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  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.85
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

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Reviews - What employees say

2.85 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 10.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Scribble Software is a wonderful company to work with. Their management team possess technical, business, leadership, human resource, marketing, security and communications experience and education. They believe in surrounding themselves with people of great talent and love to help employees grow in their fields of expertise as they grow with Scribble Software.

Support from management

Yes! Management cares about all employees and encourages all team members to strive for excellence through continued education and training.

Teamwork

Teamwork is highly valued and emphasized at Scribble Software through continuous team goals, meetings, communications, and activities.

Freedom to work independently

Yes! Every employee is encouraged to take initiative to pursue excellence and to work with other team members for the same.

Internal Communication

Scribble Software emphasis on providing highest quality products and services is highlighted in the daily activities at Scribble Software through ongoing communications and continuous training of all Scribble team members.

Career Development

The company has an HR management team who focus on creating and following training plans and materials for all new employees, as well as, ongoing training.

The first ninety days of employment includes thorough training plan, covering all products, services, and procedures. The training plan does include targeted reading materials, worksheets, real life exercises, videos, and working with other team members to ensure you know and understand the materials.

Office / Work Environment

The atmosphere is a team environment that is relaxed and professional. The focus is on providing the highest quality products and services. This emphasis is highlighted in the daily activities at Scribble Software through ongoing communications and training of all Scribble team members.

Environmental Friendliness

Over the years, I have worked with the most amazing team members at Scribble Software in all departments and proud to call them my friends. They care about the customers and the people they work with and it shows in all they do.
They do recycle and are implementing additional procedures to save paper.

Work-Life Balance

Wonderful work-life experience with major holidays off plus three weeks of PTO. Full-time employees work five days a week, eight hours a day, which is forty hours a week.

Company Image

Company image can be summed up with "Strong Team of Professionals Who Strive for Excellence". Scribble is comprised of high achievers who care about each other and their customers.

Job Security

The company has a bright future and offers high job security.

Handicapped Accessibility

Parking is available.

Challenging Work

Yes, yes, and yes! If you want to learn, Scribble Software is the place for you!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Combine the multiple Scribble office locations into one location where all teams can be under one roof. Continue to shoot for the stars!

What I like about the company

Scribble Software is a wonderful company to work with. Their management team possess technical, business, leadership, human resource, marketing, security and communications experience and education. They believe in surrounding themselves with people of great talent and love to help employees grow in their fields of expertise as they grow with Scribble Software.

The atmosphere is a team environment that is relaxed and professional. The focus is on providing the highest quality products and services. This emphasis is highlighted in the daily activities at Scribble Software through ongoing communications and training of all Scribble team members.

Over the years, I have worked with the most amazing team members at Scribble Software in all departments and proud to call them my friends. They care about the customers and the people they work with and it shows in all they do.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Scribble Software
  • City
    Richmond
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Open up more avenues for employee feedback without putting off an aura of "this is my way or the high way". Provide higher/better compensation or curtail responsibilities by better distributing work load or hiring more people.

What I like about the company

The company's management recognizes hard workers and provides them with a large level of autonomy and a chance to excel. Everyone is very pleasant, easy to get along with and it fosters a good team atmosphere.

What I dislike about the company

The company's benefits and compensation are below industry standard. There is a high level of micro management. Employee responsibilities are not well distributed and can result in people feeling over worked or under compensated.

There are opportunities to "move up", but there's very limited growth potential. Once you've moved up one or two positions, there is nowhere else to go and one can quickly find that they are left to learn everything on their own without much assistance from management.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Scribble Software
  • City
    Richmond
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered
  • 06.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture seems to promote complacency and/or a yes-man mentality. There is also a lot of gossiping and secret meetings. You can try to ignore it but eventually it gets to you because of the small company and the relationship that various managers have with other employees.

It is difficult to overcome and/or advocate a better environment because there are a certain number of senior employees and/or management that feel like there is nothing wrong with the current culture.

Support from management

Upper management was more aware of what was going on with the company at first, but as time has gone on they have become more passive and unaware of what goes on throughout the organization. When they find something out they either feign ignorance or react with attempts to micro manage the work place.

If you ask for support from management, they will usually support you, but their support begins and ends with you. You are left to see whatever it is you are trying to do by yourself. Asking for help from other employees either does not end well or their assistance is quickly taken away because management feels that one person working on something is enough.

As far as goals and vision goes, those things are hazy and always changing and it is difficult to gauge what it is the company is actually trying to achieve beyond the next quick burst of revenue.

Management has tried to involve people in the decision making process, but unfortunately management also broadcasts a "its my way or the highway" aura, and as a result other employees are either afraid or unwilling to provide input into decisions.

