Stewart Enterprises

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Stewart Enterprises Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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Stewart Enterprises Chairman Frank B. Stewart Jr.
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  1.  

    Excellent!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Metairie, LA

    I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have only superlatives to describe STEI prior to the acquisition by SCI.

    Cons

    There were no cons during my employment with STEI under the leadership of Frank B. Stewart, Jr.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good family business who cared for individuals/employees.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Jefferson, LA
    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Jefferson, LA

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stewart Enterprises, Inc cared for their employees and was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Executives gave into pressure and was sold to SCI. SCI is a big company which does not care for individuals and only cares about the bottom line (the mighty dollars) thus making workers numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives gave into pressure and was sold to SCI.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding, felt like you made a difference

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    helping people, fair wage, felt you made a difference

    Cons

    they sold out to competitor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Removal and the big business of death care

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    Former Employee - Removal Staff in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Removal Staff in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Peers were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    -No formal training! On the first day (having never worked in the industry) was handed a pamphlet on blood born disease....that was the only formalized traing! Seriously, nothing else! The rest of training was "hands on" with no supervison...being trained by peers...some of which had been their between 4 days - 3 weeks
    -Dangerous and possibly illegal work practices...working 12 hour days...anf being on call at night (this isn't a maybe...you WILL have 2-10 calls a night)...my first week I was put on call for 3 days straight...even being sent out alone to remove bodies...I got 10 hours sleep in 72 hours
    -Low...and I do mean LOW pay...hourly between 730 am-4pm...then "per call" after 4pm....most days, due to the lengthy driving, body assessment and logging...you end up making minimum wage
    -inexperienced staff....majority of removal staff has less than 5 months tenure
    -Zero communication....in my short stay...I never haf a work conversation longer than 1-2 minutes with my direct supervisor
    -Way understaffed....noy enough crew to handle work load...and they frown on using back up removal service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training.....properly prepare your employees and allow them to get comfortable before throwing them to the wolves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Focused on results, but doesn't give you the tools to do your job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Support Team Member in Elmwood, LA
    Former Employee - Business Support Team Member in Elmwood, LA

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company's mission is a noble one: to serve families at the most emotional and difficult time in their life.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management takes care of themselves, but does little to help out those on the bottom rung. Support to get your job done is minimal.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    • Started in Family Services helping families through the loss of a loved one overseeing the entire burial or cremation

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    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a rewarding job to help people when they didn't know where to turn

    Cons

    Pay structure changed and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management need to provide better support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A satisfiing time of growth personally and professionally

    Former Employee - Area Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Area Sales Executive

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Meeting with families in a time of need to help them in some small way find there new begining is somthing that I found incredably rewarding. I then had a opportunityt to grow in a managment roll and teach others this nobel profession. Again very rewarding.

    Cons

    Stressfull. The ever present requirement to grow your bussiness can be duanting at times. Compensation based on quota requirements can be a distraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corprate decession makers should visit the field more often.

  9.  

    Curious about background check

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome interview with manager. Very easy

    Cons

    None so far. It's getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to know how many years back their background check goes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Have enjoyed working here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, friendly environment. Wish they would not have sold the company.

    Cons

    Minimal annual raises. Sr. Management takes care of themselves, they are not worried about those below them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and spread the wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Highly recommended. This is a very good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Jefferson, LA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Jefferson, LA

    I have been working at Stewart Enterprises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, fair benefits, friendly, relaxed but challenging environment.

    Cons

    Career opportunities and upward mobility within the company are poor. Avoid this company if you want to climb the corporate ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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