Shaw Industries Inc – Union City, CA
** **Shaw Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the worlds largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering… ClickCast
I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 3 years)
Ged program, tuition reimbursement, excellent training, different opportunities within one company : sales, distribution, manufacturing, and procurement. The company also has discount programs. Bonus program
Nepotism is prevalent within the company. Only people with high ranking family members are promoted quickly. It is not uncommon to see a director's family member with a 2 yr degree, not related to engineering, be placed in an engineering roles. Then promoted within a few years. The diversity in management is very limited. It is unusual to see anyone other than a white male in a manager role within manufacturing. Management styles vary different from manager to manager and plant to plant. Some places you are expected to work 60 hours a week and no comp time. While others may get comp time, or work less than 40 hours a week with 1.5 to 2 hour lunches. Within manufacturing, we have little ability to flex or times. It is mostly 7:30am to 5pm. However, in other areas of the company, people are allowed to work from home at least one day a week. Within the past few years, pay raises have been limited due to the loss in sales and market share. There is a fear within the company to say only good things about the company.
Advice to Management
Encourage diversity within management, job flexibility, and promote based on success and talent.