Engineer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – December 1, 2018
The birmingham casting yard is badly managed. There are too many bosses. Multiple superintendents who cant seem to agree on much. They stick together and have a we are better than you mentality when dealing with anyone else. They constantly change direction because they don’t have solid plans and are constantly reacting instead of problem solving ahead of time. Management won’t do anything until it escalates into a problem that costs money. If you are hired for a role it is likely that you will instead be performing random tasks that the management thinks of at random.
Bid Coordinator (Former Employee) – Texas – September 21, 2018
Horrible company to work for, you have to "figure it out" on your own. No training, no management, no one talks to you! They treat you like a nobody and ignore you,. I was hired so they could "train me" with no bid coordinating experience. But they never trained me!! You have to be a mind reader to work there. They even sent me out of town to turn in a bid and didn't explain any detail!! Apparently, I'm not the only bid coordinator that fired... I wouldn't apply, they make you feel like dirt.
General Laborer/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – July 9, 2018
A typical day at work, I help set concrete forms to the previous poured concrete segment. Management is organizing more, and the work place culture is very focus on protecting one another from work injuries. The hardest part of the job is weather, while the most enjoyable part of the job is the employees.
Bid Coordinator (Former Employee) – texas – June 1, 2018
Not a place to work unless you are a mind reader. They provide no direction and zero training on their processes which every company under southland has their own. Its not a pleasant office environment, outsiders are treated as such. There is no management structure to support the employees.
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Chevy Chase, MD – May 10, 2018
Nature of the tunnel industry is highly stressful, but Southland accomplished maintaining a safe project with as few delays as possible. The project management there was very good and the ownership was personable and cared about their employees.
Problems with the job were lack of transparency with future projects for the craft personnel and low salaries.
Interesting projects, good management
lack of transparency for craft, low salary, potentially long hours