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"LIttle to no communication from management"

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Former Employee - Accountant in Springfield, MO
Former Employee - Accountant in Springfield, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great Southern offers decent employee benefits. The insurance is expensive to the employee, but is good coverage. Also have good plan for stock purchase.

Cons

There is little to no communication between upper management and employees. Too many people know just steps to complete tasks in their job, but they have no understanding of why they do what they do. The training is terrible. There is no flexibility. Management will tell you there is opportunity to move up or move around the bank, but if you do try to move, they will stop you.

Advice to Management

Management needs to communicate more with employees. Management also needs to provide the opportunity for their employees to better themselves within the company. You're employees are your strongest asset!

Other Employee Reviews for Great Southern Bancorp

  1. "It's a decently place to work for, but can be a little frustrating at times because of management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay is really good. They go out of their way to make sure you are compensated. They are very flexible and understanding.

    Cons

    The work can be very stressful around audit time. The projects can be very vague and it can be frustrating trying to cater to management.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with the projects that you hand out. Realize that your workers need adequate training in order to feel like they know what they are doing at their job.


  2. "Generally a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Center Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Ops Center Employee in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Southern Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Most of the people are professional yet friendly. The company is growing by making wise business decisions as it acquires other banks. We just acquired a series of banks in Iowa and Illinois. GSB is growing!

    Cons

    It appears that executive management has created a level of associate vice presidents (AVPs) to play hard ball against the lower level employees. The AVPs are often rude and disrespectful toward their subordinates. This may be by design or because the AVPs are over-worked. I'll allow for that. Either way, it makes for a very poor work environment and poor decision-making by management. There's very little room to move upward too.

    Advice to Management

    Have the AVPs treat their employees with respect and if needed, give the AVPs a break by creating another level under them for upward mobility and decision-making.

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