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Boral USA Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2019

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51%
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Mike Kane
9 Ratings
  1. "Good People!"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boral USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked under a great Manager who took the time to train me.

    Cons

    The company is dependent on the housing industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more face to face dialogue with your team members. Communication will help eliminate any misconceptions.

    Boral USA2019-02-25
  2. "Horrible working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lathrop, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boral USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    long hours, tons of overtime, and great medical plan

    Cons

    everyone speaks Spanish and working conditions were dangerous. They average 1 DEATH on the site a year!!

    Boral USA2019-02-13
  3. "Sales Rep"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Boral USA

      Pros

      Good Products and friendly people

      Cons

      Management issues and constant internal changes

      Advice to Management

      communication improvements

      Boral USA2018-11-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent company"

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      Current Employee - Research Technician in San Antonio, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Boral USA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      In a growing company and a good time to be a part of it. Everyone is engaged, including management, to come together and get things done. The environment is very agile and nimble so projects come and go. The work allows you to learn new skills and apply them to new technologies.

      Cons

      Every year it is improved but transparency in employee growth needs more work

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up.

      Boral USA2018-07-31
    • "Dutch Quality Stone"

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      Current Employee - General Laborer in Mount Eaton, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Boral USA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Family type atmosphere. Supervisors who listen to concerns. Good amount of celebrations for hard work performed. Can take time off whenever you want.

      Cons

      No room for advancement, managers cherry pick who they like to advance instead of those most qualified. Very dirty work and tough on the body. Health insurance is pretty bad though the dental is great.

      Advice to Management

      The employees make the company, not the other way around. With no incentive to work hard, we won't. No amount of pep talks will change that.

      Boral USA2018-07-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Bad experience"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Boral USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Truck, phone, cell phone, expense account

      Cons

      The culture is horrible- the majority of upper management is very arrogant, have inflated egos, also follow a corporate safety robot script daily. If you make the company a lot of money yet touch a piece of trim with your bare hands or do something very minor the corporate safety robots will be threatening your job.

      Advice to Management

      Put the cool aid down. Talk to your reps with respect and listen to them being that they pay your salaries to fuel your big egos. Don’t dictate fake goals to keep your job and the next man your kissing up above you happy. Be real. Also work on increasing employee compensation- the majority of the reps I talk to are dissatisfied with their compensation and are usually spread very thin.

      Boral USA2018-05-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Stone Group"

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      Current Employee - Director 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Boral USA for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Leading Brands - Marketing -

      Cons

      Group President and above micromanage and are driving leadership out. They don’t reward honesty. Only seeking “yes men”. Their Commitment to safety is not authentic and they simply want to “check boxes”. Their leadership tactics walk a fine line between coercive & abusive. In fact - their style of leadership is antiquated.

      Advice to Management

      Australian stock holders & board leaders should require exit interviews from an independent firm so the feedback is not hidden or water down.

      Boral USA2018-05-01
    • "Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Boral USA full-time

        Pros

        Work life balance, Great people to work with.

        Cons

        Not a lot of opportunity to advance

        Boral USA2018-02-28
      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Boral USA full-time

        Pros

        Great organization with lots of potential to move up, great people that is committed to do their best, family atmosphere.

        Cons

        Going through integration, growing pains.

        Boral USA2018-01-17
      • "Great Company, Great Opportunities"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Boral USA full-time

        Pros

        Growing company, identifies talent, great salaries/benefits

        Cons

        no cons to report at this time

        Boral USA2018-01-15
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