SCA Appraisal Company

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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Former Employee - Vehicle Damage Appraiser
Former Employee - Vehicle Damage Appraiser

I worked at SCA Appraisal Company

Pros

Pay direct deposit every two weeks, weekly if you are a franchisee.
Resonable cost of estimating software available thru SCA
Can set your own schedule.

Cons

They have no faithfullness to the appraisers. If someone will do claims $5.00 cheaper, they will get the claims. They hire inexperienced appraisers, who cannot produce a quality work product, and do not understand the insurance industry. If you happen to get so overwhelmed with work that you can't take anymore assignments, they will still assign claims to you if they have no backup plan(which they wont. You will then be blamed. They will pressure you to buy a franchise. The franchising business model may be the downfall of this company if it not handled better. They should only franchise HIGHLY QUALIFIED people. ot anyone who can come up with the frinchise fee and has a licence(if needed). They rely quite a bit on an automated work review proccess, which does not work well. Be prepaired to be yelled at if you make a mistake. They will not train you. There is really no training function at SCA,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look we all know the pricing war between large appraisal companies exists.Be different. Hire only the best, They will give you the work product you need. Your franchising model is very flawed. Lots of new franchises means nothing for you if they cant do they job properly. Hiring unqualified appraisers is killing you. Stop doing it. Appraisers should complete all work on site. They need a laptop, aircard, and printer in the car. They need to work as much like a staff appraiser as possible.
Appraisers who view a car one day, and complete the assignment another day are not doing the jjob correctly. Yes, you can tell your venders what they need to do the job. Stop making prommises to your clients they you cannot keep. That hurts everbody. Your marketing team is very professional, it's time your workforce is as well. But, it's your own fault that it's not. Ask the people who know the appraisers the best what they think.

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    Dirty

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Vehicle Damage Appraiser
    Former Employee - Vehicle Damage Appraiser

    I worked at SCA Appraisal Company

    Pros

    You get to make your own schedule. If you know what you are doing they don't bother you too much.

    Cons

    Top Heavy, secretive, Dirty Dirty Dirty, I feel like I need to take a shower. You never have job security unless you buy a franchise. It dosen't matter how good you are. If someone wants to buy your area you are out of luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your appraisers and the job they do for you, some of them are really good but they will never hear it from you. Try being up front.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and cons ...

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Contract Vendor
    Current Employee - Contract Vendor

    I have been working at SCA Appraisal Company

    Pros

    My company has contracted with several appraisal companies in the past 5 years. SCA is the most evolved company I have dealt with. They are big with technology. They have a lot of volume, plain and simple. SCA has a strong sales division and client support structure. So long as there are no complaints on your work, you never hear from them ... They leave you alone.

    Cons

    They will not agree or negotiate to higher rates. If they find a more cost effective option you can count on losing volume. They are selling franchises and pushing all companies out of their network.... Unless you want to franchise with them, you are on borrowed time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never talk to anyone in management,...

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