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Worked for them for over 7 years.

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Former Employee - Account Representative in Anaheim, CA
Former Employee - Account Representative in Anaheim, CA

I worked at James Hardie full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

- If you can play the politics game, you'll do great.
- Pretty standard for the industry pay, but above average benefits.
- Produce results and you will climb the ladder - for the most part.

Cons

- Politics.
- Get a new boss every 6 months. Most of the time from some other division or another company that acts like they know everything about the job you have been doing for years.
- Work/life balance was getting better but if you want to move up fast, prepare to give up your free time.

Advice to Management

Stop restructuring the entire company every 6 months.

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    Very rewarding place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Salaried in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing organization with lot's of career opportunities. Excellent benefits. Personal growth and compensation are based on results and potential not tenure. Recently doing a lot more with personal development and appreciation. Very dynamic company with year over year positive margins.

    Cons

    If you are not a self-driven individual, i.e. you wait to be told what to do, this is not the place for you. Expectations are very high and this can be overwhelming to some.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Money is there - Future is not

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

    I worked at James Hardie full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great health benefits, casual dress, and opportunity to work with some of the most intelligent and hard working people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Salaries of hourly employees versus management are extremely different - the guys that work hard do not see the compensation that managers who do nothing but go to meetings and "discuss" the work the other guys are doing go home with a minimum of 85K + a 20-25% yearly bonus that only management receives. If the bonuses were distributed throughout the plants then each employee would get 2-5K a year extra.
    Human Resources are a joke. They are severely unprofessionally and 100% driven by their personal relationships-friendships. There are not repercussions for anyone who is in management or friends with HR regardless of what they do.
    Work Life balance does not exist. If you want to stay at Hardie you have to give up your friends and family. You are expected to work 50-70 hours a week. The responsibilities given to each employee are impossible to accomplish in 40 hours and they know it.
    Turnover is high. That is an understatement.
    They do not value any employee. You are just like the machines that make the board - if they don't like something about you they will change it. If they can't they will dispose of you. no job is secure.
    This company will lie to you, mislead you, set you up for failure, stab you in the back, throw you under the bus, then fire you or force you to quit.
    If you are looking for insecurity, drama, double standards, hypocrisy, constant lies, and a guarantee for failure - this is the place you want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect - not just the managers. Learn to value your employees - don't work them to death. Listen to employees when they voice concerns and ACTUALLY do something. Stop letting your friendships interfere with the company. Leave your personal relationships and home and learn how to be professional. You have some of the hardest working employees and some of the most intelligent people in their respective fields but you will continue to lose them by burning them out and having unnecessary drama.


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