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SI Group Reviews

Updated April 1, 2018
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SI Group President & CEO Frank Bozich
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Pros
  • "Management understands that employees are people and have lives outside of the office, very flexible with the work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Family owned company offers nice perks" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company is global but it is fragmented - leadership is "soft" and allows a tremendous amount of lateral decision-making to occur in each region" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Growing pains: The company is still in the process of converting a lose group of affiliates into a truly global company" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A family-oriented, great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SI Group has many attractive factors. It is family owned, with a heavy emphasis on work-life balance and employee satisfaction. It is large enough to have many of the operating tools of a large corporation, yet small enough that it’s still a close-knit organization where personal connections are strong. Senior management is demanding but empathetic.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on consensus can slow down the decision-making process. Regional operating structure makes global alignment a challenge at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the family-first culture as the company grows. It is a massive differentiator vs the corporate culture of “you’re just a number”.


  2. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SI Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice people.

    Cons

    More vacation time would be great.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities to growth and to be part of changing culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Privately owned, management team is looking ahead at how to grow the company while keeping the culture positive. Capital spending is high which demonstrates involvement plant sites and commitment to long term vision. Employee benefits are good. Culture is one of helping each other out and striving towards greater collaboration.

    Cons

    We are smaller and are in growing pains as we are reassessing our roles and responsibilities. This creates tension in priority setting, as well as higher loading of responsibility on each individual, which translates to a big work load. At times there is so much work to do that it becomes unmanageable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward with our initiatives and I believe we can be successful. Involve all levels and disciplines in discussion so that we can be creative in solving problems.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Current Employee - Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay , technicians help each other out and or like a family. Big plant with room to expand. Exercise from all the walking.

    Cons

    Benefits, old equipment, not enough time off, scheduling can be so much easier. Time clock could be so much easier.

    Advice to Management

    Need more technicians , ask technicians what is needed not managers that know nothing about the process. Technicians need more say in the schedules, not someone that doesn't have to work it.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "No life"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Current Employee - Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have decent benefits and pay really good for the area. The work can sometimes be challenging mentally and physically, but keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    The yearly schedule put out isnt followed. They are allowed to take you off shift and make you work nights or days with less than 2 days notice. The overtime you normally get is cut out this way. Some people only get a few weekends off a year while others on the same process get off twice as many. Technicians are walking around like zombies here! If you complain, its twice as hard on you! People are tired of missing out on their home lives!

    Advice to Management

    Please check in to how your direct managment handles peoples moral. People are not only working 12 hour swing shifts, but they are only getting a little over a day of recovery time in between 6 day stretches before going into the opposite shift . Things should be equal across the plant! This has been going on for a long time.


  6. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time

    Pros

    Close knit community and very professional

    Cons

    Lots of new personnel as the company is growing fast


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The PEOPLE are the best part of SI Group!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate, positive people that care about the important work we do.

    Cons

    During this period of growth, it seems like workloads are heavy and also growing. Need more resources!

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, please remember that the employees are the foundation and drivers of our success!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SI Group is an outstanding place to work. The environment is extremely friendly and welcoming. I really feel like I have been able to grow here as a professional.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative comments about SI Group.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Well-rounded with a Strong Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong connection between value and strategy
    - People are always looking to help you move forward in your career
    - Safety is a number one priority

    Cons

    - Titles across all locations are not very consistent
    - Decentralized training

    Advice to Management

    Spread the word to surrounding community of what SI Group is and does.
    Keep up the good work with safety compliance and respecting environmental needs of the area too!


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SI Group full-time

    Pros

    company is making a lot of changes. Modernizing everything and becoming more in tune with recruiting young people. Room for upward and lateral movement.

    Cons

    Constant change in organization. Management, directors and employees frequently change positions and titles. Makes it hard to feel secure in area.


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