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Acme Brick Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Brick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, strong brand, very nice headquarters, leader in its industry, great culture, great people, very nice place to work.

    Cons

    Such a great work environment comes with a cost...you usually won't be paid top dollar. People tend to stay many years at Acme, which can limit upward career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Combine the sick time & vacation time into one overall paid time off program. This will make the paid time off look more generous than it is. Consider scrapping or revising the "use it or lose it" vacation policy to create more flexibility for employees.


  2. "Stack bricks"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker

    I have been working at Acme Brick full-time

    Pros

    Easy work but sometimes it's get really hot inside the warehouse

    Cons

    Very hot on a summer day

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good

  3. "Experiences are the base of The Results Pyramid"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Brick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Stability, longevity, get off work early to be with kids

    Cons

    pay is not competitive. HQ makes to many decisions based of one view. Not all managers are leaders.

    Advice to Management

    If Key Result #4 is truly important, do more and we will give you Key Result #1 & #2.


  4. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Acme Brick full-time

    Pros

    Management in local office great to work with. Long standing company, good product and name brand. Benefits package is good.

    Cons

    Froze pension plan. All offices are short staffed and employee's do many jobs with little or no pay raise. High turn over rate due to pay scale so your always working short handed. Does not have a good training program for new employee's to learn the products.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better training, pay better for better employee's and staff your offices.


  5. "This is now where you want to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acme Brick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck with no chance for a raise more than 1%

    Cons

    All benefits have been cut, 401K next to no match, insurance cost over $5000 per year for a family, pension has been eliminated, sick leave can not accumulate like it used to, little chance for advancement, pay is lowest in the area with no chance for a raise more than 1% per year.

    Advice to Management

    Its useless to give them advice, they are just going to ignore it. They have commissioned a half dozen surveys of the employees and have ignored all of the findings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Inside Sales in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Inside Sales in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and perks

    Cons

    Ran by poor management, they should offer employees better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your people skills, learn to treat everyone equally. Reach out to your employees for their concerns, thoughts and views. When you have a turn over rate look at your office manager, that's where the problem is. If you have a bad boss how can keep good employees? Based off my bad experience here, I will never give positive reviews on acme. I was the only bilingual person there and I brought this to the attention of the regional manager and HR. They knew that Texas has tons of non speaking customers. They did not want to pay me for bilingual, but expected me to use my skills. I should have reported them to EEOC, but I ended up finding a better place, better pay and where they value their employees. Til this day I'm shocked that HR allowed management to treat me with such discrimination. Shame on Acme brick management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acme Brick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Largest market share in industry.

    Cons

    No innovative products being developed. Compensation substandard per industry, employee benefits being reduced. .e.. 401k, pension, car program, etc have been slashed, pay raises nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Cultural change initiative was not fully implemented. There seems to be a large disconnect between professed priority of "Associates are our most important asset" and reality. Lowest pay rates in the industry needs to be addressed to attract and retain good employees. HR strategy to replace a plethora of soon to be retired employees seems to be non existent.

  8. "employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Brick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours and great people

    Cons

    hot and cold depending on the season


  9. "Packager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Packaging in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Brick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, if you have legitimate reasons for needing to miss work in regards to your family, they will work with you. Do your job right, work hard and they will take care of you in return.

    Cons

    Other departments not doing their job correctly, which causes our department to do twice the work with half the production. This is a con because we are paid production pay, so if they screw up it directly affects our paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Direct supervisors are great, perhaps plant leaders could hold other departments more accountable for their ongoing mistakes.


  10. "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acme Brick (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great people. Good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Not well defined areas of responsibility
    Management keeps passing the buck
    Don't recognize the good talrnt they have

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the swinging door for contractors, if you bring someone on as a contract to hire and extend the contract multiple times then after a year decide to cut them off, other contractors are going to catch word of it. Not just me, at least 3 others that came on at the same time I did got the same treatment.


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