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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    Local company experience with global, Berkshire Hathaway company opportunities and resources.

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

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Headquartered in a small city, Shaw is rooted in small town values of concern for its associates and communities. Back stopped by the ethical and fiscal sensibilities of its parent, Berkshire Hathaway, Shaw is committee to its core values of Honesty, Integrity, & passion. Shaw's virtually debt free balance sheet and current expansion activities have it poised to continue to gain market share and grow opportunities for current and future associates through current and future expansions.

    Cons

    The bad housing market has caused significant reductions in work force numbers. Pent up demand in the housing market has translated to equivalent demands for opportunities in the company though not to the extent of the industry more broadly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unethical Conduct

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    There are Absolutely no pros. Unless you are a white male with years of service and Director job title.

    Cons

    White male Directors don't have to abide by the same Code of Ethics or Conduct. A director is allowed to have sexual intercourse in a Shaw office and send nudity pictures of himself to his mistress and still keep his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees should have to abide by the same Code of Ethics and Conduct. Hourly and Salary. Senior Management should actually be held to a higher standard. As they are to set the example. Job title and years of service should not determine your employment status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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