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Boral Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Retail Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boral (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad company to work for hours can be long for stocktakes but overall a good place to work. WOuld woirk there again

    Cons

    Sometimes the budgeting goals can be unrealistic


  2. "Happy here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boral full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family focused, competitive, honest, and fun

    Cons

    Spread a little thin

  3. "A horrible graduate experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable income and good job security
    Traveling gets you out of the office on occasions
    Some good people in the business

    Cons

    - Silo thinking is prevalent throughout the company.
    - Lots of dead wood
    - Poor workplace culture (bullying, low employee morale, careless middle management)
    - Boys club attitude - limited career advancement

    Advice to future graduates: look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Lesser qualified middle managers are blocking younger talent in the company from performing and ultimately progressing upwards. Communicate better with all levels of employees.


  4. "Very unsafe work place"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chester, SC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chester, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boral full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. Benefits are decent. good for people who are able to multi task at all times. very easy to climb the corporate lader

    Cons

    No family life for salaried. uneducated, unprofessional and dangerous work environment. increased medical premium for no reason. very poor ventilation in the building. worker's
    safety is no concern.

    Advice to Management

    be innovative


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it great to work for.

    Cons

    there nothing wrong with working for Boral

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  6. "work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great boss, does not disrespect anyone and listens to us

    Cons

    TOO MANY HOURS SHIFTS ARE TOO LONG

    Advice to Management

    cut the shift hours


  7. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boral full-time

    Pros

    Work with great people. Boral is a large company with many diverse business units providing variety in role and geography for those who seek it.

    Cons

    Generic disadvantages of a large company. Can take a lot of time to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in young people. They are the future of the organisation.

  8. "Watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, Queensland (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, Queensland (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boral full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good staff. Up to date computers and good support staff

    Cons

    Boys club. Sneaky management. Underhanded promotions

    Advice to Management

    Be Fair and HONEST


  9. "supervisor asphalt spray seal"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Supervisor Asphalt Spray Seal in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Plant Supervisor Asphalt Spray Seal in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boral (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High standards. On saftey values.

    Cons

    Management do not listen to staff.

    Advice to Management

    The most important Asset yuo have got. Is the workforce.


  10. "dispatcher"

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    Current Employee - Rail Dispatcher in Marulan (Australia)
    Current Employee - Rail Dispatcher in Marulan (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boral full-time

    Pros

    the hour gives me a good life style to spend with family and every thing at work is done safely and your not pushed pressured to do anything the people I work with are friendly easy to work with boral has been good to me for almost 30 years

    Cons

    i don't have much to complain about boral other than changes they make no one likes changers but it would be nice to know why and what the changers are for rather than get to work and find out this is what happenning

    Advice to Management

    keep your workers more in the loop


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