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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.8 38 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Fruit of the Loom President & CEO Rick Medlin

Rick Medlin

(21 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Getting smaller and smaller

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementGood Luck

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great team environment to launch your career.

    Replenishment Analyst (Former Employee) Bowling Green, KY

    ProsTeam 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"

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Potential to be a great company, but will probably never be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood healthcare benefit package...Good balance of work vs play (Most positions within the company only work 8 hour shifts & you never feel pressured to stay late)...Friendly laid back environment & co-workers.

    ConsUpper management is stuck in a time machine (need more forward thinkers in positions that can promote change)...Campus & facilities could use an upgraded contemporary look...overall product doesn't compare to competition...More company based incentives (bonuses...tuition reimbursement...etc).

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of enticing top talent & try keeping the talented people that you do have.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company, but limited growth potential.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Bowling Green, KY

    ProsBenefits and salary are very good for the area. Most of the people involved in day to day operations are very talented and good at what they do.

    ConsThere is very limited growth opportunity. Expect to be stuck in the same job for years with little chance of promotion. Upper management is behind the times and unwilling to change or jump on opportunities when presented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the assets you have and recognize potential. Happy employees are productive employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty Easy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood health benefits and friendly co workers, depending on which shift you were on.

    ConsLong hours standing on your feet.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A dynamic company with opportunities in many different fields.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe associates are eager to share business and cultural knowledge, which can aid new employees in achieving success. Very good benefits.

    ConsBusiness outlook is uncertain. Synergy is lacking between the various business areas and the Information Technology area. Specific areas in IT need to more actively partner with the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Different set of rules

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosevery now and then you remember how good the company was....

    Conssenior management is more concerned with their Porches and new furniture than with figuring out what should be done to fix a sinking ship

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand that those of us who do not work on the top floor know more than you think about what you are up to......

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Company focused on Small mindedness

    Executive (Former Employee) Bowling Green, KY

    ProsFriendly local employees, hires young and good starting job for many fresh out of school, free milk in the breakroom. Good opportunity to experience a company that has so many departments in one location, warehouse, design, marketing, planning, management, etc, and so many brands.

    ConsUninspired design. Lack of effort to cross-pollinate ideas. Low salaries for experienced employees, Sr. Management not open about their strategies, not open to new ideas or changes. Very focused on mass channel low cost products, therefore unable to expand beyond the marts. Over time, even the 'better' products look like they belong in polybags and displayed like paper towels. So sad to see iconic brands become run-of-the-mill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more receptive to new youthful ideas. Get in touch with the marketplace. Listen to the employees that work for you and give them the credit they are due. Stop acting like a good'ol boys club. Let people know your corporate goals and make an effort to share them, get input from the people who do the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, good pay and benefits

    Consdownsizing to meet budgets instead of making the business grow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good prior to current executive management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat brand identity in consumer market

    ConsNo vision, low moral, poor executive management leadership, poor systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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