Stewart Enterprises Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Stewart Enterprises Chairman Frank B. Stewart Jr.
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  1. Learning Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Japanese Interpreter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Japanese Interpreter in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I was only there for half a year due to a personal medical emergency, but would have liked to stayed longer. It was quite a learning experience, and the people that I worked with were good people. They do offer benefits like 401K and good health insurance (you have to pay for it), but all-in-all a good company, I believe. Sorry they got bought over by SCI.

    Cons

    The pay is not good.


  2. Family Service Counselor

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

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises full-time

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

    Pros

    Paid Training, friendly trainers. Training was also pretty extensive. Not an awful entry level hourly wage. Gave an opportunity to someone with not marketable skills while there was a bad job market.

    Cons

    eventually you're on full commission. My manager specifically wasn't particularly motivating, but honestly I'm not a good sales person anyhow. Staff at my location were very unprofessional, with the exception of the receptionist.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage other sales outlets than door to door sales and hitting old, tired leads. The results are discouraging and it didn't seem like the manager had any good advice for us.


  3. Excellent!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good family business who cared for individuals/employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Executives gave into pressure and was sold to SCI.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding, felt like you made a difference

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    helping people, fair wage, felt you made a difference

    Cons

    they sold out to competitor


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Removal and the big business of death care

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Removal Staff in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Removal Staff in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Stewart Enterprises 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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    The management need to provide better support


  10. 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 Management

    Corprate decession makers should visit the field more often.


  11. Curious about background check

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome interview with manager. Very easy

    Cons

    None so far. It's getting better

    Advice to Management

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



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