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Stewart Enterprises Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
32 Reviews

2.3
32 Reviews
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Stewart Enterprises Chairman Frank B. Stewart Jr.
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  1.  

    Rewarding, felt like you made a difference

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    Current Employee - Office Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Orlando, FL

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Business Support Team Member  in  Elmwood, LA
    Former Employee - Business Support Team Member in Elmwood, LA

    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
  3. 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

    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
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  5. 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

    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
  6.  

    A satisfiing time of growth personally and professionally

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

    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.

  7.  

    Curious about background check

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    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Knoxville, TN

    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
  8.  

    Have enjoyed working here

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    Current Employee - Director  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA

    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
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Applications Programmer  in  Jefferson, LA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Jefferson, LA

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostile work environment which is created by the local management

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    Current Employee - Community Service Specialist  in  Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Community Service Specialist in Grapevine, TX

    Pros

    SCI recently purchased Stewart Enterprises. I expect the merge will improve the working conditions.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Low pay. Management encourages the Pre-planning specialist to steal the leads from the commission only staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with all employees. Quit stealing the customers leads and contracts submitted by the commissions only sales representatives. Discontinue favoritism toward departments that are not on commission only basis. Do not gossip about employees to other co-workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Local Management Very Unprofessional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Chance to help people in time of need. Ability to set your own schedule to a certain extent. Has some earning potential.

    Cons

    Local management only interested in themselves. Very little direction or support at the local level.Being in the business for years does not make you a good manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with management skills.

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