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Scoular Company Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Optimism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people with outstanding upside potential

    Cons

    It is too early to tell

    Scoular Company Response

    Oct 21, 2016 – VP, Talent & Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I am excited that your experience at Scoular has been great. It takes all of us working together to create this. As a new employee, if you see areas where you have ideas on ... More


  2. "Awesome new CEO - the future is looking BRIGHT!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Operations in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is growing
    Stability (its been around 125 years!!!)
    Great benefits
    Ability to grow your career

    Cons

    Haven't found any big ones just yet

    Advice to Management

    Hang onto that family friendly company feel as long as you can


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not equal emploer as they say they are"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Merchandiser Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, incentives. They are a growing company

    Cons

    They don't address problems between managers and emploees. HR dept is not helpful, they don't stand behind their company values.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to emploees, managers are employees to, they are not above everyone else. They should have to be accountable for their actions to other coworkers as well.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Better Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production, Inventory and Transportation in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Production, Inventory and Transportation in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company is a good option if you are new to the industry and/ or are perhaps new to office environments.

    Cons

    Downtown location with high parking costs and limited parking options. Note that Scoular does offer a parking reimbursement at $160 per month though it is significantly below the Federal standard of $255, which most companies are now offering.

    No bonus options. In the past, Scoular did offer yearly bonuses, however in 2016, did not due to losses, which, was largely due to an invoicing scam and lack of employee education.

    Lack of internal training and education opportunities.
    Scoular functions on a sink or swim mentality. There are zero educational opportunities unless pursued independently. The company I currently work for requires 56 hours of training a year for all employees, paid for by the company. Scoular does not take training seriously, especially for an industry that is ever changing.

    Inconsistencies. Scoular does not have company wide policies. Each business unit functions independently, which creates an inconsistent working environment for both employees and customers.

    Low pay scales. I realized while job seeking that all employers in this field were offering at least 10k more than Scoular for the same job functions/ titles.

    Lack of open door policy and HR conflicts of interest. I found that good faith complaints with HR were not handled professionally. My manager did not have an open door policy and this ensured that unprofessional behavior persevered. HR, had no policy for good faith complaints or the ability to deal with them. In addition, confidentiality is a invasive problem with managers/ HR at this company.

    Health benefits are mediocre. All companies I interviewed with upon leaving Scoular offered better health benefits or fully covered options where the company paid full premiums.

    Hard workers are not recognized. Unfortunately, internal relationships dictate promotion. There isn't a standard or policy for progression or promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Education is key. Create education incentives in the form of quarterly bonus based on traceable merit.

    Re-work the internal Scoular mentality by creating standards that apply to all employees, managers and workers alike.

    Financials. Include all employees on the financial success of the company and their their groups. Perhaps in the form of a monthly meeting where successes and working points can be discussed.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Merchandising Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Compensation package. Actually liked the job I was doing and the people I dealt with on the other end of the phone. Work life balance is good as long as you are on good terms with your supervisor and you don't abuse it.

    Cons

    Customer Service is good if you are a Merchandiser. Customer service stinks if you are a freight carrier, etc. (unless you are on the good side). Very much a GOOD OL BOYS club and who you know. No real movement for women. Old school computer systems. Not very progressive at all. If you are liked and know the right people you are golden even if you don't work at a quality pace. Employees under the same manager are not always treated fairly. If you do your bosses job you will pretty much get off whenever you want even if it is not family / health related. Be on time, be mediocre, be boring, don't want to advance, do exactly what you are told, be rude, don't try to make things right, don't try better yourself or learn a new more efficient way of doing things, don't suggest anything, keep to yourself and you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to speed with technology. Treat all employees fair regardless of who they are, who they know, etc. Keep employees based on their attitude and the quality of work they do not what they make you think they do or how much you think they make you look better. Just showing up and doing a mediocre job is not ok unless that employee knows their job inside out, doesn't ask questions and has no plans to move up. If you have an employee that has been there for years and still has to ask questions because they are not confident, can not make decisions for themselves and are still uncertain on processes you should probably try to find a better fit for them job wise or coach them a little better. All this does is bring the whole team down because others can't do their job as they are always answering questions.


  7. "Decent place to work. Fast pace. Opportunities to learn many different things. Management was engaging."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Operations in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Facility Operations in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Various job placements. Ability to cross train if willing. Knowledgeable management, they worked for thier position. Respectful and flexible. If you show loyalty they will also be very loyal.

    Cons

    Can be hectic and stressful. Sometimes rediculous deadlines. Pay is ehh it averages out. Some days are all dead time and drag on for hours but that will be made up later. High turnover rate. Always someone new coming in. Takes a special kind of person for this line of work.

    Advice to Management

    Better wage competition


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Not a modern business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many locations nationwide, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Computer systems, customer information systems, accounting programs are out of date. It's hard to give customers the information they need when merchants and accountants are looking at a black DOS screen with neon green data. HR, safety and operations don't have written policies so you have to ask someone how to handle almost every issue. Promotions are given as "appointments" by upper management based on who you know, not based on experience or education. Very lacking in diversity. Not a single black or female or ex military manager, I've seen women start at the entry level forced to put up with locker room language or leave.

    Advice to Management

    Put leaders in position to bring the company up to speed in technology, customer management, and administration.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not a Great Place for Women"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Office
    Competitive pay - but it is still not enough to retain employees

    Cons

    Old boys' club
    Chauvanistic comments and behavior accepted as part of work culture
    Ethically questionable business practices

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat women in the work place with respect

    Scoular Company Response

    Oct 21, 2016 – VP, Talent & Human Resources

    I am disappointed to hear this was your experience. This is certainly not what we would want. We have many very talented women working in our Company and are always looking for more. We want a work ... More


  10. "It was amazing and different"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scale Operator in Helena, MT
    Former Employee - Scale Operator in Helena, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a laid back environment most of the time we are just there doing nothing until season starts.

    Cons

    When the season start it's 14 hours days 7 days a week


  11. "Concerning Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good experience.

    Cons

    Boring atmosphere. Not a lot of direction from management.


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