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"Russell Corporation....An OK place until Fruit of the Loom walked in the room..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Before the acquisition of Russell by Fruit of the Loom, there was a sense of pride regarding the "Russell" heritage and product development. Russell had lost its way for a while, but seemed to be moving into a more positive attitude.

Cons

All questions, no answers. Real risk to those Russell folks who are still there as it is obvious that the 20+ year experienced employees are not valued for their knowledge of the customer base or the products.

Advice to Management

Allow what's left of the Russell organization to run the "team wear" as they see fit, before you run a valued brand into the ground and out of business....

Other Employee Reviews for Fruit of the Loom

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Micro-management Heaven"

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    Former Employee - Senior VMI Analyst in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Senior VMI Analyst in Bowling Green, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefit Package
    Bowling Green is an affordable place to live
    Easy commute
    Friendly people
    Good relocation package
    Generous contributions to 401(k)

    Cons

    Micro-managed up to, and including the CEO
    No telecommute availability
    No flex hours
    Minimal room for advancement
    Treat lower level employees like children

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees (they might know more than you do)
    Empower your people (you might be surprised that they can work without supervision)
    Allow flex hours
    Allow telework


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Its a starting place at best, or expect to wait until someone retires."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bowling Green, KY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office setting is very casual, benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Limited professional development and career advancement. Salary typically runs 10% to 15% below market rates for low to mid level employees. Employees are treated as small children and micromanaged in every aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Departments are very territorial and lack general cooperation. Every employee is very defensive and management frowns upon interdepartmental contact.

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