Senior Team Manager (Current Employee) – Cartersville, GA – February 10, 2016
Shaw has the potential to be a great place to work. They are very smart but, this tends to lead to arrogance and a willingness to exclude others from positions of greater responsibility. Conservative, " Good ole boy " patterns in promotions. Who you know matters more than what you know or performance.
Creeler-Operator (Former Employee) – Dalton, GA – February 9, 2016
Shaw Industries seems to get the picture about truly caring for its employees well enough to offer many benefits as well as consistently rewarding its employees who put in dedication to their work and safety.
Team Leader/QC (Former Employee) – Dalton, GA – February 6, 2016
It always had a us vs them attitude. There's NO management of any kind. Plant manager finally got fired for s**ual harassment. He's lucky her husband didn't get a hold of him. lol The HR manager was the real problem. Corporate started asking what the problem was and everybody told them. They said they were "management" and they could not do anything. What a joke of a company. Shaw is the ONLY company I just walked out and quit.
Quality Technician in QE lab (Current Employee) – Cartersville, GA – January 31, 2016
I have learned the value of keeping the customer in mind and making a quality product. At Shaw, the customer is always first and each customer deserves that. Which is why I take pride in what I do in Quality, because that's the right of the customer, to have a quality product. That's what I have learned and will continue to carry with me.
Celebrations for Safety and worker appreciation, Pay
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) – Andalusia, AL – January 23, 2016
My typical day at work was awesome, never had a problem with anyone. And supervisors were so very nice even when i worked overtime but nevertheless the hardest part of my job was trying to caught up there job after shift change and do mines, but overall i enjoyed what i did.
Technician II Wind/Twist Technician (Current Employee) – Valley Head, AL – January 19, 2016
I loved my job. I came in everyday and if I had a list of things that they gave me to do, I would do them and then do my regular stuff. I worked with great people. I had to fix things if something tore up and cut chokes every night. I enjoyed it for the most part, I mean there were times it would get frustrating, but for the most part I really enjoyed it.
Take my own breaks basically work whenever i wanted to
Setup Specialist/Operator (Former Employee) – Cartersville, GA – January 11, 2016
As every work day isn't perfect, each day at Shaw Industries brought a new challenge. Each style of carpet brought about it's own issues and or problems. Technical skills learned on the job were applied to combat said issues. Management wasn't always the greatest, but I can honestly say that what some may have lacked in knowledge and experience, they more than made up for in effort. I would have to say that the hardest part of any job is having to adapt to a different personality at any given moment. One never knows what type of mood is about to be dealt with. So one of the most valuable lessons I learned is how to respond to others as opposed to reacting as the military taught me. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendships and the appreciation upper management showed its associates during various holidays, birthdays, and to its veterans.
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – Dalton, GA – December 30, 2015
I would wait for a location to come up on my computer to go locate it and see if it's being cut or to be put straight on a truck. Then take the rugs that aren't being shipped put them back in location or sometimes I'm loading a truck. The management was awful the hardest part of the job was dealing with disrespectful people and the most enjoyable part was clocking out to go home
Shaw Industries is an outstanding corporate company in which to work. Reason for leaving is relocating.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Dalton, GA – December 28, 2015
It has been my privilege to have worked and grown with such an exemplary corporation. The management team and co-workers have become my corporate family. There isn't a 'hard part' to my responsibilities. There are challenges to be met, but the challenges are always learning tools.
Productive and enjoyable co-workers to work with....like a large family
Lift Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Dalton, GA – December 6, 2015
I loved working at Shaw Plant 82 as we were like a large family and always their to lend a helping hand to each other. It was a very sad day when they closed down the plant. They did take care of the employees and offered transfers to other Shaw plants, which I gladly opted for over permanent unemployment. I worked at the LS Warehouse for the Chicamagua Plant SI as a Lift Truck Operator til I moved out of state. While being at Plant 82, I learned to run spinning frames, winders, twisters and heatset machines. I also cross-trained on the scale for the cases of yarn being sent to the carpet mills. I then went on to become a mechanic for the twisters....and also was able to cross-train as a mechanic for the winders and the heatset machines. I loved the opportunities that allowed me to learn and grow. The people were a big asset, as I said we were like a big family and it was a great sorrow when they had to shutdown this plant but I have kept in touch with several of the people since then. When I transferred to the LS Plant....it was a much less populated place than I was use to but we all became a small family. Management was great, co-workers were very awesome in helping me to learn the job quickly. I was only at the warehouse as a LTO for 4 years but they were good years.
BBQs and good friends
leaving Plant 82 because of the shutdown, leaving Plant LS
Typical environment of sawmill and flooring industry. Noisy and dirty.
Electrical Maintenance Technician III (Former Employee) – Stuart, VA – November 23, 2015
Shaw is a good company to work for generally. However, typical of the flooring industry the manufacturing equipment i.e. saws are very dangerous. With a 24 hour operation requires lots of live maintenance.