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"Dysfunctional Workplace"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Service Corporation International full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The salary was reasonable. The parking was free. Training was paid for once a year.

Cons

Very dysfunctional management in IT (Information Technology). Only lip service was paid to data security in a public company. A fair amount of IT was outsourced to India. Generally the H1B workers were treated better than the actual employees. Age discrimination was common in IT. Regulatory requirements were routinely performed to the letter of the control (lip service). Audited by the IRS 7 years in a row for restating earnings. IRS request accounting data was restored from backups rather than from current data due to current data being constantly manipulated (without any controls). Middle management constantly hides issues from upper management. Over all “a culture of fear” from management.

Advice to Management

Mr Waltrip should fire all of IT management and start over.

Other Employee Reviews for Service Corporation International

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Pathetic Company To Work For!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Was In IT in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Was In IT in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good bonuses to those in Management (not all employees) 2) Pleasant personalities of team members 3) Free Parking

    Cons

    1) Very serious management problems within IT! The VP of IT is a major micro-manager and uses verbal abusive techniques of Management. 2) VP of IT has obvious favorites. If a manager is not one of the favorites (usually Indians due to their wide use of Offshoring work to India instead of America) then forget a career path. It will usually end in being "laid off" of being forced to "resign", even up to the Director level. 3) Marketing is as vicious with Politics as IT. When the two mix, what out for your job!

    Advice to Management

    Quit using the bonus as a "carrot" to force employees into totally submitting to the VPs without being able to give a true opinion when asked (technical or otherwise). A bonus should be a reward, not a political tool as is commonly used at SCI!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, poor pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Data Center Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and cordial. Very easy to get along with Family first environment Free parking Some training is availiable

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the market Management loves the word "Lateral move" - sure you get more experience but pay stays the same Management hates the word "Promotion" - more times than not the company looks outward for supervisior and management positions Medical benefits costs are a bit higher than other places I have worked for

    Advice to Management

    Start taking better care of your employees


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