Oldcastle Materials

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Oldcastle Materials Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
17 Reviews
3.2
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company. Very Performance Focused

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

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Lots of opportunity to advance career

    Cons

    Asked to do a lot with little support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bitter sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for exposure to different lines of busines

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Self serving managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working about your career and do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great if you live to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials full-time

    Pros

    Very busy involved with many areas

    Cons

    12 - 16 hours a day Mon - Sat
    Believe you should live to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the appropriate amount of people and quit under cutting the correct wages. Dont take advantage of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vendor Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Vendor Representative in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, senior management is good to work for.

    Cons

    You have to pay out of your pocket for expenses. you do get reimbursed, but not for thirty days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Issue corporate cards to your vendor reps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Failure to promote from within.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oldcastle Materials

    Pros

    You are going to be paid a good salary and have major over time. The benefits that are offered are also very good, but somewhat costly for a family policy.

    Cons

    You are a number, plain and simple, with no opportunity for advancement. A management position opened up and an internal applicant existed. The position went to an outside applicant with similar experience but no college degree, where the internal applicant had a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering. The new manager would state to the employees they would not be advancing beyond there present position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start considering the hourly workers when decisions are made, morale has been decimated within many departments.

  7.  

    Old Castle is great company that exemplifies how teamwork is supposed to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst II in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst II in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Oldcastle Materials full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Old Castle is that are very patient with there employees, and the company is employee driven.

    Cons

    The only Con I would say about Old Castle is the changes that they make. For example, just when you learn one thing, they change it. This isn't really a Con, its actually they way things are done everywhere. We all must be innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management at Old Castle is to keep on doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a bad company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst II in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst II in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned how to better troubleshoot Microsoft Office applications. I also learned how to support mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones. I also learned a new ticketing system.

    Cons

    Management seems to work against the employess. There is also in-fighting between the helpdesk and the field technicians. This company seems disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more interested in getting the job done than writing employees up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not very healthy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Land Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Land Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good tech package (phone/computer), pay was fair but hard to earn the bonus that was based on others activities

    Cons

    Poor vehicle reimbursement policy, management is scattered and inconsistent, not welcoming to people from outside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture was terrible, can't expect results without giving people authority to make it happen

    "responsibility without authority"

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great 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 Oldcastle Materials full-time

    Pros

    Family styled and fast paced work environment.
    Great benefits and compensation packages.
    Job stability
    Initiatives to learn and grow; advance in career.

    Cons

    Multiple applications coexisitng over multiple domains.
    Helpdesk located in North Carolina

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the tremendous job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    "Safety first" is more than just a slogan. Good pay and benefits compared with the competitors. Huge company = many opportunities for growth, but you have to be willing to work hard for them.

    Cons

    Being a large company, navigating the bureaucracy is difficult and really gets old after a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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