Southern States

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Southern States Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
12 Reviews
3.5
12 Reviews
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    Salary Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Southern States part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, fair pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not many full time opportunities=.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This Carrboro location is under great management.

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    Great environment and at an entry level truck driver they teach you a lot

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Preston, MD
    Current Employee - Driver in Preston, MD

    I have been working at Southern States part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I think for my area its one of the best paying jobs.

    Cons

    Its Seasonal work only and that is the only con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show appreciation to your workers and you will continue to get their best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Culture Problems

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Southern States full-time

    Pros

    Company will promote if you work hard.

    Cons

    The culture is tough. HR won't deal with employees that don't pull their weight. As a result, the work falls on good people. Work long hours with poor life/work balance. The company has been shrinking for years. Good time off program if there are enough people to cover you while you're out (thinly staffed).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and talk to the employees to better understand what is going on. Realize the world and employees' expectations have changed. People want to feel valued, not just employed. Be more than a paycheck and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Southern States full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great products. Great is you are looking for security.

    Cons

    Old technology and lack of communication and team spirit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication with lower level employees and get better technology for point of sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall an Okay company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Southern States

    Pros

    It is a solid company. They have ethics. There is good job security. They have a descent benefits package. The people are nice

    Cons

    No growth or development. You will not be promoted. There is no company culture. The company does not have even a company picnic. (There is one by the employee association, but you have be a member)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and lead. You are too scared to do something wrong so instead you do nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

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

    I have been working at Southern States

    Pros

    people, processes and time of employ

    Cons

    managements lack of respect for individuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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