Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
123 Reviews
3.4
123 Reviews
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Shaw Industries CEO Vance D. Bell
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Get in through the OMT Program and you're gold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, a lot of room to learn and make mistakes

    Cons

    pays well but not sure that its paying as much as other companies for management roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good training program and great benefits. Supervisors are very supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    You are available to your clients round the clock which makes work-life-balance difficult.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political, Good Old Boy, NO Ethics

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    Cheap carpet. There are many plants in the area so you can move around a lot.

    Cons

    SHAW stand for Sundays holiday and weekends. You will have no life never see your family. Don't get sick or try to push a new idea no matter how long you have worked there, you will get fired. Only people from GA area will get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth and respect their personal life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Berkshire Hathaway Company

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    Well known in the floor covering industry as well as being a part of Berkshire Hathaway. Freedom and independence for self motivated go getters in the sales field.

    Cons

    Poor management with no sense of direction. To many chiefs with their own agenda trying to direct the sales force. A lot of flip flopping taking place. Management has not given the sales force a raise in the last 6 years, which is fine if you are selling and growing your business. The only down side to growing your business is having your territory cut and given to reps who are struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and listen to what is taken place in the sales field. You are all about surveys, how about finding out what your salesforce really thinks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good jobs for resident aliens

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee  in  Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Yuma, AZ

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good wages and benifits and great people

    Cons

    bad management, constant management turn around. too diversified no focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    with such a low county job rate a majority of the employees are mexican nationals. the never P.R locally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Electrical Technician III

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    Former Employee - Electrical Technician III  in  Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Electrical Technician III in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay for this job is about as good as you can get in my area and we were payed weekly and on time.

    Cons

    Management were too focused on themselves and would not commit to something if they thought that it would be incorrect. Focus on safety was over the line to the point that people were afraid to do their job. Management was indecisive and I often had to re-do work that was done like they wanted. Shaw was supposed to be paperless yet I signed at least 10 sheets of paper a day that were usually lost or duplicated within a week. They focused on on job safety by installing gates and fences that only hourly employees had to use while managers were allowed to enter through unguarded entrances and the gates and fences installed did not alloy employees to leave easily if there was an emergency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being too strict on employees and too focused on the bottom line hurts moral and makes employees feel bad and be negative about their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Shaw was a great organization to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time

    Pros

    Large company established policies and procedues

    Cons

    Most opportunities for advancement are in the Dalton, GA area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Review

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Company and Benefits and Brand Recognition in Market

    Cons

    You can get a dead in Territory from the start with no way both down on Residential Side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't limit what type of customers reps can call on.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall I have enjoyed my 20+ years with the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    The company makes an excellent product of carpeting and hard surface flooring. Upper management is very business wise.

    Cons

    Women do not have the opportunities to advance in their careers like men do. Few opportunities for cross training to learn skills in different areas for future career opportunities. Getting promoted is often more in who who know vs. what you know. The company is not cutting edge. Tend to follow instead of lead in the industry. Not very competitive with associate benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a fair and honest company that offers excellent benefits and a safe work environment.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    They pay well and promote from within and run a taught ship so that good hardworking employees have jobs. If you are lazy - this is not the place to work. If you work hard - go for it!

    Cons

    Very traditional set-up. A better family/life work balance is needed. Something to discuss before you are hired there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to identify a family life work balance. It can be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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