At Service Corporation International (SCI), 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1981 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.77. It was published on Sep 28, 2018. 9200 Visitors

What Employees Say

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel I make a difference here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked Service Corporation International (SCI) to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Service Corporation International is North America's leading provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services. Through our businesses and the Dignity Memorial Brand, we offer assurance of quality, value, and exceptional customer satisfaction to the families we serve.    

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Houston, Texas, 77019 US Sites: 1723
Major Locations: Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, California, 90601; Oak Hill Funeral Home, Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory, California, 95125; Peek Family Funeral Home & Crematory, California, 92683; Palm - Las Vegas Care Center, Nevada, 89101; Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park - Crematory and San Fernando Valley Care Center, California, 91606; Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home, Florida, 33155; Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Texas, 77023; Glen Abbey Memorial Park, California, 91902; Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Metairie Cemetery, Louisiana, 70124; El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley & El Camino Memorial Park, California, 92121 US Employees: 24,023
Employees Worldwide: 24,023 Corporate Structure: Public
Founded: 1962

Houston associates thank fellow Atlanta co-workers for donations of food, clothing, household goods and other supplies post Hurricane Harvey

Perks and Programs

We asked Service Corporation International (SCI) to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Funeral and Cemetery Benefit: Generous discounts (25%-75%) on Funeral services and Cemetery property for associates and extended family
  • Associate Discounts: Negotiated discounts with business partners on a wide variety of items including cars, discounted event and park tickets, clothing, computers and software, rental cars and many other items
  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential Counseling and Referral program provided by master's level psychologists for associates and immediate family members. We also offer this service at no charge to all families we serve, along with anyone attending services at one of our locations
  • Service Awards: Milestone tenure dates are recognized through the awarding of service pins in a team setting and the opportunity to select a gift from our gift catalog
  • Sam Lucas Scholarship Fund: Financial assistance for Associates and their dependents to further their education
  • Recognition Programs: Top performing Sales and Operations associates are publically recognized throughout the organization and invited to attend special conferences, award ceremonies, destination meetings etc.


$27,878 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Funeral Services Assistant $77,818 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Location Manager
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for those choosing the "classic" plan)
71% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for those choosing the "classic" plan) $1,571 Average Tuition Reimbursement
SCI Associates celebrate St. Patrick's Day


25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
57 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)$5,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

Community and Environmental Impact

$4,700,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $579,990 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit


  • VP Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

SCI bikers relax after the ADA Tour de Cure


Administrative Managers from the Hispana business unit get together for training and and camaraderie

How to Get Hired

We asked Service Corporation International (SCI) for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Teamwork is the foundation of our employment culture. Although we celebrate the difference that one person can make, we know that success often expands with diversity and the synergies that are inherent in teamwork.  We seek motivated individuals who have a positive attitude and driven by an organization that fosters a culture of character and integrity. To create a unified and caring culture, we look for individuals who are team driven, compassionate and can be empathic to families in their time of need.  We are a team of caregivers. We seek people who have a passion for compassion. Many people who join our company do so because they believe it to be a vitally important ministry or a calling. We look to attract individuals who are committed to service excellence. Our company values include Respect, Integrity, Service Excellence and Enduring Relationships, and we look for individuals with these characteristics. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Our company advertises all job openings, and we encourage all interested applicants to apply to positions based on their experience, interest, and qualifications. We accept and review all candidate resumes and applications; however, some jobs require state licenses and designations, which may eliminate a candidate from consideration. If a candidate does not have the appropriate qualifications, they will receive a letter explaining that we are not moving them forward in the process. In such cases, we encourage applicants to apply to other positions, which may be more suitable to their qualifications. Candidates who complete the entire application, submit an updated resume, and apply to positions based on experience will likely have a greater chance of obtaining an interview with our organization.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We seek to attract funeral care providers and sales professionals who have a passion for service. Our goal is to provide an unsurpassed level of care to our clients who have an immediate need, as well as families who will one day need our services. Our goal is to ensure we render the best care and guidance, so we seek candidates who have a passion for serving and a desire for ensuring our families receive the highest level of care. Our positions require individuals who can assist our families with compassion. We need people who can serve as funeral directors and embalmers, general managers and removal technicians. We also hire grounds specialists and funeral service assistants as well. Our needs and services are unique, diverse, and they require a commitment to service, so all candidates with a desire to serve and help others are encouraged to apply.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Our company website provides a path to all our open positions, which are categorized by location and specialization. The organization offers frequent announcements through our press releases so applicants may review real-time updates on the company and its locations.  We publish career fair information on our website, and we advertise all our positions on most major veteran and diversity sites as well as several mainstream job sites such as Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and LinkedIn. Once a candidate applies and completes an online application, our corporate recruiters review the resume and will move the applicant forward if they meet the essential functions of the position. If the applicant is not selected, recruiters will notify the candidate, and their profile will remain in our database for future consideration.  There is no penalty for applying to multiple positions, so candidates are encouraged to apply to any jobs that pique their interest.

hiring Outlook

7,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 10% Job Growth
131,208 Total job applicants 1,121 Recent graduates hired
19% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 27% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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