Gildan Activewear

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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director Glenn J. Chamandy
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  1.  

    Effective Administration of all mechanical technical and human resource of the production floor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knitting Production Manager in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Knitting Production Manager in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Multinational company with grey benefits and growth opportunities

    Cons

    long working hours. Plants run 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Scan in the pallets that come in off the of the containers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gildan offers great Insurance Benefits and love the fact that we rarely work weekends and no holidays.

    Cons

    having to stand on concrete for 8 hours a day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent environment to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Truly international company, excellent place to learn, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Company has grown very quickly and some of the work processes still have some catching up to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A solid, international company to gain experience dealing with large retailers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Charleston location of Gildan puts you in one of the best cities in the countries. The job is a secure one and they offer decent benefits.

    Cons

    The is little room for career advancement and no performance incentives. The Charleston location has recently consolidated and acquired a new brand, so the company culture is not defined yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    - strong ethical values
    - great CEO
    - intelligent executives
    - the complex and vertically-chained orientation of the business structure allows for a challenging work experience (never boring)

    Cons

    - a little disorganized for its size due to its recent rapid expansion
    - controls are also a little too tight for it's size, feels like a family-owned enterprise sometimes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent experience. I learned a lot accross all projects I participate in. I prove myself as an expert in Databases.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear

    Pros

    Good team and managers to work with.
    Excellennt projects and challenges.
    Every day, there is a learning.
    Gildan trust me and count on me.
    etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes delaying in a critical tasks because of non understanding from management (take time to understand the importance of the projects or to have an emergency budget, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be in listen mode to employers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Living in Charleston is great

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    opportunities but somewhat difficult/challenging environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    good manufacturing process, responsible to environment at manufacturing sites

    Cons

    difficulties transitioning to new class of trade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to look long-term, understand that not all accounts are run the same

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience day in and out, good or bad.

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

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Weekends off most of the year, unlimited over-time when available, three shifts to choose from, friendly team leaders and supervisors.

    Cons

    Hours get cut like gang busters, a high school-esque atmosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A public company, run like a family business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear

    Pros

    There is a lot of training
    Coworkers are great persons
    Salaries are a bit higher than average for the country

    Cons

    Upper management get crazy when something goes a bit stray
    Big guys still react as if the company is a small one, when anything could destroy it, but when you get bigger, law of averages take over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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