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Vulcan Career Development FAQ

Read what Vulcan employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Vulcan has a career opportunities rating of 2.8.

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7 English questions out of 7

September 14, 2020

How are career development opportunities at Vulcan?

Pros

Vulcan has a lot of really cool projects to learn about and get involved in.

Cons

The internship program needed some work to be more robust and really be a good learning opportunity.

The internship program needed some work to be more robust and really be a good learning opportunity.

September 14, 2020

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October 6, 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Vulcan?

Pros

Forward-thinking opportunities to make a lasting impact.

Cons

There are so many opportunities to choose from to advance in.

There are so many opportunities to choose from to advance in.

October 6, 2020

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September 14, 2020

Does Vulcan have any sort of mentoring program?

Pros

Vulcan has a lot of really cool projects to learn about and get involved in.

Cons

The internship program needed some work to be more robust and really be a good learning opportunity.

The internship program needed some work to be more robust and really be a good learning opportunity.

September 14, 2020

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October 6, 2020

How are promotions handled at Vulcan?

Pros

Smart colleagues who share their expertise and knowledge. Great medical benefits. Amazing philanthropic products.

Cons

Vague mission with no clear path in sight. Vulcan has become an extremely toxic environment in some departments. Don’t speak up with a differing idea or opinion than some leaders or be ready to leave. It’s counter to the lip service the org gives around strength in diversity of ideas. Promotions and opportunities are rarely based on merit but rather on favoritism and what you can do for your leader’s bonus. Inequities of workload vs title/level- not everyone is held accountable and to the same standard.

Advice to Management

This ship will continue to sink if you do not start asking questions of employees below Director level- you’re not getting an accurate picture of the state of the company. People are scared to speak up for fear of losing their jobs. If you actually care about Diversity efforts, hire someone at the ELT level with experience in this discipline instead of the all white yes men you have sitting around the table who have never worked in this space. These are the same men who constantly talk over women and take credit for other people’s work. Change will not happen with the same view/path/opinions surrounding you.

Promotions and opportunities are rarely based on merit but rather on favoritism and what you can do for your leader’s bonus.

October 6, 2020

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November 17, 2020

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Vulcan?

Pros

Snacks, Free Orca Card, Lots of Training Opportunities, Great Co-Workers, Beautiful Office, Employee Bonus, Travel Opportunities

Cons

Lack of Consistent Vision, Too Much Bureaucracy, Lack of Creativity, Top-Heavy Upper Management, Constant Fear of Layoffs, Little to No Transparency

Advice to Management

Define what the company is and stick to it. Because there's never a consistent voice or mission at the company, it isn't clear what Vulcan wants to do other than be in the room with other big companies. Focus more on innovating and building successful departments vs. forcing every employee to spend 70% of their time on corporate culture, goal setting or irrelevant trainings. Provide a path of upward mobility to employees instead of telling young people that there's no where to go within the company for them. Build a culture that cares about problem solving and creativity instead of filling out paperwork. Move department heads more towards an independent startup mentality of creation instead of putting them in a position where they have to protect their employees every day from C-level overreach. Offer external education programs for employees to improve their careers, especially for younger folks who have no future opportunities within the company.

Snacks, Free Orca Card, Lots of Training Opportunities, Great Co

November 17, 2020

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