Schulman Ronca

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Schulman Ronca Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth opportunity.. Terrible Management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Make your own schedule allows for good work/family balance. Casual Dress. Easy Job. Freedom to take your break whenever you desire, get a soda, go to bathroom etc.

    Cons

    Available hours are feast or famine especially (famine) around the holidays. Terrible management( extremely rude/, verbally abusive and unprofessional especially in the upper channels. Pay is low. Night & weekend schedule only, except for a select few employees and only happens now and then. No room for growth. Those that do advance seem to get fired quickly and are under a lot of pressure and abuse from upper management and executives. No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people. Have incentives now and then to make work fun. Provide a confidential way for employees to report abusive behavior( even when it's supposed to be confidential, it's not! )Stop showing favoritism.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad, drab, tedious, under-paid = massive attrition rate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Huntington, WV

    I worked at Schulman Ronca part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management there seemed to do their best with what little control they had.

    Making your own schedule per week was quite nice, and initially the work felt rewarding to some extent. However--and it depends on the individual--there is a breaking point for how long this work takes to go from "interesting" to "creating mental illness."

    Cons

    -Easily the most damaging aspect of how the company is for research interviewers is the few breaks that are received, which are extremely necessary for work this repetitive. Eventually you'll realize if you want to work there, and not go crazy, you have to stall the phone and create your own 10 second breaks every other call, or something along those lines.
    -If you don't have thick skin, you'll quickly be unable to handle hostility from people receiving your calls.
    -Scheduling yourself is nice, but quickly you'll realize that if you want a large amount of hours, you'll be working hard late-night shifts for very little pay, and few breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more breaks. Or pay better.

    But you probably know these things already, and prefer the present model of business, which means I will never work there ever again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    excellent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Interviewer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Field Interviewer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    getting to choose your hrs

    Cons

    none for me..great place to wrk for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are great

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

    Its fine for a second job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca

    Pros

    You set your own hours

    Cons

    They cut hours often and its SOOOO boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    figure it out as you go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work; nice people; decent benefits and annual bonuses; opportunities to travel. Flexible if you need to work unusual hours or occasionally work from home.

    Cons

    No formal training process at all - you need to figure everything out as you go and hope you have a patient supervisor who is willing to help. Does not pay very well. Very top-heavy - most upper management has been there for a very long time and is not leaving anytime soon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Observations of company during my work experience

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in West Long Branch, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Associate in West Long Branch, NJ

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours when available when not being cut

    Cons

    Hourly cuts unable to incorporate enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate criminal element within hiring or contracting employees (as this interferes with workers productivity)They are disruptive and detracts our attention to the job.
    Better monitoring of promotting supervisory staff, (smelling of "funny tobacco"on one specific supervisor)
    Unsanitary working conditions(piling of of garbage at end of rows) Filthy vents , lack of ventilation, heating system, always too hot , these breeds everyone being sick constantly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many nice people; some diversity of jobs, able to learn what others do, supervisors usually leave you alone, supervisors offer deserved praise vocally where many others hear it.

    Cons

    Office equipment is outdated, one wonders whether you will have all the proper equipment to do your job or if you're going to have to search out the equipment you need for each shift. Moldy environment. A lot of time is wasted on useless briefings. Company rules are not strictly enforced by supervisors and are sometimes even violated by the supervisors. Low pay ,nnbenbenefitsbeexcept ro

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into a new building with all updated equipment, with every station fully equipped. Get a place with a large enough parking area for the employees. Enforce company policies for everyone. Pay better, provide benefits for all. Provide more restrooms easily accessible to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy and boring but the pay is more than a dollar over minimum wage and i make my own schedule.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca

    Pros

    Make your own schedule
    Raise after 3 months
    Raise after 8 months
    Friendly enviroment
    Payed breaks

    Cons

    BORING repitious job at most all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make it less boring.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for when you're in college, but there's a trade-off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schulman Ronca part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule, so if you have a job during the day and/or want to work around a class schedule, you can. For what you are doing, you're paid well, and they do give raises.

    Cons

    You didn't always get the hours you signed up for, and sometimes if you were calling certain areas you would be sent home up to 3 hours early, which can really cut into your pay. In the beginning you get sent home more easily.
    The Fort Myers building has mold. There are a couple of people who wear a mask while at work because of it. Work can be boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, clean the place up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    SRBI: Low Pay, Boring, Bad work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schulman Ronca

    Pros

    Can make your own schedule

    Cons

    extremely underpay
    very small raises once a year
    no room for growth
    fairly high turnover, especially in certain groups
    very boring work
    work environment is boring and can be stressful under certain supervisors and VPs
    workers not appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show your workers appreciation, provide higher compensation, and find a way to modernize the company and the work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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