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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "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.


  2. "Look Elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Office"

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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.


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  5. "Gildan"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -401k Match
    -Stock Plan
    -Fast Paced Environment

    Cons

    -Below industry compensation
    -Not a lot of opportunity for internal advancement

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure and defined opportunity for career progression.


  7. "Sales Analyst/Accuont Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, and the environment is fast-paced and challenging, so you're never feeling stagnant or bored. You can apply for an inexpensive membership to O2 Fitness (ESAC), which is only $9/month, and I can typically get away at lunch to go work out because there is a gym close by. There is a lot of room for upward movement in Sales, so work hard and you will be noticed.

    Cons

    There is very little training, so if you are not self-motivated then this may not be for you. You pretty much get thrown into everything right away - kind of a sink or swim atmosphere. They do not allow sitting on yoga balls in place of chairs or stand-up desks.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on training new employees and there will be less turnover, especially the young ones that come to Gildan straight from college.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Busy, tons of jobs to fulfill"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Spinner in Mocksville, NC
    Current Employee - Spinner in Mocksville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More for advancement, great benefits, caring employee's, great team work among co workers, great ideas on how to improve work ethics

    Cons

    Slack management, holds on raises, bad attitudes, expecting more than possible, lazy employees, people damaging machines, not established, not enough materials, lack of techs

    Advice to Management

    Look into your personal before hiring


  9. "gildan"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Spinner in Mocksville, NC
    Current Employee - Spinner in Mocksville, NC

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, awesome co-workers, the supervisors work with you on whatever you need, always there to help great benefits, awesome hours

    Cons

    You stay very busy, has to keep a temp of 84 degrees on there so it's always hot, machines love to mess up all the time especially when the temp ain't right in there


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    I would strongly recommend not working here until major changes are made. Company has a lot of potential, but needs to recognize its weaknesses and create a better environment for its employees

    Cons

    Politics, unprofessional / unethical upper management (not all, but some key players), lacks structure, zero training, culture is awful! Constantly putting out fires

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Everyone is miserable


  11. Helpful (1)

    "WARNING! Do not work here!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

    Cons

    Employees are mistreated and underpaid. Management is conniving, devious, and unprofessional. HR department is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    I can't help those who won't help themselves. Once you realize you're not the most intelligent person in the room then the healing can begin.



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