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  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Subpar (1)
    14.285714285714%
    3.42
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Scribble Software

Reviews - What employees say

3.42 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

From a personal standpoint, I really didn't really feel engaged culturally by anyone significantly except by one person. That person ended up becoming my mentor and one of my best friends. I greatly appreciate the opportunity they gave me to meet that person as they have changed my life and my career for the better.
(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

Otherwise I think for the most part, I always felt like the culture at Scribble was beyond my reach since I always felt like an outsider peering into something else. I really cannot say what it was that made me feel disconnected.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Support from management

Eh... it could have been better. As I said, I felt like I was an outsider and only ever really got help from the guy I mentioned up above. Everything else I felt like was delegated to me and I just worked on it with my co-workers or by myself. Felt pretty atypical if you ask me.

Unfortunately there seemed to be more wanton to save money than I would have liked. I ended up having to buy some of my own software to do my job. Oh well, I dealt with it.

(•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)

Teamwork

Teamwork was great when it took place. I really enjoyed working with some of the guys on various production issues or tag teaming on creating stuff. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Other times though teamwork was kind of... non-existent. Because it was a small company, you really couldn't afford to expend multiple people on single tasks. This was especially true in my stint in tech support.

Freedom to work independently

This was probably the best part! As you probably could see up above, there were a lot of cases where you could work on stuff on your own. I'm pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish while I was at Scribble, despite the fact that I will probably want to clean it up. But hey, I did that stuff. And people actually used the stuff!

。◕‿◕。

Because of this, I think this is probably the best part of working at Scribble. YES, this is a double edged sword (hence the 1 star ding), but man, the advantage this gives you is tremendous. You have YOUR TIME, so make the best of it (ง°ل͜°)ง

Internal Communication

Mostly emails and meetings. I felt like they really needed some kind of internal website though for managing things. Too much stuff was delegated to email or memos and would get lost in the clutter. The meetings sometimes ran over and didn't feel as productive as they should.

﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ O'RLY?

Gender Equality

Pretty normal as far as I could tell. ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

Career Development

I want to give this more stars, I really do. They gave me a lot to do while I was there and I feel like I benefited from it immensely. I am eternally grateful!

However, I have to consider the fact that this is one of the reasons why I left. I didn't see any opportunities within the company left. It wasn't growing as fast as I would have liked and it also wasn't seemingly doing much to provide me with the time, space or work to keep me around. I hate to say this, but I feel like Scribble is not a long term place for a software developer. I hope that changes, for the company's sake. (;一_一)

Overall compensation for your work

I didn't think the compensation was justified and/or high enough. I felt like it was below average and there wasn't much of anything else being done to make up for it. This bothered me immensely. (ಥ﹏ಥ)

The 401 was higher than other places in Richmond though, which was nice. But it... it just got under my skin when I realized I was making far below the median salary for the local market. I probably would have felt more content and stayed longer if I didn't feel like I was under compensated.

Office / Work Environment

It was OK, but a little too noisy. Because the building was small and adjacent to the buildings next door, you could hear stuff through the walls, floors, ceilings, etc. The noise would be coming from all directions. It wasn't constant, but when it did happen, this made a lot of noise pollution. It really hurt my concentration or when I was on the phone with a client.

Work-Life Balance

I don't know why, but I had this weird feeling every time I went home that I couldn't get the place out of my head. So even if I didn't work late, I still felt like Scribble was still there in my head! ◉_◉

This drove me nuts and probably didn't help when I was at my worst mentally or fatigued. It made me grumpy a lot and not feel so inclined to stay optimistic about working there. Again, its was weird. Maybe it was because I didn't feel "involved"? Who knows... ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ

Company Image

If you asked me this 2-3 years ago, I would have said very proud. But I think as time wore on, I started to feel like the company was mostly competing on price and not on quality. (•ω•)

