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"Great place to work if you are OK with folks talking out both sides of their mouth...."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - I S Project Manager in Dalton, GA
Current Employee - I S Project Manager in Dalton, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Company with deep pockets
- Work / Life Balance
- Company cares about the local community

Cons

- Benefits have become sub-par over time
- Many I.S. employees aren't require or have 4-year college degrees
- Management sets unattainable sales targets in order to not achieve employee bonus triggers
- Company is still living in the 1980s when it comes to experience or knowledge in critical departments
- Tons of dead weight exist in key management areas
- Hiring from outside areas is frowned upon in many departments

Advice to Management

(1) Step up and removed management level associates that are not getting to job done.
(2) Start purchased outside software instead of having internal developers drop the ball time after time.
(3) Start thinking outside the box and stop thinking the "Shaw Way" is always the best way.

Other Employee Reviews for Shaw Industries

  1. "Buddy System"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Dalton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work life balance is great

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Turn over is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits Benefits Benefits


  2. "Fulfilling job that ended recently due to collapsed housing industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dalton, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, smart, hard-working peers
    Immediate dept. managers VERY good at "life-work" balancing
    IT dept dedicated to staying in front of new technology as best as possible
    Mgmt encouraged autonomy

    Cons

    Every IT employee is sadly underpaid, esp. considering the deep pockets of Berk-Hathaway
    Dalton GA is a pigeon-hole for those in IT industry. It's Shaw or nothing for IT work. Or relocate to ATL.
    Mgmt lack-of-communication has employees looking over their shoulder. Sad- these nice people shouldn't have to be so paranoid all the time.
    Lack of a real "5 year plan" sort of outlook. Upper Mgmt Reactive, rather than Proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Level with employees: We're adults - we can handle negative industry data that we're reading elsewhere anyway
    Have some long-term vision. Share with your employees.
    Hit up Mr. Buffett for raises for all IT members - they all deserve raises.
    Don't lie and tell them that the raise is postponed til end of year. That means this is a year without a raise...and adults aren't so dumb to not figure that out.
    KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB you're already doing allowing employees remote work and life-work balancing. You've got a fantastic IT team - show them your appreciation with $$$, rather than cookouts.


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