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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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Gildan Activewear President, CEO, Director Glenn J. Chamandy
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18 Employee Reviews

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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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Newton Terrace (Barbados)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Newton Terrace (Barbados)
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Experience, Networking, Benefits, Pension, Events

    Cons

    Long Hours, Underpaid, Overworked,


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  5. "Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Not much to say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People seem nice
    High focus on saftey

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Hours are not consistent


  7. "programmer analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    do not have any pros

    Cons

    poor management, would not recommend


  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Busy, tons of jobs to fulfill"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  11. "Not too bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Shipping in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear (Less than a year)

    Pros

    30 minute lunch break
    Lucky to have an fantastic supervisor
    Easy job to get, they will hire anybody
    Security guards near entrance

    Cons

    A younger crowd, a lot of blacks and Hispanics working in warehouse (not much diversity) gossipy job since there is a lot young people working there. Pay not good, but they try (supervisor) they best to work with you. Typical warehouse job not for a career

    Advice to Management

    It is a warehouse job with people constantly coming and leaving, Not a career, so for what it is, I guess it's decent. Young folks, seriously stay to yourself, do not indulge in the drama.



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