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Funeral Directors Life Recognized as a 2017 Best Workplace in Texas

ABILENE, Texas –Funeral Directors Life was recently recognized by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work as one of the Best Workplaces in Texas for 2017, ranked at #6 overall in the state, according to a company news release.

The Best Workplaces in Texas rankings are based on feedback from more than 100,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations with locations in Texas, including several national and multi-national companies.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top companies in the state by FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work,” said Kris Seale, Funeral Directors Life president & CEO. “We try to create a culture that allows each person to grow and achieve their personal best. This isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. We are continually growing and developing personally, professionally, and spiritually as a community. I think our employees really respond to that vision. They are what truly makes this a great place to work.”

In the survey, employees expressed their appreciation for Funeral Directors Life’s unique culture and work environment. Ninety-nine percent of employees stated that people at the company care about each other and celebrate special events regularly. One-hundred percent of employees agreed that the company facilities contribute to a good working environment.

Employees enjoy several unique perks, including an onsite clinic and an onsite fitness center, prayer team, mentorship programs, employee recognition programs, volunteer opportunities, and personal development programs such as book studies. In 2017, the company is also offering a sabbatical program that allows the employee to take a paid 30-day sabbatical to rest, gain perspective, and participate in a service project or mission trip.

“Being awarded a place on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All,” Great Place to Work published on its website regarding the list. “Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role or other personal characteristics.”

To see the Best Workplaces in Texas for 2017 list, go to To learn more about Funeral Directors Life, visit

Posted Feb. 6, 2017


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