Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
140 Reviews
3.4
140 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 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.  

    Local company experience with global, Berkshire Hathaway company opportunities and resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Headquartered in a small city, Shaw is rooted in small town values of concern for its associates and communities. Back stopped by the ethical and fiscal sensibilities of its parent, Berkshire Hathaway, Shaw is committee to its core values of Honesty, Integrity, & passion. Shaw's virtually debt free balance sheet and current expansion activities have it poised to continue to gain market share and grow opportunities for current and future associates through current and future expansions.

    Cons

    The bad housing market has caused significant reductions in work force numbers. Pent up demand in the housing market has translated to equivalent demands for opportunities in the company though not to the extent of the industry more broadly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unethical Conduct

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    There are Absolutely no pros. Unless you are a white male with years of service and Director job title.

    Cons

    White male Directors don't have to abide by the same Code of Ethics or Conduct. A director is allowed to have sexual intercourse in a Shaw office and send nudity pictures of himself to his mistress and still keep his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees should have to abide by the same Code of Ethics and Conduct. Hourly and Salary. Senior Management should actually be held to a higher standard. As they are to set the example. Job title and years of service should not determine your employment status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong headquarters culture and leadership that follow their values of Honesty, Integrity and Passion

    Cons

    Not enough females in senior leadership roles. Not enough transparency in open positions. Sometimes it is obvious that the interview process is an exercise when managers draft or fill positions with pre-selected candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Transportation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexable schedules if needed

    Cons

    No room for advancement unless you are in a Shaw training academy. No sick leave pay. Often give occurrences for being late, sick Etc..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within the Co from Associates that have been doing the job for years. Give others a chance to thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay is OK. Not great but fair. If you worked at a plant with a good plant manager who treated people fairly it was a very good place to work. If you worked for someone who treated people like they were less than human it was not a pleasant work experience. I will have to say that those are few and far between. Also if you are within the company these managers are well known.

    Cons

    Jobs could be boring at times. Also hard to move up especially if you were over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people who have been with the company and made it what it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interning at Shaw Industries was a good first experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    They are very open to teach new employees (interns, co-ops) the ropes and have good guidance

    Cons

    They don't guarantee you a job after graduation, you have to apply for the OMT program. Also, the location of the plants are not favorable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on hiring co-ops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very laid back. Everyone collaborates to achieved a desired goal. Administration is very considerate and very amiable to work with

    Cons

    - Sometimes there is a delay in communication between the plants
     - the actual location of the plants (Dalton, GA) is a small town location. (2½ hours from Atlanta, 30 min from Chattanooga)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Just a Job, Great Company, Bad location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty flexible hours, my boss wasn't too bad, excellent living conditions--very good intern/coop community, going through the coop program will most likely result in a job

    Cons

    Nonexistent mentorship or career development, a lot of time devoted to repetitive tasks, Dalton is in the middle of nowhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Journaling, book list, mentorship -- try developing leadership skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company overview/review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The people who work here are great and they work hard.

    Cons

    There aren't very many growth opportunities unless you have someone on the "inside".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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