Opportunities for Bank Careers

The pineapple has long been a symbol, a familiar image that represents the word “Welcome.” Great Southern Bank carries on the tradition of what it means to be hospitable to customers and staff. We are more than a financial institution; we are a family. Our bank is a great place to work for anyone pursuing bank careers in Mississippi. We want our staff to enjoy their jobs and strive to make that happen daily. The goal is to employ professional, capable, and motivated employees, as they represent the bank and contribute to the success of our community.

We started our journey in 1902 in the town of Quitman. Great Southern Bank now has offices in Meridian, Waynesboro, Hattiesburg, Enterprise, Quitman, and Decatur. We make every effort to serve the East Mississippi area with authentic Southern Hospitality. Our future is exciting, and we want you to be part of it.

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Benefits Package

Great Southern offers a benefit package that covers everything from physical to financial planning and retirement. Our providers bring competitive and quality benefits to our employees.

Medical Plan
Great Southern offers full time employees’ medical coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi. Deductibles and co-pays are affordable for those that use In-Network providers. There is a sixty day waiting period.

Dental Plan
Great Southern offers full time employees’ dental coverage through Met Life. Basic and major dental procedures are covered as well as diagnostic and preventive services.

401-K Plan
The 401-K plan is available to both full and part time employees. Pre-tax salary contributions will be matched at 100% up to 4% of gross salary with no vesting schedule. Multiple investment choices are available.

ESOP
The Employee Stock Ownership Plan is a defined contribution plan, or a form of retirement plan. After the completion of one year of service an ESOP can provide employees with stock ownership. ESOP shares are allocated to employees and held in a trust until retirement or termination.

Life Insurance
Great Southern Bank provides basic life insurance coverage that is equivalent to 1 ½ times annual salary for full time employees. This life insurance is provided at no cost to the employee and has a 90 day waiting period. Accidental Death and Dismemberment is also provided.

Long Term Disability
A disability benefit of 60% of annual compensation is provided for employees that become disabled and are off work for 90 days or longer.

Reimbursement Accounts (Cafeteria Plan)
Great Southern Bank offers reimbursement accounts that will allow the cost of medical, dental and vision expenses not covered by medical/dental plans to be reimbursed with “no-tax” dollars. This also applies to dependent daycare expenses.

Family Medical Leave
Up to 12 weeks (26 weeks for a military caregiver) during a 12 month period. The leave may be paid, unpaid or a combination thereof and may consist of sick, vacation or any other leave time available.

Other Benefits
Great Southern offers other benefits. For example, federal holidays, vacation time, sick pay, supplemental insurance through pre-tax dollars, free checking account and free personalized checks.

Non-Discrimination Policy

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Great Southern Bank does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, ancestry, veteran status, age or disability. No question in the application attached is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.

It has been a long-standing policy of Great Southern Bank to employ and promote qualified personnel without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of a physical, mental or emotional disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance in completing an application for employment we are prepared to accommodate you. In order to request an accommodation, employees and applicants may contact:

Name: Joann Walker
Title: Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Address: 218 22nd Avenue South, Meridian, MS
Mailing: P. O. Box 1271, Meridian, MS 39302-1271
Phone number: (601) 485-0866

Important Forms

Pre-Employment Screen

Great Southern Bank uses the pre-employment screening process to hire quality employees, provide a safe environment for our customers and associates, protect our company from risk, and comply with legal and federal regulations.

Online Application

Submit Resume

Please submit your resume and cover letters by mail to the address listed, or you may submit it electronically via the form below.

Mail Submission
Great Southern Bank, Attn: Personnel, P.O. Box 1271, Meridian, MS 39302-1271

Online Submission