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"Great place to work, not much upward mobiity"

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Awesome place to work, management is very easy to talk to and does make an effort to know everyone. Easy to sell, tons of tools given to you, with a distinct competitive advantage.

Cons

VERY MICROMANAGING! Unfortunately upper management is far removed from their sales days and everyone has a similar background at the top, meaning its a little harder for them to lead some of the divisions they are less familiar with. Not enough opportunity for advancement, and turning into a high pressure sales organization.

Advice to Management

in order to keep good people, try to listen to ideas (and give credit), promote from within

Other Employee Reviews for Shaw Industries

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment! Benefits were pretty good. I was able to take time off when needed with no questions asked.

    Cons

    The location was not very convienent.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shaw is a good company and the best in their field, but...."

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive compensation, good vacation. Freedom to make your own schedule, good quality product, adequate support staff, good bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Quite frankly, a major problem that has developed at Shaw is one that I'm sure is not uncommon to that of most large corporations--- it matters little what type of relationship you have with your customer; what matters most is the relationship between you and your supervisor. Company politics and cronyism is rampant at Shaw and whose back you slap and elbow you rub determines your future. No one is promoted meritoriously. Promotions are determined by whose playpen you play in and there is little parity between territories. Another item of concern is apathy by the parent company to sales needs in the field, by support staff. Senior management feigns interest and are slow to react to competitive products and conditions in the field. Shaw has made some fundamental blunders in the past, including entering into the retail business a few years back, but the most certain blunder that will be recognized in years to come is their recent mass opting-out of as many as 70 experienced territory managers in December of 2009 and reorganizing (call it downsizing) by dissolving territories and regions, when the culling should have begun at the senior level and worked its way down. This has been propagated and signed off on by the management cadre mentioned above. This will prove to be an intrinsic error ---removing the faces that have worked hard to establish daily relationships with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make promotions and territory assignments meritorious by removing politics from the equation. You will get more accomplished and put the right people in the places they should be in. Place more emphasis on the voice of the customer positively and negatively. Establish a senior territory manager position with perks. Limit micromanagement, especially to veteran employees. Be proactive and not so reactive concerning competitive products.

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