Southland Industries

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Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Southland Industries as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Training
    -Very Open culture with knowledgeable people.
    -Huge emphasis on quality over price really shows

    Cons

    -Office layout was not conducive to teamwork.
    -Location not the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    laid off

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southland Industries

    Pros

    good controls for building automation

    Cons

    poor retention of good people

  3.  

    Good company.

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    Former Employee - Fire Systems in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Fire Systems in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Southland Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and really enjoyed my direct supervisor

    Cons

    Too many people trying to run the show

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont combine depts with people who have never worked in that field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, interesting projects, long hours

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Union City, CA

    I worked at Southland Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    interesting projects, smart and committed people, innovative approach

    Cons

    Long working hours, each person is a cog and doesn't wear multiple hats, strong corporate gets in the way of each division

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best career move I ever made.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southland Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic work/life balance. Opportunities to advance and relocate. Management really listens! Talents are appreciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between field tradesman and management. 'White collar' vs. 'blue collar' mentality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good company to work with.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Southland Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the group you work with, you have opportunities to grow. Management is ok. Company encouges employees to pursue trainings, educations, certificates, etc. Co-workers are professional and willing to support each other.

    Cons

    Compensation is not very good compare to the industry average. But management team is working on it.

  8.  

    A great company with hard workers, and an invested intern program that is one of the best in the industry

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    Current Intern - Design Engineer Intern in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Intern - Design Engineer Intern in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Southland Industries as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Even as an intern, I see a very dedicated set of employees who really love what they do, and the company definitely takes care of their own. They have one of the best intern programs in the industry, and focus greatly on harboring talent through the program and hiring directly from the intern pool. All of the people here are very open; there is a lot of communication between all of the departments which gives the company a sense of community that makes the workplace feel very relaxed. Future growth looks good, and with the recent acquisitions we are set to expand our services into new areas.

    Cons

    The intern program is great, the only problems I can see potential for changing would be to coordinate work for the interns to start doing on their first day, the near full week of down time felt a little unnecessary. Another thing that I feel could be changed is having some sort of checkups for accountability, not just a review near the end of the internship. I feel that it would help gauge intern progress throughout the summer and would yield tangible signs of growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Forward Thinking Company and Great People to Work With

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Southland Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Southland works on a diverse breadth of projects. Since I interned a year ago I have worked on projects from $10 million to $500,000. I have also had the opportunity to work in project management, controls, special project and now in engineering. I have always had the opportunity to take on new tasks and challenges while at work and have never been complacent.

    In the last two years Southland has acquired 2 companies and started a new division. The future is looking very bright!

    Southland likes to have fun outside of work and hosts a lot of events to get everyone together outside of work. (i.e. softball games, happy hour, mud run, volunteering)

    Cons

    There was a bit of uncertainty with what department I would be in when I started.

  10.  

    Great opportunities with a company set to grow.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Southland Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Never been told I can't take a chance at doing something new
    - Huge emphasis on continuous growth and training of the whole team
    - A culture unlike anything I have seen with past GC/ME companies
    - Hard work does not go unnoticed

    Cons

    - I have not ran into a "con" that I could not fix or navigate around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to provide updates on the growth and direction of the company
    - Seeing the newest opportunities only helps validate and encourage hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    By far, the best company I have worked for

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southland Industries

    Pros

    Southland will always back you if you want to learn or take on more. They are big on developing their employees to be the best at what they do and help them grow into a career.
    Great benefits.
    Great co-workers.
    Southland is innovative and they challenge their employees to be the same.

    All in all, a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Pay. Pay increases and bonuses are inconsistent. Increases and bonuses should be based on merit, not how much is in the department pool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know your employees. Low moral makes for an unpleasant work environment. Make sure the right people stay on the bus!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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