Carhartt Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Mark Valade
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  1. Employees ARE the biggest asset

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Carhartt (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can't find a more employee-centric culture. Regular communication from upper management, full-on associate meetings to keep everyone up-to-date on company performance and new initiatives. Excellent benefits and employee matching for retirement and healthcare, great PTO policy, and bi-annual reviews to keep open dialogue with your manager. People are friendly and welcoming, WFH options, family-friendly. Can you tell I like it here?

    Cons

    Nothing beyond some of the office politics you ultimately find at every workplace. HR can be a bit of a quagmire for getting new jobs posted or responding to requests.

    Advice to Management

    Keep true to the spirit of a family company that believes we are all family, and continue to instill the belief that we all contribute as a team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Carhartt

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

    I have been working at Carhartt (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small laid back culture. Lots of exposure to senior management. Amazing flexibility with work life balance, WFH etc

    Cons

    Very outdated technology, resistant/refusal to change. VERY slow moving. Not a lot of movement or opportunity within the company. Most people have been in their same role for 15+ years. Not challenging, easy to get lazy and comfortable. Poor communication within the company

    Advice to Management

    Develop career paths, develop training, define job roles, be honest and open with your employees not passive.


  3. Excellent Company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for, period. Like all places it has it's moments but I'm not looking anywhere.

    Cons

    None. Family atmosphere. Again the best company I've worked for in 24 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your family mentality. Been here 125 years. Would love for my kids to work for Mr. Valade.


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  5. It has been interesting with its ups and downs.

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

    I have been working at Carhartt

    Pros

    Time off, the pay is good if your on the union side.

    Cons

    The unknown, not many advancement options


  6. Great, family focused company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Carhartt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's like a family there and the pay is above average. You're hard work is appreciated and acknowledged here.

    Cons

    There really are no cons other than the typical retail issues.


  7. Great Company, Great Benefits, Terrific Growth Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Carhartt has provided me growth opportunities in knowledge gained and in title. Family friendly environment that values it's people. Great product to offer and consumers love the quality. Positive growth changes in last 2 years. Strong overall benefits package.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to grow the company!


  8. Great Rising Company

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

    I worked at Carhartt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits. PTO is higher then average. Bonus at end of year. Work Life balance in IT is VERY good. Work from home available. Able to work with up and coming technologies. Training available for your job.

    Cons

    Job advancement. Career path is not laid out to you, or even really known by managers. Salary is below normal for the job market. Some IT managers seem to take care of their people while others do not. Favorites seem to get preferential treatment. Promotions to people of less than a year for ambiguous reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to know what it is doing. For the most part Carhartt is very employee focused. Keep up the good work, don't forget about the people that make you, the management, look good.

    (Or in Carhartt lingo:) I score you at a 1.9. I see you are trying, but if you keep this up we may need to place you on a PIP.


  9. Key Holder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Carhartt part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great and the company really takes care of you in terms of discount and PTO.

    Cons

    Can be very slow at times in the stores.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Exceptional place to work!

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

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people make the company. Carhartt's values are evident in every employee. Trust, communication, honesty, and eagerness to do the right thing is present everywhere.

    Cons

    The amount of travel required by my job is significant (75%+).

    Advice to Management

    Performance recognition programs should be consistent in all facilities. It would be a great benefit to have sick time and vacation time accrued separately.


  11. climb the ladder and get pushed off before you reach the top

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

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great product and a good employee discount

    Cons

    bad management lacking respect and recognition

    Advice to Management

    appreciate experienced employees and provide better communication



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