Gildan Activewear

  www.gildan.com
  www.gildan.com

Gildan Activewear Reviews

14 Reviews
3.1
14 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director Glenn J. Chamandy
Glenn J. Chamandy
13 Ratings

8 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Scan in the pallets that come in off the of the containers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gildan offers great Insurance Benefits and love the fact that we rarely work weekends and no holidays.

    Cons

    having to stand on concrete for 8 hours a day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Living in Charleston is great

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    opportunities but somewhat difficult/challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    good manufacturing process, responsible to environment at manufacturing sites

    Cons

    difficulties transitioning to new class of trade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to look long-term, understand that not all accounts are run the same

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience day in and out, good or bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Weekends off most of the year, unlimited over-time when available, three shifts to choose from, friendly team leaders and supervisors.

    Cons

    Hours get cut like gang busters, a high school-esque atmosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent environment to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Truly international company, excellent place to learn, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Company has grown very quickly and some of the work processes still have some catching up to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A grown-up family business with obviously inadequate staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I think the only thing I like is the office location!

    Cons

    Where to start? I have joined 1 year ago and I can't believe I am still there. I should have refused the offer since I was so unimpressed by the whole hiring process, started with the HR manager not having read my Resume and making me feel inadequate (why did she call me for an interview then?) and then making a low-ball offer a few days afterward which was increased by 20% upon my obvious counteroffer (hint, hint! Do not take right away their first offer!).
    When joined I stayed without a workstation for 15 days, and working in IT you may understand what handicap that is. Basically I was paid to do nothing for 2 weeks.
    When fully setup I understood quickly the mess I ended up into. The company has grown too fast and their processes are frankly slightly above of non-existing. The worst part is that the management does not fully realize what that means and think that as long as profit comes the company is doing well (I witnessed this way of thinking from the beginning and it has not changed so far). It shows how management is composed by non-trained people who have no long-term vision at all. How those are selected into key position is no mystery once you understand that this company is manager as a family business. Quick and dirty style. Grab and go.
    One of the most pathetic areas is the e-commerce site (for the US market) which is a joke. Fortunately we deal with low-cost merchandise, so customers expectations are luckily low.
    Frequent overtime is requested to cope with unreasonable request or expectations from incompetent managers. Politics take you a long way in this environment, like in many other companies based in QC, unfortunately (and I am a french Canadian: I just do not like to hide my head under the ground).
    I have been on the look to move away for a while and I am glad I am signing a new contract soon. I definitely do not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove incompetent personnel from all areas, from HR to upper management. Unfortunately presently those are the ones setting the bar so low for the company. Productive, optimistic employee are frustrated and all on the look to move away. Do not settle for this mediocrity: the company can do much, much better than this and profits are now only a fraction of what they can be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A public company, run like a family business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear

    Pros

    There is a lot of training
    Coworkers are great persons
    Salaries are a bit higher than average for the country

    Cons

    Upper management get crazy when something goes a bit stray
    Big guys still react as if the company is a small one, when anything could destroy it, but when you get bigger, law of averages take over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent experience. I learned a lot accross all projects I participate in. I prove myself as an expert in Databases.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear

    Pros

    Good team and managers to work with.
    Excellennt projects and challenges.
    Every day, there is a learning.
    Gildan trust me and count on me.
    etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes delaying in a critical tasks because of non understanding from management (take time to understand the importance of the projects or to have an emergency budget, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be in listen mode to employers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at Gildan Activewear? Share Your Experiences

Gildan Activewear

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.