S.P. Richards

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S.P. Richards Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    - Company Car and gas card
    - Expense card
    - Cell phone
    - Work from home/Independece
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Only one Sales Director per division
    - Lots of time spent driving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire additional Sales Directors to support, train, and coach their team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at S.P. Richards part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved working there. I was straight out of highschool, going to college. The pay was pretty good starting out, and they gave you several raises within the first year. All of the upper management were very friend, there were several occasions where advancement opportunities arose and we were all encouraged to apply. I worked in the warehouse so it was pretty fast paced, and the first couple months I struggled to meet quota, but once you get used to the layout of the area it is all good. 401k was pretty good as well.

    Cons

    The only downside, and this isn't even that big of a deal, was that there were busy months and slow months, and obviously the workload and available hours was reflected upon the employees in those months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    decent part time job while in school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    monday through friday schedule.
    good pay

    Cons

    make you work understaffed
    no real benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    write people up sometimes so they realize there are consequences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Order Picker/Checker/Packer

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    Former Employee - Order Picker/Checker/Packer in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Order Picker/Checker/Packer in Coppell, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, (medical, vision, dental, 401K, matched company contributions, paid holidays).

    Cons

    Management team is composed of very arrogant individuals who try to drag employees down to their feet simply because managers hold a higher position than the hourly paid employees. Supposedly there is an "open door" policy, which I've witnessed management reject any feedbacks or inputs employees had or any ideas on ways to make the facility a productive workplace (both, the employee and the company). Im short, the management is a group of arrogant, egotistic and selfish individuals who believe hey have total control of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees suggestions, be more open minded. Or quit your position as a manager.

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

    Great pay, great for students and hard working people. Very little opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Order Checker in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Order Checker in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Good pay. Straight forward work. In my branch the coworkers are nice and there is a unique culture there. Hard working managers, care about the work. Weekends off.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement, but that is partly the nature of the work. Difficult to switch shifts. Not flexible, hard to take days off. As a warehouse worker they are not really concerned with your personal life/plans if it interferes with work at all. Though this is usually reasonable considering the type of work it can go overboard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. But recognize that employees work harder and are more committed to a work place where they feel valued and are given opportunities for personal growth.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    pays well but not a career

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    Current Employee - Puller in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Puller in Denver, CO

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    good pay for no education needed, good benefits

    Cons

    get the feeling they set you up to fail as a team, not concerned about your outside life, time off, management seems to be about themselves, upper management all about profit. Cash happy yet laid people off, now we are constantly short people and getting overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treat employees poorly and does not invest in new technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Abe to work close to home
    The company being part of Genuine Parts Company is financially stable
    Great industry to work in

    Cons

    Micro Managed
    Treats employees like dirt
    Does not reinvest in the company
    Employees are not empowered
    No work/life balance
    Focus on bottom line without regard to customer or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the Regional VP for Operations
    Living in the 20th century yet--need to advance
    Empower your employees
    Treat employees withe respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What a job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits and benefits. Pay is among the best. And the job is not that hard. Did I mention about the benefits?!?!

    Cons

    Like most companies in this economy we are running "lean and mean." This means that if you are a continual screwup you still get to keep your job!! WTF ?!?!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the number of unemployed in this country, why do we continue to hang onto the poor performers? What happened to the good old days of being called onto the carpet for every mistake!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    killing personal time

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    Current Employee - Who Cares in Somers, CT
    Current Employee - Who Cares in Somers, CT

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Stable, stable, it wants 5 words add what you want

    Cons

    having a manager that doesnt know how to do my job but loves to tell me how to do it. some people don't need a babysitter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the baby sitters and hire someone that knows how to do the job rather than bringing those that know how to do it down to their level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stability vs. Opportunity, the choice is yours.

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    Current Employee - Director, Inventory Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director, Inventory Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at S.P. Richards

    Pros

    Very Stable Company. Good Benefits. Fair to employees.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities, Recognition and Feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Mgmt needs to get more in touch with the the people performing the day to day tasks. Need to get a better understanding of what it takes to get the job done.

    Approves of CEO

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