Carmeuse North America Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for!!!

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, Good pay, Good benefits. - Health + Retirement.
     The transparency / visibility is high, no office politics
    Many IT projects are done internally (no outsourcing), which gives employees to learn and work on lot of new stuff!
    Manager, IT higher management and HR dept are very responsive to the requests.
    I see lot of good team work! Never have i once regretted taking full time opportunity at this place.
    PS: I work in IT department, so i cant speak about other deparments

    Cons

    Occasional OverTime . Some traveling is required - depending on which team you belong

    Advice to Management

    Little more work flexibility will be great!!


  2. Good place to be out of

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

    I worked at Carmeuse North America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can get a decent pay if you negotiate but forget about getting a good raise. Your loyalty to the chief can get you a promotion as long as you can suck up and you're heart is "in the right place". This is a good place to work if you have good back scratching skills and making the yellow colored beverage popular in the summer and don't mind staying in your cubicle from 8 to 5 doing or showing busy work.

    Cons

    To all you fellow former employees who have been let go, retired or found greener pastures, rejoice. Grass is always greener on our side. To all potential job seekers who have stumbled on this review, run as far away from this organization. To all you current employees, if you stay long enough and keep saying the right words to the chief you too can get promoted!


  3. Operator

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

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits great co workers

    Cons

    Too big to get new info through

    Advice to Management

    Get involed with people


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Carmeuse is an average company masquerading as a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Look into flex schedules, and increase salaries.


  6. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Quit and let decent people run the organization


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Company ignores successful experience and only promotes people with a degree

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Carmeuse is ok

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Carmeuse North America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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