Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
123 Reviews
3.4
123 Reviews
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Shaw Industries CEO Vance D. Bell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits in a bad economy (in 9 reviews)

  • good family orient company and good work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Not enough opportunity for advancement, and turning into a high pressure sales organization (in 3 reviews)

  • Employees are merely files in drawer, numbers to be cut and necessary evils to upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Keep on using me...until you use me up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCG Contract Specialist  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - SCG Contract Specialist in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Busy, steady, get breaks(long enough to only go to the toilet). HR dept (very, very rude, non-confidential, promote their friends, makeup phony cases to prevent promotions). Promote(people who are trashy, wear clothes with breasts revealing & TMs complain don't handle their work).

    Cons

    Pay is lousy, lousy, lousy. Not a living wage. Can't afford medical copays. No advancement unless friends with management. Workload extensive for time to complete; thus errors and then you're dinged. . Most mgrs unbelievably dumb, few with college degrees; no promoting those with degrees then. Solicit PI/PA requests then do not implement or steal your ideas & give you no credit. 2 10 min. breaks a day - leaves you time to go to the toilet and that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire mgrs with a brain instead of those who think talking in circles is intelligent. Too many layers of management. Hire people who have a sense of urgency - most product doesn't get out the door because the work ethic is too Southern - too SLOW.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Went to work for another company upper mgmt snobs And have lowered the standards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries for more than a year

    Pros

    Left got better job and upper mgmt is so kind

    Cons

    Clicks I thought that went away in HSchool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know All your employees not just those you are in a click with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company and Benefits and Brand Recognition in Market

    Cons

    You can get a dead in Territory from the start with no way both down on Residential Side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't limit what type of customers reps can call on.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Oh the frustration that results from misplaced management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Level  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The security that comes from working for a company backed by Warren Buffet is nice. The only thing that beats that is a salary hourly position-yes paid OT. The Brand teams are smart and are utilizing the expertise of some talented and smart agencies. Great benefits. Lots of sincerely good people.

    Cons

    Misplaced Management. Too many unqualified people in leadership positions. Lack of process and follow through. Reactionary. (Departmentally specific)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey departments/divisions (not just a multiple choice survey). You are missing vital feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.Overall I believe this is still a good company. Upper management (board level) has done a great job of navigating through this economy. The company has almost no debt.

    Cons

    Nepotism: This does not bother me when a person selected for a position of authority is competent and honest. That's just the way the world works. When the person of authority is incompetent and dishonest and no one will help because this person is well connected, it makes life miserable. We have been miserable since our current person of authority was placed in his or her position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you put someone into a position of authority please ask yourselves if you would want to work for this person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They will get their moneys worth out of you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doffer  in  Chickamauga, GA
    Current Employee - Doffer in Chickamauga, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay at Shaw Industries is pretty decent to not have to have a college degree.They offer a really good benefits package with life insurance, medical,dental, and 401k retirement plan.

    Cons

    You have to fight your way to the breakroom to get a break.You work a steady twelve hour shift with barely getting to sit down for a minute to take a break (if your lucky). The vacation hours are not paid vacation its just time that doesnt count against you without pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to alow your turnover rate down make a way for your employees to have a undisturbed mandatory break at a certain time. Make people happy they will work better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    all production. no concern about quality

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay and benefits in a bad economy

    Cons

    everyone is job scared and let too much go on that shouldn't happen. They won't listen to their employees and expect you to do impossible tasks. You can only do quality work if given enough time and help to accomplish the job. Too many employees slacking and refusing to do their job but management won't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out on the floor and see what's really going on...listen to people. Have time studies done on jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a shame employees feel upper management is only concern about money but not the will being of their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Three States, MO
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Three States, MO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Close to my house, Good hours, Have opportunity to help our customers meet their needs.

    Cons

    Constant changes of management giving you the feeling that you have to walk on eggs. One previous manager allow you to used your on mind to accomplish the job. While others wants to control every moved & decision you need to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to have safety policies & procedures start holding your employees to do their job!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You Must By From This Area To Fit In!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Confidential  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Executive Management!!! Especially the CFO. They will stop and talk to the average employee.

    Cons

    Some departmetns are allowed to workfrom home and allowed flex schedules while other that could do the same are not allowed. Some Management believes in face time. Some are very mcro-managers. If you are not from Dalton, prepare to start looking for another job within 6 months. Do not sign a long term agreement to stay if they relocate you here. No where to live if not from this area. Building has cockroaches all over it. Recently made major changes to the bonus plan. Managers have their own favorites. Just bad overall moral. I would stay away unless like I said you are from Dalton.. There is nothing in Dalton, GA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    they don't care how long you been there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Manager  in  Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salarly, benefits, people are generally good to work with, not a lot of office drama

    Cons

    They don't care how long you been employeed, they will lay you off in a heartbeat. Basically you are just a number to them, they don't care about you as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat all employees equal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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