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4 people found this helpful  

Don't go there.

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Former Employee - Asset Manager
Former Employee - Asset Manager

I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good pay.Interesting projects.High-powered people around me. To the outside world this looks like a really cool place to work. Who wouldn't want to work on visionary projects for one of the world's richest people?

Cons

But consider this: the top managers are extremely high control. They don't delegate decision making, and as a result a lot of the smart people who go there ending up spinning their wheels in frustration. People hang on because of the top pay, but there's an implicit muzzling that goes on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust people. Quit wondering why people won't give you their best when you fire them when them for making mistakes or taking chances.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very stressful, at times intimidating.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vulcan

    Pros

    They pay a good salary.

    Cons

    At times a stressful environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Don't be tempted by the pay, it's not worth it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vulcan

    Pros

    Vulcan is a place to work for two years and the leave when you have it on your resume. They offer great pay/benefits-but that's because no one would work for the Allens if they didn't.

    Cons

    Zero work/like balance.
    Not family friendly at all.
    Asked for time off 8 weeks in advance of trip, got the ok two week before I left, you will constantly be made to feel bad if you take time off.
    Terrible upper management, people make it to management positions by not making waves-the ones who do are usually fired or find better jobs elsewhere.
    HR must be getting paid a ton of money because upper mngt gives them a workplace violation story, HR "investigates" and finds out the story is untrue, HR is then afraid to report back to upper mngt and has the investigated employee give a "report".
    Backstabbing, incredible c.y.a, monitored emails/phone calls/texts, you're being watched at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people you hired, that are actually qualified to manage your money/estate/life/real estate/security, do their jobs. You would probably get sued less if you left the employees alone and let them work instead of wasting their energy worrying about covering their backs all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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