Great Southern Bancorp
3.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.greatsouthernbank.com Springfield, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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Great Southern Bancorp President, CEO, and Director, Great Southern Bancorp and Great Southern Bank Joe Turner

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Generally a good place to work

    Ops Center Employee (Current Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsThe 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!

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementHave 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bank Teller (Former Employee)
    Joplin, MO

    ProsGood place to gain experience as a teller if you don't have previous customer service or finance experience

    ConsLower than average wages, tellers are kept on extremely tight leash as you're not even allowed to work on programs like word and excel

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood giving employees incentives like competitions for referrals, but need to give tellers better access to modern technology like Microsoft Office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Job was good, pay was bad.

    Item Processing Clerk (Current Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsThe interviewing process was good and very easy. The department I worked in consisted of about 15 or more co-workers. The co-workers were all nice. The manager and supervisor were very nice and understanding of scheduling restraints; they had no problem working around your schedule. The atmosphere was positive. The training was not too intensive and they start you at a good pace to learn everything.

    ConsThere were not many cons in my department. The major, and changing factor, was the pay. The pay was very low compared nationally and locally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I am overall satisfied with my experience thus far with Great Southern Bank

    Teller (Current Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    Prosgood place for internal growth, management and staff provide workers with adequate information and knowledge to succeed at job duties

    Conswork a lot of hours, pay isn't very fair due to job responsibilities and work load

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    Satisfied for a college part time position

    Bank Teller (Former Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsVery flexible on work schedule, very knowledgeable information you can use somewhere else

    ConsManagement arent reallty doing there jobs depending on the branch you work at.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more focus on you employees

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    It pays the bills. They care more about money than customer service and employee happiness. Not a horrible place to work

    Teller (Current Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsStaff, gain knowledge you will use forever.

    ConsCheap! Will not give raises and do not care how qualified you are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nicer to your tellers, we see all the people you want happy. You should want us to be happy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice, friendly atmosphere.

    Teller (Former Employee)
    Sioux City, IA

    ProsPeople were friendly and everyone was willing to help. I enjoyed learning this entry level position from great teachers that were never afraid to help.

    ConsSupervisors are not very willing to help you move up. Everyone starts at the bottom and it is very difficult to move your way up the career laddder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope that managment will someday appreciate the employees that they do have and realize that they have potential to make the bank a better place.

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