A Southern Season Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
7 Reviews

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    I thought I was going to like housekeeping.

    Current Employee - Housekeeping  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Manager not telling employees there job duties

    Cons

    Management not fair with employees.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liked the job, not so much the person I worked for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A Southern Season full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GREAT environment to work in. Coworkers were amazing to work with, job was simple, but not to the point where I felt like I could be doing something else. I loved working there.

    Cons

    At times it felt as if the management wanted us to read their minds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure all of your employees, from management to housekeeping, feel as though they are a part of the team. Working there, it often feels as though certain groups of people aren't a part of the whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    a local gem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A Southern Season part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with in a well-known, local attraction

    Cons

    There are always some politics in play, and the management doesn't try to hide it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand, awful owner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at A Southern Season full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees are knowledgeable and customer focused
    Interesting products, with a lot of fun local vendors
    Unique brand that customers are passionate about

    Cons

    Owner is unbearable and it's his way or the highway
    Unqualified remaining management team
    Extremely high staff turnover
    Used to be customer focused, now customers are not important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced management, listen to them, and get out of their way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    absolutely horrific place to work-

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    Former Employee - Retail  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Retail in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at A Southern Season full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some of the customers are very nice

    Cons

    appalling treatment of employees-no respect-no appreciation of employees who all have so much collective experience and intellectual knowledge about the world. Its my way or the highway-no possibility for creativity -no allowance for employees to make suggestions. I finally left on my own accord.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some emotional intelligence-manners-interpersonal relationship skills-say thank you-have a reward system-show appreciation for everyday efforts-listen, listen, listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfying.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at A Southern Season

    Pros

    My coworkers and exposure to new products and ideas.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off, not enough staff for coverage.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great opportunity to expand culinary knowledge, but little room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at A Southern Season

    Pros

    33% employee discount (10% on alcohol)
    Knowledgeable department managers
    Supportive of local farms and businesses
    Great short-term or part-time opportunity

    Cons

    Low pay rate
    Managers required to work 6 days a week during most stressful time (Thanksgiving thru Christmas)
    Dated computer network. Multiple info systems complicate simple transactions.
    Closed senior management organizational structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in an efficient, user-friendly computer system.
    Reward employee loyalty, increase salaries.

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