Shaw Industries

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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
127 Reviews
3.3
127 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
  • 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time

    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
  7.  

    stepping stone for my career

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

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    corporate advancement opportunities, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Builder Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  9.  

    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

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

    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
  10.  

    Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move to day shift.

  11.  

    wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Industries

    Pros

    growing ind. good country folks. family orientated

    Cons

    it is not really not bad. Just your typical manufacturing

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