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Scoular Company Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  • Good benefits, and company culture (in 6 reviews)

  • good management, leadership opportunity, great benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Scoular"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, and company culture

    Cons

    long hours that are not always worth the pay


  2. "Mostly Really Good People"

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    Former Employee - Commodity Trader
    Former Employee - Commodity Trader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time

    Pros

    Great hands on experience. A lot of responsibility and decision-making given/earned right away. For the most part, the company and leadership treat you like the responsible adult you are (at least until more recently).

    Cons

    The culture recently started to change from flat structure with great camaraderie to the top down "do as I say" approach. The feeling was that the company had a chip on its shoulder to be one of the big ABCD's.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the great culture that made Scoular such a success.

  3. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were solid.
    Salary was alright.
    If you're in the right businesses there's definitely some money to be made. Very, very important to find said businesses - there are a lot of dead ends. With that said, there's pretty good opportunity to move around within the company.
    A lot of good people.
    Sustainable Industry.

    Cons

    Be ready for the possibility of relocation to absolutely brutal offices.
    Bonuses are a tug of war. Be ready to get low balled -- and understand that the money you're shorted simply makes it's way up the ladder.
    You're not going home at 5:00. You're not taking days off. Leaving for lunch is actually pretty awkward in itself. It's typically a contest to see who can stay the latest (for no real reason, honestly).
    Office environment not really enjoyable. A lot of upper management seems pretty unhappy, really.

    Advice to Management

    Smile.


  4. "Former grain merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scoular Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and wages. The work environment was easy going, but sometimes to a fault.

    Cons

    Changes within the upper management create downward change. At times nepotism was prevalent. Decisions often too a long time to make, but when a decision was made it was implemented almost immediately.


  5. "Great People....great learning"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scoular Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They hire outgoing, intelligent, self starters who take a vested interest in company success. Its employee owned. High expectations for everyone.

    Cons

    Its intense. If you're wanting a place that doesnt challenge you, this is not your place. Its draining at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the competitive environment. Keep it flat and less political than the abc companies.


  6. "Still nice to be a private company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A smaller but very progressive place to work in the world of huge companies. The chain of command is short and fairly easy to get answers.

    Cons

    Currently the company is going through a major upper management transition with our new CEO. It will most likely be best in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real. Keep the focus on the things that got us where we are today. Keep looking for new ways to pry our way into new markets.


  7. "Great Place for a seasoned professional"

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    Former Employee - Grain Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Grain Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture if you're in the right group.
    Competitive pay.
    Great experience.
    Very driven company.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is nonexistent.
    Horrible place to start your career.
    Management will step on your back any opportunity they get.
    Company controls your destiny/location.
    Money is most important asset. Not employees.

    Advice to Management

    Track and care for employee work/life balance.
    Stop stepping on the backs younger employees.

  8. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive for the field

    Cons

    Completely sexist. Terrible management. No communication. Laid off tons of employees because the company lost a ton of money to scandal and then had job postings shortly after. The management was awful and did not know how to communicate with employees without making them feel terrible. Did not receive a yearly review despite asking multiple times.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs happen, but some employees that were laid off had much better work ethic than those that were kept simply because they worked their longer. The management was awful. There was little to no communication, and when the manager did speak to employees below him, he was rude and unapproachable. I asked for a yearly review multiple times and was never given one. Treated with complete disrespect and it was frustrating to see the company spend money frivolously when masses of people were being laid off because of a "dip in the economy".


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

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    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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not equal emploer as they say they are"

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    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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