitor you will hired no matter how good or bad you are.

    Cons

    Never conform to any standards or process. very low in salaries, very poor benefits, top heavy organizational structure. Higher management doesn't care about technical employees and all the initiatives, appreciation, incentives goes only to managers. Managers like bootlickers . Policies that never benefit employees. lays off employees for higher management salary hikes or profits.

    Advice to Management

    Have to get rid of top heavy structure. See Cons above .. doesnt matter though as they fall on dumb ears.


  3. Operations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIRVA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is decent but for some departments its chaotic especially during summer. The pay is all right depending on what you do there but like most places could be better.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Vague information about your role is given during job interview process. Little to no training which leaves new employees at a disadvantage. Management isn't the best and could learn a thing or two when promoting the right employees into management roles. Small company with low advancement opportunities. Just use this employer as a temporary job and look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    If you're reading this, clean up your act. Most people would like to know what they're getting themselves into before taking a position.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Account Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and work from home schedule Good benefits Office locations good Bonus structure changes every year but can be generous

    Cons

    The company has lost sight of the true purpose of relocation - client service. They're too busy trying to sign new clients at any cost - including selling services that aren't deliverable. Some on the sales team walk a thin line with ethics and integrity particularly with selling services that aren't deliverable thus leaving the Directors and other teams within the company to salvage credibility with the client. Bonus structure changes every year. Very disjointed between Operations and Account Mgmt with Account Mgmt held accountable for the ops teams but does not have them as direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    The clients are suffering. A regime change needs to happen.


  6. Consultant

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

    Pros

    Nice company Flexible to work Remote Pay is ok

    Cons

    Higher management will not take responsibility for anything


  7. International Relocation Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent benefits, hands off boss

    Cons

    Low pay, long summer hours


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good service industry employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SIRVA full-time

    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.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

    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!



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