Tarmac

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Tarmac Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
9 Reviews
3.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tarmac was great but not now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tarmac

    Pros

    Tarmac was a great Company to work for until the Joint Venture with Lafarge was formed - it then turned into a very different Companypany

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities and the recruitment and selection processes employed are basically so they can show they went through a process. The successful candidate is already chosen before the process begins regardless of whether there is a better candidate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic company to work for - big enough for opportunity, small enough to make a difference

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Tarmac full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people - much higher quality of people in the company than a decade ago
    Excellent car scheme, pensions, 25 days holiday, bonus
    Work hard but not expected to work silly hours. Work/life balance is respected

    Cons

    Some parts of the company operate a command and control type structure
    Lots of change in the organisation which might not suit everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is still lots of opportunity to build on the great foundation you have. It's a great company but it could be even better. Keep learning and improving and don't be afraid to steal good ideas from other industries and companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Estimator in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Estimator in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Tarmac full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff work well together, management very good at maximising staff potential (in most offices) and excellent packages available for staff (very good pension scheme in particular)!

    Cons

    Changes following the joint venture unfortunately led to my leaving the company but I would be back in a heart beat if the right job vacancy arose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer, great people, salary is below market rate.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great people to work with and generally little pressure in the job providing you are meeting expectations and are able to positively contribute to the companies ambition.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low side and potentially below market rate but on the other hand the pressure is perhaps lower than other companies. Generally no real cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience in asphalt work....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Good experience in asphalt work in safe environment having good facilities...

    Cons

    management being poor day by day...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    International set up, professional, straightforwardness

    Cons

    Politics, too much time to get an answer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    If you enjoy pointing out problems but have no intention on fixing them, this is the job for you

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Tarmac

    Pros

    Easy work load. Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication with management. No opportunity for non-managers to have input. Too much acting without thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try bouncing ideas off people who work in the field. If you notice a problem, address it and work to fix it.........don't just cry about it.
    Stop complaining to your subordinates......it's not professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Continuous Learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tarmac

    Pros

    Responsibility, Empowerment, Challenging are few words I could associate with Tarmac

    Cons

    Lack of certified professional development

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked there,it was not a career. There was no personal development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tarmac

    Pros

    Buying discounted shares by share incentive plan

    Cons

    Poor everchanging management who barely had product knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ management with a background in the business sector, so they can make better judgement!

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