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It's a conservative, budget conscious company

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Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at S.P. Richards

Pros

It is a team oriented company.

Cons

work environment and careeer development

No opinion of CEO

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    So close to 5 stars, but....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    SPR People are awesome!
    Stable, conservative and financially strong company with good benefits, moderate freedom to take ownership of a job and seek best career path. Fairly diverse business model, with parent and sister companies that offer some additional connections for future growth. Great B2B reputation and within the community.

    Cons

    Lack of support to cultivate, reward and/or incentivize great employees which creates a culture of demotivated employees. Efforts being made to address are sporadic and a bit slow- often feeling more reactive instead of feeling proactive. Not exactly forward thinking when it comes to family, but nothing extreme or dark ages either. To some extent "family friendliness" or "flexibility" varies by department and manager... and of course, the employee. SPR has been slow to even consider looking for new footing on safe ground for any kind of "official" policy changes in this arena.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change things up internally. At SPR customers are treated like royalty; vendors are treated like old friends. As for employees... well, they are treated more like tools- useful in achieving results on a given task, but not part of any overall success. There's a company culture of doing things simply because "that's what we've always done". Sort of a running joke between employees that value growth and new opportunities. Continue work to remove the CYA leadership culture which seems to limit or dumb-down job requirements to match abilities of that of the lowest common denominator. Often managers feel they will be prevented from replacing a weak performer once the position is vacant.

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    Stable and Secure company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, GA

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is financially secure and business is on the uptick. There is a feeling of genuine concern from Executive leadership team. Good benefits. Has strong ties to owner Genuine Parts. Overall, this a good company to work for and it's very stable.

    Cons

    Leadership needs to do a better job of communicating core strategies to all employees. There is not a lot of room for advancement unless you're in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs a better way of developing subordinates rather than promoting the same folks over and over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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