Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews in Cartersville, GA

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
137 Reviews
3.3
137 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits in a bad economy (in 10 reviews)

  • good family orient company and good work life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The opportunity for advancement is often left up to the whole "who you know, not what you know" philosophy (in 4 reviews)

  • Employees are merely files in drawer, numbers to be cut and necessary evils to upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Co-op

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plant 15 in Cartesville is very young and upbeat. I really enjoyed all of the people and my boss and upper management were great. If you can prove yourself then they will give you a lot of opportunities with cool projects.

    Cons

    If you get stuck co-oping anywhere except Plant 15 (i.e. Dalton plants) then most of the work they give you is remedial, lots of filing and stuff. The plant I worked in was a very hands on loud and dirty job. I didn't mind but you might.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all managers that have a co-op are giving the co-op at least one relevant project per term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for three years with yourain departments of tweetin,creeler and gessen or sussan. Also as utility and packer.

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    Current Employee - Lever I Rework in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Lever I Rework in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    woul have goods benefitis,good pay and all i'm five minutes ftom may home to work and would have have time to ge n reasonable, workwhile me my presents some inconvenience in tranportation

    Cons

    I usually never disficul always work on me stand ouside the laws of the company I do not like to discuss that brings many consecuensias, I try do my job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I always alert to any keep things that can improve my work and performance of my companion and the company in general on all safety and the good work performe

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Pay, Bad management

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros of working here is one week of vacation first year, two weeks the second - fourth year and then 3 weeks 5th year. Pay is unbeatable for entry level around the area.

    Cons

    Management pretends to care about what you need, but they do nothing to help you. They have no idea how to do any job, so don't expect to get anything out of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees you care, and not by cooking popcorn and handing out a couple drinks...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keep on using me...until you use me up.

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    Current Employee - SCG Contract Specialist in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - SCG Contract Specialist in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy, steady, get breaks(long enough to only go to the toilet). HR dept (very, very rude, non-confidential, promote their friends, makeup phony cases to prevent promotions). Promote(people who are trashy, wear clothes with breasts revealing & TMs complain don't handle their work).

    Cons

    Pay is lousy, lousy, lousy. Not a living wage. Can't afford medical copays. No advancement unless friends with management. Workload extensive for time to complete; thus errors and then you're dinged. . Most mgrs unbelievably dumb, few with college degrees; no promoting those with degrees then. Solicit PI/PA requests then do not implement or steal your ideas & give you no credit. 2 10 min. breaks a day - leaves you time to go to the toilet and that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire mgrs with a brain instead of those who think talking in circles is intelligent. Too many layers of management. Hire people who have a sense of urgency - most product doesn't get out the door because the work ethic is too Southern - too SLOW.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Experience was good, but felt job scared

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    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Office environment, work is not hard, friendly environment,

    Cons

    Being watched and monitored on every aspect of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward more for all the good employees achieve. Try not to magnify errors. The company values were good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent pay, Robot Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid weekly, decent benefits, flexible with workers who go to college

    Cons

    repetitive job tasks. Very robotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking as if your job is tough. What's tough is taking 200 calls a day from people who are rude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay for fair work

    Cons

    Sometime the senior management team can be over bearing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They treat employees great.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The market for carpet is doing good.

    Cons

    The way they pay you for vacations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Oh the frustration that results from misplaced management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The security that comes from working for a company backed by Warren Buffet is nice. The only thing that beats that is a salary hourly position-yes paid OT. The Brand teams are smart and are utilizing the expertise of some talented and smart agencies. Great benefits. Lots of sincerely good people.

    Cons

    Misplaced Management. Too many unqualified people in leadership positions. Lack of process and follow through. Reactionary. (Departmentally specific)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey departments/divisions (not just a multiple choice survey). You are missing vital feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked for them before and would work there again

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for area. Good managers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Like any real world corporation they need you for the hours you are hired. If you are late or out so many times they will write you up, but that was no a problem for me. The biggest down side was no sick time. If you/child are sick you had to use vacation days or accrue an occurrence (point)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People genuinely get sick. Sick days would be a big plus. And training new managers without promoting the trainers into management position gets discouraging. College degrees are not the Holy Grail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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