Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
140 Reviews
3.4
140 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 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The opportunity for advancement is often left up to the whole "who you know, not what you know" philosophy (in 4 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.  

    Local company experience with global, Berkshire Hathaway company opportunities and resources.

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Headquartered in a small city, Shaw is rooted in small town values of concern for its associates and communities. Back stopped by the ethical and fiscal sensibilities of its parent, Berkshire Hathaway, Shaw is committee to its core values of Honesty, Integrity, & passion. Shaw's virtually debt free balance sheet and current expansion activities have it poised to continue to gain market share and grow opportunities for current and future associates through current and future expansions.

    Cons

    The bad housing market has caused significant reductions in work force numbers. Pent up demand in the housing market has translated to equivalent demands for opportunities in the company though not to the extent of the industry more broadly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unethical Conduct

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

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    There are Absolutely no pros. Unless you are a white male with years of service and Director job title.

    Cons

    White male Directors don't have to abide by the same Code of Ethics or Conduct. A director is allowed to have sexual intercourse in a Shaw office and send nudity pictures of himself to his mistress and still keep his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees should have to abide by the same Code of Ethics and Conduct. Hourly and Salary. Senior Management should actually be held to a higher standard. As they are to set the example. Job title and years of service should not determine your employment status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong headquarters culture and leadership that follow their values of Honesty, Integrity and Passion

    Cons

    Not enough females in senior leadership roles. Not enough transparency in open positions. Sometimes it is obvious that the interview process is an exercise when managers draft or fill positions with pre-selected candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding culture that is clearly focused on growing and investing in people

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture; many opportunities for growth (within the corporate structure with hard work); company manages with high integrity and values

    Cons

    Mobility within the sales force is limited; sales comp is not transparent; a few senior sales people hoard accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more transparent sales commission program for commercial account managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working for three years with yourain departments of tweetin,creeler and gessen or sussan. Also as utility and packer.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lever I Rework in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Lever I Rework in Cartersville, GA

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

    Pros

    woul have goods benefitis,good pay and all i'm five minutes ftom may home to work and would have have time to ge n reasonable, workwhile me my presents some inconvenience in tranportation

    Cons

    I usually never disficul always work on me stand ouside the laws of the company I do not like to discuss that brings many consecuensias, I try do my job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I always alert to any keep things that can improve my work and performance of my companion and the company in general on all safety and the good work performe

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture! Great people!

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries (less than an year)

    Pros

    Shaw really has great associates working for the company. They contribute to a fantastic culture. Great flooring #1 in the industry.

    Cons

    Some areas still have old school management. This culture is trying to change, but it still exists in some areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture, the people and the job is fun! Training is phenomenal

    Cons

    Customers call you on weekends and holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Get in through the OMT Program and you're gold

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, a lot of room to learn and make mistakes

    Cons

    pays well but not sure that its paying as much as other companies for management roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Shaw was a great organization to work for.

    • 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

    Pros

    Large company established policies and procedues

    Cons

    Most opportunities for advancement are in the Dalton, GA area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They teach you great experience with lots of field travels

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good values, And this company never gives up on you. They will always try to work with giving you the best fit.

    Cons

    Patience. You might have to wait awhile until you get a territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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