Funeral Associate (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 14, 2018
Great pay for not requiring a degree. The staff becomes your friend really quickly. There are conflicts within coworkers but it really depends on your personality. I have been working for SCI for 2 years and had no problem with any coworkers but have some many conflicts among others.
Family Counselor (Former Employee) – York, PA – July 5, 2018
I worked the job for a year without a boss and loved it was very successful, until the local manager hired a personal friend to be my boss, this person then hired their mother in law, and put me in a position to do their unpaid work for them. when i confronted them with the issue i was physically threatened and then fired two weeks later, They also have an ALL or Nothing commission schedule probably the most complicated ive ever seen. involving a 3 week rolling bonus that i achieved quite often except when i had national guard obligations some of them like the inauguration appeared without any kinda warning. this affected my pay for 3 months every time it happened and i was out 2300$ that i EARNED
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Ohio – June 29, 2018
100% commission which I wasn't told , small slow office which didn't need a sales person,/ everyone else there position was secured in hourly, and manager Made big $$ - me I was slave labor - . The manager was incompetent not only in training but in overall operations - had no experience- lackd integrity, and class.
Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice (Former Employee) – Clinton Township, MI – June 24, 2018
The higher up management for SCI succkkks! I absolutely loved my actual manager and everyone that I worked with..well besides one guy. But the higher up corporate guys ruined this job for me. I LOVED it there till corporate got involved
Funeral Director and Embalmer (Former Employee) – Various Locations – June 18, 2018
SCI is full of managers that don't know or care what is going on at their locations. They favor men- especially in management positions, and they promise employees incentives during the hiring process, but often do not fulfill them once the employee is hired. Too corporate and cold. Only care about making money- terrible service to families and decedents. Most Funeral Directors can't do their job completely and independently and most embalmers are careless and clueless about how properly embalm and prepare decedents.
Sales Director (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – June 13, 2018
Due to the industry, family time is not so easily obtained. Sales people had a high turnover because compensation plan was constantly changed. Only top producers benefited from compensation. Average sales people made below average wages.
The manager doesn't care about hourly wage workers. People went years without any raises while sales people were making alot of money for the company. I loved the job duties....but the pay was sad, Mostly the raises....They arent performance based entirely....but basically if your location suffered too many losses you got nothing! Could also get stuck doing other people's jobs alot too with out any consideration. Not technologically advanced there either. I did lots of work but did not feel appreciated there.
Pay, raises, lack of respect, high turn overs, nepotism.
General Care (Former Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – May 18, 2018
I have said many times that they squeeze pennies and nickels out of the hourly employees so that the managers can get bigger bonuses. They could care less about you personally and you are expendable. It is very much a "What have you done for me lately" attitude.
If full time, good benefits.
Management doesnt really care about hourly employees.
Service Counselor (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – May 16, 2018
Company focus is on sales - no work life balance. Commission pay structure is unfair and you are required to work all major national holidays which means you are unable to spend quality time with your family.
Funeral Clerk (Former Employee) – Del City, OK – May 10, 2018
I was at a location with fantastic individuals that were limited by corporate policies. Overall this was an excellent opportunity. Definitely not a career path for the faint of heart... it takes a special individual to work with death daily and be okay... and even excel. I was sad when I relocated and left this place!!
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer (Current Employee) – Roseville, MI – May 8, 2018
Management does not treat employees equally. Taking on more responsibility does not pay off. Expectations from management are very exaggerated and create an oppressive work environment. Management is not held accountable. Employee concerns are addressed with excuses instead of solutions. If a manager does offer a solution they do not follow through with it. This creates a sense that employees are not valued here.
Administrator in Training (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 3, 2018
You begin and end your day working like a dog. No one really cares how hard you work. And there is so much work to be completed ASAP. You're bound to make mistakes and fail at what you do. In the end you're either kicked out on the curb or just flee for your life. Not a great environment to grow in. Not a great place. Stay away from there. It's scarey.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 3, 2018
You would be better off avoiding working for SCI. Austin is not a good market to work for. The whole corporation is completely corrupt. Employees are extremely underpaid unless you have dirt on management, which there is plenty of.
Community Services Counselor (Former Employee) – Bellflower, CA – April 23, 2018
SCI are leaders in the funeral and mortuary industry. They provide families/individuals with the services & care needed to address their loved one's final preparations. The conversations needed to aid the grieving families during their moments of loss can be very difficult at times.