Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 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.  

    Account Review

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

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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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  5.  

    Overall, a good place to gain experience and responsibility quickly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very quickly you are given direct responsibility for project outcomes. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience can be built easily and relatively quickly.

    Cons

    As is the case with most manufacturing sites, most locations are in small towns, not ideal for young/single people, but a great place for those with families.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    stepping stone for my career

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    Former Employee - Behavior Based Safety Facilitator
    Former Employee - Behavior Based Safety Facilitator

    Pros

    corporate advancement opportunities, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    management, lack of room for advancement in smaller plants, shut down weeks

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Builder Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Salary, Commision and Benefits.

    Cons

    Too many changes that effect compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sales people that take market share, continue to compensate them for there work that they earned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Compared to other wage slave jobs, better than most.

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    Current Employee - LTO  in  Minneapolis, KS
    Current Employee - LTO in Minneapolis, KS

    Pros

    Good pay. Company takes safety seriously. Good equipment. Ok vacation time. A lot of good people work for shaw industries.

    Cons

    The only difference between a 30 year employee and a day labor brought in for the week is the employee has more vacation. Advancement greatly enhanced with "Atlas Shrugged" type mindset. Job description changes moment to moment as management deems necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require lower management to attend management training classes. Statements like "We appreciate the job you are doing" are meaningless if long term employees are told they are no different than a new recruit. Treated as a "Labor Unit".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with a good group of people. Lots of training.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move to day shift.

  10.  

    wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    growing ind. good country folks. family orientated

    Cons

    it is not really not bad. Just your typical manufacturing

  11.  

    They teach you great experience with lots of field travels

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    Current Employee - Sales Trainee  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Dalton, GA

    Pros

    Good values, And this company never gives up on you. They will always try to work with giving you the best fit.

    Cons

    Patience. You might have to wait awhile until you get a territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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