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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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Good stable company

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    Former Employee - Tufting Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Tufting Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA

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

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

    Pros

    They actually invest in their employees. You get the training to be able to do your job well, and you can move up as much as you choose. Worked 8 hr shifts so you actually have life, 12 hr shift companies are killing families.

    Cons

    Extremely hot in the summer and so cold in the winter that gloves are needed.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good. Benefits ie.insurance is pitiful, but I think it's comparable to other companies.


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    Opportunities Abound

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time

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

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities. Company gives you the opportunity to apply your strengths to grow personally, and in turn you have moved the company toward stronger growth. Identify a gap and fill it. Women's Innovation Network is creating awareness throughout the organization regarding women and empowering women to control their own careers. Hope to spend many more years contributing and growing with this company.

    Cons

    Company can be loyal to a fault. Very committed to their employees and often-times people can stay around when they are not performing personally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the strong focus on inclusion and the innovation that will ultimately come from that inclusion.


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