Gildan Activewear
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.gildan.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 5, 2014

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Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director Glenn J. Chamandy

Glenn J. Chamandy

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Scan in the pallets that come in off the of the containers.

    Material Handler (Current Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, SC

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

    Conshaving to stand on concrete for 8 hours a day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLiving in Charleston is great

    ConsManagement needs to listen to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    opportunities but somewhat difficult/challenging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood manufacturing process, responsible to environment at manufacturing sites

    Consdifficulties transitioning to new class of trade

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to look long-term, understand that not all accounts are run the same

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent environment to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A grown-up family business with obviously inadequate staff

    IT Administrator (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    ConsWhere 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 Senior ManagementRemove 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A public company, run like a family business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsUpper 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior DB and Applications Analyst (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    ConsSometimes 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 Senior Managementbe in listen mode to employers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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