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Great company to work for hopefully cement demand improves

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

I have been working at Holcim (US) full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great place to work.
Great network between group companies
Big company with small company feel.

Cons

Cement is a dirty, dusty, industrial environment
Lots of rule and regulation at MSHA sites
Cement demand has declined but hopefully with steadily increase over the next few years

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Really glad I left the company...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim (US)

    Pros

    Had lots of travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Management was abrasive and cared little for subordinates. Lying was common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your people to succeed.

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    A different company after 2008.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim (US)

    Pros

    Good vacation and health benefits and competitive compensation, including 401K and standard pension. Opportunities to learn the business and work cross-functionally regardless of your position. Exposure to diverse locations, cultures, and people in the US and around the world.
    Great people working in "the trenches" where there still can be a sense of a working "family".

    Cons

    Lack of respect for long-term employees and their knowledge. Perceived favoring of foreign employees over Americans in jobs Americans could do and were available to do. Short-sighted, impersonal management frequently cutting budgets/people with ruthless abandon in spite of what the money or people could have contributed to long term success. Cyclically unstable, competitive industry highly impacted by the fluctuations of the US/global economies. Layoffs in 2008 and after were devastating not only to many families, but many small towns and counties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your investment in long-term employees and hire American citizens when there are ones available and qualified to do the jobs you often bring in "international intercompany transfers" to do. Listen to your employees. They often know more than the expensive consultants you hire to tell you the same thing. Learn how to speak to employees with kindness and a thought to their feelings even when relaying bad news. When you close a plant and layoff hundreds of people, the idled equipment doesn't "hurt". The people do.

    Disapproves of CEO
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