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St. Joe Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Nice People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management constantly changing. They do not have a clear game plan. A Board of Directors that employees don't see or meet calls the shots and they don't know average employees.

    Cons

    Top Management makes very good money. Regular employees do not. There is very little room for advancement and almost no chance of raises

    Advice to Management

    Act as a Team. Have a clear game plan for the future so employees aren't in limbo as to what they need to be doing.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at St. Joe full-time

    Pros

    Great projects with good execution

    Cons

    constant change of management and reorganization

  3. "Ok benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Joe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, thought ful work atmosphere. Fair level of pay commensurate with experience. Lots of locations to choose from.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good. Very little choice and not much coverage is available. Very lackluster benefit options.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits are needed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Glass ceiling for women"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits but low pay scales

    Cons

    Always ready to be laid off. Very stressful environment. Hard for women to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Take the threat of lay-offs off the table. Look more closely at how women can improve the management


  5. "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful job setting.

    Cons

    Management personnel are always changing. No consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Manage and coach your people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All for show...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I started with St. Joe they were one of the top employers in the nation. Great 401k, pension, health, time off. Stock values where high, money was plentiful for projects. The feel of a perfect little communitiy was ever present.

    Cons

    Stock value dropped, hostile takeovers in upper management, the Disney inspired ruse was soon shattered by lack of capital. The housing market burst and it was over... I saw talented employees released without a second thought, it was everyone for themselves in the end.

    Advice to Management

    If you own 3% of a State (estimated holdings of St. Joe), that does not mean you control the market. I was but a low person on the Joe "food chain", yet I knew going in that a couple barely making 75K a year should not be in a 500k home. Advice to Management? Stop thinking you control the market and believing you own BS. If someone had been paying attention to the market and not what Joe perported the market to be I would imagine the company would be in much better shape.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work...Before the Downturn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Before 2005, St. Joe was a great place to work. My imput on things that involved the sales department was always considered. The employees were great from the CEO to the cleaning staff, which fostered a wonderful corporate culture. The salary and benefits were above industry standards and upper management gave clear direction without micro-managing.

    Cons

    Post 2004, things became very tense. There were several downsizing events that were hugely damaging to morale. There was no job security and management was not trusted.

     In the past 3 years there has been a hugh shakeup with the company. Upper management and most of the board of directors has changed.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the new executive managers to keep customer satisfaction and employee morale a driving factor in policy decisions.