Southern States Reviews

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Thomas R. Scribner
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Company sucks up new Dm's from TSC and Lowes not for company dedication but for the love of a dollar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Southern States full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    For the love of the business agriculture! A dying breed We need to work hard to bring back the principals on which Southern States was founded

    Cons

    The cookie cutter stores do not cater to all clientele. The merchandise needs to be based on the demographics of the store. Stop bring the general store with candy on pegs and sell some real farming needs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop employee shopping at your competition. They have some of the worst customer service and product knowledge I have ever witnessed. If Southern States is that threatened by the enemy and the only way to fight competition is to steal their employees ,then things are looking very dismal for Southern States. When I worked for the company I prided myself in my job and the company. After Southern States drafted in TSC & Lowes recruits, I compared my last months to our political administration......neither had any leadership skills... But power hungry and full of empty promises


  2. Helpful (3)

    Values are all wrong.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern States

    Pros

    Work hours are 8:00 to 4:30. They are flexible when it comes to taking time off for appointments.

    Cons

    Benefits package is awful. Management values tenure and friendship over ability and professionalism. Too much gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring internally is great when the candidate is actually qualified for the position being filled. There are too many mid level managers less qualified to lead a team than their analysts.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Overall an Okay company

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

    I have been working at Southern States

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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