Teamwork

Colleagues work well for the most part, but it depends on what department you work. Even then everyone seems to get along well.

Unfortunately though at the end of the day, despite what management says, one person is ultimately held accountable for every single task and as a result it never feels like there actually is a "team".

Work loads are also unevenly distributed, so even if there is a "team" working on something, one person ends up feeling like they did most of the work.

Freedom to work independently

One side of management gives you a lot of autonomy in pretty much everything you do, to a certain extent. Unfortunately this autonomy is hindered by ever changing deadlines and priorities. As a result you can end up working on numerous projects at once and end up with some half-finished or not finished at all.

Another side of management attempts to micro manage every employee via a barrage of procedures, data entry and other time consuming tactics.

These two sides need to meet in the middle and devise a better way to handle things.

Internal Communication

Communication is at times good and at other times bad. It seems to go in cycles. Sometimes everything necessary is sent out in an email and is concise and to the point. Other times though, when something happens, management sends out extremely long documents that attempt to cover the situation with a boiler plate catch-all approach and it ultimately fails because no one wants to take the time to read all of it.

Also there have been a lot of instances where 1-2 hour meetings take place and certain employees are brought into said meeting. These employees could have just been emailed regarding what they need to know instead of having to stop what they are doing to attend the meeting.

The company as a whole does not communicate results and/or status and keeps that information private. As a result transparency is very weak.

Career Development

Career development at this company is lackluster. If you are a hard worker and show some degree of ambition, you will advance fast. However once you have advanced, you will quickly find out that there isn't much of anywhere else to go beyond the one or two position hops you have made. This is primarily due to the fact that the company is small and there just isn't a lot of positions.

Overall compensation for your work

Salary at this company is below industry standard and the benefits are questionable. Also, due to the ever increasing responsibilities that an employee has to take on, the benefits begin to feel underwhelming in comparison to what the employee has to manage on a daily basis.

Office / Work Environment

The office is very small and as the company has grown, they have not sought out to make it match the growth.

There is a lack of comfortable seating available and the lighting can at times hurt your eyes.

Technologically the company does not adequately reinvest in itself. A lot of equipment and/or software is kept around until it breaks, even when it begins to show signs of needing replacement. When new equipment is procured, it is often insufficient for the tasks that which it will be needed to perform.

Environmental Friendliness

The company recycles, but this is more or less due to an individuals actions and not the company's.

Work-Life Balance

Work life balance is questionable at this company. The vacation policy could be revised to include sick days and it could also be better revised to take into account incidents that will inevitably occur outside of work. As it stands, any slight usage of time spent on a work day outside of the company (with the exception of lunch breaks) is deducted from your vacation time. This has caused a lot of aggravation and frustration among numerous employees and has lead to several leaving.

Some employees also do not like the rigidity of the travel policy. For example many have found management unwilling to work with employees on not having to travel on weekends, and as a result said employees end up becoming fed up and leaving due to the lack of consideration for their weekends. It would be to the company's benefit to prohibit travel on weekends or offer better compensation for weekend travel.

Pressure to work more hours is always there. Depending on what department you work in, you may be able to avoid having to put in more time than normal, but in others if you are highly relied upon, you will end up working 60+ hours a week on average to try and keep up with work and/or keep yourself educated on what needs to go into your job. This is also coupled with the fact that the longer you remain at the company, the more responsibilities you are given. You end up becoming a jack of all trades whose title no longer describes your role.

There simply isn't enough time to do everything within the time you are allotted. Management stresses that people should not work overtime, but if certain employees did not work over, numerous deadlines would never be met. The only solution that can be thought of at this point is to either curb back the number of products to the ones that are actually necessary or bring in more help.

Company Image

Pride is very difficult to keep when working for this company. Many of the products have gross deficiencies that are either left ignored or are haphazardly addressed.

Challenging Work

The work is challenging from the perspective that the longer you remain, the more responsibilities you are given. As a result you have to constantly be changing your mindset and knowledge to accommodate your fluctuating role.

Unfortunately due to this constant state of flux, no single thing ever feels like it is addressed adequately. This coupled with the urgency to get everything done as soon as possible causes people to take shortcuts in their work, and often times it shows that the shortcuts cause noticeable deficiencies. This ultimately causes people to have a lack of pride in their work because they feel everything was done half-heartedlly.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company employees a diverse work group with people from varying races. However diverse ideas are not encouraged in the long run because of the aforementioned "my way or the highway" mentality that management broadcasts.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Scribble Software
  • City
    Richmond
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.85
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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