Scoular Company

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Scoular Company Reviews

Updated May 24, 2014
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1.9 50 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

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Charles (Chuck) Elsea

(41 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits package is what this company uses to keep employees around for as long as they can(in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn from senior management(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No one want's to be the "bad guy" in order to weed out middle management problems that are contributing to the high turn over rate(in 9 reviews)

  • This company has an invasive middle management problem(in 7 reviews)

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    This was my experience with Scoular Co.

    Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe perks that come with Scoular Co are in the sleek underground parking. This does come at a price since the parking fee will be deducted from each paycheck. Coffee and water are always available along with Advil for the headaches that come from hours upon hours of looking at a computer screen.

    ConsThis has to be the strangest company that I every worked for. I'm not sure how to best describe the atmosphere. Maybe just one word: -uneasy-. My superior would constantly make up stories about me, pay is poor, benefits are somewhat fine and the work is rather dull. I've moved on to a much better job since this one and I can now see this company for what it truly is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI could give some good advice on how to turn this company around, but I'm certain that it would just fall on deaf ears. Get with the times. It's not Y2K anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    .... no one want's to be the "bad guy"

    Logistics (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsOpportunity to learn. I entered this industry green so the educational facet of this company was appealing and the main reason for my longevity.

    Minneapolis office which is downtown, nice location.

    A new computer system is being introduced to Scoular in 2014. OTM otherwise known as Oracle Transportation Management.

    ConsThis company has an invasive middle management problem. There is too much emphasis on being "friends" then doing what's right for the company as a whole. No one want's to be the "bad guy" in order to weed out middle management problems that are contributing to the high turn over rate.

    Scoular also requires each applicant to complete a P.I., or personality assessment test. Supposedly the results are used to decide whether you have the right personality for the job. With such a high turn over rate I question it's usefulness and validity - though I've seen a lot of emphasis being put on it's results.

    No where to go. There is no where to move to in this company unless you are friends (or related) to management. Period. It doesn't matter if you put 10 years of your life into this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave the CEO of this company visit more than once a year and ask questions about the reasoning behind the complaints I see on this site. If he doesn't know about them, then a way needs to be created in order for these complaints to be voiced.

    Perhaps, encourage communication between HR and workers via newsletters regarding what HR's purpose is and what rights each employee's rights are.

    Discipline middle management who are not acting in the best interest of the companies long term interests and encourage exemplary managers who are serving as role models.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is one bad company. I still make fun of it to this day.

    International Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsCoworkers really understand the frustration of working with incompetent middle management and outdated systems. The lunch room has a large TV to watch during breaks.

    ConsThe salary you will get is low in comparison to other similar companies. You'll be working with outdated systems all the time (Win2000, banking software from the 70s etc...). You need to pay for parking, but the company comps some of it. Middle management will make up stories to blame you for their own errors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop blaming your underlings for your mistakes. Get rid of the old banking software. Please treat your employees with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just plain disgusting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsI can't really think of much to say for the "pro" column for this company. It's worth it not to have a gap in my resume. Benefits are nice to have along with an OK view from my cube when I stand up.

    ConsSalary is below average and not sufficient enough to cover the headaches that you'll have with middle management. Turn over rate is on the high end. I'm starting a new job at the end of November and I'm so eager to leave this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with some much deserved respect. The training I received was just plain awful. You need to spark a training program or you'll just continue to burn through employees faster than you can replace them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I tried to stay so positive about this job, but it just wasn't worth it.

    International Documents Specialist (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsSteady paycheck, good lunchroom, office cubes were clean and copy machine was up to date. Very useful to have that copy machine for printing BLs.

    ConsPay was lower than average for a similar job, middle management couldn't manage, lots of disorganization, turn over rate is high, location of building is at the far end of the bus route. I would not recommend this job to anyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn some skills about managing employees. There has to be some incentive to stay with the company. This company clearly has no values. I felt like I was just hanging on to

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    A complete disaster. The worst job I've ever held.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe view from the Marquette building was nice and there were some free basketball tickets every so often. My coworkers were great to work with. Lots of team work.

    ConsThe turnover rate is high. It's very high. I was fired after only 4 months for no apparent reason. I had to fight for unemployment, but it was an easy win since this company has a bad rep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome changes need to be made at this company. Maybe a fresh start with updated infrastructure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    just held on long enough to find a better job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsOne can gain some experience in the work place from working at Scoular Company. This is really the only benefit that I can list for this category.

    ConsThis would have to be the worst job that I've ever had.
    -below average pay
    -need to pay for parking
    -middle management seems very unqualified
    -no training program

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start a training program for new employees. I was just tossed into the water and expected to swim.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just a step in the wrong direction.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThere are some nice perks when it comes to getting parking credit in downtown Minneapolis. I found this to be a helpful bonus when I decided to take the bus during the harsher winter months.

    ConsSome other reviews on this side did point out that the turn around time is rather short. I couldn't agree more. This company doesn't seem to have much to offer when it comes to holding employees. Many faces come and go within a couple months and I worked in a small office setting. Anyone probably has a 25% chance of staying with Scoular for more than 6 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere seems to be a breakdown in communication going around with middle management area. I'm sure some reorganization would be an order.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I'm wondering why this company is still in business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsStandard health benefits and some free tickets to sports events are given out from time to time. Coworkers can be great if they stay with the company.

    ConsNobody stays with this company long term. I worked with Scoular for 6 months and that seems to be long term from what I saw. The company still operates like it's the year 1995. I'm not sure why they haven't invested in their infrastructure yet. Oh well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy the high turn over rate? Is it really worth all the training just to lay off workers months later?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has very good benefits. Very friendly co workers. Location in minneapolis was very nice.

    ConsVery political. You are either part of the "click" or you're always on the outside. Felt very micromanaged. Salary was just assumed, never had a chanace to discuss this. Entry level employees are looked down upon. Very high turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your employees to do their job and trust that they will.

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