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Shaw Industries Employer Reviews

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Very demanding and and hard place to work.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Thomson GeorgiaOctober 22, 2013
Pros: the hours of operation.
Cons: locked inside for the entire shift.
Work was very hard and demanding. Felt like I was in prison once you were inside you could not go back outside or see the outside until it was time to go home, no windows just lock inside this large warehouse for 121/2 hours was stressful to me. The manager I had did not operate the shift very professional to me. The hardest part was to stay loyal to – more... the company for two years. Met new people and some friends which helped made the two years I was there tolerable. – less
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Very high paced production job
Yarn Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee), Ringgold, GAOctober 21, 2013
Pros: fast paced
Cons: very hot inside the warehouse during summer hours which i had to get used to
I enjoyed the high paced production job because the hours at work just flew by. I learned a great deal of job experience at Shaw.
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Challenging and rewarding environment with emphasis on safety.
Warehouse Worker/Spinner Technician (Former Employee), Ellijay, GAOctober 15, 2013
Pros: breaks
Cons: plant shutdowns
Used Forklift and other necessary equipment to locate, load, unload and retrieve machinery parts. Co-workers communicate needs effectively to ensure job completion. The hardest part of the job was finding solutions and having to wait for management approval.
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I love this place!
Machine Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee), Cartersville, GASeptember 19, 2013
Pros: very relaxed place
Cons: hot in the summer
I started working on the line, and I advanced fairly quick. The biggest factor about this job is the integrity here is very high, and this company places the employee first. The co-workers were great, we shared many laughs, and still executed our job with great numbers. the Management team don't treat no employee no different then the next one, and – more... there is a high level of respect, I've never noticed at my other two jobs. The hardest part of the job was not being able to work any OT. – less
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Fun and educating company
Industrial Engineering Clerk (Former Employee), Calhoun, GASeptember 13, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: lack of hours
Shaw taught me accounting processes and different engineering skills needed.

Assisted with highly confidential and time sensitive reports.
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Shaw Ind.
Various over the years (Former Employee), Dalton, GASeptember 12, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits package
Cons: building was not insulated and became very hot and/or cold
I worked there for 22 years. I've done everything from driving a forklift to middle management. My resume explains each job held and a small description.
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an easy job that had bad supervisors
Twister Operator (Former Employee), Calhoun, GASeptember 9, 2013
the company is alright. management was lacking. the pay was alright,benifits were okay,and the breakroom was nice
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Great Company, one manager can change a whole plant
Clerk (Former Employee), Chatsworth, GASeptember 6, 2013
Pros: you can move up. they have great values.
Cons: they hire supervisors to supervise a job they have never done
I worked hard at shaw. I started off creeling and worked my way up to office. I went to a different plant and there was a supervisor that hated women, That is no exaggeration. I had the highest production and great attendance, not to mention no quality problems. This woman would try to write me up for having a empty cone on my machine. I told the HR – more... manager about the issues. She never handled the situation and I was harassed until forced to quit. I mean HARASSED. The company as a whole is a great place to work. You can definitely move up and have a future if you show initiative. – less
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beam tufting
Beam Tufting Operator (Former Employee), dalton gaAugust 31, 2013
Remove yarn and weights from beam at each end of creel, yarn on machines in order to keep machines in operation.

Burn/splice beams during beam changes.

cut and tape off/ dispose of contaminated yarn fibers.

use safety precautions in all processes of this job.

AS400 software usage
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supervisor and co workers are helpful and fun to work with
Heatset Operator (Former Employee), Andalusia, alAugust 26, 2013
Pros: health insurance
Cons: no break out operators
run h/s winder and tunnel for 12 hours on swing shifts. i learn something new everyday to keep the machine running. my co workers are fun and helpful. my supervisor is helful, easy to talk to and fun to work with. working with great people is the best part of the job
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Don't Rock the Boat
Plant Engineer (Current Employee), Winchester, TNAugust 22, 2013
Co-workers are among the best I have ever known. They really care about one another.

There is a disconnect between the values of top management and plant management. Top management is among the best in America. I wish I could say the same about plant management.

Plant management believes that the "whip" is mightier than the "carrot". If employees – more... like their supervisors, then the supervisors are doing a bad job.

Corrective actions and safety are the mantras of the company. Plant management could use a lot of corrective action. – less
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A lot of work with good people.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Dalton, GAAugust 22, 2013
Pros: freedom to do your job without someone looking over your shoulder, having management support, being able to make decisions without having to wait on approval from management.
Cons: overwhelming work loads.
Every day was a little different, depending on what needed to be done. Management left you alone to do your job. The hardest part of the job was meeting deadlines. The most enjoyable part of my job was dealing with vendors and establishing relationships built on trust and respect.
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I have operated and repaired machines in a production setting.
Machine maintenance technician (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCAugust 22, 2013
Pros: it was a good job with good coworkers
Cons: it ended too soon.
A typical day consisted of me following OSHA compliance using LOTO and PPE as I repaired minor & major job,performing preventive maintenance using a variety of hand & power tools and measuring tools.I have developed manufacturing mechanical skills that enabled me to repair complex machinery.I trusted management to guide and informed me in the direction – more... that the company needed me to go as they trusted and depended on me to carry out my duties in a safe and timely minor as an individual or as a team member,I got along with my coworkers because I treated them the way I wanted to be treated and like we had command goal to reach at the end of the day.The hardiest part about my job was that I was too hard on myself I hate making mistakes but they do happen and I do repair them.The most enjoyable part about my job was when I or my partner and I finished repairing a machine and it runs perfect and it was done in a safe and timely minor. – less
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it was a good place to work
Twisting Operator in a yarn mill (Former Employee), Dalton, GAAugust 6, 2013
i enjoyed working with my coworkers and some of the management t
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productive workplace
Production Operator (Former Employee), cartersville,GAAugust 4, 2013
great place to work and plenty of room to advancements. but way to much drama.
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productive
Billing Clerk/Label Coordinator (Former Employee), Calhoun, GAJuly 28, 2013
Pros: working with customers
Cons: sometimes the management wouldn't listen to you
clearing up any problems from the previous shift, checking email,
some of management was good, the co-workers were great
there was not hard about the job, the most enjoyable part of the was being able to help the customers out.
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good place
Moved to twisting operator (Former Employee), Stevenson, ALJuly 24, 2013
I liked working there. the money was good and the people was laid back and easy to work with. the hardest part was just waking up for work.
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Would love to work for this company again.
Winder operator (Former Employee), Chatsworth, GAJuly 16, 2013
Pros: great pay and benefits. great moral.
Cons: long hours, interfears with personal life.
This is a very good job. Management is respectful and pay and benefits are great. Its a real job.
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ok company
Tufting Machine Operator (Former Employee), Dalton, GAJuly 10, 2013
Physically demanding position. Ok for income. Higher pay than most.
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Good corporate place to work
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJuly 8, 2013
Pros: great brand recognition and sales support.
I enjoyed working for Shaw the world's largest carpet manufacturer. I had a great line to sell. My position was eliminated in March after restructuring. Something that a large company does fairly often.

About Shaw Industries

Shaw Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures approximately 1,800 styles of tufted and woven carpet for residential and commercial – Read more