CalPortland

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CalPortland Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
12 Reviews
2.7
12 Reviews
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Allen Hamblen
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  1.  

    Hard Working, Fast Paced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance in Seattle, WA

    I worked at CalPortland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CEO is very honest and up front, most Managers are okay, some very good and a few are really bad. Was a decent place to work, and the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Distant Manager in my case who was not very bright, and not open to communication. The senior management group was decent, the CEO is super, but some others not so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the line supervisors more, and listen to the manual employees, drivers, yard people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employees Treated Like Dime A Dozen - Safety not priority-No work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mixer Driver  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Mixer Driver in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance Covers Family for reasonable cost.

    Cons

    Drivers never know schedule, forced to come in at night with little notice. Safety of drivers and public put at risk because of this practice. Hours are consistently cut while management hires more employes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have no value. An decade with company and no sick time offered. No training offered for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendora, CA

    I worked at CalPortland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pro I can find is the fact that I learned a lot here. I learned how NOT to manage staff.

    Cons

    There is a lot of nepotism, no recognition for your work, the company teeters on financial ruin and never can afford to upgrade machinery or hire effective staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old management, including the President need to be booted to the curb. The entire organization would benefit from a change in regime. The company has lost a good number of quality people over the years. Those who are still there are only hanging on until something better comes along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dispatch and 43rd ave as forgot calportland Mission,

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    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and Benny's

    Cons

    Service man ,management. Dispatch, and batch all to have seem to forgot calportland mission, so much favoritism and suspension given with out warning or write up ,good driver seek new employment ,wash out drivers and save load for some drivers,,make loads late and contractor upset,,service man on the job site will call you names and be little you in front of others,manager spend more time look for you doing something wrong,and never says thanks or great job,dispatch will not answer you on the radio 60% of the time!but if the need you you better answer ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back and read the mission statement by our C.E.O. Allen Hamblem,,fix the name calling and favoritism .don,t send drivers home 6 hours and make the next driver work 12 or 14 hours,,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very friendly, knowledgeable and comfortable environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPortland

    Pros

    The company and its personnel are very accommodating and immediately make you feel wanted and useful.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this point in time.

  7.  

    Stable company with good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time

    Pros

    Stability, competitive salaries, good focus on safety, environment. Industry will always be around with, as construction will never completely stop.

    Cons

    Demanding work on all levels; lack of good IT support and systems is very frustrating. Cuts to staff have not been reinstated with growth, putting a lot of burden on existing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger management is needed in IT and administrative departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Services Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Services Manager

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good for balancing work and life. High family values.

    Cons

    Not competitive for salary or benefits for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, let them know they are doing well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    CalPortland is an ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers, most are very friendly people.

    Cons

    Company morale down and employees do not feel appreciated. This use to be a family-oriented atmosphere, but no longer. Pay as compared to industry or field is low. The changes of benefits inadversely affected the take home pay of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the morale of your employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend working for this company to anyone I care about, family or friends

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best part of my job are my co-workers.

    Cons

    Management does care or support employees. I have been insulted on more than one occasion by my immediate supervisor. There is very little room for growth. The company has cut benefits and has not given raises in 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should pay closer attention to their management staff and how they treat employees. Happy employees are more productive and make less mistakes. Happy employees want to succeed. Management should partake in management training.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ok to work when there is work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver, Truck  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Driver, Truck in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at CalPortland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    money good, trucks so-so, plant junk,

    Cons

    some co-workers are back stabbers, and mngt more or less sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember your roots, i.e. where you began in the company, talk and listen to your people, spread the hours uot instead of giving all to a few

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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