Southwire Reviews in Carrollton, GA

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not the best experience...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I worked at Southwire full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent starting salary...that's all I've got.

    Cons

    Management needs to understand the needs of their employers. If they aren't happy, they take it out on the employees. No flexibility. Learning was limited to the men only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire women if you don't plan on allowing them to grow within the company! Also, understand that people have lives outside of work and if their lives don't conform to the "Southwire way of life" don't condemn them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the best about this job is that it offers good pay and benefits from anybody that works on the floor, to the highest paid employee

    Cons

    i think that the worst about the job are the long hours when you work on the floor, mostly mandatory overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Typical big company in Georgia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job allows you to learn alot. Voice is definitely heard in terms of finding innovative solutions. You can strive for any job/position you want. People are great. Family atmosphere. Pay is very typical for being on the outskirts of Atlanta. There are bonuses depending on where you work. And there are free sports leagues, trainers, and a gym/weight room for all employees in the Carrollton area.

    Cons

    Like most big companies in Georgia, it's a good ole boy network and very top heavy with VPs. Advancement is a lot of who you know, rather than what you know. There are several bosses without degrees. There are huge disparities in pay. If you want a raise, you better ask for it. You may or may not get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need so many VPs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to Work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and the company truly cares for its employees. Offer great benefits and have an onsite wellness center for doctors visits and keeping yourself physically in shape. Offer reasonable salaries and pay for the area.

    Cons

    Take a long time to get a promotion. It can take about 4-5 yrs. Don't give raises very often. Hard work can be overlooked by management. Some employees work harder than their compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better feedback to employees. Compensate employees with better salaries if their performance calls for one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great emplorer which takes care of their employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding with bonus for work well done, and cost increase in salary yearly.

    Cons

    Staying on top of the material that the company makes and knowing what this products does so you are able to help the customer get the right product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe review salaried and non salaried employess job descriptions to make sure there is enough differences in their jobs to credit one getting better benefits and salary than the non salaried. I think a job review every six months would help to keep employees on their toes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Insurance, Medical Facilities, Gym

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities if you don't have a degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider experience and knowledge over someone off the street.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism, Cronyism, and Complete Lack of Morality Among Upper Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I worked at Southwire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers that are true friends and colleagues.

    Cons

    No advancement unless you are in the clique or family relation to an upper level manager.

    The son of one high ranking company officer was hired after an illustrious six year college stay (to get a four year degree) for a position completely unrelated to the technical requirements of his job. What is worse is he was given free reign to do as he pleased, as anyone in charge was afraid to do or say anything. Those who spoke up were terminated...
    This company official's daughter and son's best friend were also GIVEN jobs with Southwire.
    The advantages of royal birth!

    Throughout the company, many lower level managers see what is going on but turn the other way in order to keep their jobs. Most non manager employees live in constant fear of losing their jobs, as their is always talk of cutbacks.
    As another review states, "Don't believe the hype." The people in charge could care less about you or your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most mid and upper level managers need to go. If I were the Richards family, I'd also get rid of the "gentlemen" in charge, as they have no idea of the true vision of the company created by Roy Richards. This is Southwire, not Scrooge and Marley.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very family oriented, good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I worked at Southwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work. Good benefits

    Cons

    paternalistic, not a very diversified professional workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify your employee base

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work experience in the wire manufacturing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I worked at Southwire as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diverse work force, friendly, welcoming and fun-loving. Everyone has a great work ethic, and there is always plenty of work to do. Southwire is continuously growing and expanding their horizons in the wire industry.

    Cons

    Based out of a small town in west Georgia called Carrollton. If you are someone who likes the big city, this may not be the place for you to live and work. However, there are a lot of people who commute from their respective hometowns. Carrollton is only a 45-minute drive from Atlanta, so that is something to consider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to learn at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy access to upper management

    Cons

    Limited room for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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