Fruit of the Loom Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

    Needed changes are beginning to take place.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of resistance to change and modernization. Salaries should be updated. Communication needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs to evolve with the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Easy job

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Processor in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Processor in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

    The job was easy. There was typically a steady workflow, so you wouldn't get bored very often.

    Cons

    The people in the department I worked for liked to stir up trouble. There was unnecessary tension because of it. There were multiple people that I saw lose their job for no other reason that certain people didn't like them and they told management things that were not true and were not verified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow pettiness in your office. Verify accusations before terminating good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. One Big Disappointment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the department, some managers are flexible about your schedule.

    Cons

    People refuse to accept change. Ridiculous that everything has to go through the marketing department, it's always a massive bottle neck but never their fault when things don't get done. Pay is a joke considering you can go to Nashville and make 20%-30% more doing the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit turning down the people that are trying to change that place for the better!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

    A company with a strong history, caring about the employees & always trying to get better at taking care of the employees who are working hard everyday to make the company a success

    Cons

    sometimes chain of command can be tough to get answers in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at national averages of salaries to be able to be in the running to maintain "great" help!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fruit of the Loom - CSR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

    Good benefits, paid vacation/holiday, flexible with time off needs.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay & low opportunity for growth. it seems like you have to be here for a really, really, really long time before you can move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More performance reviews. Annual isn't enough.

  7. accountability and communications are the biggest problems

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people . great starter job

    Cons

    management does not listen to qualified people when problems arise. minds are already made up on what they will do. pay could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to and share with your people. they are the ones keeping this company going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great co-workers! No room for advancement in certain positions!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very friendly and easy to get along with. In the beginning it was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    It's very difficult to move up the ladder because of all the nepotism. I tried several times with no luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should reward hard working, loyal employees instead of discarding them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Intern in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a lot of hands on experience in learning how the business works. You attend meetings, place sample orders and fabric orders, you get to be apart for the trend identification, and you get to work on creative projects. There is a lot of cross functional work done as well.

    Cons

    They lead you on as a possible employee to get you to work as long as possible, and then go in a different direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, promote and encourage that interns share their ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Getting smaller and smaller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom full-time

    Pros

    good health care, nice people, hard working. Trying to bring there business up to modern technology

    Cons

    Company is shrinking in an effort to be competitive. Many jobs being lost in this effort. People being forced to retire or lose their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A great team environment to launch your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team environment is top-notch.
    Upper Management transparency is great-they really listen once you've proved yourself.
    Retirement benefits are good.
    Atmosphere is fun around the company. Everyone feels "approachable"

    Cons

    The pay is quite low, even for this part of the country.
    Other than the pay I have no problems with the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people financially, keep the great morale that you already have, and watch the fruit grow on the vine!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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