Scoular Company Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Toxic Toxic Toxic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of many positive notes to talk about in this section. My coworkers were pleasent and fun to work with. I am still friends with them to this day.

    Cons

    There was an article in the StarTribune recently about toxic work environments and I immediately thought of my experience at Scoular Co. My managers were not nice people. Their mistakes would be blamed on the lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    New management is needed at the mid level. I was just disgusted by the lack of professionalism that I saw at this location.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Oppressive and Rigid

    Current Contractor - International Document Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - International Document Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Scoular Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location, skyway, and occasional free food. Some of the people are friendly.

    Cons

    The department I was in was very oppressive. My manager would not let anyone listen to music all day (even headphones), even though it was quiet all day, with an occasional phone ringing. You got in trouble if you checked your cell phone. Most of the people in the department were contractors. They gave all contractors very little training, giving us the minimum amount of training necessary so that we could help them with their work. The manager played favorites with those employees that had been in the department for a while. Contractors were treated like second class citizens. Direct employees were reimbursed for bus fare and/or parking, but contractors just had to absorb the cost of working in downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat contractors like second class citizens. Give people more training. Don't hire so many people if you don't have enough work to go around.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Avoid this disaster!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This company has been in business for a long time, during which, it has established some big customers. This may lead to some long term employment, as least, while looking for a more career focused job.

    Cons

    No loyalty, high/fast turnover, low pay for the description/expectations, parking is an issue/endever, poor management, outdated systems, poor organization... I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    You guys must have a huge number of unemployment claims against you. Something has to be done about trying to keep employees happy and with the company. Oy!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    The company events are fun, but that's about it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Scoular Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -There are fun company outing throughout the year. The food and drink are on the company's dime.
    -There are a few genuinely nice people that are welcoming and caring.

    Cons

    -As others have mentioned, there is a high turnover rate.
    -The overall feel in the company (esp. among non-managerial employees) is that people are always looking to get out and leave the company for something better.

    -It's not a good place for recent graduates looking to start their career, unless you want to be commodities trader. There aren't a lot of opportunities to move to new positions within the company. They like to say they hire from within, but rarely do.

    -Management never seems to listen to the needs of their employees. For examples: management cares more about all the office chairs matching than employee comfort.
    -Most people, especially managers, don't take criticism well and hold things over their employees' heads after issues come up
    -Most managers don't have any sense of what their people actually do, and most are completely dependent on these people to do even the most basic tasks. This causes a lot of people to work long hours and resent management.

    -Communication is poor at best. People are not considerate when passing long information, which causes a lot of problems and things to fall through the cracks.

    -A lot of old school ways of thought. They are not open to or willing to change/adapt to changing time

    -HR is not welcoming once you are hired. I did not feel comfortable going to anyone with issues or problem I had with other employees. They are also very bad at handling timely issues in regards to medical needs and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Your priorities are in the wrong places. There is a reason research shows happy employees do better work. Maybe you should concentrate on treating your employees better.

  6. Helpful (1)

    I had a terrible experience with Scoular Company :(

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was nice to have a job with benefits. Work place was clean with many teas, coffees and headache medicines avaialble.

    Cons

    The work environment is hostile and a lot of blame gets passed down from upper management to the lower level guys. I also felt that my superior was out of line on many ocassions. The turn-over-rate may simply be high in this field of work, but it was quite high at this company. I witnessed people come and go in a matter of months.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to work on retaining employees and treating them better.

  7. Helpful (1)

    could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - International Documents Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I did like the free coffee and satellite TV during lunch. The facility was nice and well kept, but it was just a cube farm.

    Cons

    You will be able to find better compensation at other companies. The work could really use some kind of shadow or training program. There is a lot of banking jargon to get used to. I was overwhelmed with work at first and couldn't get any help. My boss gave me grief over any day off that I requested.

    Advice to Management

    Please look into a training program.

  8. Helpful (2)

    This was my experience with Scoular Co.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    This 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 Management

    I 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.

  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity 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.

    Cons

    This 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 Management

    Have 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.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Documentation Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - International Documentation Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Just plain disgusting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Salary 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 Management

    Treat 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.

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