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Southland Industries Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The opportunities to grow your career internally with SI is immense (in 3 reviews)

  • A great company to work for, very little overtime demanded, great benefits, great pay (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is valued, and we have a lot of fun- but I would not describe many jobs here as easy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Career Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Southland offers a fantastic work environment where you are surrounded with genuine people and challenging work. The benefits provided by the company are phenomenal and allow for stability and security. This is a place that you want to build a career at as there are so many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    There are minimal downsides to working for SI. During busy times of the year, there are weeks that require more than 40 hours of work. Some job sites also require a long commute which may make it difficult to find a permanent residence that allows a short commute to both the office and rotating jobsites.

    Advice to Management

    Some more structure could be offered in the work environment. But for the most part the management is transparent and always helpful.


  2. "Southland"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Garden Grove, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say


  3. "Business development/sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and family-oriented workplace. Forward thinking leadership.

    Cons

    its the construction world, so sometimes downsizing can happen.


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  5. ""great place to work""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southland Industries full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly. Good place to work

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Project Management Intern at Southland Industries"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Kentfield, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Intern in Kentfield, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southland Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff, it's really easy to ask for help or to learn from your coworkers because everyone operates on an open door policy. They organize shop days which allow interns to get their hands dirty and work a full day in the shop so that they can understand the full process of designing and building an HVAC/plumbing system.

    Cons

    Really not many cons. Only thing I can think of is sometimes as an intern you won't have much to do, and the company leaves it up to you to chase down work so don't sit around waiting for someone to ask you to do something, go find it.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of helping the interns bond with both each other and their superiors. All of the regular employees I spoke to also really approved of management. I genuinely have nothing bad to say.


  7. "A"

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

    Pros

    Great company! Nice people, good salary

    Cons

    Less opportunities to grow because company has so many young talented people

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more challenging projects so that they can motivate themselves


  8. "Project Manager"

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, results oriented

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy, micro-management, slow promotions


  9. "MANAGER"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN

    I worked at Southland Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    customer service and merchandising and ordering being a manger for a major coporation, in charge of all facets of a c-store

    Cons

    employees that are not relaibile

    Advice to Management

    better interviews


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -12-15 years ago they were a good company to work for, but a lot has changed since the division manager changed hands
    -Flexibility

    Cons

    -upper management are some of the greediest people you will ever meet
    -upper management will never admit "they" are wrong, they will find someone to blame and force them out
    -they pay you just enough to keep you from looking for a new job
    -if you're not in the "club" they will eventually make you the scapegoat

    Advice to Management

    -get rid of the cancer in upper management (you know who it is) and make "Southland Great Again"

    Southland Industries Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – VP, Marketing

    Thank you for your review. As a former Southland employee, you are aware that people and accountability are two of our core values and providing personal and professional growth for our employees is ... More


  11. "A company that cares about people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers. Invest in employees. Encouraging growth. I work with some really smart people, they hire well.

    Cons

    Still refining work flows and how to do in-house items.



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