Serco, Inc. Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
228 Reviews
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228 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They try to promote a good work/life balance, but really it depends on project (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay with 41k and affordable health plan coverage, flex spending etc (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication when rolling out changes that effect the entire company (in 7 reviews)

  • Little to no room for advancement, which means getting on the day shift could take several years (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Things are a little disconnected overseas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Serco, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company offers generous benefits and great overseas opportunities. Pay is significantly less than offerings stateside. Great for veterans and military spouses. Job satisfaction is the best part of the position and the greatest reward. Continued growth within the industry and within the centers.

    Cons

    Training and management seem very disconnected from the main center back in the states. Management areas are very large, so those on the outskirts get lost in the shuffle sometimes until there is a problem and management is overextended to the point the centers suffer. Support services are there but not necessarily easily accessed. Too many hands in the pot when trying to get things done or create new training/education opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great training, wonderful people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Serco, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The training program is excellent. They provide you with all the tools that you will need to do your job successfully.

    Cons

    HR department is in another state and must be contacted via e-mail which is a little impersonal at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too much "Big Brothwr'z

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Clerk II in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - General Clerk II in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Serco, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are great. I personally have never had an insurance plan package as comprehensive as what they offered.

    Cons

    The company is adamant about watching their employees closely. It almost seems like they don't trust the people they hire -- even if those people are the ones doing all the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mid-manager...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Manager
    Current Employee - Site Manager

    I have been working at Serco, Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to manage your own 'remote' location if you require minimal guidance and prefer to work autonomously.

    Cons

    It's an environment of 'contracting' with all the normal trappings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more fiscal authority and responsibility to site managers. A site manager's ability to give 'freebies' on the companies dime would provide a sense of credibility. The ability to give a $50 award at his/her discretion, or to give an employees "the rest of the day off" (with pay) for exceptional performance would speak loudly to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Serco, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Most who stay and work hard get promoted

    Cons

    Low raises, little budget for training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved at operations level

  7.  

    Army Wounde Warrior (AW2) Advocate

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    Former Employee - AW2 Advocate
    Former Employee - AW2 Advocate

    I worked at Serco, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Paid military leave
    good benefits
    awards for those who excel

    Cons

    None from me, I was pleased with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come back to get the AW2 contract

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Serco, Inc.

    Pros

    Great job with good pay for startign out

    Cons

    No promotion potential, and pay leveled off quickly as time went on.

  9.  

    Don't work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Agent in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Travel Agent in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Serco, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None...they hire people who never had travel experience to work on the AX account and tell us to lie to the AX clients if they ask if we work for AX.We Do Not work for AX most of Servo would never be hired directly to work at AX.My boss was a shift lead at Arbys...stay away they are a bunch of red knecks in SD who pretend they can book travel

    Cons

    Stay Away,....stay away....far far far away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only if u kiss a lot of ##%% and hang out in bubbas after work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you can balance work, children and life very well with one to two missed days? This company may be right for you!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator II in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator II in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Serco, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are very friendly, encluding the management and HR staff. Wonderful benefits! Great pay with 41k and affordable health plan coverage, flex spending etc. Work with Government contract, usually hire with in for promotions.

    Cons

    Balance of work vs life is hard to meet. They are strict on missed days.1-2 missed days per year is okay, but a 3rd they frown upon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dead end job but the pay is pretty good

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    Former Employee - Centralized Scheduler in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Centralized Scheduler in Washington, DC

    I worked at Serco, Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great work/life balance. 401k with some matching. Additional training through Zeiders helps for professional growth.

    Cons

    No vacation time until after the first year. Not much work to do - not sure why the position even exists. This position requires you to sit next to a GS employee in a small room and to make matters worse the GS employee thinks he's better than contractor employees and lacks respect. Maybe Serco will get lucky and GS employee will leave soon, might help the turnover rate for this position...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for Serco management, I liked my Serco supervisor. The Government (GS) management could use a few pointers on how to handle employee conflict as well as explaining what is and is not proper office etiquette to their fellow GS employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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