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Southpole Reviews

Updated May 12, 2019

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Found 26 reviews

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Southpole CEO Kenny Khym
Kenny Khym
3 Ratings
  1. "Striving to be the best"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

      I have been working at Southpole full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I believe this company has one of the best employee benefits including, but not limited to, free meals, employee welfare, and end of year bonus. Also, the company recently began to support education programs so that employees may apply for certain seminars or training for self-development.

      Cons

      Yes. Majority of this company is Korean. There is some old school Korean culture left, but I have worked at way worse companies in terms of working environment. After all, it ain't bad as you might think it'd be.

      Southpole2019-02-21
    • "Good benefit, but work hour is long"

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      Former Employee - Designer in Fort Lee, NJ
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Southpole full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good benefit, they offer you 401k w/ 2% matching, health insurance, paid vacation, provide lunch meal

      Cons

      You work late often. They don't urge you to stay late but worklaod is very high, so you will need to stay long.

      Southpole2019-05-12

      Southpole Response

      May 14, 2019HR Manager

      Thank you for sharing your experience here! Our HR continually reviews our benefits package to give the best to our employees, and 401(k) matching is currently at 5%. We are constantly meeting and brainstorming ways to decrease the stress associated with some positions. Number of ...

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    • "Working at Southpole"

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      Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Fort Lee, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Southpole full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      * Learned a lot, good place for self development * Smart and good people * Really good benefits * No overtime work * Fair treatment

      Cons

      * Can improve management skills

      Southpole2019-04-19
    • "Not bad, if you are a Korean"

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      Former Employee - Production Co in Fort Lee, NJ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Southpole full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      -High bonus, which can be near 20% of your salary -Lunch Provided -Friendly staff

      Cons

      -too political -strong Korean culture, means late company dinners, overtime, etc.

      Southpole2019-03-15
    • "Why such bad reviews?"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Southpole full-time

        Pros

        I see that some people who work/worked here are complaining, but that does not represent the whole company in my opinion. Some people (like me) are actually satisfied working here due to good supervisors and co-workers. Internal communication is clear and work-life balance is good. Birthday parties and team outings to celebrate and recognize employees’ efforts. Some other pros, in my opinion are: Bonus at the end...

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        Cons

        Hierarchy in some departments, and heavy work load but heard that now it’s better than it used to be.

        Southpole2019-02-05
      • Helpful (3)

        "Flaws outweigh the benefits"

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        Former Employee - Sales & Operations 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Southpole full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Tremendous opportunity for industry exposure, will help with your experience down the road. Free lunch, don't expect much however its sub-par korean food. Chance to work with seasoned minds in the fashion industry. Past success gives some positive recognition in resume building.

        Cons

        This is a Korean company trapped in an excessively toxic korean corporate culture, more-so than actual overseas Korean corporations. They actually promote this behavior during HR sessions. Compensation is 20-30% less than similar positions in the industry. Culture of passing blame between departments rather than cooperation/accountability. Senior leadership are self absorbed, worried only for their own keepsake. Blatantly...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop talking as if they are a legitimate organization and practice what they preach. Stop the vicious petty in-fighting between management or else this promising company will never achieve the fashion leading status it once had. Also don't lie to the staff promising any type of growth or at least compensate fairly. The actual work is performed exceedingly well and competently but goes unrecognized and then they wonder...

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        Southpole2019-01-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "Production Coordinator"

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        Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Fort Lee, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Southpole full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        they give you lunch for free. You pretty much don't have much choice. You almost HAVE to eat lunch here with everyone, otherwise, you might be considered rude.

        Cons

        Everything except the fact that they give you lunch is bad. Even the lunch itself has a lot of MSG.

        Advice to Management

        I have nothing to say. I am glad I no longer work here.

        Southpole2019-01-09
      • Helpful (1)

        "Not for people who want career advancement"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Southpole full-time

        Pros

        free lunch? that's about it.

        Cons

        toxic office culture poor work/life balance

        Southpole2018-03-26
      • "office worker"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Southpole full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          good salary and good bonus

          Cons

          too much politics and work

          Southpole2017-11-28
        • "Management"

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          Current Employee - Management in Fort Lee, NJ
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Southpole full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          It is a dynamic Trend Basic Apparel Company with good benefits in a pleasant working environment.

          Cons

          From time to time the overall working style can be somewhat rigid.

          Southpole2017-08-29
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