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South State Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Robert R. Hill, Jr.
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Pros
  • At one point in time (when it was First Federal) this company was a great place to work (in 4 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn a great deal about banking and customer service (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Within the call center, you had no authority to really do anything (in 2 reviews)

  • Old systems and software, low pay, expect you to do jobs that you are not paid for (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "FSR"

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    Current Employee - FSR1
    Current Employee - FSR1
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, you can move up quick,

    Cons

    pay is ok but could be better

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing employees to move up


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    South State has one of the best groups of people to work with I have ever experianced

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any Cons

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South State full-time

    Pros

    growing company that cares about employees and customers

    Cons

    employee benefits could be better


  4. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at South State full-time

    Pros

    The number of PTO days allotted

    Cons

    Upper management is only concerned with themselves


  5. "Back office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours and holidays off.

    Cons

    More business oriented than customer.


  6. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other employees are kind and down-to-earth.

    Cons

    The company has such a strict order that many employees feel insignificant. Marginalized employees doing jobs with a narrow scope allows for a ton of error.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize metrics less and develop your employee relationships. Employees give more to a company that they feel a connection to.


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South State full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with many needs

    Cons

    In a merger scenario there are many details that are missed.

  8. "Commercial banking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, managers and culture

    Cons

    No education assistance any more


  9. "teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at South State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The availability of paid time off.

    Cons

    Technology is behind the times.


  10. "Just okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation time and the ability to make lateral career moves or get promoted within the company. Mostly kind people to work with.

    Cons

    Managements lack of leadership. Incentives became less obtainable. Annual pay increase according to job performance was minimal and a complete lack of pay increase with promotions. They instead considered the additional duties and responsibilities taken on with the new role as a "resume builder".

    Advice to Management

    To the managers that are very nice, but need to take action against employees refusing to do their job. Demonstrate leadership skills and do not expect others without an authoritative position to correct the behaviors of your branch employees. Also, for managers that do not understand how to perform the duties required of them: do not expect others to do it for you and allow some of those that you rely on to do so to behave aggressively with other employees.


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