Fruit of the Loom

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Fruit of the Loom Reviews

Updated December 30, 2014
Updated December 30, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    accountability and communications are the biggest problems

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great co-workers! No room for advancement in certain positions!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Getting smaller and smaller

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    A great team environment to launch your career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of enticing top talent & try keeping the talented people that you do have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good company, but limited growth potential.

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

    I have been working at Fruit of the Loom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the assets you have and recognize potential. Happy employees are productive employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty Easy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours standing on your feet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A dynamic company with opportunities in many different fields.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fruit of the Loom

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Business 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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