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"The biggest little family owned subchapter S company ever, lots of drama."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Southwire provides competitive benefits and good employee facilities. Outwardly tries to engage community with programs and notion the of family owned ties.

Cons

CEO has very few ties to community other than job (permanent home in NY). "Company town" attitudes. Private company lack of accountability or scrutiny. Ethical flexibility. Condescending to workforce. Lack of diversity in management.

Advice to Management

Open up communications and have substance behind claims of the employees of Southwire being their "most valuable asset." Stop trying to be the smartest guys (and finally one woman) in the room. Just because you are a private company doesn't mean you are out of reach of public and ethical business practices.

Other Employee Reviews for Southwire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Professional New Hires Beware!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Carrollton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are near retirement, the health insurance continues after retirement.
    The 401k plan is excellent.
    If you want to work in Carrollton, there is definitely job security at Southwire.

    Cons

    At the introduction/welcome course, called Southwire 101, an annual review is mentioned. You would later come to find that Southwire does not have a performance management system, therefore there are no reviews and there are no raises unless your manager is cool to you and in with the good-old-boy commity in HR. You will typically work for 2 years before clearly understanding this 'system'.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a competent HR team, starting at the top.


  2. "Southwire: Dynamic - Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Codes and Standards Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Codes and Standards Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Southwire is a dynamic and innovative company. They take the mundane and make it exciting. The wages are decent and for the most part they treat their employees well. Despite industry fluctuations, they remain steadfast in their 5 sustainability goals which include growing green, living well, doing right, giving back and building worth. I have found them to be consistent in these goals during my 5.5-year tenure at Southwire.

    Cons

    Due to the top down management style, middle management can sometimes be forced to make decisions that can have a negative effect on the goals of the company due to a lack of understanding of employees working for middle managers.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more collaborative culture in which all employees have a say in terms of reviewing the performance of their peers. Middle managers should include peer reviews to make assessments about employee performance and those peer reviews should be accessible to the employee under review, middle and upper managers. Decisions about employee advancement should then be based on a process that includes peer review rather than one manager's possible bias. This allows the employee to improve their performance in a positive, collaborative environment and will result in employees not just being motivated by their compensation but also by the encouragement and the constructive criticism of their peers.

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