Mission: Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build a community, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. Yet, we do a lot more than manufacture ...
I have been working at Oldcastle full-time (More than 10 years)
Genuinely nice co-workers. Managers that care about you as a person. Good benefits, solid company. Although there are limited opportunities for advancement within IT, managers will support your pursuit of a lateral movement or promotion in IT or another department/division.
Unrealistic expectations from leadership. Oldcastle keeps acquiring companies, but won't spend money on the extra IT staff and resources necessary to support the additional users and conversion activities.
Planning is short-term only. Nearly every day a new emergency or initiative takes precedence.
Work from home is limited and frowned upon, even with many IT employees driving 2-3 hours to work every day - just to sit in a cube and work on laptop, or spend the day taking conference calls from a windowless phone room.
Advice to Management
Show appreciation to your employees. Project completion recognition (team activities, food/drink, or even a simple thank you email from leadership ) go a long way towards improving employee morale.
Allow more work from home opportunities. You don't have to watch constantly to make sure the team is working. Your people are better and harder working than you think.
Set realistic expectations, don't wait until 25% of the IT team leaves (again) to assess if you're burning out your people.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oldcastle.
First, a phone interview or screening was conducted, then a brief face to face interview with members of the finance department, approximately two people. The interview process was fairly quick and straight forward.
Oldcastle fabricated the insulated glazing units for this project. The four-story, 130,000-square-foot research laboratory building is located in the South Academic District in East Lansing. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIxUL
Program sponsors include Oldcastle Precast. "Girls on the Run aims to inspire participants to engage engage in healthy, confident lifestyles."