Challenging Work

I think it's challenging, but it isn't in the way I would have liked it. A lot of the challenge comes from having to juggle so many hats. You can't just rely upon being a pure developer, pure tech support, pure sales, or pure whatever to get your job done. The company is tiny, so you need to be able to shift your role at any given point throughout the day. If you are like me and you prefer to hone your skills in a particular area, this can get frustrating. I think some people like it because it helps them feel less bored, but for me, its not what I want in life. ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay more or do something else to make up for the lack of pay. You're going to have to decide on what that is though. I know it's rough because you are so small, but you need to do something about this if you want to retain people. At the end of the day, money does... a lot. Hire more people who have an ambition to become developers/dbas/etc, I guess. I really do relish the opportunities you gave me, and I think another fresh employee could benefit just as well. Just keep in mind though that if you want to keep them... you probably need to do the above and also do more to help their growth by not only challenging them but also encouraging them to continue to learn. Pluralsite subscriptions are actually a good idea, now that I think about it. Maybe offer incentives for completing courses? I don't know if you do, but I never noticed if you had a mission statement or a vision while I was there. Yeah that might seem like silly fluff, but it felt like there wasn't any... ultimate goal or direction? I guess the goal is to be the best at the industry you serve, but I feel that's kind of a taken for granted thing. If you don't have one, you may want to consider it.

What I like about the company

I loved working on the stuff I was given while I was there. The experience I got was priceless. I learned a LOT while I worked there and am thankful for the time. 。◕‿◕。

A couple of the people I worked with became my best friends. I am not going to ever discount this... I'll always be grateful for this as well.

The amount of independence was great and helped me achieve a lot of things for both the company and me as a person.

PureService, ESync, Rental H2O, LaunchOffice and PureRetail were cool products to work with/on/support/etc. (▰˘◡˘▰)

What I dislike about the company

Not enough time was allotted to get everything done from an engineering/architectural/research standpoint. I feel like better decisions and choices could have been made to solve problems if things were done with better care and not to just "get it done". ◔̯◔

The culture was very confusing and obtuse to me. I could not fathom what it really was about... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Not enough pay and diminishing career path after a point. I said these a lot, but these are the two of the four main reasons why I left. =O

It never felt like you could get Scribble out of your system once you went home. I felt like this was not conducive to a good work life balance or mental health, even. (ಥ﹏ಥ)

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Challenging Work
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?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered
  • 23.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture is one of openness to ideas and encouragement to excel. Managers take the time to listen and have facilitated a number of procedures that promote unity and express value to employees and their work within the company.

Support from management

The management is hands-on in the sense that they aren't asking anyone to do something they haven't got a firsthand knowledge and understanding of. Because of this, they are very supportive of employees and offer helpful guidance and clarity.

Teamwork

Teams are a huge part of the company, and each of the individual teams (sales, support, admin, etc.) works with the others to encourage, support, and educate one another. There's a definite knowing that someone has your back and will help you when you need it.

Freedom to work independently

Employees are expected to be able to work independently. There's no micro-managing, just the expectation that employees are doing their jobs to the best of their ability.

Internal Communication

Emails, chats, phone, and face-to-face conversations. The importance of communication is upheld. Everyone has a voice.

Career Development

I have grown from an entry level employee to a management level employee and learned tons in my years here!

Overall compensation for your work

In my 5+ years with the company, I have been generously compensated, given raises, and received bonuses.

Work-Life Balance

This is great. I work full time, and never take my work home with me. For employees who are asked to travel or work support on the weekends, they are fairly compensated for the time.

Company Image

Scribble Software is the leading software provider in the marina and recreational industry.

Job Security

Since the company is growing and providing more and more technology for the marina industry, job security is good.

Handicapped Accessibility

Although both offices have upstairs areas, both lobby areas are located at ground level and easily accessed.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Consolidating the multiple offices would be good. I like the current location (and my office), but I can see a benefit in everyone being altogether.

What I like about the company

I like the people here and the integrity with which the company is run. There is an attention to getting the job done with excellence and with equipping employees to grow in their experience and skill. Scribble Software produces a great suite of solutions to help marinas, and it's nice to know we are supporting quality products that are helping people run their businesses. I also like the variety my job provides.

What I dislike about the company

There's a lot to learn. The software is complex and new employees have a great deal of material to cover. There's not really a way to make it simple, but the company has recently instituted a training plan to help alleviate some of the obstacles to learning the ins and outs of the software.

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 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
    PR/communication

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 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

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Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Subpar (1)
    14.285714285714%
    3.42
  • 0 applicants say

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

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