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Taking it one day at a time

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Dalton, GA
Current Employee - Manager in Dalton, GA

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

Pros

Location is close to family.

Cons

Communication needs improvement. Favoritism is sometimes an issue.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Challenging, frustrating, boys club

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Sales support at HQ second to none, the sales technology is also very good. Good company name to take onto the territory

    Cons

    If your not in the club, forget it. Too much territory ambiguity. Too much crossover of brands. Brand infighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expenses matter. Hard to compete with other mills on the entertainment value when expense budgets are so low.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only as a last resort

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    You will develop valuable managerial skills that you can use anywhere. You may also inadvertently see examples of how not too manage.

    If you are a "Golden Boy" or in the Boys Club, you will move up regardless of how inept you are. Incompetence will not necessarily prevent you from being promoted.

    The company is not too bad if you are not in Manufacturing or Production.

    Cons

    This company was once a great place to work. It is sad to see how it has declined in the last 10 years.

    If you are not a "Golden Boy" or on the fast track, then forget it. Not only will you not move up, you will eventually be the fall guy for the incompetence of some Golden Boy. They preach quality and effeciency relentlessly. Yet, you would be amazed at how they will turn a blind eye to the constant screw ups of some of their "special" people. I have seen customers and business lost and product lines ruined because Management insists on protecting some Golden Child, rather than put someone in the position that can do the job.

    Human Resources is a joke. Once again, they will help you if you are on the fast track and they think there will be a payoff for them down the road. If you aren't in the Boy's Club, then forget it. They are not interested in helping you or even listening to you.

    By now, a pattern should is emerging. It is not a bad place to start and acquire some skills. However, if you have not progressed after 5 years, then you either have to accept your fate or leave the company. It is not a place to work long term if you are looking for advancement.

    Competence, technical expertise, and a good work record with numerous accomplishments will not prevent you from being the fall guy. They will cut you loose in a minute to protect one of their Golden Boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "He comes from a good family" and "I know his daddy" are not really good criteria for determining who gets a promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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