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Southwire Reviews in Carrollton, GA

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Family Oriented
    Competitive benefits
    Good quality of life

    Cons

    Distance to main city
    On the job training needs work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Informative, great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southwire full-time

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, pay, retirement, 401k.

    Cons

    None, can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love working with a great company.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    fair compensation for the area, great community relations

    Cons

    nothing really, I'm sure all companies cannot satisfy every single person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Quality Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA (US)

    I worked at Southwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Minimum supervision, benefits, Strong company, and great atmosphere. I felt that Southwire did care for its employees. Employee assistance with college and on going education was a great. The invest in their employees.

    Cons

    Takes too long to get a promotion. At other times you can feel like you are either part of the club or you are not. Those in the club will be taken care of. Those not will not have opportunities for advancement afforded to them.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best experience...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical big company in Georgia

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Great Company to Work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    Great emplorer which takes care of their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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

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