Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
124 Reviews
3.4
124 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.  

    Shaw is a stable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    The compensation is better than most companies for this position. For the most part the environment is friendly.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is often left up to the whole "who you know, not what you know" philosophy. If your a woman it's a "Boy's Club" and hard to break into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest management take into consideration personality types before forming teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTO  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - LTO in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    ok benifits, not hard work, 40hr work week

    Cons

    sit all day, no personals, to into safety, raises only 25 cents a year maybe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    workers need personal days, bigger raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid and Stable Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Good commission structure, financially sound company. Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary holds a lot of clout.

    Cons

    Conservative. Large company takes too long to get answers and make decisions.

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  5.  

    Experience was good, but felt job scared

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service  in  Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service in Cartersville, GA

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

    Pros

    Office environment, work is not hard, friendly environment,

    Cons

    Being watched and monitored on every aspect of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward more for all the good employees achieve. Try not to magnify errors. The company values were good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent pay, Robot Life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, decent benefits, flexible with workers who go to college

    Cons

    repetitive job tasks. Very robotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking as if your job is tough. What's tough is taking 200 calls a day from people who are rude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Berkshire Hathaway Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well known in the floor covering industry as well as being a part of Berkshire Hathaway. Freedom and independence for self motivated go getters in the sales field.

    Cons

    Poor management with no sense of direction. To many chiefs with their own agenda trying to direct the sales force. A lot of flip flopping taking place. Management has not given the sales force a raise in the last 6 years, which is fine if you are selling and growing your business. The only down side to growing your business is having your territory cut and given to reps who are struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and listen to what is taken place in the sales field. You are all about surveys, how about finding out what your salesforce really thinks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    stepping stone for my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Behavior Based Safety Facilitator
    Former Employee - Behavior Based Safety Facilitator

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    corporate advancement opportunities, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    management, lack of room for advancement in smaller plants, shut down weeks

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Builder Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Commision and Benefits.

    Cons

    Too many changes that effect compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales people that take market share, continue to compensate them for there work that they earned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Compared to other wage slave jobs, better than most.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTO  in  Minneapolis, KS
    Current Employee - LTO in Minneapolis, KS

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Company takes safety seriously. Good equipment. Ok vacation time. A lot of good people work for shaw industries.

    Cons

    The only difference between a 30 year employee and a day labor brought in for the week is the employee has more vacation. Advancement greatly enhanced with "Atlas Shrugged" type mindset. Job description changes moment to moment as management deems necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require lower management to attend management training classes. Statements like "We appreciate the job you are doing" are meaningless if long term employees are told they are no different than a new recruit. Treated as a "Labor Unit".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good pay for the area.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    It's a really good place to work and has good opportunities for entry level positions. There a lot of really genuine people that are willing to help.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of movement within the middle level managers. This causes a lot of stagnant positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IS infrastructure needs to be updated very bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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