SYKES

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SYKES Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
64 Reviews
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SYKES President, CEO, and Director Chuck Sykes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sykes work from home cares for it's Employee's a great deal in many ways (in 28 reviews)

  • This company creates a work environment where you want to do your best and then some for the team and the company (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • I've never worked in a more horrible call center (in 13 reviews)

  • Company events that focus more on drinking by and with upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Excellent growth opportunities for leading company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company truly provides a quality service to its clients and is seen as a leader in the field with growth around every corner. Their Sykes Home segment of the business has so much exciting potential and technological support. The more I learn, the more impressed I become. I personally am working for the best boss I've ever had in my [15yr+] career. I look at places like Discover that put so much emphasis and personality into their quality customer service and i LOVE knowing that I work for a company that makes that kind of thing possible for our impressive list of clients.

    As a corporate citizen, SYKES earns high marks with me. They have multiple initiatives for making a difference in peoples' lives both inside and outside the company (corporate Domestic Violence awareness campaigns, Veterans' support, Employee Relief Fund, local sites fundraising for local nonprofits, etc.) They are very LGBT supportive and work hard to create a workplace of true equals.

    Cons

    Lots of growth means lots of growing pains. Sometimes communication and technology bear the brunt of that. Patience and positive attitude go a long way in bridging those occasional gaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key with change management issues. Engage, engage, engage! :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    EXCELLENT!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company profit sharing, decent pay for the job, company picnics & Christmas Parties as well as monthly incentives. There is so much support for you as an employee & they respect you as a person! THIS IS NOT A SALES CALL CENTRE! Everyone is like family! I have worked here for 11 years and have loved each & every moment of my time with them!

    Cons

    None at this moment :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worker harder at getting good paying contracts! We need to focus on customer service & less on ASA, AHT etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Humane workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Caring staff, the support functions are trying to do best for the employers, scheduled hours, not many overtimes. Feel respected and valued. Leaders are open to others' opinion and when they have the possibility to decide so it is good for everyone.

    Cons

    Higher salary (what you could say in every position and every workplace)

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  5.  

    Amazing place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - At Home Customer Service Representative in New Home, TX (US)
    Current Employee - At Home Customer Service Representative in New Home, TX (US)

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its at home.great training program and they make sure you have everything you need to do your job

    Cons

    You don't get dace to face contact w customers or people. Sometimes it's a little hard to prioritize working verses doing a project around the house. It is a job like any other you have to go to work and do your best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.i would say just keep making your employees feel like they make a difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commu in Kathleen, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Commu in Kathleen, GA (US)

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will get reassignments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work, grow and hone in your skills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Promotions, leadership opportunities, open to new ideas, care about their employees

    Cons

    PTO policy could be revamped to have more time off per year quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most companies of the size of Sykes have a standard 20 days PTO that comes into use after a year and then let 40 hours roll over. Something like this would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SYKES provides career growth opportunities and international business experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're smart and hard working, there are lots of opportunities to excel and get international business experience.

    Cons

    Communication and coordination difficulties that accompany working for a large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    SYKES Response

    Feb 21, 2015Sr. Manager TA Marketing & Sourcing

    Thank you... Yes, we have a strong promote from within guideline. We have literally thousands of employees who started as a Customer Service / Call Center Representative and have grown their career ... More

  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SYKES

    Pros

    Good supervisors who are willing to answer your questions and help you.
    Work from home which is great!

    Cons

    Pay could be better for certain positions, but its work from home so that is a huge plus!
    Not always steady work- if your position is seasonal there is not a guarantee to be another position available right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    SYKES Response

    Feb 21, 2015Sr. Manager TA Marketing & Sourcing

    Thank you. We appreciate the feedback and consistently look for ways to support our employees.

  10.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SYKES

    Pros

    Great team! Great pay! Awesome growth

    Cons

    Not a lot of help when you need it. And late nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't forever us CSR'S

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    SYKES Response

    Feb 21, 2015Sr. Manager TA Marketing & Sourcing

    Thank you for the great feedback. Every bit helps us improve as an employer.

  11.  

    I am truly enjoying my experience with Sykes-- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SYKES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reasons to work at Sykes would be the pay, benefits, location, the people, and the environment. If you are looking for a career opportunity with advancement opportunities then Sykes is the place to be. Personal growth is inevitable because it teaches you how to deal with people. You learn a lot about yourself by dealing with others. Sykes is a place where you can learn discipline, determination, and dedication. I truly believe that being with Sykes, I have learned that even with personal and professional growth- it's not a race. Sure we are a fast paced environment but at the end of the day, it's not all about being swift but enduring til the end.

    Cons

    Some challenges you will face in your journey with Sykes is that some people will have their own opinions about Sykes. The atmosphere is not for everyone and the job (in its entirety) is not for everyone; so with that, you will have a lot of negative feedback. If a person lacks discipline, determination, dedication, integrity, and moral standards then success in the business will not be an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I would give to management is that you must keep believing in yourself and your dreams. The common goal is success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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