Shaw Industries

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Shaw is a good company and the best in their field, but....

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Former Employee - Territory Manager
Former Employee - Territory Manager

I worked at Shaw Industries

Pros

Good benefits, competitive compensation, good vacation. Freedom to make your own schedule, good quality product, adequate support staff, good bonus opportunities.

Cons

Quite frankly, a major problem that has developed at Shaw is one that I'm sure is not uncommon to that of most large corporations--- it matters little what type of relationship you have with your customer; what matters most is the relationship between you and your supervisor. Company politics and cronyism is rampant at Shaw and whose back you slap and elbow you rub determines your future. No one is promoted meritoriously. Promotions are determined by whose playpen you play in and there is little parity between territories. Another item of concern is apathy by the parent company to sales needs in the field, by support staff. Senior management feigns interest and are slow to react to competitive products and conditions in the field. Shaw has made some fundamental blunders in the past, including entering into the retail business a few years back, but the most certain blunder that will be recognized in years to come is their recent mass opting-out of as many as 70 experienced territory managers in December of 2009 and reorganizing (call it downsizing) by dissolving territories and regions, when the culling should have begun at the senior level and worked its way down. This has been propagated and signed off on by the management cadre mentioned above. This will prove to be an intrinsic error ---removing the faces that have worked hard to establish daily relationships with customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make promotions and territory assignments meritorious by removing politics from the equation. You will get more accomplished and put the right people in the places they should be in. Place more emphasis on the voice of the customer positively and negatively. Establish a senior territory manager position with perks. Limit micromanagement, especially to veteran employees. Be proactive and not so reactive concerning competitive products.

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    Decent Place to Work

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

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is OK. Not great but fair. If you worked at a plant with a good plant manager who treated people fairly it was a very good place to work. If you worked for someone who treated people like they were less than human it was not a pleasant work experience. I will have to say that those are few and far between. Also if you are within the company these managers are well known.

    Cons

    Jobs could be boring at times. Also hard to move up especially if you were over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people who have been with the company and made it what it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interning at Shaw Industries was a good first experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very open to teach new employees (interns, co-ops) the ropes and have good guidance

    Cons

    They don't guarantee you a job after graduation, you have to apply for the OMT program. Also, the location of the plants are not favorable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on hiring co-ops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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