Coats North America

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Coats North America Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014

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    SAP Warehouse Management Systems Lead Specialist (Former Employee) Marion, NC

    ProsCoworkers were awesome. Overall work environment was ok.....Work schedule was acceptable and job was challenging enough to make the hours pass quickly.

    ConsNot much opportunity for advancement and below average pay...Hard work rarely recognized or rewarded. Training practically non-existent... Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Micromanaging was a major negative about this place....constant power struggles in middle management ...could be frustrating for employees to gauge what was expected from them from day to day....

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees who are doing the jobs every day instead of "experts" who know very little about the process that they implement or control. A little common sense goes a long way...If it isn't broke don't fix it until it is....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics, back-stabbing, power struggles within different divisions and operations make this a very hard place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Prosheritage, leader in certain categories, industrial division innovative

    Conspoor leadership from the top down, very conservative atmosphere, very quiet office, dominated by old white men

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smallish UK-based company in southern Charlotte

    Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe professional jobs at Coats are usually undertaken in a fairly reduced stress manner. The staff isn't large enough to have too much second guessing going on. Managers often have a large component of their job responsibilities that are other than personnel management, so many times, the individual is left alone to do what needs to be done. There are a lot of friendly people that work at Coats, and they make you feel "at home" with little parties and things like that. At the headquarters, there's free covered parking that's close to the building, and it's near a few places to eat lunch. If you're on the south side of Charlotte, it's easier to get to than something uptown; just off of 485.

    ConsThe physical working environment might seem distracting to some because of the cubicle choice: it's all chest or waist high cube walls as far as the eye can see. This results in hearing six to eight people as they make or take their phone calls. So you need to bring your cell phone and find a secluded spot if you need to chat with your doctor or whatever you don't want your co-workers to hear. It's still a bit of a "patchwork" company, since several companies were bought and joined together. For instance the needle crafts and the industrial thread businesses are really are not very much like each other, so it's hard to generalize across the board. But even within the industrial thread business, there are remnants of the separate companies assembled to make what is now that business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSend every personnel manager to professional manager training, and take-up the processes and procedures from that training into the company to be used regularly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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