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SI Group Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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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. "Lots of opportunity for learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Project Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Project Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on the kind of jobs you like

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward movement


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SI Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    competitive pay, great learning experiences, good mentorship and support, casual atmosphere, operators are extremely knowledgable and helpful

    Cons

    small plant so often a lot of downtime as an intern. not hiring interns full-time because not enough positions available for entry level engineers

  3. "great company"

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

    I have been working at SI Group full-time

    Pros

    great company, wages and benefits

    Cons

    not enough manpower, needs better job planning


  4. "Great Company, Great Place to work"

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

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Lots of Opportunity, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Organization can be overly silo'd at times


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Culture and Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Orangeburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were no pros associated with this site or position. If zero stars were possible, I would give it.

    Cons

    No importance in quality of life
    Clannish, cliquish, unprofessional
    Poor management of time, financial, and Human Resources
    Poor emphasis on environmental performance and sustainability
    Terrible culture

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark with other employers in on employee retention.

    SI Group Response

    Aug 3, 2018 – PR & Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your experience in Orangeburg. This type of feedback isn't typical for SI Group. We pride ourselves on living our Guiding Principles which... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A family-oriented, great culture"

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    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”.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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