Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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Shaw Industries CEO Vance D. Bell
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.  

    Amazing

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was a Friendly Environment
    There was also Teamwork
    I loved the Competitive Pay

    Cons

    I don't have any con's about working there. It was a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Family orientated environment where everyone know each other.

    Current Employee - Co-Op
    Current Employee - Co-Op

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Pays well and you'll learn a lot!

    Cons

    There are no cons that I could find.

  3.  

    Loved the 9 years!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Re-roll Clerk in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Re-roll Clerk in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Plt. 52, samples cutting department and loved it. We were like family and worked very well together in that department. The supervisors I worked under during those years were very encouraging and helped out. The insurance was great and the benefits.

    Cons

    There is not many cons. If I had to choose something, I'd say that at sometimes of the year there are layoffs, but that was not very often in our department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The entire IT department is like a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Co-Op in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Intern - IT Co-Op in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were awesome. I wouldn't expect learning as much as I did with the IS team I was on, but I did. The pay isn't too bad either.

    Cons

    The headquarters are in Dalton. There's nothing to do there. Chattanooga is the closest city to it where there's more things to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company 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

    Pros

    The Company does a good job hiring and training the best people.

    Cons

    No real cons working for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Great opportunity for someone who is will to work hard. Great support from District managers

    Cons

    Meetings that are not close to assigned territory

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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