Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Shaw Industries CEO Vance D. Bell
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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)

  • Dalton GA is a pigeon-hole for those in IT industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Creeler

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    Former Employee - Creeler in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Creeler in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and safe place

    Cons

    A lot of time spent at work


  2. Great benefits, perfect place for growth and development.. Always opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit with this company. Easy to move up and advance

    Cons

    Depending on what area of employment, there's going to be employees that are aggressive and ill mannered

    Advice to Management

    Interviewing process needs to be more aggressive.


  3. Good stable company

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    Former Employee - Tufting Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Tufting Machine Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They actually invest in their employees. You get the training to be able to do your job well, and you can move up as much as you choose. Worked 8 hr shifts so you actually have life, 12 hr shift companies are killing families.

    Cons

    Extremely hot in the summer and so cold in the winter that gloves are needed.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good. Benefits ie.insurance is pitiful, but I think it's comparable to other companies.


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  5. A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chance for advancement, strong emphasis on training, legitimate concern for employees, corporate culture of vertical growth, good benefits

    Cons

    Training could be re-vamped to allow for more consistency across processes, safety procedures are a bit overkill

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide opportunities for those on the ground floor to grow with the company. Take into consideration the concerns and opinions of those working on the processes when enacting change.


  6. Co-op

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cartersville, GA
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries as an intern (More than a 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 Management

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


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Pay, Bad management

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay, Robot Life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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



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