Vulcan Materials

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Vulcan Materials Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
42 Reviews
2.9
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, you have a lot of independence no one standing over your shoulder, decent pay plenty of hours

    Cons

    no personal life always working, not many opportunity's to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome group of people! Very good benefits and growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Company lacked a focus on work life balance and efficiency! More value on working hard instead of smart!

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place!

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    Former Employee - Scale Clerk  in  Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Scale Clerk in Lorton, VA

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great health benefits, good people to work for, standard compensation

    Cons

    Early start times, long days, working weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Wash Plant Operator  in  East Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Wash Plant Operator in East Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was excellent coworkers were very knowledgeable and skilled good equipment for the most part occasionally would have lunch for employees good benefits

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and employees management never asked for enough input from employees either company needed more input from employees but were afraid to ask

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your employees and ask for their input

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    plant manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Manager in Elizabethtown, KY

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the market will all ways be there

    Cons

    work-life balance is out of balance

  7.  

    A truly backstabbing experience.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Lombard, IL

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The market and need will exist more than most for this industry. If you are adept in playing the game of changing loyalties within the organization, you will be fine working here.

    Cons

    Need to truly watch your back and not share any personal opinions with anyone no matter how confident you feel in your business relationship with them. You see and read about this type of work environment in the media but to actually work in it is a truly eye opening experience and makes one really appreciate no longer working there. What is billed as an "open communication" environment should be revised to an "Open communication" environment as long as you have nothing negative to say.

    This is not an organization of "one goal, one vision" but rather a test of survival. Tread lightly and good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach and hold yourselves accountable for your own actions and behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Lombard, IL

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay!
    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    When the economy goes south, so does your job. MASS layoffs across the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that people are what make or break a business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent company to work for, but there is a copious amount of room for improvement.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Most of the people are great to work with. I was able to get task trained on several pieces of heavy equipment and I also got my CDL through the company.

    Cons

    Mid-level management lacks interpersonal communication skills, leadership qualities. Several benefits discussed during interview were pulled off the table at a later date (tuition reimbursement, sick days). Not very many opportunities to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with mid-level management to reinforce the importance of employee morale. Emphasize leadership qualities and tactics and use them to create a more pleasant and efficient work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vulcan Materials

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k plan, money is great

    Cons

    Some plants are great some plants are horrible, it's a watch your back atmosphere. Lots of people with years of experience and new people are targets. And mentioning HR is painting a target on your back!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are gone so much they don't know what's really going on at their own plants, they only know what the foreman let them know.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to learn the rock quarry concept.

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding and well paying job.

    Cons

    Management was not people friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all of your employees know that they are being recognized for being part of the team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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