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Southern Audio Visual Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Audio Visual full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in the off season

    Cons

    When it's busy it is BUSY, but that's to be expected.


  2. "there are other Jobs out there!"

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    Former Employee - Audio Visual Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Technician in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Audio Visual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Food and good People to work with

    Cons

    Didn't like management. Didn't like the hours. didn't like working there.

    Advice to Management

    let with team do the work and but out!

  3. "On the right track"

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

    I have been working at Southern Audio Visual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and SAV promotes from within. Some of the best people in the technology industry work at SAV. They will always for the extra mile to get the job done and ensure a flawless event. Customer relationships is the number one priority.

    Cons

    Not a real con, but the processes can sometimes become challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to learn and grow. Training is a must.


  4. "A curious life..."

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Audio Visual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - My location has excellent staff that work together as a team, and push new team members like myself to excel . They have a vested interest in making everything go well.

    -This is one of the few businesses I've worked at that didn't have any sort of political brinkmanship or power-playing. No one tries to one up the other, and everyone pulls together.

    Cons

    -Sometimes you'll have periods during the summer of sporadic hours, but thus far those have been few and far between.
    -Sometimes things get hectic
    -It gets very easy to lose track of the weeks when you have long hour days back to back.
    -Dress clothes are required, shoes too!
    All of these complaints are minor IMO. This is the first job I've worked at where I felt well and truly invested.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly whatyou are doing in terms of company culture. This is how you get and KEEP committed employees. People don't leave companies, they leave managers, and you guys have awesome ones, that seem to genuinely care about the people they work with.


  5. "Good Gig"

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    Former Employee - AV Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - AV Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Southern Audio Visual full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed all the people I worked with. Traveling to work at other properties was fun.

    Cons

    Unregular hours, but that comes with most jobs in the AV field.


  6. "Good AV-spotty leadership"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Audio Visual full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of dedicated employees. Good salary and benefits. Paul Lowenthal finally has it fixed.

    Cons

    Leaders run by at 100 mph and leave many of the team behind with spotty leadership

    Advice to Management

    invest further in associates-open door policy


  7. "Company cares about their employees"

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

    I have been working at Southern Audio Visual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has had a major shift in the way employees are treated. Everyone is treated with respect and the structure for your career path in the company is becoming more defined

    Cons

    Favorites are still very noticeable.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on keeping employees happy. Just keep going in a positive direction.

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medley, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medley, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Audio Visual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Audio visual technicians have an amazing chance to be promoted from within the company.
    The company is stable and is growing.
    Clear direction is provided to all associates with major improvements made in communications

    Cons

    The company does not yet do enough self promotion on the major social media platforms. I think this would help improve the employer branding to help drive great quality job applicants to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path to make what is now a good company become a great one. Ensure all employees are aware of the career growth they can achieve from within the organization.


  9. "Caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southern Audio Visual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of co-workers. Exciting work and the chance to travel. Lots of overtime, if you want it.

    Cons

    Ownership is operating in the 1930's. Doesn't understand the partnership between employees and employer. Strong influence of management by intimidation. My drill sargeant was more approachable. "One minute manager" is highly recommended for the executive office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent senior management and let them run the company. Try stealing someone from Encore or the old Swank.


  10. "Audio Visual Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southern Audio Visual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime

    Cons

    Needs new leadership
    A lot of politics & bias


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