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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Not very good job if you're not a fan of rotating 12 hour shifts (in 8 reviews)

  • The upper management group does not give the support that they preach (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "20 Year Anniversary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have just celebrated my 20th Anniversary with Shaw Industries. In my time with the organization I have found that Shaw values thier people, they invest in our development and provide growth opportunities. It is a large organization but the culture is more like a small family business. It's a great place to work

    Cons

    Slow to change with limited growth opportunities in current role.

    Shaw Industries Response

    Jul 10, 2017

    Congratulations on your anniversary! It means so much to hear you're happy with your experience, and we're certainly glad to have you onboard! As a trainer, your work is crucial to advancing our... More


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management truly cares about the employees. We worked hard but knew we were all in it together.

    Cons

    Work is physically demanding. I was in a plant that was not air conditioned so it was really unbearable during the summer....nevertheless, this was the best job I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Shaw Industries Response

    May 31, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this stellar review! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful to you for your many years of service.

  3. "Great if your a Process Engineer - but expect to see hard ceilings if you are any other Engineer."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dalton, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn.

    Equal Opportunity.

    If you are good they will pay you what the regional salary for the area, but they don't push the envelope.

    Cons

    If you don't come in through the co-op program as a process engineer, their is a good chance you aren't going to get promoted beyond your initial skill set.

    Upper management only speaks in dollars. You can't sell ideas/concepts to them, by explaining how it will increase quality if you can't come up with a dollar amount it will save.

    Management will spend good money on unrecoverable passed failed projects to prevent having to write off bad investments. Therefore, crippling the whole project and ruining career prospects for the people working on them.

    Advice to Management

    If you are down sizing an area, don't do it by attrition. Make sure to keep quality talent, because those will be the ones that jump ship first. Why? because they can.

    Low hanging fruit has been picked.

    STAR is good in theory, but is being executed poorly. Employees like receiving recognition in many different ways. Some like formal recognition, while others just need a theoretical pat on the back from someone they admire or look up to.

    Shaw Industries Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review of your time at Shaw. We appreciate the effort you put into giving us this constructive criticism because it gives us the opportunity to improve. As you mentioned, talent... More


  4. "sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good entry level experience
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Shaw Industries Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to review Shaw Industries! We appreciate your feedback, both positive and negative, because it helps us to continually improve our associates' experience. We truly value... More


  5. "Overall Good Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Heatset Operator in Andalusia, AL
    Former Employee - Heatset Operator in Andalusia, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice pay, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not very good job if you're not a fan of rotating 12 hour shifts

    Advice to Management

    Better life/work balance would be nice! Whenever you are off work you don't feel like doing anything but sleeping, and before you know it it's already time to go back to work again!

    Shaw Industries Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience during your time at Shaw and appreciate your constructive feedback about scheduling and length... More


  6. "latex mixer operator"

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    Former Employee - Compounding in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Compounding in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i like working with carpet

    Cons

    no downsides to work for shaw


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability keeps me at Shaw Inc.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Less opportunities for females than males.

    Advice to Management

    You're overlooking some really talented females for promotion.
    Stop frowning on telecommuting. Think of the $$ the company could save in physical space alone. And the opportunities for a "green story". Embrace the 21st century. Just because you are not physically at the office doesn't mean you're not working.

    Shaw Industries Response

    Jun 1, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for giving us your review of your time at Shaw. I appreciate your candor, and please know that we have taken your feedback under advisement. Our associates are our greatest asset, and... More

  8. "Machine operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay,they take care of their employees

    Cons

    Not really flexible with circumstances that may cause u to miss work due to emergency

    Advice to Management

    Obseve employee potential more


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Training program is great.

    Cons

    Overworked and under paid.
    Interview method is absolutely horrible.
    They hand pick who they want.
    Favorites are certainly a thing.
    Can't move up, you don't have enough experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop handpicking people for positions. Stop picking favorites. You have other employees that are trying to get noticed yet you choose people who based on who you like best.

    Shaw Industries Response

    May 26, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm disappointed to hear you feel you've observed favoritism in terms of advancement, as we strive to be fair in each of the decisions we make... More


  10. "Proud to be a part within this Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant Supervisor in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant Supervisor in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for strong management teams very Diverse Leadership and training

    Cons

    None / great opportunities to advance with this company

    Advice to Management

    Need more opportunitys to help us learn espanol for better communication with our associates


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