Southland Industries Inc. Employee Reviews

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Not a good time to join
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Garden Grove, CAMarch 22, 2018
Not sure where Southland SoCal went off the rails, but as of the last two years or so, the division has taken a severe nose dive considering lack of work/projects, low morale, and constant turnover. Used to be a great division, has since changed dramatically in last year or so. Overall, not sure if I'd recommend to anyone to join right now until they solidify their management team as this has changed quite a bit too.
Pros
Compensation Package
Cons
Tough work environment in every dept (engineering, It, proj management)
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Commercial plumbing
Tradesman (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMarch 19, 2018
Southland is a union plumbing contractor. They have lots of work. They have many jobsites in progress at the same time. I'm sure they'll be around for years to come.
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Collaborative Work Place. Growing and always room for improvement.
Safety (Current Employee) –  VirginiaFebruary 5, 2018
The company overall is a great place to work. There are always challenges, but with team effort and voice of opinion this company can and will thrive. They are still in stages of applying a great safety culture. This can become effective and applied throughout the company, but some difficulties within divisions and structure the company is as a whole does not have a baseline of uniformity making each division different along with their structure.
Overall an excellent company where if accepted and applied, it can be an excellent company reflecting Safety and best practices for all.
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Great Place to work, great enviroment busy
Sheet Metal Worker (Former Employee) –  Garden Grove, CAJanuary 30, 2018
Great Place to work, great enviroment busy lots of work great staff and management. lots of overtime great work crew and staff. Pleasure to work with the Southland team.
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Sheet metal Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VANovember 22, 2017
Put together duct work, spool spiral pipe, run coil line, run forklift.

Learn how to spool spiral pipe and run coil line.

Workplace culture was ok.
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Productive
Team Lead in Tool Room area (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VA 20166October 15, 2017
Learn a lot from the company as how a lot of tools worked. There was fast pace days and slow days. I had to keep the toolroom stock and clean. Had to take inventory and order tools as needed. Dealt with many foreman at the different job sites. Orders were fax over through out the day and had a due date on them.
Pros
Free parking
Cons
Working with nice staff members
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3.0
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Ok
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaSeptember 29, 2017
They just need to have more company's to send people to and we put boxes together to get Amazon up and running ,people and the work ethic made it worth it.
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Productive and are able to meet different people from different walks.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 25, 2017
Productive and it was nice you meet different people from different walks and different parts of the world. Loyalty were to their own. I felt like I was just a number.
Pros
Everyone takes lunch together.
Cons
pay is not great.
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4.0
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Great employees
Sheet Metal Worker (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 26, 2017
Employees are willing to teach and help one another. Management is not perfect, but they do a great job on keeping the project 100% afloat and are always on top of every situation.
Pros
Great employees, hard working teams
Cons
A bit disorganized on material and tools
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Pet supply warehouse
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXMay 29, 2017
Imagine a petco or petsmart the sized of a Wal-Mart supercenter. That's southland pet supply anything and everything animal. This place never has a dull moment.
Pros
Cheap pet food
Cons
Smells bad in summer
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Was lied to
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMay 18, 2017
The position was a lie, wish it worked out better. The Mechanical side was not an issue, they have an excellent learning and training program. The Sprinkler division is a disaster.
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It was a ok places
Welder (Former Employee) –  Greensburg, LAMarch 10, 2017
Real good coworkers we always try to make the best out of everything. We had real real short breaks always had someone standing over you always something to do
Pros
Really wasnt any pros
Cons
Heathcare, short breaks
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5.0
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Full of passionate people who are willing to teach
Project Mangement Intern (Former Employee) –  Union City, CAFebruary 23, 2017
Southland has a great internship program that allows all the interns to get hands-on/field experience. They build in shop days so that the interns can build their own HVAC and plumbing components and understand how the shop works. Management has an open door policy, and generally people are willing to stop what they're doing and help you out if you need it.
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Great people and environment to work in
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Garden Grove, CAFebruary 23, 2017
Great place to work that's why I stayed 11 years. Great work/home balance. Management was understanding and easy to talk to. Great team in the department I worked in.
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very productive
helper/Driver (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, MDFebruary 13, 2017
was a very enjoyable experience while working with southland ind. they are very safety oriented, great benefits,good employers and employees .
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Hard work and alot of hours.
Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVJanuary 30, 2017
This job was very labor intensive. It had very good hours and a very workable schedule. I enjoyed working here. I wish the job had lasted longer.
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4.0
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Productive Work Environment
Master Plumber (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VADecember 7, 2016
As Master Plumber for the Marriott Hotel Construction Project - I organized and assisted in delivering the project on time and within budget----------
Pros
Opportunity for future projects with company
Cons
Working in middle of winter outdoors
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5.0
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Great company.
Desktop Engineer (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVAugust 27, 2016
I learned a lot while working at Southland. The management and team were great to work with. They provided many opportunities for learning and advancement.
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The Best In The Industry
Journeyman Plumber ,Material Handler Foreman (Former Employee) –  Fort Hood, TXAugust 22, 2016
This company has there stuff together.Out of the vagas area they are years ahead of most plumbing companies.GPS,Hard nose auto cad,top supervision.GREAT !
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Happy Place
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVJuly 28, 2016
This was a happy and fun place to work, it was just too far away. My commute was about an hour and a half long, and if it wasn't then I would have stayed.
Pros
Great people, team building exercises.
Cons
Long commute, out of the way job site.
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