Scoular Company

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Scoular Company Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
54 Reviews
2.4
54 Reviews
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Charles (Chuck) Elsea
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits package is what this company uses to keep employees around for as long as they can (in 8 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn from senior management (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • 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 (in 9 reviews)

  • This company has an invasive middle management problem (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large, stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, full benefits package, great coworkers. I enjoy the diverse workload, and that my boss is great at assigning work that both fits our talents and is what we enjoy doing.

    Cons

    Some of the computer systems are outdated but still functional. Otherwise all is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since our employees are in 70+ locations, it is important that we occasionally hear from the CEO and Officers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    just held on long enough to find a better job

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

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One can gain some experience in the work place from working at Scoular Company. This is really the only benefit that I can list for this category.

    Cons

    This would have to be the worst job that I've ever had.
    -below average pay
    -need to pay for parking
    -middle management seems very unqualified
    -no training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start a training program for new employees. I was just tossed into the water and expected to swim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Just a step in the wrong direction.

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

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some nice perks when it comes to getting parking credit in downtown Minneapolis. I found this to be a helpful bonus when I decided to take the bus during the harsher winter months.

    Cons

    Some other reviews on this side did point out that the turn around time is rather short. I couldn't agree more. This company doesn't seem to have much to offer when it comes to holding employees. Many faces come and go within a couple months and I worked in a small office setting. Anyone probably has a 25% chance of staying with Scoular for more than 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a breakdown in communication going around with middle management area. I'm sure some reorganization would be an order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I'm wondering why this company is still in business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Standard health benefits and some free tickets to sports events are given out from time to time. Coworkers can be great if they stay with the company.

    Cons

    Nobody stays with this company long term. I worked with Scoular for 6 months and that seems to be long term from what I saw. The company still operates like it's the year 1995. I'm not sure why they haven't invested in their infrastructure yet. Oh well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why the high turn over rate? Is it really worth all the training just to lay off workers months later?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Documentation Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scoular Company

    Pros

    The company has very good benefits. Very friendly co workers. Location in minneapolis was very nice.

    Cons

    Very political. You are either part of the "click" or you're always on the outside. Felt very micromanaged. Salary was just assumed, never had a chanace to discuss this. Entry level employees are looked down upon. Very high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees to do their job and trust that they will.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A terrible mess

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    I did win some tickets to a timber wolves game twice. It was fun to go out after work with some coworkers.

    Cons

    Salary is below average. Parking is cramped. Computers and computer systems are old and outdated. Middle management is just a terrible mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp what was mentioned in the cons section. It's time for an overhaul. I was Ok with still using windows xp and 2000 from time to time, but the management needs to be trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst company I ever worked for

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

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

    Pros

    Not much to say for the pros column. Some of my coworkers were great and easy to get along with. They have some employee parties that can be good fun.

    Cons

    Pay is low, parking is cramped, technology is outdated, benefits are so so, middle management blamed me for any small thing that went wrong, they are not family oriented, few vacation days, schedule is very rigid, work is repetitive and the environment is rather toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Perhaps the worst company I've ever worked for

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Offices are fairly nice, and from time to time there were free tickets to local sporting events

    Cons

    I'm trying to avoid hyperbole here, but honestly, my boss might have been one of the worst human beings I've ever met. She seems to feel that hurling verbal abuse is the most effective way to motivate employees. She would criticize everything from the length of my bathroom breaks to the penmanship of my signature on documents. I discussed the matter with her boss, who shrugged it off and said that I needed to deal with it myself. Compensation was very low, and turnover was high. Temporary employees had to pay for parking out of pocket, which adds up fast in downtown Minneapolis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start monitoring some of the lower-mid level managers and consider cleaning house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Turnover rate is very very high

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

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

    Pros

    This company is more of just a stepping stone than an actual career path. The experience was worth the effort until I could move onto bigger better things.

    Cons

    As the title suggests, the turnover rate is quite high in comparison to anything I have ever seen in the past. While I was only at this job for ~6 months, several employees came and went. Management and leadership are essentially non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone has to be able to step up and make decisions here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome people to work with and fast paced environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Fast paced job. Small company offers the opportunity to make awesome connections. Opportunity to learn many parts of the supply chain.

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Could start a career development program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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