Great environment to work in but lacks leadership & management
Technical Drafter (Current Employee) – Harahan, LA – July 17, 2018
The workplace culture is great, although very stressful to work in. Deadlines are unrealistic. No real management and lacks leadership and a defined goal. No sense of team either; definitely feel out of place at times.
Great benefits and very progressive in work styles and such
Engineer (Former Employee) – Algiers, LA – July 19, 2018
Just a terrible company to work for. Basically a bunch of used car salesman. Poor management, fabrication department heads are theatre kids with crayons and couldn't design or build bird house correctly.
Good starting point if your interested in musuem/prop work
Painter Assistant (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 28, 2018
Co-workers were the saving grace for this company, upper management is not. I enjoyed learning faux painting for museum work, unfortunately the company allowed a terrible project manager to stay in lead with his horrible treatment of team and especially women.
good co workers
bad time management leading to stressful projects.
Entertainment Tech (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 24, 2018
It's a great job with potential, but it tends to have a high turnover rate. In addition, the opportunity to advice seems to be unclear. I see a lot a new positions, but as often as I go to the website to look for new opportunities, these positions weren't available to the public. So current employees may not have had a fair opportunity to apply.
Welder (Former Employee) – Haraham,la – December 8, 2017
Was hired as a welder but did everything else. Screwed up my pay 3 different times. Management played favorites,the good old boy club. Very unsafe to work. Safety is the last thing on their minds. Projects first,family time last.
Carpenter (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 28, 2017
Long hours and poor management make this company hard to work for.
There is an extreme amount of in fighting between departments and finger pointing.
Slack is their main communication tool for handling multi million dollar jobs and leads to unclear objectives and snarky commentary.
There is a high level of turnover so be mindful if/when you accept a job here.
They have burned most of their bridges with local New Orleans entertainment vendors and artisans so they are recruiting from outside the area.
If you like overtime then this is the place to be as most projects are accepted at the last minuet (or forgotten about or not able to be started due to bottle necking of other projects) planned over the course of several days and weeks of fabrication are shoe horned into a compressed stressful schedule.
Drafter/Designer (Former Employee) – Jefferson, LA – November 23, 2017
BE AWARE BEFORE RELOCATING - There were several employees and managers that relocated to work at Solomon Group. That was not considered when they came through and conducted layoffs. It left many people stranded here with no means of relocating back home.
The management is unorganized and inexperienced. There's never any consideration given to an employees knowledge or previous experiences, which leads to missed end goals and low moral. You are held to standards that were never finalized or explained and then rushed and berated when tasks weren't completed to managements specifications.
There were no promotions given (they would hire supervisors from outside the company) and no information on how to move up within the company was ever explained. The turnover rate for employees and management was rediculously high.
The salary was fair but not for the high amount of overtime required to complete a job. We worked a lot of 60-70 hour weeks with no recognition. Alot of the extra time worked was due to managements lack of organization, which became very frustrating over time.
Upper management is completely aloof as to the issues at the fabrication level, and it didn't seem like they really cared. No appreciate or understanding was given to employees for the long hours worked or the impossible situations that we were put into on a daily basis.
The projects themselves were really interesting but not worth the stress and frustration.
Great coworkers and full benefits
Extremely high turnover rate, managements lack of care for employees
Carpenter/Laborer (Former Employee) – Harahan, LA – October 3, 2017
One thing about this job is that the organization and planning of each project is very poor. Confusion and last minute rush jobs are very common with this company. Everyone including management are confused on which direction to move forward in.
Print Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – July 4, 2017
I had an excellent time working here as a part time print shop assistant. I learned so many skills that I will need in the future to pursue my career in the graphic design industry. I had great managers and co-workers. It was a real pleasure to work here, didn't even feel like work at all.
I don't have great things to say about this Insurance Comapny-
Sales-Agent (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 19, 2016
I would not recommend this company. They will make you feel as if they are on the cutting edge and about to break it in the industry; however, after a year with them, I realized I was wasting my time. Also, they are not ethical.
Audio Engineer (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – August 12, 2013
Show up on site, unload semi truck full of equipment. have a meeting to get everyone on the same page. Set up the event make sure clients are happy whatever it takes within reason. Do the show, load semis or transport vehicles. Every event is diffierent and comes with its own set of challenges, no two are alike there fore no two come with the same lesson or approach. I go in with an open mind that something from the last gig may not work the same this time around and by doing so I prepare myself for whatever obstacles the day may hold. Ready to over come them if any and move forward towards a great common goal, the success of the show.
I learned how to love my employers, and how to communicate with them properly. My co-workers were amazing, and very helpful. I helped them get their jobs done rather than having to run around and do other things. I simplified their job. The hardest part was getting started, because we were all new to the events we were making, but in the end it turned out to be one of the greatest things. The most enjoyable part of the job was networking with others, and hearing their stories.