Gulf South Medical Supply

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Gulf South Medical Supply Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014

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3.0 7 reviews

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T. G. Hixon

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    What a ride while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGulf South was a fantastic place to work prior to McKesson acquisition. Personal and business growth, working with a fantastic team of people across the entire organization made it exciting to get up and be a part of it every morning. The culture of the corporation was the best I had ever worked, a little too much frat like, but the positives far outweighed the negatives.

    ConsCons were really the fact that most people in the company grew up IN THE COMPANY, not a lot of broad or outside experience so it limited the diversity and narrowed the thinking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish it would have lasted!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding company and personnel

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsFantastic culture
    Rewarding and challenging work

    ConsBenefits are costly
    Company performance less than stellar leading to a sale of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big territory, big money. Small territory- small margins.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat work life balance. Consultative solutions approach to the markets. Ability to run territory as someone's own business. Complete pricing control.

    ConsCompany shifts focus as the wind blows.
    Push certain solutions that do not make reps money.
    No clear differentiator between competition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Gahanna, OH

    ProsThere were a number of quality reasons why gulf south was a good employer. They were flexible with me through college. They allowed me to work around my classes. Decent pay for a college student and there were able opportunities to advance within gulf south. Two of my friends actually took sales rep jobs once they obtained their degrees. Overall a very good place to work.

    ConsLike any company they used there part time employees as a way to cut overtime pay. They would send people home early on a Friday when there was a good amount of work left. They would have us work until 10 pm on a Friday night in order to not pay the slower worse workers overtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not overwork your good employees just because they are able to do work efficiently and quickly. This could easily burn those workers out and build hostile feelings against other employees because it would feel as if you were being punished for being a good worker.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ship is going down

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEnergetic Work Force who want to see success. Great distribution capabilities.

    ConsSales Priority Not Focused. Reps have too much busy work to do and are not held accountable for true sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to put focus back on Sales and get rid of the noise and the egos

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    From a Fortune 1000 company to a Mickey Mouse organization In one leadership change

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are good people on most teams. The sourcing group does a lot to get new products in for the sales team. Hit your number they leave you alone.

    ConsManagement team really believes that price doesn't matter. Solutions are the key, except if the customer can't afford the product, its tough to sell a solution. We are led by a reactionary style; we constantly are playing catch-up to our competitors. Lack of quality collateral.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Gulf South Columbus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCedar Point Tickets, really, that's about it. The rest of the review you can find in the cons section of this review.

    ConsUnfair work practices. Poor pay. If life outside of work happens, you are out of luck. Disciplinary system does not allow employee to have any kind of a say. Management blames problems on employees rather than taking responsibility themselves. Performance of warehouse has tanked since 2005, no bonuses are received. If you are told you are getting a raise in 90 days, don't believe it, you won't. Pretty much the worst possible place you could ever work. I can't speak for the rest of the establishments they have across the country, but if you insist on working for these guys, and can relocate, skip Columbus, maybe try Dallas out, I hear the ops team there has it together for the most part.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet people who make critical decisions about things to actually know what they are talking about. Purge the entire Columbus branch and put new management in place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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