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Security National Financial Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Security National Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great versatile company. Good career company

    Cons

    the benefits are not that great.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "OK Company"

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

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people, good benefits and family over work attitude from the middle managers.

    Cons

    Management not forthcoming about where you stand. Mgmt may ask you to put something together, but if they don't like it, you will need to change it. if you don't you are not a company person and you may be asked to leave their employment, especially if you are middle mgmt.

    Be careful this is a family run company, even though it is publicly traded, so a lot of the decisions are made with that in mind

    Lower on the pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that your employees may have insight to help you stay out of hot water, even if it makes the company look bad in the short run.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - TQM and Sales Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - TQM and Sales Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Security National Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and management. Very flexible with schedules. Very fun atmosphere to work in. co-workers are great and there are many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    None. Security National Financial Corporation is a great place to work. I've never had a negative experience there and would recommend working there to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Always be willing to listen to employees suggestions. Make sure to let your employees try new things as well. I think management does this but maybe could work on it a little more.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok for a job, Not for a career"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Murray, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    8-5 mon-fri schedule decent, ok benefits, coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    Overall not a great company, management does not care about employees. After working there for a year and a half, I was let go without being given any reason why and without even being paid my vacation time. lots of nepotism a person in my department got away with taking naps and going home early because she was related to her manager. The only thing this company is good for is if you need short-term employment. No need for loyalty here as they are not loyal to you.

    Advice to Management

    See employees as an investment rather than expendable


  5. "All about numbers....not the people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Co in Hammond, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Co in Hammond, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have different locations to work

    Cons

    Small Company,not rated by A M Best

    Advice to Management

    care enough about your people to talk to them rather than about them! Everything is not always as it appears


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros! Absolutely stay away!

    Cons

    Expected way to much out of your for the pay. You have to harass customers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, stop renewing customers that cannot pay!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at security national for 4 1/2 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Security National Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy Commute.
    had quiet a few holidays off including the day after thanksgiving.

    Cons

    Where to start.
    Not the best Health Insurance.
    Nepotism If you don't have the right name don't expect to get to far here.
    Not much communication.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to co-workes
    Don't just can someone without a good excuse or a warning.

  8. "Excellent place to build skills for a traditional Utah student."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Security National Financial full-time

    Pros

    Excellent paid training for all employees.
    Generally a laid-back atmosphere and on the surface, flexible, supportive management.
    Dynamic team members, and management takes a lot of pride in the company.
    Solid company with great benefits and dependable pay.

    This is the right company for:
    A young return missionary who never aspires to grow.

    Cons

    Nepotism is the lifeblood of Security National. Ask any employee.
    Even if you consistently exceed every goal, education, and seniority you stand no chance at resources, recognition, or opportunities next to under-achieving part-time relatives.

    This is the most closed LDS company I've worked for in Utah. Ask any employee.
    Some of this is expected in Utah, but most companies are not like this. When employees talk about religion at work every day, and entire departments are homogenous it generates isolation and fear of repercussions. Remember, the foundation of this company is a very traditional and conservative industry.

    As is typical with politics, management will tell you whatever they perceive necessary: including untruthfulness, avoidance, and taking an entirely different stand behind your back. They have no qualms about intentionally misguiding you. Management refuses to grant their employees the tools and respect to meet industry standards or to fulfill the job requested.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal face-time opportunities for the average joe and family. Invest in your employees. Encourage diversity.


  9. "Growth and change would help."

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like a challange - you would fit in.

    Cons

    Mid level leadership is blinded by fear of losing jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Let the team grow into success. The people you hire know where they are and it will help to adapt to the surrounding areas other than Utah.


  10. "Was good and was once proud to work there, but once terrible changes were made I am no longer happy."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Mainly 8:00 am to 5:00 pm work days during the week. Work one Sunday per month, and two Saturdays per month. 2 weeks paid vacation each year, paid sick time, 401k, good co-workers for the most part.

    Cons

    No follow-through with client families for the most part. Everyone is given a task to do each day, and that's all they are supposed to do for the most part. There are some exceptions but they have departmentalized our funeral home so there are groups of us that only focus on one thing, nearly 100% of the time. This does not allow for variety and makes it more like an 8-5 job instead of a place that used to be enjoyable to work.

    Advice to Management

    Humble yourselves and listen to the employees. Without employees, companies would be nothing. Eventually, if things continue in this direction, our competitors will be where we are at now and we will no longer be one of the big dogs in town. Ask clients what they'd rather have, then go with that. If it weren't for our clients, we wouldn't have jobs.


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