Oldcastle Materials Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great company that takes care of employees

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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 Oldcastle Materials

    Pros

    Employee oriented but the bottom line is $$ as with most places

    Cons

    Managers come and go, have had at least 5 in 9 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Always felt slighted.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Compensation was fabulous. Salary and benefits.

    Cons

    100% travel that was supposed to taper off but did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more kind and sincere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not the place for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials

    Pros

    The pros of the company was the flexibility to be off if you had important things in your family life going on. You could work a double shift or stay over or come in early if you wanted to make up hours.

    Cons

    The cons are too much to mention so I will mention the important ones. First of all the helpdesk was very cut throat. Knowledge and know how was withheld for job security. With 12 people present on the help desk, only two people would be taking calls with 10 calls waiting in queue. Management knew this and never addressed it. There was always arguments and bickering with members of the helpdesk, with some almost turning into fist fights, with management just watching to see who's going to win. The training is totally absent, you get thrown into the fire with no help from anyone. They always tell you to search the WIKI which is a complete joke. The helpdesk SUCKS at Old Castle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control !!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Changed the sales culture to a professional. well trained group and educated in conducting business in todays business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Effective communication, implemented CRM system and enjoyed the work- life balance

    Cons

    Was promoted within a year to cover 9 companies. Many upper Management changes was a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of communication from the top down. Very disruptive and negative within the company core

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Oldcastle Materials - APAC Ballenger Paving

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Human Resource Manager in Taylors, SC
    Current Employee - Division Human Resource Manager in Taylors, SC

    I have been working at Oldcastle Materials

    Pros

    Small company with large corporate support.

    Cons

    The communication could use some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimal in the HR field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good Company. Very Performance Focused

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    • 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
  8. Bitter sweet

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    • 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
  9. Great if you live to work

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    • 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
  10. Good company

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    • 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 a 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
  11. 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.

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