Southern States
3.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.southernstates.com Richmond, VA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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Thomas R. Scribner

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Amazing experience! Great work place and even better management and co-workers!

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Harrisonburg, VA (US)

I worked at Southern States full-time for less than a year

ProsHard work for great hard working people. You get what you put into it. You get to help people on a daily.

ConsNot the greatest pay. Heck, it's retail. Also, very outdated POS system. Please update computer system soon.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt the store I was at.......... focus and develop good employees and "trim the fat" i.e. people with bad attitudes and work ethics should not be given any tolerance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Horrible, Horrible Place to Work

Assistant Buyer (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Southern States full-time for less than a year

ProsNone. There is nothing good about this place.

ConsNo consideration for work/life balance in buying group--expected to work early, late and weekends with no mention of comp time to salaried employees, but if you take 2 hours to go to the doctor, you must use PTO to get paid. Below average salaries, no bonus opportunities, mediocre benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've cleaned house in the Farm & Home management, but you need to clean some more.

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Carrboro, NC (US)

I worked at Southern States part-time for less than a year

ProsIt was a great experience with great management and the environment was a very friendly environment. The store manager was a great manager who cared about every employee

ConsThere are few cons to working for this company. One of which is just customers in general, they would get very frustrated sometimes but that is to be expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep of the good work and continue to value your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Thoroughly enjoyed working there.

Graphic Designer, Art Director, Special Projects Coordinator (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Southern States as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsI like the philosophy of the company...it's a farmer's cooperative. I worked with many creative people who were team players. I was also given several opportunities to expand and grow with the business, as I worked in a few different positions while there.

ConsWhile I was there they purchased other businesses and I think got in over their head. They then started selling them off and downsizing. I was let go as a result.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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Great Company

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southern States full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits. Great products. Great is you are looking for security.

ConsOld technology and lack of communication and team spirit

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication with lower level employees and get better technology for point of sale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall an Okay company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at Southern States

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Southern States

Prospeople, processes and time of employ

Consmanagements lack of respect for individuals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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