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Productive and busy workplace
The people I work with directly on my team are some the most amazing women and men I have ever met. These people are kind, hard working and serve our families well. Management is willing to listen to your ideas or concerns, whether they can act on your comments or not. The hardest part would be having to work long days and some weekends through the year.
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Great Place To Work
Supportive teams and opportunities for showcase your talents.
Quick paced and room for advancement in the company if you apply yourself and work hard.

Great network of teams who are there to see the group succeeds - over just an individual.
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Nice, clean facilities, lots of coffee and great support network
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Fast paced and not for the slackers - but is that a con?
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Cemetery and Funeral Sales
Everybody will die but very few are willing to talk about it. Out of the few willing to talk about it, you need to get sales out of it. It's not an easy sales job where your product could sell by itself. A typical day consist of conference calls, weekly meeting, presentation, park tours and phone night.

I learned about the importance of pre-planning and how to become a top sales. The company have many different types of training. And to sell a difficult product such as funeral, you do need a lot of training.


The current management put a lot of stress on making phone calls, getting 2 appointments per day. A lot of time, you just can't get 2 appointments per day especially when you are new. If you can't get 2 appointments per day, you need to keep going back to the office to make phone calls. A lot of management stress. It's almost like a tele-marketing job.


The hardest part of the job is actually to make sales. For experience people, they have a large customer base and referral. But when you are brand new, it's extremely difficult. Lucky, they pay base salary to cover your basic. However, if you are not able to make sales, this position will become a minimum wage job. Depending on the months and your luck, even experience sales could end up zero sale for the month.


The most enjoyable part of the job is learning how to present funeral and cemetery to people. It's a difficult subject and it take a lot of skills to present and motivating people to buy.
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Trainning, High Commission, Based Pay Protection
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Stress from management, Difficult to make sales, Need effort to meet new people daily
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Great group to work with
I learned a lot from working in this delicate environment. I acquired vast experience in an administrative role and working in a busy workplace that requires strict attention to detail.
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if you want to live and breathe death, this is a job for you.
Dealing with people who have lost someone and now they are forced to spend a pile of money on frivolous things the funeral industry has created and made traditional to use, fancy expensive caskets and more...
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discount if you die while you work there
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dealing with death day in and day out
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Team Spirit
A typical day is very busy we see a lot of families, Everyday you learn something new and your team is right there to help you through whatever you need.
my management team are the best I have ever worked for, I am not talking as a whole of SCI , but as in the location I work at. They are generous with their time, they are always thoughtful and nothing is below their paygrade.

Our families always say that they come here because someone had recommended them us to us because the staff will do whatever we can to accommodate. And that is because we are a family, including our managers. We team bond with fun outings, we include cemetery and family counselors , we work together for the end goal our families and I have to say we have the best customer service too! Funeral homes are already a sad place for families to walk into, but if the staff are happy, the atmosphere changes families feel less stressed and in most cases, they are much more comfortable with us.
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You experience real life and you are able to help.
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sometimes, the job can be emotional draining
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Professional Environment
This job is satisfactory but does not provide enough work hours. Working with families in such a heartfelt situations motivated me toward providing excellent customer satisfaction.
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Enjoyed my position within the company
Enjoyed working with the funeral directors and assisting with visitation and funerals.
Enjoyed answering phones and light housekeeping with in the facility.

Poor management.
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A different experience
Was not quite what I thought it would be. Staff is generally very friendly and helpful with other employees. Offers to provide long term employment. Must like funerals.
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They don't pay what they offer. Products and services extremely expensive compared to competitors makes SCI hard to sell
I had to wait 6 months to be paid.
Very poor IT support. 90's Laptops at the office for entering leads, appointment and processing sales. Have to buy your own electronic device to do your sale work. Lack of training: limited to memorize a script and reading of non updated documents. High pressure for sale to your family and friends. No support at all for regular expenses needed for pre-sales and sell. Office: dirty, dusty, only one washroom m/f together for 52 peoples (Forest Lawn) and small (1.2 m wide) cubicle, stinky kitchen, just to say the less.

Imposible to reach sale bar. Even if you make your job properly, and for any reason your client contact the company for asking discount, you lose your sale. Totally crazy. They are not what they say they are. The most expensive funeral services and cemetery properties in the country, hard to sale because lower prices of competitors.
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Coworkers
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Tricky hiring contract, low quality training, Low payment, No benefit for sale team, Stinky office, Tiny dirty old cubicle, you have to buy your own electronic device, All at your own risk, Laptops from 90s have to wait 30 to 40 mins for start up, 1 washroom for 52 persons.
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Helping families is the best part of the job.
Highly sales focused atmosphere. Can earn a good living but will sacrifice personal and family time. Spend a lot of time in the community making and building relationships to gain leads and seminars.
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Can make great money, meet new people all the time
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Long hours
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Service
The most enjoyable part of this position is that you have the ability to assist and guide emotionally charged people through the funeral and burial/disposition process
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intrinsically rewarding
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can become emotionally attached
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Company doesn't really care about employees
American company, run by Americans, with philosophy of employees are expendable. Terrible communication overall, not professional, not very supportive.
Points positifs
Discounted funeral services.
Points négatifs
Cheap
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A funny work place
Great company to work with.

Opportunity to work with people from different background.


A product that every one has to have.

The hardest part is talking about death every day. You get to but people are scare to talk about it.


The most enjoyable part is helping families in one of the worst days in life
Points positifs
The reality of the service Dignity Memorial sells
Points négatifs
It is about death. Not many people like to talk about it
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Great
It is a stimulating and challenging position. It is a an honor to help families in their time of need. It is an important job.
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Customer Focus
Points négatifs
Morning call-ins
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Great Service but willing to work for $10.50 an hour
A necessity of life and death.

Are you willing to work for $10.50 an hour? That is the big question.

Meeting grieving families in their homes, Old age homes.
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Independent
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$10.50 an hour
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Pleasant workplace with nice work culture
The company is globally set as a big family where people interact for the achievement of the same global objective.
Work spirit and culture interesting with good collaboration between colleagues.

Management very supportive and encourages self development, encourages less supervision thus more decision making of my own.
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Excellent opportunity on the sales side of the business to make a excellent income while helping people
I worked for SCI for 20 yrs and can say they were very good to me ,I received excellent training and support and had many opportunities to advance .I had the privilege to work with many great managers and colleagues over the years ,it was overall a great experience that I don't regret.
Points positifs
opportunity
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Company has grown to big to fast and everyone is spread to thin
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Enriching and compassionate role
work with families at need and pre-need
organize educational seminars about pre-arrangements

network in the community with leadersand decision makers
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Great Company
Awesome Company,Great Pay,Overtime,Incentives,Great People
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Everything, SCI is a wonderful company
Points négatifs
There were none
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Funeral chapel is in good decor accordingly and easy access, good location.
understanding the product/ service to market, the community contacts and targeted recipients are a combination of reluctance, denial, affordability and a very slow pace to respond. Therefore my commitment to reach the sales quota was a complete disappoinment.
The culture development among staff and co workers is outstanding, very supportive and cooperative.

I personally enjoyed the time flexibility to promote maketing strategies, developed business presentations and becoming a member of various marketing business organizations.

Points positifs
Bonus, free draws
Points négatifs
very hard to meet the minimum sales qouta
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