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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated December 14, 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)

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  1. "A solid, international company to gain experience dealing with large retailers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Charleston location of Gildan puts you in one of the best cities in the countries. The job is a secure one and they offer decent benefits.

    Cons

    The is little room for career advancement and no performance incentives. The Charleston location has recently consolidated and acquired a new brand, so the company culture is not defined yet.


  2. "gildan"

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    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


  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Average benefits. A diverse culture

    Cons

    Polititical, Not a family based environment


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  5. "Follow the procedures"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    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.


  6. "Engineer"

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    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.


  7. "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


  8. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent experience. I learned a lot accross all projects I participate in. I prove myself as an expert in Databases."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior DB and Applications Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team and managers to work with.
    Excellennt projects and challenges.
    Every day, there is a learning.
    Gildan trust me and count on me.
    etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes delaying in a critical tasks because of non understanding from management (take time to understand the importance of the projects or to have an emergency budget, etc)

    Advice to Management

    be in listen mode to employers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company allows for a positive working experience and many opportunities to enhance your skill set."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    - strong ethical values
    - great CEO
    - intelligent executives
    - the complex and vertically-chained orientation of the business structure allows for a challenging work experience (never boring)

    Cons

    - a little disorganized for its size due to its recent rapid expansion
    - controls are also a little too tight for it's size, feels like a family-owned enterprise sometimes


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent environment to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly international company, excellent place to learn, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Company has grown very quickly and some of the work processes still have some catching up to do.



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