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Oldcastle Overview

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Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
1978
Company - Public
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Lafarge North America, Holcim (US), Vulcan Materials
Oldcastle, Inc. is the North American arm of CRH, plc, one of the world’s leading building products & materials companies based in Dublin, Ireland. Oldcastle operations include more than 2,000 locations in 50 states & 6 Canadian ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Oldcastle Reviews

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Mark S. Towe
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    "Boys club"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Rochester, NY
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good way to get your foot In the door with an industry leader. The team is a fun group of people with a lot to offer to the work place.

    Cons

    This is a boys club. There are very clear favorites within the office, all of which are male. No female representation in local management. Not all employees feel valued.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality of work when looking to promote internal employees.

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Oldcastle Interviews

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    Human Resources Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Oldcastle.

    Interview

    Interviewed via phone with recruiter based in New York. Mind you, I was sourced for this position and had not heard of this company before being contacted by the recruiter.
    After the phone screen, I had a face to face. Then I was asked to spend 6 hours on a separate day to meet "office staff". Basically I was contacted the next week regarding my salary, but I was not willing to accept this position for the same amount of money with a less flexible schedule. I was not offered the job over because of a $5,000 difference. Everyone please note, I was honest in my initial interview with the recruiter and did not mention that my salary requirement were negotiable. The recruiter stated that my salary request was just fine. After the recruiter reached out to me, and I stated that my salary request was firm I didn't hear from anyone again. Keep in mind, I took a vacation day to sit with these people and didn't even get a decent email to state that we have moved on. Don't ever work for a company like this.

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Company Updates

  • 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." http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIxUH

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Oldcastle Awards & Accolades

  • 2015 Larry H. Lemon Award, The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), 2015
  • PCI Design Award Winner: Oldcastle Precast, Spokane, Washington, Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute, 2015
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