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Review averages

  • 321 employees say

    Excellent (83)
    25.856697819315%
    Good (70)
    21.806853582555%
    Satisfactory (74)
    23.052959501558%
    Subpar (94)
    29.283489096573%
    2.89
  • 12 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    25%
    Good (4)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (4)
    33.333333333333%
    2.93

Reviews for Convergys

Reviews - What employees say

2.89 Employees say
2.93 Applicants say

Company Culture

Convergys goes a long way to make it feel like a family experience. They have employee appreciation days, giveaway's, and competitions for gifts to make it a fun atmosphere to work in and help you get to know your coworkers.

Support from management

with an open door policy management is always available if needed all the way to the top if that's what you feel you need

Teamwork

teamwork is encouraged and there are all the tools needed to resolve any issues you might have including a live chat with all other team members. the only problem I had was that there wasn't often enough floor support in case the other avenues were not adequate.

Freedom to work independently

working independently is is what the Goal is here. they offer all the tools to be able to do the job without assistance and after enough time I think just about anyone can achieve this.

Internal Communication

They encourage internal communication and have an open door policy to help any employee with not only problems they may be having at work but with things you might be dealing with on a personal level as well

Overall compensation for your work

the isn't bad but it's not good either. For the minimum wage being what it is here they only pay just above minimum wage. There is a huge opportunity for advancement within the company so the pay does get better but for the average employee it is a lot of info to learn and a semi difficult job to do for $11.00 an hour when you can get just about the same to flip burgers

Work-Life Balance

they try and make it so that if needed they can work with you to help keep your home life balanced by allowing pto for home or overtime if needed when available which is about 40% of the year

Company Image

most people who first hear about the company don't always have an amazing perception of the company. I don't know why this is because I really enjoyed working here and saw very few negatives about the experience

Job Security

They do go great length's to try and keep any employee who want's to make a career out it with a very liberal attendance policy and options to earn back lost points

Workplace Safety

they have security guards at all times along with locked doors that have to be unlocked with an employee badge

Inclusive / Diverse

they have a very inclusive atmosphere

Suggestions for improvement

  • one thing they need to improve on is space for employees. in a call center atmosphere it's nice to have your own personal space to work in. It makes you feel more comfortable when you can hang pictures if wanted and things in your area but there you have t take whatever station in available when you get there which means the later you start the harder it is to find a station and at times you find a station everyday then boom, someone else is there and the search is on again

What I like about the company

Everyone from top to bottom is very nice and goes out of their way to make sure everyone there is comfortable and it is a very inclusive atmosphere

What I dislike about the company

There's not much to dislike about the company other than the pay could be a little more competitive and having personal work stations

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Convergys Corporation
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Challenging Work

It is definitely super challenging being required to pitch sales offers on every single call. If the customer declines the offer,you have to do your best to talk them into getting said offer by overcoming objections and/or you pitch another sales offer.. This is all while trying to actually perform customer service and helping the customer with an issue and reason for calling us in the first place. You have to also be aware of your time on the phone with each customer,as you have to have an AHT (Average Handle Time) at or below 11 minutes.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop focusing so much on sales and focus more on customer service, training classes should be longer because they are not nearly long enough to learn how to use all systems correctly and handle calls. Also the training systems need to be updated and more realistic;there were a lot of differences between the training and the real systems out on the production floor. It is confusing while learning in training on those systems and once out on the floor it's different.

What I like about the company

Commission for sales,opportunities to win gift cards and other items for sales,free DirecTV Service,21% discount for wireless service,PTO & UTO, benefits (medical,dental insurance coverage),my coworkers on my team are super helpful and we all help each other out when needed, my boss is great with helping out and supportive as well as understanding, I'm not treated like just another person or less than anyone there

What I dislike about the company

They push sales way too hard and expect you to continue to offer and talk customers into offers even after they have declined more than once... I think they have lost focus on customer service entirely and are way too wrapped up in sales sales sales! The focus should be back on the customer and the issue they are having and then it wouldn't hurt to offer to them. But,do not make it an absolute priority to keep offering after offering and "overcoming objections" to end up making the sale with an "assumptive close".

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Convergys
  • City
    Hickory
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

All leadership cares about is a sale. They're all for themselves and they don't do their work. They don't fix points when they're supposed to and upper management tells them not to.

Teamwork

You can depend on other agents for help before management.

Gender Equality

Yes women are treated equally

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes they hire them but they're treated like everyone else.

Career Development

Your chances of development depends on your points

Overall compensation for your work

Your payroll check is the only thing that you can be sure of. No you are not fairly compensated for your work. You can't see what you sell they just show you what they want you to see. They tell you your orders cancel but they don't show you proof so you have to take what they choose to give you. They only pay you for certain sales and if it's not TV service and a certain amount you won't get fully compensated. If you lose your job before the bonus is paid out you don't get your payout but management does.

Office / Work Environment

The environment is pretty good other than half the time systems don't work. And they like to have fan on when its cold outside.

Environmental Friendliness

Yes there is recycling.

Work-Life Balance

There is really no work life balance. You have to fight for that. They throw in overtime when they want to and don't care how it affects your home life. If you have kids and may have to leave for an emergency they will threaten your job.

Company Image

I was for the first 2 yrs then mgmt changed and made it more un pleasurable to work for the company.

Job Security

If you have perfect attendance and a whole lot of sales your job is secure. You can have perfect attendance but not selling what they want and they will for you.

Handicapped Accessibility

They have automatic doors and an elevator but there's no other option if there's ever a fire and elevator can't be used

Workplace Safety

Its safe other than the unsanitariness

Challenging Work

The work is very challenging. Customers call in for bill or account issues yet Convergys doesn't care if the issues are resolved they just want the sale. They even try to bribe the customers into a sale. "Well if you get TV service we'll give you $200 of your cell bill." Customer signed up, cancels order, and employee loses sale and commission. You can't see what you sale anymore therefore you get paid what they want to pay you.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity is good

Suggestions for improvement

  • Don't pick and choose who you want to work for you. Value your employees because fortunate, the agents are the ones making the business stand. Learn how to assist agents because management doesn't know how to sell or help with one.

What I like about the company

I liked the fact of helping resolve issues

What I dislike about the company

They value sales more than customers or employees

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Convergys
  • City
    Hickory
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

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Review averages

  • 321 employees say

    Excellent (83)
    25.856697819315%
    Good (70)
    21.806853582555%
    Satisfactory (74)
    23.052959501558%
    Subpar (94)
    29.283489096573%
    2.89
  • 12 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    25%
    Good (4)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (4)
    33.333333333333%
    2.93

kununu score comparisons

Convergys
2.89
333 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.73
173,671 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,964,000 reviews