I have been working at SCAFCO full-time (More than 5 years)
I have now been here long enough I think I have a good working knowledge of SCAFCO. My position allows me a fairly unobstructed view of all departments which gives me a unique perspective I don't think many others have. I have had plenty of work experience in many different parts of this country and I can honestly say I have never worked for a company that had so many amazing people to work alongside. From the top down this place is amazing. Larry Stone cares more about the people in this company than I have ever seen a person in his position care. Everything he does is about making this company a better place for those he employs. I have seen him approve anything that will make an employee more comfortable in their work environment. He makes sure we have exceptional insurance in a time when this is not an easy thing to do. He has had to make incredibly difficult and painful decisions for the benefit of those who work here. On those occasions when you hear his laugh echo through the halls, it brings a smile. He chooses to give bonuses, profit sharing, AND 401K retirement plans when this is not done by any other corporation that I am aware of. Moving on to my boss. I have a boss that if I had to put money on it I would say is a genius and yet humble. Two traits I am not sure I have seen in one individual before. He is always ready to answer questions, help with any situation, whether personal or professional, his door is always open. He has a perspective that has been more than valuable over the time I have been here. An extremely wise man. I have a team to work with that humble me with the amount of intelligence and dedication they bring to work on a daily basis. This company encourages growth both personal and professional with no discrimination. The only thing I have seen hold someone back is a lack of desire to learn, grow, and work hard toward a bright future. I am grateful and truly blessed to work for and with every single person here.
Because of the amazing vision and work ethic of SCAFCO it can be a little challenging and overwhelming at times. This is something I enjoy but for those who want to punch a clock, I can see how this might be a con.
Advice to Management
Keep being team oriented, there is nothing better than a good team.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at SCAFCO (Spokane, WA) in September 2016.
The Whole Process took about 3 Months from first Phone Call to final interview which kept getting pushed off to a later date several times. You meet with 7 different people in Director level positions which include meeting the owner. In my particular case, each person whom interviewed me had not seen my application or resume until the morning of the interview. Although everyone was very kind and seemed to like being a part of the company, the process is very taxing and the first interview with a director locally had told me that the corporate office turns down a lot of people. My complaint is not that I did not get the job even though I thought I would be a good fit, its that it took 3 months for the process and then I did not hear anything back from them until I continually reached back out to them "in a professional way". Another downfall in my opinion is that prior to your final interview they want you to jump through a lot of hoops including having multiple business and personal references that they contact ahead of time. It's a turn off to me because when looking for your next career step you really don't want company's calling your references all of the time. If a company is serious about you, they should call your references after your final interview to reassure what they experienced in your interview process.
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