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Gildan Activewear Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. "Engineering manager"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, nice working environment, oportunity to growth.

    Cons

    May not grow to the top, old school boys club in manufacturing headquarters


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Contractor - Forecast Analyst in Oistins (Barbados)
    Former Contractor - Forecast Analyst in Oistins (Barbados)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Structured work environment with many intellectually like-minded workers. Managers and Executives are easy to work with and care about your development.

    Cons

    There were not enough worth mentioning.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Learning experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning environment that shows you how to think on your feet. Good coworkers, most of them are committed to getting things done.

    Cons

    Automatization of some processes and software upgrades are required. The interaction between departments could improve.


  9. "Follow the procedures"

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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.


  10. "Can be good or bad, depending on position and personal drive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gildan Activewear as an intern

    Pros

    - Great company for those that wish to work hard and move up
    - Good culture with friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - Depending on what your role is within the company, you may be stuck for a long time doing uninteresting, mundane tasks
    - Clear divide within the company depending on your role (for example, IT is on a segregated floor than other corporate functions)
    - Poor brand name


  11. "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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