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Oldcastle Overview

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Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
1978
Company - Public
Asphalt Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Lafarge North America, Holcim (US), Vulcan Materials

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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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    "Good company, hard to maintain work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Oldcastle Photos

Oldcastle photo of: At work on a beautiful day!
Oldcastle photo of: Corporate Challenge 2016 - Rochester Recruiting Office
Oldcastle photo of: Precast Employees Presenting awards for Special Olympics
Oldcastle photo of: National Worker's Memorial Day - Safety Standdown
Oldcastle photo of: Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
Oldcastle photo of: Dolomite Quarry Open House
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Oldcastle Interviews

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oldcastle.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Ask about experience in past roles, what strengths/weaknesses I have, etc.   1 Answer
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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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