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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, flexible management and great pay for this job title. There are some really great people you can work with at Hanson's.

    Cons

    Have to really know someone to move around in company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Safety oriented company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Daily Safety meetings, team leadership, and positive reinforcement

    Cons

    Shift hours were 12hrs and at least 6 days a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irving, TX

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free sodas, friendly co-workers, potential for advancement

    Cons

    Limited ability to influence policies because parent company is overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to parent company about allowing more self-management for the US corporate management in order to ensure policies and processes that are right for N. America.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Micro managed by people out of their element.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Sidney, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Sidney, OH

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company did have average benefits and yearly reveiws. They also built fairly decent products and also provided backup services.

    Cons

    The majority of upper management was brought from within. These people managed plants from other states and did not have a handle on what sold in certain areas and could of cared less. They showed distain for the local employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified and educated individuals from outside of the company. Don't hire someone for the job because he is the boss's son's college frat brother.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sr. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products

    Pros

    Used to have nice offices.

    Cons

    Pushing to convert to fulltime.

  7.  

    Inconsistent corporate direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IT in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For hard workers, the company is large enough to provide quality career advancement.

    Cons

    Stay with the company long enough, and you will get laid off, no matter how good or how productive you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you must do a better job of communicating the corporate vision and grow smarter. The constant changes of course and unrelenting layoffs need to end. They destroy morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating

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

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people who really wants to add value but are beaten down with do more with less, no opportunities for advancement and limited training opportunities.

    Cons

    Culture of attempting to cut their way to prosperity. Hanson was acquired Heidelberg Cement in 2007 and now everything going through Germany which is demoralizing for the US Management Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people who are doing the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    At your own risk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have hot coffee in there offices most of the time.

    Cons

    Old school management styles. Managers do not have skills to do there jobs so they look for some one to blame all the time. They love to micromanage.

    The managers gave an employee his 40th anaversary party. That afternoon they layed him off He was replaced with an engineer with 21/2 years experience. Is this a company that you want to work for?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a true open door policy. Treat your employees with respect. That same respect that you demand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed the challenges from day 1

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in South Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in South Pottstown, PA

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small management team with open-door policies. quick problem resolution

    Cons

    micro-managed. Inexperienced staff on floor. No depth of knowledge. kept to select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ a system of continued improvement of education at all levels of producton to avoid poor workplace practices at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top notch company to work for.

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

    I worked at Hanson Building Products

    Pros

    Promotes from within and career education.

    Cons

    No down side I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends

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