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At SVM, LP, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 73 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.89. It was published on Aug 12, 2016. 3667 Visitors

What Employees Say

I can be myself around here.
93%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
92%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
90%
 
People care about each other here.
89%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
88%
 

What They Do

We asked SVM, LP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Since 1997, SVM and our dedicated employees have helped organizations reward their customers and motivate their staff. We offer gift and reward cards from more than 350 nationally recognized brands, with solutions focused on bulk, individual and full custom fulfillment services.

About this Company

Website: www.svmcards.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Arlington Heights, Illinois US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois US Employees: 97
Employees Worldwide: 97 Corporate Structure: Partnership
Founded: 1997

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Perks and Programs

We asked SVM, LP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Blackjack Party: A highlight on SVM’s calendar is the annual Blackjack Night. The party gives staff a chance to relax and have fun together without the standard pressures of work. Our executive team serves as dealers while the staff wagers fake money to win real prizes, including airline miles and gifts. Blackjack Night is an energetic and upbeat night to celebrate SVM’s staff.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: SVM offers up to $10,000 approved annual for eligible tuition reimbursement per regular full-time employee ($50,000 lifetime maximum).
  • Holiday Lunches : The holiday season can be very busy. Because of this, during the holiday season, SVM provides lunches catered by local establishments to their employees twice a week. 
  • PTO Donation Program: SVM understands that unforeseen circumstances in an employee’s personal life may arise, requiring the use of all PTO. Employees with extra vacation days have the option to donate to a fellow employee to avoid the employee incurring a financial hardship.
  • Fuel Up: Fuel Up is a wellness program run through Interactive Health offered by SVM. The program allows you to improve your health and reap financial rewards at the same time. Employees can qualify for entry into monthly and a year end raffle.
  • Profit Sharing: SVM may elect to make a discretionary profit sharing contribution, allocated to participants who were employed by SVM the entire plan year.
  • On-Site Gym: A gym is available for use on personal time within your regular access hours to the facility. Showers and towels are also provided for your convenience. The on-site gym is at our Arlington Heights location only. 
  • SVM Shares: Through purposeful investments and employee engagement, our SVM SHARES program supports and spotlights charitable causes each month. SVM and its employees partner with many charitable programs that help support those in need worldwide. Last year, SVM SHARES charitable efforts impacted JOURNEYS, Life Builders Ministries International, Northwest Compass, Opportunity International, Toys for Tots, USA CARES and more.
  • Employee Lounge: SVM wants to ensure that employees have the ability to relax on their breaks. Our Arlington Height office provides an employee lounge with a large full kitchen, two flat screen TV's, a ping-pong table, a shuffle board and a library. The employee lounge gives everyone a chance to unwind and build team camaraderie.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$31,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Fulfillment Specialist $71,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Account Manager
65% Company-paid health coverage for employees 65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $10,000 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized public transportation
SVM Shares - Food Drive Packing

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

21 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Dental care

    ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

    • Flu shots
    • Fitness center (only at headquarters)
    • Complete biometric screening

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $35,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $3,185 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

    Diversity

    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

     
    Front Lounge

    Demographics

     
    SVM Shares - Life Builders Backpack Contest

    How to Get Hired

    We asked SVM, LP 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?

    Here at SVM our culture is very important to us. Characteristics that we look for in prospective employees are detail oriented, a flexible mindset, high energy and an ability to learn quickly. Our atmosphere is similar to what you would find at a start up company. We have a fun environment but understand there is a high expectation to be meet.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Prospective employees should be well prepared for their interview, with high knowledge of SVM operations as well as the open position they are being considered for. To catch the attention of our managers, candidates should be able to answer situational questions in detail and explain ways they contributed to their previous employers. 

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

    SVM is always open to hiring the right candidates. Two departments that continue to grow is our IT department and our Fulfillment team. The Fulfillment candidates will need attention to detail skills and be strong communicators, both over the phone and through email correspondence. The IT candidates will need to have strong technical skills that are required for each role. 

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

    Candidates who are interested in learning more about SVM and our hiring needs can visit our website at www.svmcards.com and view our open jobs at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/svm-lp-0f2aaf6d. We are constantly reviewing resumes, looking for candidates who would be a great fit to our team. 

    hiring Outlook

    8 Job openings forecast for coming year 59% Job Growth
    40 Average applicants per opening 500 Applications received
    23 Positions filled in past year 13% New hires by employee referrals
    18 New positions created 13 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 4 New graduates hired
    17% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 36% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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