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Coats Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coats full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A company with strong values; generous benefits; keen focus on employee engagement, safety and inclusion. Fun place to work with a great office environment.

    Cons

    salary levels are low and paid time off is not as generous as other non-manufacturing companies


  2. "About average"

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

    I have been working at Coats full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility in hours, nice working environment and location

    Cons

    Lack of concern/interest in lower level staff by upper management; lack of opportunities for advancement; poor training/mentoring. Forget having a holiday if you work in a financial sector.

    Advice to Management

    No point; they're oblivious to anything but their own gain.

  3. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people mostly, goal driven team environment & flexible working hours to accommodate a work-life balance

    Cons

    Problematic team members are NOT dealt with in a real way & left to fester, creating tension in some teams. Opportunities for advancement are next to nothing given that teams run extremely lean & the company culture is outdated in certain methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing things wrong 8x times just because it's how everyone else is doing things. Take some risks & give your employees the chance to show you what they can really do when you exercise a little faith in their expertise & commitment to the bottom line.


  4. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coats full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    True global Company embraces latest technologies and promotes growth

    Cons

    No clear career paths and development strategies

    Advice to Management

    Align career development strategies with business goals, that generates uncertainty.


  5. "Cold and corporate"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are decent employee benefits (medical 401k, dental, etc), access to gym, food trucks. Nothing regarding the actual working environment.

    Cons

    Cold, corporate environment where everyone is looking out only for themselves. There is no real sense of job security when employees feel unappreciated and certain departments are a revolving door. In all the years I have been with Coats, they have not figured out a way to retain young talent and the 20-40 crowd quickly learns that there is no long term advantages to stay with the company while the more senior employees feel stuck with no place to grow. It seems that most everyone in my department is looking for other opportunities because we do not feel valued or appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    It will not physically kill you to be polite to others. Look at them in the eyes and speak. Make your employees feel valued and appreciated and not just one day a year when the corporate calendar tells you to.


  6. "Customer Service Specalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Old school working environment, no room for advancement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fantastic company, very proud and grateful to be part of it.

    Cons

    sometimes due to demands, it could be very long hours

  8. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Albany, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Not much vacation or personal time off ....machines are outdated which makes the job difficult at times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Coats India"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coats (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Culture & People, Very good !!

    Cons

    is too small a company - 400 crore

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Many skilled and experienced long term employees; good place to earn a stable income over the long haul; good HR department; senior management is solid and communicates regularly; good work/family life balance.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement; when starting work in a new position, training may be 'full immersion' with little assistance from a current employee.


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