At Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc., 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 394 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.98. It was published on Jun 29, 2016. 1776 Visitors

What Employees Say

I want to work here for a long time.
94%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
94%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
94%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
94%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Southern Pipe & Supply is one of the nation's largest privately-held distributors of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, waterworks, and industrial materials. Contractors, municipalities, and consumers rely on Southern Pipe family members (employees) to provide the expertise and service needed for shared success.

About this Company

Website: www.southernpipe.com Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Meridian, Mississippi US Sites: 103
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Birmingham, Alabama; Gulfport, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Meridian, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee US Employees: 789
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1938

Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 100)


Family Member Picnic

Perks and Programs

We asked Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Champions' & President's Clubs: High performing branch managers qualify for Champion’s Club. Managers who qualify for Champion’s Club (event has been in place for over forty years) celebrate with each qualifier and guest during an all-expense paid four day weekend at sites ranging from Disney World to New Orleans. Further, these champion managers receive additional cash bonuses, a ring (designed by the jeweler who designs the Super Bowl rings), Rolex watches, etc. The family members at the qualifying branches receive additional benefits as well. President's Club is our recognition event for high performing salespersons. Like Champion’s Club, the President’s Club (event has been in place for thirty years) qualifiers receive many perks similar to those outlined for Champions' Club.
  • Bonus Program: All Southern Pipe & Supply family members (employees) are eligible for twice a year bonuses based on the performance of their location.
  • Service Plus Recognition: All Southern Pipe family members who display extraordinary service externally to customers or internally to family members can be nominated for quarterly drawings for $500 gift cards.
  • Family Member Appreciation Week: The third week in April we celebrate our employees through Family Member Appreciation Week across the company. During this week, celebrations are held at every location ranging from cookouts to ice cream buffets. Each day during the week, drawings are held for various gift cards ranging in value from $50 to $500. A total of $5,500 is awarded to winning family members.
  • Craz-E-Dazs: On numerous occasions throughout the year, family members are encouraged to dress up and celebrate Craz-E-Dazs. Typically Craz-E- Dazs are Super Bowl Friday, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, Football Friday (kickoff of football season) & Halloween. Cash prizes for the top 3 best dressed family members and the top 3 best decorated locations. Included in those dressing up, you will find our CEO, and other top management of the company joining in the fun.
  • Family for Family Fund: Southern Pipe & Supply family members who experience financial hardship due to disasters, major health issues or death, may apply to receive aid from the Family for Family Fund. This fund was created after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and continues today.
  • Milestone Club - Service Tenure Recognition: Southern Pipe celebrates family member's commitment to the company by recognizing tenure beginning at 5 years. In 5 year intervals, family members are recognized with letters of congratulations and company jewelry. Beginning at 20 years, Southern Pipe celebrates long term family members tenure with inclusion in the Milestone Club. Held annually, the Milestone Club recognizes all 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 & 50 year family members with a recognition dinner, cash awards and gift certificates ranging up to $5,000 each.
  • Product Promotion Spiffs: Most all family members have the opportunity to earn cash/product spiffs or promotional trips by selling products of varying manufacturers. While most spiffs are in the $50 to $100 range, some earn $500 or more in spiffs and group trips valued at more then $1,000.
  • Health & Wellness: Southern Pipe family members can earn up to $300 by participating in the company's Health & Wellness program.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

45% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary82% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Applies to all employees)
56% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Applies to all employees) 82% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
No requirement hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
    Health Fair Kickball Team

    WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

    12 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 4 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Job-protected paternity leave
    60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

      HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

      • Medical care
      • Vision care
      • Mental health care
      • Dental care
      • Prescription drug subsidy

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $99,250 Philanthropic donations in last year

      Diversity

      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
      Robert Landrum Honored for 50 Years of Service

      Demographics

       
      Family Member Appreciation Week Crawfish Boil

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      Prospective employees must be caring individuals. A prospective employee must have a sincere respect for all employees in the workplace.  A prospective employee has a high level of personal integrity- she/he is dependable, has a strong work ethic, and does things the right way.  Lastly, a prospective employee must demonstrate personal leadership – she/he is altruistic (derive great joy from serving the customer and their fellow family members), understands and embraces change, and has a desire to learn.

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      At Southern Pipe, our selection process focuses upon "hiring for attitude and training for skill". While past work experience and life lessons are important, attitude is most important. Demonstrate to us how your attitude can make you a valued member of our family.  

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Branch Operations - Branch opportunities include: warehouse, delivery drivers, inside/counter sales, showroom sales, outside sales and management positions. To learn more about branch opportunities, visit www.southernpipe.com, and locate the nearest branch in your area. Contact the branch manager for more information. Central Distribution Center (CDC) - CDC opportunities include: shipping, receiving, long-haul driving and supervisory positions. To learn more about CDC opportunities, contact jimmy.may@southernpipe.com. Corporate Office - Corporate Office opportunities include: administrative and management opportunities in the support areas of Accounting, Credit, eCommerce, Human Resources/Training, Information Systems, Inventory, Marketing, Merchandising, and Purchasing. To learn more about opportunities at our Corporate Office, contact ron.black@southernpipe.com. Distribution Development Program (DDP) - This is our management trainee program. To learn more about DDP, please contact ron.black@southernpipe.com.

      hiring Outlook

      125 Job openings forecast for coming year 3% Job Growth
      132 Positions filled in past year 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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