Carmeuse North America

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Carmeuse North America Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
13 Reviews
2.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Carmeuse North America provides its employees with a very generous benefits package including an HSA option that has a nice employer contribution, really good vacation policy, and competitive salary.

    For me, I think the best thing about working for Carmeuse is the company's commitment to their employees. Carmeuse focuses on employee training and development, and encourages each of their employees to drive their own development. This summer, we were even given the opportunity to participate in a pilot program for an Alternative Work Schedule, showing their commitment to focus on promoting a work/life balance.

    Cons

    The organization is like most other organizations, a little on the lean side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for making Carmeuse a great place to work. My one suggestion or bit of advice would be to focus a little more on Employee Recognition throughout the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Carmeuse is an average company masquerading as a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management does not micromanage, 100% vesting in 401k plan from day 1. The company has a nice location in the Pittsburgh area.

    Cons

    Poor salary, so-so benefits, below average 401k contribution. The company bills itself as a top employer, yet has a long way to go. They don't offer flexible schedules, the benefits are average, and salary is average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into flex schedules, and increase salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A so-so company; keep looking somewhere else.

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

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Above average medical benefits
    - Good, hard-working employees

    Cons

    - Management is out of touch with reality; they come up with too many unrealistic projects setting their employees up for failure or having no life outside of work
    - Poor work-life balance; they work you to death if you're good at what you do but don't get recognized or rewarded for any extra effort you put in
    - Organization is too lean to the point that there is too much work but not enough people to do it
    - In this age or telecommuting, management frowns upon employees working remotely. Seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry for the reality check but this organization is NOT as good as you think it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages if you know how to negotiate on the way in.

    Cons

    by far one of the most dysfunctional organizations I have ever encountered. Witnessed nepotism, favoritism, age discrimination, harassment and blatant incompetence…all from C-level team. Witnessed a woman file a harassment charge and got re-assigned but manager stayed in role. Job performance is not integral to success however, managing the management team seems to equal recognition. Communication from management is unclear and often wrong. Inter office affairs are not only tolerated but condoned. The worst HR department ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let decent people run the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to advance rapidly if your performance warrants it.

    Cons

    Very lean which leads to long hours.

  7.  

    Company ignores successful experience and only promotes people with a degree

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

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company does provide a 401K and decent medical benefits

    Cons

    Management plays too many games with employees to lower their expectations of promotion unless the AOM likes them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the hard workers you have and give them a fighting chance! Teach them, promote them, and you will have loyal people. Stop playing favorites! Some of your area managers do not treat people with dignity and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Carmeuse is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, work culture, HR Reps, Shift supervisors

    Cons

    Your opinion does not matter and the will work you until you die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees idea's on improving quality of material, because they actually know more about the process and understand underlying complications that you could not possibly know from an office setting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great management
    Good benefits package
    Nice people to work with and for
    Bonuses in month of April

    Cons

    Not enough work to do, may be very bored at work
    Not a lot of room to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job but could distribute work to employees underneath you more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad wage for the area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers City, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers City, MI

    I worked at Carmeuse North America

    Pros

    Good people working there, go the extra mile to show you how things have to be done

    Cons

    Upper management really have no idea how to run the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the workers alone, they do the work you collect the big bucks

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good company to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carmeuse North America

    Pros

    very young company, flat structure and people are extremely friendly. there are only 4 structure throughout the company from ceo to lower management

    Cons

    salary is little lower compared to the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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