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Southco Reviews

Updated July 6, 2018
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Brian M. McNeill
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Pros
  • "Quality awareness, good people to work with, teamwork among employees, good training" (in 4 reviews)

  • "It used to be a great place to work and there are still some really great people there" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management team not open to ideas that may threaten their position - too many politics" (in 3 reviews)

  • "They don’t care how hard you work they only care about the product" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Job environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southco full-time

    Pros

    It is an excellent company, very structured

    Cons

    In Mexico the job environment is not as good as in US


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is decent

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and things don't get done. Opportunities for promotion only if you suck up or are related to someone.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Production in Concordville, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Concordville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K, Employee Stock Option

    Cons

    Lower level management is worthless. Too many chiefs. The supervisors may be a collection of some of the dumbest people in the area. HR is not very trustworthy. No confidentiality what so ever. Too many temp workers from the hood who steal personal belongings.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all your supervisors and start fresh.


  4. "Injm Oper."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Career for life. yaay

    Cons

    None if you live a regular life.lol

    Advice to Management

    They are ok overall.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS SOME PROS- BUT AFTER WORKING THERE SO HARD I WAS LET GO FOR NO REASON-PEOPLE BE AWARE OF THIS COMPANY IT'S AN UPPER SCALE SWEAT SHOP-THEY WILL GET RID OF YOU IN A SECOND NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS YOU WORKED THERE.

    Cons

    I have been working here for over a year and half full time, This place is an upper scale sweat shop, i met a lot of good people, but only one think comes to there mind (it's a job) they all hate it there , the morale is atrocious.
    The management team which i know quite well is the worst i have ever encountered, they bully you to the end, i worked so very hard at this place and at the end they let me go for what reason i have no idea. i am still stunned that the fact that i did so much for this company and and in in the end i got send home?
    )ANYONE WHO IS LISTENING DO NOT WORK THERE IT'S A SWEATSHOP) I Haven't met one happy person in that facility, people only work there because the fact they need money just like the rest of us.Now to HR they are the worst backstabbing people i have ever met, beware people they will get you or someone else will report you meaning (SNITCH) on you. Most people there will backstab you so they can get ahead , i am not just saying that i worked my butt off and in return i was let go. The way i experienced it was you have to be totally oblivious to everything, if you work hard you are a fool just like i was, they don't care who works hard or who doesn't as long as the work is being done. They have a favoritism towards the Colored people because for some reason they think there going to get sued, believe me people when i say they can do what ever they want, if i did anything i was always made sure i was talked to like i was worthless.
    I am still in total shock that they let me go after putting my hearts ans soul, working hard every day and it was over, The managers could not give a damn what you do or how hard you work, as long as they get there paycheck that is all that matters to them, with all the fake smiles, half the time they don't even say hi to you, the worst experience of my life. I can name quite a few people from managers to employees that are a disgrace to the human race.
    who ever reads this don't think well this guy doesn't know what his talking about, listen all my life i have worked very hard, my work ethics are amazing compare to some of these bums that work there and don't want to do anything besides talk all day long, and get away with it.
    I just want to thank everyone for reading this, as God my witness I would not lie to you.
    If you want to reach me: contact me i'll be more then happy to talk to you!

    Advice to Management

    To most managers in this company all i have to say is shame on you, look at the people who really work hard and acknowledge them, not the bums that don't do anything and get away wit everything. You need to clean house from managers stand point to the some of the worst employees, let's not forget HR the 2 back stabbing women that don't give a damn about the hard working people, your all a disgrace to this company, and in my opinion should be an overhaul to get rid of them all.


  6. "The Good, Bad and the Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Elmwood Park, IL
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Elmwood Park, IL

    I worked at Southco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment. The culture has a long history of treating employees well. The success the company has achieved over the years has generated wealth and accomplishment among employees. They rely on "A" players to perform in the best interest of the company in spite of self imposed obstacles.

    Cons

    Unfortunately success has bred complacency and market arrogance. Management has stagnated and top management has moved away from the core business that made the company what it is. They have succumbed to "acquisition fever" and left the employees frustrated with a lack of accountability. This has resulted in lowering the bar for achievement. Managing up has become more important than serving the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that stagnation is a result of shuffling the same bozos around the management table.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Yes man culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every two weeks. Nobody really bothers me as long as I'm getting my work done. I can listen to my radio as I work.

    Cons

    Every time One makes a mistake, One can expect to hear about it from three to five different people. You can do an excellent job day after day after day, and never hear a word of thanks or appreciation. If You're a yes man, You will thrive here without making any real contribution whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Stop eating up all the butt kissing, and show a little respect towards the people that make a real contribution to production goals. Get rid of the consulting firm that You pay to keep Your pay scale average. Pay those that get You paid.

  8. "A Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Employee focused employer with a bright future.

    Cons

    Benefits have dwindled over the last 15 yrs.


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good team
    - Friendly environment
    - alot of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Team is stretched very lean


  10. "Engineering Company's Internship Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Engineering Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Automotive Engineering Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands On
    Family like environment
    Good first Intership for undergraduate students.
    Various opportunities.

    Cons

    Long travel depending on where you are


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