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Shaw Industries Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Hard to have a life or do anything outside of work when you seem to constantly be working 6 and 7 day weeks with some 12 hour shifts as well (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Georgia in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Georgia in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to advance if your ambitious. Great people. Lots of diversity. Locations all over the U.S.

    Cons

    Education is valued over skill set.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Cutter 5"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cutter V in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Cutter V in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shaw Industries full-time

    Pros

    Was not a hard job you learn

    Cons

    Management and the company workers

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hard working people you have whether they get sick or not


  3. "Unanimously positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee of 10 years at Shaw. It is a great place to work, a very challenging environment with eyes on an even better future for the company. People with good ideas are usually allowed and encouraged to pursue them. If you're ambitious and have potential, Shaw will find a way to use you.

    Cons

    Still some "we've always done it this way" mentality in pockets, but that is changing for the better. Company is showing signs of promoting more females into leadership.


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  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Shaw Industries full-time

    Pros

    The best work environment with a great work life balance. Everyone is like family and great mentors, willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    Upper management is very unorganized and micromanages employees creating tension and making them feel unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy and pay employees what they are worth they work hard and should be paid fairly for the amount of work they do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "In 23 years of working the worst employer ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Co-Op in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - College Co-Op in Dalton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive wages. The appearance of the work environment looks nice. On site cafeteria serves good food at good prices. There are some good managers at this company, unfortunately there are too many bad apples. Work hours are pretty standard Monday through Friday so it makes well for having a life. I hear the standard benefit package is okay, Co-Ops don't get benefits even though they are full-time employees.

    Cons

    The most unprofessional treatment of management I have ever experienced in 23 years of working. I actually convinced an acquaintance in my graduating class not to take an offer they made her before graduating myself due to the treatment I experienced from management while I worked there as a Co-Op. I can't speak for their individual factory locations only that the environment of working in corporate headquarters IT was the worst treatment I have ever experienced. Example: being blamed for work environment disruptions I have nothing to do with even though the said disruptions also disrupted my daily work flows.

    Advice to Management

    Your mid and lower management is hurting your company. It's time to clean house.


  7. "Great overall experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady leadership, good benefits, allows territory manager independence, great industry name, adapted to modern sales requirements, brand name known to all in flooring industry

    Cons

    Salary & commission less than industry equivalent, inability to update to compensate new business in mature business category, sales specialty limits sales opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Update commission or change territory sizes to be more amenable to more compensation


  8. "sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibly work schedule, understand family needs.

    Cons

    Pretty stagnate on income and opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Improve the corporate mindset of due what you are told and march to the company orders. New ideals and creative approaches not something company encourages


  9. "Great Culture - Really Cares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented company that really cares about their people. Work is challenging and lots of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Some Plants need updating. Benefits are average at best

    Advice to Management

    Upper management can be very conservative - need to take some risks every once in awhile. Need HR reporting into the CEO instead of the CFO


  10. "Great Place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management really cares about your wellbeing

    Cons

    It can be a stressful position at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. "M8 operatet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andalusia, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andalusia, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dauys off. Fourteen a month. Great cant pay bills Long hours. Not worth the drive. Look for something else. Supervisors are terrible.

    Cons

    Pay rate. Can not move up no matter length of employment. No overtime. No employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Seniority


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