Service Corporation International

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Updated July 4, 2015
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Service Corporation International President, CEO, and Director Thomas L. Ryan
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Pros
  • Helping families in their time of need (in 13 reviews)

  • Helping families pre-arrange their services is a gratifying job (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • I was told the job was a base salary of minimum wage plus commissions (in 11 reviews)

  • In the field, long hours, holidays have to be covered, a lot of detail which can make for stress (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Truly doing good work that matters in the scheme of things

    Cons

    Can take too long to accomplish tasks with bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. Continue to strive to be the best employer possible!


  2. Funeral Service Attendant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Service Corporation International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Service Corporation International- flexible hours, Lots of positions to switch to if your current situation is not working for you.

    Cons

    Because it is a corporation, some things get lost in the "big business" feel and TONS of paper work to cover everyones butts in case something were to happen.


  3. Sales management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Virtuous, necessary and very organized.

    Cons

    Some markets better than others.

    Advice to Management

    Vary the requirements based on the location. Keep the concepts the same...they are brilliant


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  5. Large Corporation but small business feel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Fulton, MO
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Fulton, MO

    I have been working at Service Corporation International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    For the most part, each location is ran like a small business with standard corporate checks and balances thrown in to follow Sox as well as other legal obligations. Also opportunity to move with the company if needed.

    Cons

    Entry level salary is low and hard to advance your career beyond a few steps pass the entry level unless you can obtain your funeral directors license.

    Advice to Management

    Your best future General Managers will come from the administration department. Find away to get them licensed as a funeral director so they can advance rather than promoting a funeral director who has no business knowledge.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Happy I joined this team!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Gladstone, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Gladstone, MO

    I have been working at Service Corporation International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and advancement opportunity

    Cons

    The AC doesn't work as well as it should


  7. Family Service Counselor

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

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours and helping people in a time of need.

    Cons

    Very aggressive sales, poor training, turn and burn employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implement better training and be less aggressive on using a follow up appointment a day or two after the burial to pitch people when they are grieving.


  8. Family Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Service Counselor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Family Service Counselor in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Service Corporation International

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

    Pros

    Free coffee. Free parking. Free water.

    Cons

    Worthless heartless management. You will work like a mule 7 days a week!

    Advice to Management

    Get off your butt and help!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away From SCI.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Oak Lawn, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Oak Lawn, IL

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good if you are desperate for a job and cannot find anything else.

    Cons

    The hiring process is VERY POLITICAL!

    Advice to Management

    Forget about being a Manager and go back to selling cars!


  10. Helpful (3)

    sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Beaver Falls, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Beaver Falls, PA

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good employer, great bonuses, great job satisfaction helping people, very detail oriented, great co-workers, some limited chance for promotion if professional

    Cons

    really, really really bad compensation plan, middle management has an is entirely dis-connected from the evry day operatiopns, has absolutely no clue what representatives actually had to accomplish on an evry day level.

    Advice to Management

    Get real -change compensation plan back to what it was 3 years ago


  11. Helpful (3)

    Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in River Ridge, LA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in River Ridge, LA

    I worked at Service Corporation International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    no supervision and never had to do any work

    Cons

    never had any work to do
    no flex time with work and home life or kids!
    no communication
    no policies or procedures
    high turnover of upper management

    Advice to Management

    do not choose which employees you like better and then make it obvious. Pay based on experience, not location. Higher upper management that will stay longer than 6 months.



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