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SIRVA Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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  • "No work-life balance from May-October Horrible high deductible benefits" (in 5 reviews)

  • "There is no support from upper management, and they expect you to figure it out yourself" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Intern/Temp"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work is done on a pretty individual basis, theres a lot of freedom within the job and room for growth

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Former employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to start in your career

    Cons

    Lack in Benefits, need to give more

  3. "Terrible upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIRVA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have a great team, you are lucky.

    Cons

    Mgmt. and execs are people who do not know what the actual consultant role entails, the company is full of lazy people higher up on six figures who get away with doing a minimal amount of work. They are threatened by real talent, nepotism is rife, if you are terrible at your job but have friends in the right place, you will be promoted no matter how bad you are. There is a scape goat culture, execs lie about the services that can be provided, no work life balance, you are expected to work round the clock and perform miracles without matching pay. The client is always right no matter how horrifically the consultants are treated, upper mgmt. will turn their back on you in heartbeat no matter how successful you have been, or how hard you have worked. If you are honest and hardworking this is not the place for you. If you love being bullied and treated badly, work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many incompetent staff higher up that need to be let go, recognize bullies and reprimand them, protect the employees who do actual work that generates revenue.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employees dedicated to producing quality work

    Cons

    Under staffed and management is too busy to communicate with staff


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Gac"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SIRVA full-time

    Pros

    Generous PTO
    Gain experience in intl business
    Culture is healthy competitive, not cutthroat
    Training program is developed

    Cons

    Excessive workload - long hours and pay is not commensurate
    Operations carries high level of risk and therefore constant stress
    Inconsistent expectations
    Constant Reshuffling of clientele and workloads due to client demands, layoffs and resignation- creates chaos and interruption to normal customer service/relationships/operations
    No work/life balance - 24/7 work is acceptable for the execs making six figures that Sirva supports- it is not acceptable for this level job

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling things that ops can’t provide
    Find a better balance for employees vs workload so you’re not always hiring and firing to maintain revenue
    Allow managers to manage their teams rather than spend time in sales or on in exec meetings


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about this company is that my commute in very reasonable and there is a gym in they building. They don't care what hours you work as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great. 401k matching is low, healthcare is expensive. There is a lack of community in my department.


  7. "You get what you give"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting work environment. Opportunities for advancement and good incentive $$$ for those who perform well and take initiative. Good PTO.

    Cons

    Seasonality of the business means that there are times of high volume and high stress. Consultants and customers would benefit from more administrative support for the consultant staff, especially during summer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too quick to move away from admin support - the systems are not yet as good as they should be.

  8. "Credit/Collections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SIRVA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co- workers she are always willing to help and encourage you.

    Cons

    Complete work overload on those people who work hard. Those that complain or just pretend to work don't get more duties assigned to them. Managers look past the slackers because it's easier than confronting.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to recognize the good workers and reward them instead of working them to the point that they leave. You are constantly losing good employees due to the unfair way things are hake's.


  9. "Clear Strategy, Great Culture, Empowered Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SIRVA full-time

    Pros

    Stability of a bigger company with the nimbleness of a startup.
    Transparent & strategic CEO, ethical leadership team
    Strong culture that values employees

    Cons

    Benefits could be richer, but hard to complain overall

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people


  10. "Generally Positive Work Experience - if you like what you do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SIRVA full-time

    Pros

    Allows for further career growth and will assist financially with certifications and schooling.

    Cons

    Healthcare coverage is marginal and communication among teams can be cumbersome.