Southern Specialties

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Southern Specialties Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
4 Reviews
2.3
4 Reviews

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Robert Colescott
4 Ratings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Specialties

    Pros

    management and staff are friendly

    Cons

    too much work around to get to applications

    Approves of CEO
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    Enemies of mine are free to apply!

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    Former Employee - Kam  in  Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Kam in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at Southern Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has so much potential. The brand is the only thing keeping the company moving. I gave it as many years as I could before I understood that there was no hope of resurrecting the company to the greatness it once was.

    Cons

    Lack of effective management, low morale, poor work-life balance, terrible attitudes, and an inept CEO. The company has so much room to grow, but it is stifled from within. The turnover is absurd. I have no idea how you can see 20 high level sales, warehouse, and support personnel leave and do nothing to address it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around you! You are navigating a sinking ship! There is no reason that you should not be rewarding the hard work that your employees put in. No raises, no bonuses, no promotions, constant issues with product. Morale is low, GREAT employees are leaving, and you are so concerned with what other companies are doing that you neglect your own. Step back, and right the ship!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    What a mess!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at Southern Specialties full-time

    Pros

    The majority of the people here are nice. You don't really have to worry about getting fired unless you do nothing or make a careless mistake. Medical benefits are pretty good. Sometime you get free produce.

    Cons

    Where to begin! You only get 7 days of PTO and this is including sick time. You will not get any raise what so ever. No one seems to know what their job is. This place is worse than a revolving door. Over 20 people have either quit or were let go in 6 months. Human resources is a mess! They themselves have no idea what people's roles are. Morale is so low that people don't do their jobs right. The motto here is: do what you can. No one takes personal accountability. It is always blamed on the people who left. They rather hire people from outside that those within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your most valuable asset. Treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Innovative company with professional business practices and family atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Specialties

    Pros

    family, quality, people, competitive advantages, infrastructure, professional, partnerships, vertically integrated companies. excellent working conditions.

    Cons

    competitive business environment, must be eager and ambitious to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the vision of the CEO

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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