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Vestavia, AL
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (VMC)
Mining & Metals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
The road to just about everywhere is paved with Vulcan's materials. The company is the largest producer of construction aggregates -- crushed stone, gravel, and sand -- in the US. Vulcan produces and distributes aggregates, asphalt mix, ready-mixed concrete, and ... Read more

Vulcan Materials Reviews

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Vulcan Materials President and CEO J. Thomas Hill
J. Thomas Hill
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  • "Good family feel. Great leadership at the Division level. Corporate is lost."

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Birmingham, AL
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    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support structure and plenty of opportunity. Lots of growth. They are always looking at acquisitions. A large amount of retirements happening allowing you to move around if you wish.

    Cons

    Corporate not being utilized as a tool. Instead as a hindrance. Corporate out of touch. Dirty environment. Quarries are dusty and hot. Very much exposed to the elements.

    Advice to Management

    Let Divisions operate on there own. Become a corporate tool to allow the Divisions to call upon you for help. Not ask for information about the operation that should be known from a corporate level.

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Vulcan Materials Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irwindale, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Vulcan Materials (Irwindale, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I went to the first interview which seemed to go well. Panel of three, all very nice and made me feel comfortable. Heard nothing for about three weeks and then called back for a second interview with another panel of three. It seemed very promising. I was told that I would hear back from them by Wednesday (5 days). It has now been going on three weeks and I have heard nothing. If they would have followed up with an email stating I did not get the position, I would have given the overall experience a thumbs up. That is the least a company can do after taking the time to interview twice. I did find that many of the employees there have at least 15 years with the company which is a good sign.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I had ever had any experience weighing the trucks to verify they are of legal weight. (he actually used a different term that I had not heard of although I knew he did mean taking the weight)   1 Answer
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Vulcan Materials Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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