- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Holcim Canada full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Strong regional and local management. Focus on community engagement, people development and long term sustainable business. Compensation is more on base salary with less weight on bonus. Excellent Health and Benefits. Emphasis on mandatory training for Ethics and Safety. My boss is a great at allowing people leverage their strengths and interests while challenging the team to focus on the key objectives.Cons
The bonus is disconnected from the Personal, Company's, Region's and Business Unit's actual performance. So, the employee can be in a situation where you exceed your individual performance objectives and Business Unit's objectives but still have a poor bonus. Over the past couple of years, the full bonus seems out of reach for the average employee. The HR Recruiters are contractor with no emotional investment in the company and the experience is terribleAdvice to ManagementAdvice
My advice to Executive and C-Suite management is to set realistic, achievable goals. We would submit a budget based on an actual "jump off point" and then we are asked to bump it up to a point that the stars have to be completely aligned to come close to achieve. This process appears designed to avoid full pay out and over time is a potential demotivator.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Holcim Canada in January 2015.Interview Details
There was an initial phone screening, followed by an in-person interview with a panel. The atmosphere is corporate/relaxed.
The interview was extremely unprofessional - the interviewers did not even know each other's names (and referred to each other by different names), and did not prepare for the interview at all (the interviewer went as far as to say to me that they will "wing it"), and scheduled another meeting and left half-way through the interview. I found this to be disrespectful and rude, and a very bad reflection on the company. I have conducted allot of interviews myself, and understand that every candidate has different personality traits - the interviewer was of the opinion that all candidates are "sales people", and so could not effectively detect potential.
Overall, the most unprofessional interview I have ever attended, and I will not be considering working for the company - despite being unemployed, and despite their lucrative compensation and benefits.No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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Holcim (Canada) produces cement, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, and aggregates and provides construction services in eastern Canada. The Holcim subsidiary operates about 50 concrete plants, 10 quarries, more than a dozen sand and gravel pits, and a handful of other plants and distribution terminals. It mainly operates in Ontario and Quebec, as well as in Alberta and Canada's maritime provinces. Its aggregates and concrete divisions operate under the Dufferin and Demix names. Other divisions, Demix Construction and Dufferin Construction, build major infrastructure projects...