SCA Appraisal Company

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Vehicle Damage Appraiser (Former Employee)

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

ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Vehicle Damage Appraiser (Former Employee)

    I worked at SCA Appraisal Company


    Pros: You get to make your own schedule. If you know… Cons: Top Heavy, secretive, Dirty Dirty Dirty, I feel like I need to take a shower. You never have job security unless… Advice to Senior Management: Think about your appraisers and the job they do for you, some of them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Contract Vendor (Current Employee)

    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. … Cons: They will not agree or negotiate to higher rates. If they find a more cost effective option you can count on losing volume. … Advice to Senior Management: Never talk to anyone in management,... Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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