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Shaw Industries Overview

Dalton, GA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Join the more than 20,000 associates worldwide who share our vision of creating a better future. By combining deep market knowledge with new ways of thinking, we drive innovation into our business and maintain leadership in an ever-changing and highly competitive ... Read more

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creating a better future: for our customers, for our people, for our company and for our communities.


great people. great products. great service ... Read more

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Shaw Industries – Why Work For Us?

We support our associates in developing the skills required to reach their full potential. Leadership development, hands-on training, and the opportunities for associates to pursue their passions through a wide range of career disciplines are just some of the ways we are investing in your (and our) future.

Shaw has received recognition for its commitment to training and professional development including ranking second in the most recent Elearning! Magazine “Learning 100”, rated as a Top 125 Training Company by Training Magazine for 10 consecutive years, and listed on Selling Company Magazine “Top 50 Companies to Sell For.”

By providing clarity and transparency around the knowledge, experience, and competencies critical for each position, associates can target training opportunities aligned with long-term goals. Our award-winning Shaw Learning Academy offers associates skills-based training across eight centers of excellence. Topics range from sales, leadership, business and diversity to safety, industrial maintenance and technology.

Shaw associates seeking to continue their academic education have access to Shaw’s GED and MBA programs offered in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. To make continuing education more accessible, Shaw offers a tuition reimbursement program to provide financial assistance to associates pursuing undergraduate or post-graduate education.

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Shaw supports associates with benefits to meet their physical, emotional, financial and social needs and solicits ongoing feedback to address desired changes within our reward systems. Health and wellness benefits include multiple choices for health savings account plans, options for vision and dental coverage, and a variety of wellness programs.

Shaw’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive Medical Plans
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision Discount Buying Plan
  • Dental Assistance Plan
  • Company Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Group and Optional Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement (GED, undergraduate and post-graduate support)
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Discounts on all Shaw Products
  • Business Casual Attire
  • Relocation
  • Tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts
  • In-depth Training Programs

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Diversity and inclusion are foundational to our business - they are necessary for innovation and growth, allow us to better understand our customers and their needs, and position us to attract and retain the best talent.

Diversity is about more than race, gender, and age; at Shaw, diversity is about inclusion and respect for people. By seeking new perspectives, and creating an environment where different ideas can be heard and valued, we ensure our place as a world-class organization and win in the marketplace.

Inclusive leadership is a key competency expected of all Shaw associates and defined through specific behaviors including:

  • champion diversity and inclusion,
  • demonstrate self-awareness,
  • use diversity as an advantage to gain broader perspective, and
  • convey respect for all individuals.

Shaw’s Corporate Diversity Council, ShawVet, and Womne's Innovation Network (WIN) lead initiatives for demonstrating inclusive leadership behaviors. Members put principles into action through their involvement in various work teams including education, communication, metrics, communities, customer relations, and corporate culture.


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Shaw associates are passionately committed to giving back. From civic involvement and philanthropic giving, to volunteerism and cause marketing programs, we aim to address needs in the communities in which we operate and provide associates with the opportunity to support causes that matter most to them. In 2015, we donated more for than $4.5 million to community organizations and invested more than 67,000 volunteer hours.

We have partnered for several years with national non-profits, such as United Way and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as numerous other organizations that share our and our associates’ values and that we believe have significant positive impact on people’s lives.  

Our investment in educational programs that reach students from kindergarten through college represent a vested interest in helping ensure that the workforce of tomorrow is prepared to meet the needs of next-generation manufacturing and further foster economic growth, prosperity and greater innovation.

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Guided by the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy, our holistic approach to sustainability focuses on transparency, material health, material reutilization, efficient use of resources, and social responsibility.

Our products are designed to be as sustainable as they are beautiful, and we take care to include materials that are durable and safe for people and the planet. Approximately 65 percent of the sales of Shaw manufactured are Cradle to Cradle Certified, and we are working toward designing 100 percent of our products to Cradle to Cradle protocols by 2030. With products that offer guaranteed reclamation and recycling, investments in new solutions for recycling both nylon and polyester carpet, and a commitment to safe ingredients in our products, we are leading change within the industry.

In the manufacture of our products, we employ sustainable practices, use materials and resources efficiently, and operate our facilities and manufacturing processes in accordance with sustainability and safety standards. Initiatives such as LEED certified buildings, the use solar panels to generate energy at our tile manufacturing facility, and a Shaw Transport and EPA Smartway partnership demonstrate how sustainability touches every aspect of our business.

In addition to environmental responsibility, we are committed to social responsibility. From civic involvement and philanthropic giving, to volunteerism and cause marketing programs, our company and associates are passionate about addressing community needs. And, taking a lifelong approach to learning and fostering economic development, we create community educational partnerships from reading to robotics, kindergarten to college.

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    Sustainability initiatives, work/home balance, competitive pay.


    No outdoor seating but there is beautiful landscaping

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    Great work! I really appreciate the push for candor in the workplace.

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    Corporate Manufacturing Accountant (Entry Level) Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shaw Industries (Dalton, GA) in December 2016.


    I was called one day while in class from an unknown number. Not wanting to be rude, I ignored it during class, but immediately called afterwards. I was speaking to a Recruiter and she told me she would send me an e-mail with an invitation to a Virtual Interview. The interview was on December of 2016. I accepted the interview and prepared for it for 2 weeks. Once the day arrived, I found a quiet place at my local university campus to perform the interview. I had to dial in 10 minutes ahead of time and be present in the "virtual lobby" 10 minutes ahead as well. At 2:00 on the dot, a man appeared. He was part of the Manufacturing division Accounting team and told me a lady would join us shortly from the accounting division that handles reporting and SOX compliance, etc., Shortly after she joined they asked me basic questions regarding my resume and didn't really ask their "STAR" questions. In fact, they told me my "Next" interview would be where I would be given the star method. After 10 minutes of some basic background info. from my resume, it seemed they were looking for an accountant with at least a year's worth of experience with database programming such as SQL and VBA Macros building for Excel. Of course, I tried to elaborate that I was eager to learn, and my background could prove it. Nonetheless, they finished off by telling me that by the end of the week they wanted to fill 4 slots available for the position. Out of these 4 slots, 10 were chosen to be interviewed including me. However, the interviewees would actually get a face-to-face interview as opposed to mine. The man closed by telling me if they didn't narrow it down to 4 out of the 10 they were interviewing, then they would reach out to me for further interviews.

    In the end, after one week went by, then another, then another. I finally received an e-mail confirmation a month after the interview telling me that the position had been filled. I never received a follow up interview and it seems they narrowed it down to their 4 entry-level accountants.

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    • Do you have any experience with SQL or VBA Macro building?   1 Answer
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Shaw Industries Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2016
  • Learning! 100 Award, Elearning! Media Group, 2016
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine, 2016
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2016
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