Great Southern Bancorp

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Updated May 22, 2015
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Great Southern Bancorp President, CEO, and Director, Great Southern Bancorp and Great Southern Bank Joe Turner
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  1. Flexible, progressive and growth opportunities are abound at this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Banker in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managements ability to enact change

    Cons

    Light staffing sometimes can be a detriment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee feedback and be open to change


  2. Access to greater avenues

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp

    Pros

    Great people, good foundational experience

    Cons

    Pay, Management's low level of interest in employees


  3. Great Corporate Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility with scheduling for college students, seek to promote within, and have competitive wages. The better you do for referral's and sales the more money you will earn. Tuition assistance is also available.

    Cons

    Despite the various demographic areas they are located in, they do not take that into consideration when grading employees on referrals. It's not impossible to sell a referral, but it is less likely is some areas than it is for others.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the amount cross training that employees undergo and apply that to their % based raise. Though raises are also tied to performance, some deserve more of a raise then earned. The company has competitive wages between each other, but not against other banks. You need more room for movement in the metropolitan areas aside from Springfield, MO.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    There's no future here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The workers and most of the offficers are nice, dedicated and intelligent.

    Cons

    Executive management is completely out of touch with reality and common sense.

    Advice to Management

    It's not a game. Most of the staff actually want to make the organization successful.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management, room to grow, and fun environment makes for a solid place to work. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit lower than equivalent positions. Other than that, there isn't much else to complain about.


  7. It's a decently place to work for, but can be a little frustrating at times because of management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and pay is really good. They go out of their way to make sure you are compensated. They are very flexible and understanding.

    Cons

    The work can be very stressful around audit time. The projects can be very vague and it can be frustrating trying to cater to management.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with the projects that you hand out. Realize that your workers need adequate training in order to feel like they know what they are doing at their job.


  8. Generally a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Center Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Ops Center Employee in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Most of the people are professional yet friendly. The company is growing by making wise business decisions as it acquires other banks. We just acquired a series of banks in Iowa and Illinois. GSB is growing!

    Cons

    It appears that executive management has created a level of associate vice presidents (AVPs) to play hard ball against the lower level employees. The AVPs are often rude and disrespectful toward their subordinates. This may be by design or because the AVPs are over-worked. I'll allow for that. Either way, it makes for a very poor work environment and poor decision-making by management. There's very little room to move upward too.

    Advice to Management

    Have the AVPs treat their employees with respect and if needed, give the AVPs a break by creating another level under them for upward mobility and decision-making.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great Experience, Clueless Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Teller in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good base pay, great supervisor & coworkers, awesome schedule, looks nice on a resume

    Cons

    Clueless management doesn't understand the cultural differences between states & has flip-flopping rules and procedures (extremely tedious!!)

    Advice to Management

    Make corporate up of people NOT JUST FROM MISSOURI. And for goodness sake hire an efficiency expert.., you'd save tons of time, money, and complaints.


  10. Caring company, great benefits, overall a fantastic place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Teller in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT benefits for full time and part time employees, included paid time off, 401k, insurance and product discounts within the company. Excellent training staff with an at your own pace concept. Smaller company mindset, made it feel more personal.

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between unless someone above you leaves, and with only 4-5 employees at smaller branches, it's unlikely. Pay isn't the greatest, it's better suited for a student or someone with a second household income.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep employees, think about giving small raises based on performance. It's discouraging to those who are advancing with training and taking on more responsibilities/job duties but are receiving nothing in return. As far as leadership and office culture, I wouldn't change a thing. I absolutely LOVED working with this company and would come back in a heartbeat if the pay were better.


  11. Everyday is a new adventure, meeting new people with new experiences.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, the people are amazing and everyone is like a family. The hours are also so of best I have ever seen for a bank.

    Cons

    The only real downfall to this job is the amount of money you make. They could afford to pay their employees more for how good of customer service they provide.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more pay to employees, other than that, the company is perfect.



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