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Southpole Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Fort Lee, NJ
    Current Employee - Management in Fort Lee, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southpole full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Zero Career Development"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Fort Lee, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch. Allows employees to watch Korean world cup games.

    Cons

    1 week vacation, 1 week sick days for first 5 years of employment. Internal political warfare by managers constantly (worse than current partisanship of dems and republicans). Managers view/treat staff as children. Crappy salary. Managers will call you at all hours.

    Advice to Management

    None. They're set in their ways.

  3. "It's alright I guess"

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

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

    Pros

    -Located right off of GW bridge
    -Free lunch
    -Decent benefits

    Cons

    -No growth. Management is not interested in expansion in its current state which is understandable
    -Ridiculous amount of internal drama/power struggles considering the company size
    -Old school Korean culture. FYI, this is not a good thing

    Advice to Management

    They know what needs to be done. They choose not to.


  4. "Korean culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southpole (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit
    Good Location
    Free Lunch
    End year Bonus

    Cons

    Must adopt their "own" company culture.


  5. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    .Good company with good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours that need to be in office. No flex time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it used to have great benefits

    Cons

    business went south and management is to blame -


  7. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Managerial Accounting Manager in Leonia, NJ
    Former Employee - Managerial Accounting Manager in Leonia, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, good bonus, and good merit increase

    Cons

    no stability on job security, replacing most of full time employees with temps.

    Advice to Management

    investment to talented employees can have good pay off in long haul.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional, Nepotism..Stay Away!"

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

    I worked at Southpole full-time

    Pros

    Free daily breakfast (they stop serving at 8:30am)

    Cons

    Korean-run company so unless you are Korean or of Asian descent, good luck trying to get anything accomplished in this company. From consistent sexual harassment, racism, to age discrimination, I am shocked that this company can still be around for so many years. Horrible internal communication and inefficient internal practices that makes day-to-day activities extremely stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and do not inflict your cultural values and expectations on your staff.


  9. "Horrible company to work at."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Saled
    Former Employee - Saled
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Causal dress code.
    Free lunch.
    Convenient location.
    Besides that there's no pros to work here unless you can handle a Korean hierarchy system

    Cons

    Treats the youngest very horribly.
    Hierarchy system.
    Horrible support system.
    No room for growth.
    Can get let go anytime without warning.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great benefit!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefit, Nice Working Environment, Detail Oriented Work Process so there are lots to learn.

    Cons

    Slow decision making makes sometimes very hard to proceed with pending works.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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