James Hardie

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James Hardie Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
56 Reviews

2.9
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunches on Fridays, company pays for your benefits, casual dress (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits/Company Vehicle were the only pro's from this company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Say they care about work life balance this isn't true (in 5 reviews)

  • The biggest negative about James Hardie is the job security and turnover (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fiber Cement Building Products

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    Current Employee - Ambassador  in  New Canada, ME
    Current Employee - Ambassador in New Canada, ME

    Pros

    Durabilty, Low Maintenance, Authenticity + Addictive + Beautifying = GTA1HaaT xox Papageorge

    Cons

    P P P P P nitpicking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    = service = sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, profitable company with dominance in the industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Fair compensation, smart people and very efficient communication and decision-making styles.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation, lack of diversity mindset. A lot of turn overs and rotating jobs made job performance inconsistent. Very male-dominated culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management did not ask 'right' questions. The company must do more to understand the customer instead of sales, sales, sales... The decentralized structure almost made every region their only kingdom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best companies to work for and achieve greatness!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Lead  in  Pulaski, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Pulaski, VA

    Pros

    James Hardie offers vast opportunities for professional and personal development while achieving meaningful success in your current role.

    Cons

    JAmes Hardie is not a comfortable place for the complacent. The aggressive culture to get better every day might not be a good fit for the conservative, feeble-minded, slacker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate the culture of continuous improvement daily. You're definitely on the right track!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overwhelmingly Competitive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good benefits and Pay, Thorough training provided for my position

    Cons

    EXTREMELY competitive environment. You will get the feeling you are being watched and evaluated at every turn. You will feel the need to perform or risk your job. While there I was presented with a spreadsheet comparing me to other employees on every job function. Our boss also pushed us to sell against each other by calling us out individually.

    Requesting time off for sickness or personal reasons makes you feel as though you are doing something wrong.

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

    A fine company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great and the dynamic was fun. The benefits were great as well. Everyone was very respectful.

    Cons

    The BAU was very monotonous and there was not a lot of recognition for work well done. I never felt appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Perfect training grounds for entering into outside sales.

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

    Pros

    Great team culture with endless advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Low ball pay for promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, environment & people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Expectations are communicated upfront, flexibility with scheduling, helpful staff, strong leadership that appears to care about development. Best benefits EVER-Great insurance, public transportation program, ability to accrue vacation, feeling of team and management's honesty that if YOU EXPECT from yourself and work to be the best; you'll move up. Free lunches, team building outings, casual dress but a professional environment.

    Cons

    Communication between departments and facilities lacks which effects service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees well and selling honesty to new employees and you'll keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of autonomy and leadership opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of hardworking, smart people. JH offers an excellent product to its customers and excellent benefits to its employees. All employees have a lot of independence to try new strategies/programs. Management encourages taking risks.

    Cons

    Sometimes management exhibits a lack of strategic planning and internal processes that could make a job simpler/more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad place to work, great product, smart and driven people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Can move up pretty quickly
    Good people
    Casual Dress

    Cons

    Can only move up so far if you like sales
    Say they care about work life balance this isn't true. Most people work 6 days minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate

    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical
    Former Employee - Technical

    Pros

    Compensation, health benefits are more than fair. Personal drive, aggression is usually rewarded. As long as you give management what they need, you can get a lot of freedom in your job.

    Cons

    Absolutely no planning. Quick and dirty patch-work over permanent fix is encouraged by management. Even technical function is led with shot-sighted mentality. A few powerful people run the place in a very autocratic manner. You need to have a god-father to climb the ladder. The work culture doesn't always encourage collaborative efforts towards common goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could listen to her technical staff, at least in technical matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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