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Carhartt Reviews

Updated October 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance good; work from home; unique benefits" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, flexible working environment and relatively laid back" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hardly any advertisement for the retail sector, not very fast job growth opportunities, summers are super slow" (in 3 reviews)

  • "There really are no cons other than the typical retail issues" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Apparel Technical Designer II"

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    Current Employee - Apparel Technical Designer II in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Apparel Technical Designer II in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance, Family values, High Quality Standards, Great Compensations & benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities

    Carhartt Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you are happy and find value in Carhartt's culture and diverse benefits. We are sorry, however, that you feel a lack of opportunity for career... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Growth is Limited"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carhartt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-worker; everyone cares about the community and making an impact outside of Carhartt; good PTO; free coffee every morning; casual dress code (as long as you have Carhartt on, you can wear jeans); now has a parental leave program!

    Cons

    need more flexibility in work from home options; benefits could be further improved; leadership plays favorites - very political, but they pretend that they aren't; if you don't become a "favorite", you won't get many growth opportunities; their structure doesn't allow for much career growth; very resistant to change; passive-aggressive conflict style throughout the organization - and this is further rewarded by top leaders; Managers will throw teams under the bus to make themselves look better

    Advice to Management

    make improvements to your culture - hold leaders accountable to acting like "Leaders" rather than just say that leadership is important; promote those that demonstrate leadership skills rather than promoting the favorites or the friends of top management; consider more flexible work options and a more flexible work from home policy; bring your management and HR policies into today's world.

  3. "A great place to grow."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carhartt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for. They value your opinion and there is opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    They only have 30 stores, and a lot of in house talent that want to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Carhartt Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is so great to hear you had a positive experience working at Carhartt. We continuously strive to create a workplace culture that embraces... More


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Good Place to work, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the region. Some of the people aren't bad.

    Cons

    Very old school. Does not adapt to change very well, if at all. It's cliche at best. Management has favorites and holds grudges, and will for years. Not the place for you if you want your ideas heard. It's show up, put your head down, and do it the way it's always been done.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge there are issues and actually fix them. Not band aids and quick fixes. There are cultural flaws, great product, but major cultural flaws and managers and above have no interest in rocking their gravy boat.

    Carhartt Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Your valuable feedback is greatly appreciated. We have high expectations of our leaders and leadership roles, and we hold them to highest of standards - one of which is fairness. In addition, we... More


  5. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time

    Pros

    Family feel
    Flexible work schedule
    Nice people

    Cons

    Salary Low
    Benefits are expensive
    PTO not sufficient

    Advice to Management

    Look into cost of benefits, and a better PTO policy for a better quality of life.


  6. "Carhartt culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance good; work from home; unique benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability and communication


  7. "Owner lacks leadership skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They make good clothing for the working person

    Cons

    The company is lacking focus, leadership from the owner is weak. Too many things spinning

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making great workwear and clothing - too many 'other' projects have made the company a frustrating place to work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carhartt part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and customers for the most part. Was not too hard of a job.

    Cons

    Awful management and upper management didn't want to fix it saying it was all the associates fault.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management pick managers that have the personality to be a manager not just look good on paper.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent for the area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time

    Pros

    OK pay, Great PTO, good immediate co workers

    Cons

    Too much OT and uncertainty, favoritism. No room to move up unless you're in the boys club.


  10. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carhartt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Values include working with integrity and honesty.

    Cons

    There are no cons. If you contribute, you get rewarded.


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