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Scout24 Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2019

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Found 77 reviews

3.3
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59%
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Scout24 CEO Greg Ellis
Greg Ellis
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "ude mit Benefits (Hipster-Kaffee, frisches Obst)(in 6 reviews)

  • "res Klima, gute Technik, nette Kollegen(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "hohe Fluktuation, sehr sprunghafte Strategien,(in 5 reviews)

  • "Sehr schlechte Kommunikation zwischen dem mittleren Management und den Mitarbeitern(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "nice agile development company"

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    Former Employee - Java Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scout24 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    working in an agile fun environment friendly atmosphere a lot of sports events and team building

    Cons

    I didn't noticed any negative stuff , it was just nice to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Stay as you are.

    Scout242014-03-20
  2. "Agile as you would expect from an internet company"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Wünnewil-Flamatt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scout24 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Agile teams, 6 weeks of holidays, very good restaurant at affordable prices

    Cons

    Not so data-driven, low salaries compared to companies in Zurich.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to become way more data-driven. Do more to keep good employees, especially in engineering and data. If you want the best people from Switzerland, you need to pay Zurich salaries.

    Scout242019-08-23
  3. "Great company but expect a lot of change"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scout24 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International culture, empowered teams, great brand.

    Cons

    Can be chaotic, lots of people changes

    Scout242019-08-22
  4. "HR & Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Technology Lead in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scout24 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -office and ping-pong (if that's what motivates people)

    Cons

    - HR and Management are extremely non-transparent, with anything related to contractual stuff, salaries, even after you have left the company - Be careful of your resignation contracts/paperwork, hire a lawyer, because they'll use your non-proficiency in legal topics to give you terms which only benefit them the best - Don't expect any empathy or honesty (especially anything related to money)

    Scout242019-08-08
  5. "Working Student in Data Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Working Student in Berlin
    Recommends

    I have been working at Scout24 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is very nice and supportive working environment. You can learn a lot as a working student.

    Cons

    Nothing really can be specified as cons.

    Scout242019-06-21
  6. "ImmobilienScout24, Berlin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin

    I have been working at Scout24 full-time

    Pros

    - good perks & benefits - good atmosphere - quarterly feedback/development talks for every employee, career options

    Cons

    - short term thinking in terms of "revenue now" over investing in the future occurs too often - communication culture (base <--> upper management) is not good, frustration results - employee satisfaction is generally low

    Advice to Management

    It's a people company, care more for better work satisfaction.

    Scout242019-05-17
  7. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scout24 full-time

    Pros

    Great people, culture, freedom and learning possibilities

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say for now

    Scout242019-04-09
  8. "Best time of my life"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scout24 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Haven't learned more anywhere else

    Cons

    In times of stress regression to known but unefficient habits happens

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you have!

    Scout242019-04-18
  9. "Not a "People" organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scout24 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - nice and friendly colleagues - good working conditions and environment - fair salaries (were tied up with benchmarks over last year's)

    Cons

    - not inspiring top management - week performance evaluation process - not a "People" organization I had a very negative experience of leaving the company, it was organized very unfair, like has no value there. Incompetent new team lead, who was officially promoted after 6moths of probation even though the whole team was very unhappy with him, there was simply even no feedback session organized between... management and HR and his teammates to discuss how he was performing, even though there were already complaints!

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    Scout242019-04-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "How does this company still exist?"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scout24 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most software developers at Scout are at least reasonably capable and motivated

    Cons

    Company conveys to be modern and motivated, but fails to deliver on almost all levels. They have a reputation of deterring good employees. Entire teams have left the company during my 1.5 yrs at the company. No clear career paths. A lot of dictation. Employees are ranked and rated arbitrarily. Some of the most important people in the company had to leave or have left. My advice: Stay clear of this company. At... least as an Engineer there are much better places in Berlin.

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    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horses. Stop pretending to be a modern, young, silicon valley startup.

    Scout242019-03-29
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