Great Southern Bancorp

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Great Southern Bancorp Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
13 Reviews

3.3
13 Reviews
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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.  

    Generally a good place to work

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bank Teller

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller  in  Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Joplin, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lower 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Job was good, pay was bad.

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfied for a college part time position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Springfield, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focus on you employees

  7.  

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

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

    Pros

    Staff, gain knowledge you will use forever.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nice, friendly atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Teller in Sioux City, IA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Supervisors 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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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