DataScan Field Services

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DataScan Field Services Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    I really enjoy working for this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services

    Pros

    Being able to Inpect all types of vehicles.

    Cons

    I don't think there is any downsides for this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good Job, great people, but be careful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at DataScan Field Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual Incentive is nice. Nice working conditions. The job is not hard at all. Just come to work and go home.

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunities. Director cannot be trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and honest. Take ownership of your mistakes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Field Specialist

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    Current Employee - Associate Field Specialist
    Current Employee - Associate Field Specialist

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Make your own hours. Work in the field and not in an office. Access to company car for work and personal life. Good benefits such as 401K with matching and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement outside of relocating to the home office in Georgia. Marginal yearly raises. Pay is only "ok". Must work in adverse conditions (heat, snow, rain)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lousy company to work with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services as a contractor

    Pros

    Very few. You can make a few dollars if you get enough inspections.

    Cons

    No mileage paid unless the round trip is over 100 miles, which pulls the $32 inspection down to a few dollars an hour. In lots of places not enough work to get groupings to make it worth your time. If you request mileage for those over 100 miles you have to keep a close eye to make sure it's even submitted let alone approved. The complaints about their employee's talking down to people are spot on! Their communication skills are garbage just like their training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistent work. unreliable.

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    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at DataScan Field Services as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to make money if you are willing to work. flexible schedule. good part-time job.

    Cons

    No consistency working as a contractor. Not a career. New employees poorly trained. New employees inexperience make it difficult for others with experience to look professional. As a contractor you are not part of the company (and are reminded this). Jim Moran was the heart of this company and a great man, his passing left this company without a captain. This ship is sinking and no one cares.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to contractors in the field. Hire employees with a mechanical background. The people you hire represent the company BE SELECTIVE. You can't teach common sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services

    Pros

    It is a solid job

    Cons

    Wish salary was more money

  8.  

    Great career for the entrepreneurial-minded.

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    Current Employee - Contractor Field Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Contractor Field Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Hours, Prompt weekly payments, Down-right easy job.

    Cons

    Work is extremely weather dependent.
    Work is extremely industry dependent.
    Emails are sent out regarding major changes; People are expected to follow these changes at the drop of a hat without any sort of human interaction regarding training or discussion; Not even a web meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the people in the field have to say. Be available to the people in the field when they need you; You're on salary, that means you work 24/7, even Sunday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Joke-Look someplace else

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    Former Employee - Associate Field Specialist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Field Specialist in Miami, FL

    I worked at DataScan Field Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friday afternoon, start of the weekend

    Cons

    Monday Morning, start of a long work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit playing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services

    Pros

    Work out of your own home, no office to go to!

    Cons

    As a contactor, your treated like you are not worth anything. Paid by the inspection at too low of a rate. They have you work a 50 mile radius from your home but will schedule inspections all over the area, not uncommon to put 150+ miles a day on your own vehicle with no vehicle use reimbursement. If you have an inspection over 50 miles from your house, they will reimburse from mile one at $0.35 per mile round trip. This is treated as income, so after you pay taxes, fuel and some wear and tear on your vehicle, you get nothing for your time. Do the math, not worth it.

    They charge you for the use of equipment, which is quirky at best. When IS upgrades the software, hours are spent trying to get it to work right.

    There is never a positive word, all their memos end with the following to contractors are: if ........will be ground for dismissal.

    From a contractors point of view, the Moran family culture is not evident here.

    Unless you are hard up employment wise, look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development a contractors council to exchange ideas and improve communications. DSFS needs to be more positive in its written communication to contractors and not communicate with negative undertones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They are horrible.

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    Current Employee - Field Inspector in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Inspector in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at DataScan Field Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Did not see any pros working for this co,

    Cons

    They pay you 30 an inspection but you have to use your car and spent 20 on gas.
    Generous people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your inspector the money they deserve,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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