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Shaw Industries Reviews in Cartersville, GA

Updated February 23, 2014
Updated February 23, 2014
118 Reviews

3.3
118 Reviews
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Shaw Industries CEO Vance D. Bell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits in a bad economy (in 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Not enough opportunity for advancement, and turning into a high pressure sales organization (in 3 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.  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Cartersville, GA

    Pros

    Fair pay for fair work

    Cons

    Sometime the senior management team can be over bearing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They treat employees great.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Cartersville, GA

    Pros

    The market for carpet is doing good.

    Cons

    The way they pay you for vacations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Oh the frustration that results from misplaced management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Level  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Cartersville, GA

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked for them before and would work there again

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

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    Current Employee - Plant Worker  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Plant Worker in Cartersville, GA

    Pros

    At this point, I can't think of any.

    Cons

    If you are on 2nd or 3rd shift, good luck making it to 1st.

    Plant workers reach level 3 and the vast majority will never receive another raise.

    They will schedule 7 day work weeks at the drop of a hat, even weeks immediately preceding Christmas.

    Equipment (especially computers and lift trucks) are left in disrepair for months at a time. No one is on staff at the plant to keep the computers working.

    If you ask for any kind of understanding for a particular situation, forget it. You can work here 5 years or be fresh out of orientation, it doesn't matter to them.

    Employees are merely files in drawer, numbers to be cut and necessary evils to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees feel it when you consider them to be no more than an expense. Your reward for a year of profitability, Pride Day (actually 1 1/2 hour), is terrible - a very few get a little prize and most leave with nothing. It's insulting. If you want to show your appreciation, write checks; do not set up a ring toss.

    You have cut labor yet spend money on ridiculous programs and positions.

    Show us a little respect by scheduling more thoughtfully and do not pretend to show appreciation with Pride Day or food.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    all production. no concern about quality

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Cartersville, GA

    Pros

    good pay and benefits in a bad economy

    Cons

    everyone is job scared and let too much go on that shouldn't happen. They won't listen to their employees and expect you to do impossible tasks. You can only do quality work if given enough time and help to accomplish the job. Too many employees slacking and refusing to do their job but management won't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out on the floor and see what's really going on...listen to people. Have time studies done on jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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