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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    travel hard work outside use tools

    Cons

    layoffs hot outside conditions low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
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    great learning experience for those starting out in this trade

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Concrete full-time

    Pros

    all over the country
    big projects

    Cons

    pay scale
    relationship between corp. and field staff nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your co-workers and you may see most are willing to give a little if upper management took time and put forth a little effort of getting to know your own people. Giving a little more money instead of taking it from them would help with relations and success also.

    Recommends
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    Company that is willingly to keep same behaviors and believes

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Concrete full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Local work,
    keep you busy
    Good Working experience

    Cons

    no trainning
    poor ability to change or growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve your methods and change with technology, invest in your new hires and it will help with retention

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good company with knowledgeable people

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Baker Concrete

    Pros

    Good compensation while working for a company that does complex concrete projects around the country.

    Cons

    The field staff was very old fashioned and set in their way. There was never any thinking about how to perform tasks more efficiently. It was this is the method that has worked for me for 20 years so let's keep doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand it's the construction business and a lot of employees have a certain attitude about their experience and knowledge. Remember that it's not where you have been but where you are going. Also if you want to be the best at anything you have to lead by example.

    Recommends
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    Good if you're a Good Ole' Boy

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    Former Employee - Estimator
    Former Employee - Estimator

    I worked at Baker Concrete

    Pros

    Well, they have a pretty good reputation with clients in most parts of the country. And their size means that you may have the chance to work on some larger, more unique types of projects.

    Cons

    Overall, a company run in the mindset of the 1970's. And no, not all construction companies are naturally that way.
    If you're the right gender, have the right background, and the right ethical/political/cultural sensibilities, you can do well. If you're not that and do well at blending into the background, you'll do OK. If you're not the right fit, and not a great wallflower, then regardless of your loyalty, energy, intelligence, abilities or work ethic, you probably won't be very satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What has worked fairly well for the past few decades is rotting away from the inside. You need to change your employee environment if you want to remain competitive in the future. The young bucks of today are NOT like the young bucks of yesteryear. And if you can't keep them and develop them into your new leadership, you will, in a word, fail. Size isn't everything boys.

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