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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated August 29, 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)

Cons
  • Long Hours, Underpaid, Overworked, (in 5 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 5 reviews)

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  1. "Forklift operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Eden, NC
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Eden, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hours. And also good incentives, with opportunities of growth throughout the company.

    Cons

    Hard to advance throughout the company, a long time to process promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Give people opportunities to advance positions within the company, instead of just picking someone who has been there the longest.


  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


  4. "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


  5. "Analyst"

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    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.


  6. "Review"

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    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,


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "programmer analyst"

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    • 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


  10. 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.


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