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Southern States Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Mid sized agronomy company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going company culture and low stress environment. Currently providing me with financial assistance and flexibility to pursue a master's degree.

    Cons

    Recently went though restructuring and downsizing. This is a cooperative owned company, so pay is lower than at for profit businesses of similar size.

    Advice to Management

    Better explain shifts in business focus and progress the business is making towards that ends.


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern States full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, supportive, and interesting industry. Seems to have different opportunities to move into throughout future career. It's nice to have store locations relatively close to the corporate office that we can visit to see how the business is run in the field.

    Cons

    Takes significant time to learn the industry and data. Each division seems to have their own methods of data analysis and buy-in differs across different divisions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Corporate Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compassionate management, work/life balance, opportunities to advance, stability, working with people who are very good at their jobs, low stress atmosphere.

    Cons

    None that should stop you from applying. Currently updating computer systems.

    Advice to Management

    Good communication from upper management in our group but would like to hear more from the new CEO.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work for very little money"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern States part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly customers that tip from time to time
    Some friendly staff
    Independent work

    Cons

    over worked and underpaid
    bad management
    not enough help as far as scheduling goes
    hard work is not appreciated and goes unnoticed

    Advice to Management

    Show better appreciation for dedicated and hard working employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience, non-progressive company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dealer Sales Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Dealer Sales Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern States full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility of being a sales rep is wonderful, benefits of having a car, phone, and other electronics are a huge plus. Most accounts are great to work with, developing both work relationships and personal friendships.

    Cons

    Many lonely hours driving on the road, inconsistent sales goals, and feeling of "always working". The company is not very progressive or quickly receptive to those working in the field.


  6. "Salary Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Southern States part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, fair pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not many full time opportunities=.

    Advice to Management

    This Carrboro location is under great management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment and at an entry level truck driver they teach you a lot"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Preston, MD
    Current Employee - Driver in Preston, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern States part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I think for my area its one of the best paying jobs.

    Cons

    Its Seasonal work only and that is the only con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show appreciation to your workers and you will continue to get their best.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Overall an Okay company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a solid company. They have ethics. There is good job security. They have a descent benefits package. The people are nice

    Cons

    No growth or development. You will not be promoted. There is no company culture. The company does not have even a company picnic. (There is one by the employee association, but you have be a member)

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and lead. You are too scared to do something wrong so instead you do nothing.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern States full-time

    Pros

    The bonus program is nice. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Overworked and stressed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very hard work. Some season you work extreme long hours.


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