Southwire Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Southwire President and CEO Stuart Thorn
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Pros
  • the best about this job is that it offers good pay and benefits from anybody that works on the floor, to the highest paid employee (in 5 reviews)

  • Not any pros to working here unless you live in Carrollton and hate the commute to Atlanta (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It doesn't get kinda hot in the summer (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Cafeteria Cook

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwire full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for easy work. Great benefits. Medical benefits are great and all the food you can eat.

    Cons

    Non That I can think of at the moment. I like everything about it.


  2. intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learning experience, hands on, helpful

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons


  3. Objective

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - President, SOUTHWIRE CANADA and Senior Vice-President in Carrollton, GA
    Former Employee - President, SOUTHWIRE CANADA and Senior Vice-President in Carrollton, GA

    I worked at Southwire (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethically diverse company with much opportunity to advance your career. Senior management is open minded and receptive to new ideas and change. Very civically minded company who gives back rot the community. Open door policy allows direct access to management.

    Cons

    Compensation for various management roles below the median. Company headquarters located in a small somewhat remote community. Need for more formalized employee performance review process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, learn, listen, learn, listen, learn and now react.


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  5. Love

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Southwire has great pay, great co-workers, and management is great

    Cons

    I have nothing really bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Warehouse Specialist for now

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Southwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great supervisors and great management. Plenty of overtime available although sometimes mandatory including Saturday's.

    Cons

    Closing down the Indianapolis location.


  7. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been working at Southwire for 6 months and love it. I love the people I work with and also the fact that I get to learn new things everyday.

    Cons

    really can't think of any. great company.


  8. Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and also great pay

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


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    Inside Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fabulous people to work with. Company encourages and supports their employees. Great culture.

    Cons

    Plant and product issues during merger and transition is creating long lead times and frustrated customers. Growing pains of merging two companies.


  10. Not bad for Carrollton

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mindless Peon in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Mindless Peon in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at Southwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in its market, well established business practices and relationships w/ customers and venders. Has a company gym and medical center for employees. Probably one of the best paying companies in Carrollton, if that's saying anything at all. A lot of "lifers" at this company as a result of the small town. Company does a lot of community outreach such as 12 for Life and various activities and events to support the town. Lots of sports leagues.

    Cons

    It is definitely a "good ol boy" type of company. Highly religious/ Southern conservative type of culture. Some work practices are not exactly what you'd called leading edge or even professional, almost redneck. Compared to Atlanta or other large metropolitan cities, the pay is not competitive (maybe this depends on your position). Things can get political. Also like any large company, there are a segment of employees who are in the "in" crowd, and then there's the rest of the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and embrace change instead of fighting it. Nothing is going to be the same as the good ol days. Take some risks, innovate, trust your people. There's a huge sense of loyalty to this company and [most] people do want to do well and excel. Southwire is a good company, but not a GREAT company. You need to leverage your most talented and qualified people for that, and not necessarily the people who think like you.


  11. Industrial Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lithia Springs, GA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lithia Springs, GA

    I have been working at Southwire (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with, very family oriented

    Cons

    Salary isn't as competitive as most places, long hours is a norm, however you learn to balance work and family



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