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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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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 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good To Gain Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Experience, good coworkers, fast-paced, great benefits

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more


  2. "Hopes this is helpful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Company is having good growth opportunities in it's many acquisitions.

    Cons

    The IT infrastructure is so fragmented. Too many systems. Corp needs to integrate these extra IT systems more expeditiously. Reporting is poor. Rely too much in excel in analyzing or developing Mgt. reports.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your IT systems!!! So that these fragmented systems from the past company's acquired can be integrated into one reporting system. Invest in better reporting software, i.e. Crystal or Business Objects then using Hyperion excel.


  3. "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security due to the company size

    Cons

    no internal growth, they don't invest in their employees

    Advice to Management

    promote internally


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  5. "Stay away!!!!"

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

    I have been working at Gildan Activewear full-time

    Pros

    Analyst level employees are good to work with, very young and fun.
    Not much more Pros

    Cons

    Upper management does not treat workers like people. Forced to work overtime especially weekends, budget more important than life itself. Low pay for work. Favoritism within departments is ridiculous, no promotions for meaningful results. Just for how brown your nose is. Sales and forecasting departments are worst with having terrible leadership at manager and director level.


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

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    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...


  7. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgetown (Barbados)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgetown (Barbados)

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offered good training opportunities

    Cons

    High level of cultural diversity


  8. "Regional Director Internal Audit - Latin America"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director Internal Audit - L A in San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Regional Director Internal Audit - L A in San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High expectations of associates ( promotes initiative ) , competitive remuneration policies, opportunities for growth, flexibility to be creative .

    Cons

    Cons are to be overcome ; if not move on .


  9. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment is very dynamic. Staff are encouragement to get active and stay healthy.

    Cons

    There is not enough cross training.

    Advice to Management

    Interaction between departments can be improved.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


  11. "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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