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"Look somewhere else"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Work out of your own home, no office to go to!

Cons

As a contactor, your treated like you are not worth anything. Paid by the inspection at too low of a rate. They have you work a 50 mile radius from your home but will schedule inspections all over the area, not uncommon to put 150+ miles a day on your own vehicle with no vehicle use reimbursement. If you have an inspection over 50 miles from your house, they will reimburse from mile one at $0.35 per mile round trip. This is treated as income, so after you pay taxes, fuel and some wear and tear on your vehicle, you get nothing for your time. Do the math, not worth it.

They charge you for the use of equipment, which is quirky at best. When IS upgrades the software, hours are spent trying to get it to work right.

There is never a positive word, all their memos end with the following to contractors are: if ........will be ground for dismissal.

From a contractors point of view, the Moran family culture is not evident here.

Unless you are hard up employment wise, look somewhere else.

Advice to Management

Development a contractors council to exchange ideas and improve communications. DSFS needs to be more positive in its written communication to contractors and not communicate with negative undertones.

Other Employee Reviews for DataScan

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Ran by children"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Depends On the Day Usually Computer Repair Person
    Current Contractor - Depends On the Day Usually Computer Repair Person
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DataScan as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    none, ever watch the movie office space, if not, rent it

    Cons

    management could care less about their contractors, low pay, no VEHICLE REIMBURSEMENT, equipment does not work and they charge you to use the equipment, constantly being spoken to in a childish tone. Cant find management unless they have an issue with job performance, they do not know their own policies for mechanical inspections. THey need more managers desperately, there are 4 for 800 inspectors.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your own internal issues first before taking on new clients and promising unrealistic expectations, Less meetings more focused on your contractors. Actually catch your other departments in first rate lies. Less golf


  2. "A company under the umbrella of a wonderful conglomerate, JM Family, that takes a slightly different direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Field Specialist II
    Current Employee - Associate Field Specialist II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time

    Pros

    Cost of Benefits, Excellent 401k/Profit Sharing, Company Car, Generous Year End Bonus/Gifts

    Cons

    Frivolous Travel, Potential to be away from family for days, Little input allowed to management, VERY little input accepted, NO input that would facilitate positive change accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen! The 'pros' in this review are a result of JM Family initiatives, NOT Datascan. If you want to cut costs, you must attempt to cut travel. Field associates have great ideas b/c we live out there every day. Communicate better. Field associates that hit certain monthly revenue numbers should be rewarded with a bonus. Cash Bonus = Motivation = Higher Revenues = Higher Profits.

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