HeidelbergCement

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2.7 11 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Bernd Scheifele

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Boss was good but upper management disorganized

    Consulting Project Manager/Engineer (Former Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsAs a contractor I was not under purview of HR so my performance was judged directly by my manager

    ConsSince this was a manufacturing plant, the whole atmosphere depended on the plant manager in charge and could quickly go south

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less aloof from employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours, low wages, good people overall

    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Summerfield, FL

    ProsCompany contributes to 401(k) even if employee does not. Long hours but flexible and understanding about time off. Great opportunity to learn different aspects of manufacturing process. Lots of horizontal shuffling as opposed to vertical promotions.

    ConsThe wages were a bit low but the abundance of overtime ensured a decent take home paycheck. Not very many pay increases or promotions and when the promotions did come it seemed to be based more on nepotism and favoritism than merit. Safety never seemed to be a priority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better preventive maintenance schedule. Place a stronger emphasis on safety. Provide a training program with standard operating procedures for incoming employees

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    International company struggling with European ownership and US management. HeidelbergCement has a different vision.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsInternational company with European focus, HeidelbergCement has vision for US division but economy is hurting implementation of plan. US Management has own vision for company.

    ConsStruggle between European plans and US divisions realities. Company doing well internationally but US is struggling in current economic climate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication, the vision communicated and the actions taken contradict each other. Management needs to be more open with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project management and engineering opportunities in Heidelberg Cement USA.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsIts a European company that promotes good work life balance. As far as I know they hedge their bets regards currencies well. They have a good benefits package that includes a defined benefit pension plan. They give opportunities to expand horizons and experience internationally. I particularly have my sights on Asia Pacific - but this is a fairly competitive region. They used to offer expatriate packages but now appear to be avoiding it. Like any large company they do give opportunity to switch to other departments but it is not easy either and they try to retain people in engineering even if they are not interested and it is not their forte.

    ConsNot enough chance given to people who are interested in engineering, who have gotten experience in other areas, to move out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to reduce the transfer of people from one place to another. It leads to disruption of lifestyle and not conducive to attracting talent to the field.

     

    Good oppurtunity in quarry, premix and concrete industry

    Management Trainee (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsHanson provide one of the best quality products in the industry

    ConsMay had to work 24hours

     

    HC Trading International

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou work with very friendly colleagues

    ConsThe salary is unsatisfactory, they don't pay for overtime, and there is no room for promotion

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    Learning organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)

    ProsIt is a growing organization, so there are many learning opportunities. Global Presence. Brand name. Good compensation.

    ConsProcesses not as well defined as in main competitors Holcim or Lafarge. HeidelbergCement is catching up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employ The Best People But Don't Allow Them To Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood and quality people with good salary but improper guidance

    ConsAll ill mannered seniors in India, not employee freindly, too much groupism and dirty politics. Not ready to accept creative ideas. All the seniors of Gurgaon office are passing time by harassing subordinates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should review its Gurgaon (India) activities to get better results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Regional HR Director for Asia

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance ... HR Director don't working and only report to work when CEO is back in office

    ConsYou don't have to be a Phd holder to work in the company ... you are don't allow to work ... only take the blame for error / mistake done by him and his HR Director

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO for Asia is a nut ... he don't even know his HR Director is just wasting time ... don't create value added to the regional HRM

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HeidelbergCement is growing!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a growing company.
    It is a good place to work for technical experts in the fields of Mechanical, Electrical engineering.

    ConsPromotions are not based on merit and capabilities. No recognition for work well done.
    The company is seeing higher levels of attrition because of these problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFairness and honesty in dealing with employees, employee support and recognition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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