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Richmond, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1923
Company - Private
Agriculture & Forestry
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Founded to provide affordable, high-quality seed for Virginia farmers, Southern States Cooperative has grown into an agricultural powerhouse, serving its approximately 300,000 member/farmers, mainly in the mid-Atlantic and southern US states. The co-op makes and/or offers just ... Read more

Southern States Reviews

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern States full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Freedom to run business
    Generous payroll for volume
    Great discounts
    Great clientele of you are a farmer/agriculturalist

    Cons

    Lack of structure around everything... inconsistent programs and communication, hr messages... districts are run completely independent of one another without continuity of policy or SOP.

    Advice to Management

    Decide a strategy and stick to it- roll out a central vision and enforce SOP's across all districts and stores while maintiaining the freedom of managers to buy what their customers want.

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Southern States Interviews

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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Southern States (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    fairly straight forward with the standard questions. Started with HR over the phone and then in person with the actual department heads. walked through my background and then discussed who and what SSC was. There was a time for me to ask them questions and then we finished off with if I was interested and felt I could do the job. I was certain I could and left with them my confidence that I could. The HR portion on the phone was about an hour and then the in person interview was about an hour and half. They used one person (HR) as the point of contact and she was extremely helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • Was I able to learn the job and was I interested in learning something new.   1 Answer
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