S.P. Richards Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Great managers and genuine encouragement to grow within the company

    Cons

    More work not enough employees to share the load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Unleash your employees...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    The employees are awesome! There are some really good professionals here and the environment can be a fun place to work. The salary and benefits are good and the company is growing and prospering.

    Cons

    There's a lack of planning and communication causing disorganization. Managers tend to micromanage including upper management. There's not much trust shown below the managerial level. Good employee suggestions tend to ring over deaf ears. At times, the company can be "cheap" on acquiring needed resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as valued business partners. Try to make things easier for them instead of harder. Learn to trust, respect, and communicate with them. Treat them as valued professionals and not as children. Invest in needed resources to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Mediocre place to work

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Locator in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Merchandise Locator in Earth City, MO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    They are very accommodating when it comes to scheduling around school hours. Decent place for a high school or college student but forget about making a career out of this place.

    Cons

    Repetitive work that becomes very boring. There is a great deal of workplace gossip among the workers. There is no help provided from the other workers. Part-time employees get no benefits and they make sure to keep most people part-time. There's no such thing as scheduling a day off during the work week, it will result in points being assessed to your record.The pay could be a lot better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps listen to feedback from the employees.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.P. Richards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great corporate management. Industry is dying so need to look for new avenues of growth

    Cons

    lack of advancement opportunities, industry trending downward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward younger talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    great benefits and overtime

    Cons

    Respect for employees, no work life balance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great, Promotions are rare.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Conservative Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    There are a great deal of people who have worked for the company for a very long time, which says a lot about the company values. It's a tradition of trust and there are certainly strong ties to parent company: Genuine Parts Company. Great, competitive benefits. In recent years, there has been growth in the industry which is positive and has led to more promotions and/or job creation. Very much a team atmosphere in certain departments. Very stable.

    Cons

    The company is conservative, which could sometimes lead to feeling stagnant. Although in recent years, there has been a greater interest on doing/trying things differently, the company is still run by older men whom have been in the industry for decades so sometimes little innovation or change. Expectations are high and compensation is only decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to see new programs implemented to increase morale and to start doing things differently than industry. Would be helpful to know company strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Needs improvements

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Collections in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Some of the upper management are very good and helpful

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement and not enough trust in good employees not enough room for growth or advancement. The pay is low leaving no room for incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better pay. Better incentives and opportunity for growth and better benefits and retirement packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Okay place to work, but some issues

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst

    I worked at S.P. Richards as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a good atmosphere for team workmanship. Stable company atmosphere. Enjoyed the people and would work there again.

    Cons

    Company tends to put people into leadership roles that are not qualified or have the experience background to lead projects. The chaos that comes from that leads to frustration and personnel turnover, delay in project timelines and issues with over productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Company can be good or bad depending which location you work.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at S.P. Richards full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay especially if you have been with the company before 2012. Good benifits and for the most part good people.

    Cons

    Company prides themselves on being fair and consistent but there are several branches that are ran differently from a managerial POV or have different standards from a HR perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone is sitting in a leather chair and they are good with numbers and sales does not mean they know one lick about how a warehouse should be ran. If you want to solve major issues start from top and work your way down and not the opposite. Look at the top performing branches. They have top notch GM's. Doesn't matter who's below them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    it pays the bills

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    Current Employee - Order Filler in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    good pay and hours ok

    Cons

    never know what time getting off, can't move up in company, poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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