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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director Glenn J. Chamandy
Glenn J. Chamandy
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Pros
  • You get to travel frequently for customer visits and are able to keep a good work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • I love the people I work with, and the environment is fast-paced and challenging, so you're never feeling stagnant or bored (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours, Underpaid, Overworked, (in 4 reviews)

  • Some of the other upper management were also rude and did not have good social skills, not even a simple hello even when spoken too (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    The people and the opportunities

    Cons

    The culture isn't that great. Not a lot of importance in team building.


  2. "Great Place, Minus a Few Bad Apples"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Some fun company activities
    Some of the employees were okay, pretty down to earth.

    Cons

    Human Resources department management, were rude and disrespectful. They looked down on other departments and employees in lower positions. The turnover in the HR coordinator position was ridiculous. Some of the other upper management were also rude and did not have good social skills, not even a simple hello even when spoken too.

    Advice to Management

    Humble yourselves; just because you are in a high position, does not make you better than anyone else. Gildan was a great place to work, besides a few bad apples. Set an example and contribute positively to Gildan's culture. It is okay to smile and say hello sometimes...


  3. "Gildan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours great supervisors advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Point system , sometimes overworked


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  5. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Very open to creativity, innovation. Complies with FLA abroad and really cares about people.

    Cons

    Management could be improved. A manager too constrictive, another one barely knows what his reports are doing on a daily basis.


  6. "Follow the procedures"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear (More than a year)

    Pros

    All is based of procedures, great quality systems, great environment, people-convinient decisions,

    Cons

    Not balanced work load. Not standarized work duties. Management confuse you sometimes. Lot of audits thru the whole year.


  7. "Customer Service is run by morally corrupt people"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Average pay for work done

    Cons

    Terrible management in the customer service department. I was a young guy in a department of 95% middle aged, miserable women. Very mean, gossipy people work there. Terrible work environment. Management will play favorites if they don't like you and do whatever they can to get you fired. I was told 3 weeks before getting let go that I was not going to lose my job. I think my manager lied about my lunch breaks to try and get me fired. Terrible people. Please don't ever work there unless you want to hate your life.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and stop sucking.


  8. "Look Elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a lot, but even that is restricted.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, not flexible, they care more about bottom line and budgets then the actual employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stay more informed and show less favoritism


  9. "Office"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level job. Paychecks are always on time.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not keeping up with the times"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to travel frequently for customer visits and are able to keep a good work/life balance. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    The company is about 10 years behind the technology curve. Laptops are old and need replacing and IT is not willing to listen to process improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Quit focusing on your bottom line and start focusing on making life easier for your employees. New laptops and some IT support would have a positive impact on the bottom line through increased productivity.


  11. "Gildan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you have the best managers, team leaders, and overseers in the whole plant.

    Cons

    i haven't had any downside.

    Advice to Management

    i don't have nothing to say but i loved working there and thanks for the opportunity for working for your company.



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