Sierra Southwest Cooperative

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Top employer for a small rural town

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benson, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benson, AZ

I have been working at Sierra Southwest Cooperative full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Many jobs have relativley good pay for the area
4 day work week option
Supports the local community and supplies needed rural electric service
Non profit cooperative does not focus solely on the corporate bottom line

Cons

Very high health insurance deductible.
Easy to get fired for pissing off the wrong person even if you are a competent worker.
Some managers exhibit an unspoken favoritism for local Mormon employees.
The bonus program has such low payouts that there is virtually no incentive to accomplish the goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not cut technical staff to the point that the remaining staff gets burned out and leaves resulting a total loss of experienced employees.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

3 Other Employee Reviews for Sierra Southwest Cooperative (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Arbitrary Firing

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Benson, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Benson, AZ

    I worked at Sierra Southwest Cooperative full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company itself should do well in it's industry.

    Cons

    Does not develop employees properly, and instead of addressing this problem, they easily terminate people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good salary and benefits but very low job satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Benson, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Benson, AZ

    I worked at Sierra Southwest Cooperative

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are all I can name.

    Cons

    Too much middle management considering size of company. Too many people promoted to positions they're not qualified for. Lots of wasteful spending especially in the administrative depts. (acct, HR, marketing...) Losing a lot of long time experienced employees, especially in upper management. People not held accountable in their job positions so a lot of mistakes get looked over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to eliminate much middle management and make people accountable for their responsiblities in their positions. Get rid of people that don't perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
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