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Construction Specialties Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Construction Specialties full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment and fun company perks

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  2. "'CS operates its PA locations questionably"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can easily blame your mistakes on coworkers and get away with manipulating others because supervisors have no idea what really happens in job tasks day-to day especially in office jobs. However you can make mistakes constantly and not really know your job and still work there for 40 years with excellent profit sharing and benefits.

    Cons

    Supervisors like to type cast individual employees as "good kids" and "bad kids". They treat you like children and write you up for either incidental stuff or things your coworkers blamed on you.

    Advice to Management

    Have supervisors actually know the jobs they supervise, including how long it takes to pull material and make products. Keep Team leaders and most upper management, and get rid of mid-level departmental supervisors. They make more money than the "skills" they contribute. They also get promoted based on personal relationships with other supervisors rather than promoting good workers who perform well. The Human Resources manual may be "up-to-date" but employees are permitted to do and say inappropriate things around one another as if it were previous decades (unlike other companies in this way.) Also, they use outdated DOS technology for inventory and database management. They operate as though it were 1985.

  3. "Good, Steady, Caring Family-Owned Business"

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

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

    Pros

    The company values loyalty and provides some decent opportunities for career advancement. It's a good place to work if you can do a good job. Many employees with more than 20 years of service. Good, but not great, culture.

    Cons

    Very political in some key areas for potential career advancement. Management often places people in positions of leadership who are under-qualified. Slow-paced environment. Senior leadership allows management to make excuses. Lots of wasteful spending leads to having just enough human resources to trudge along.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage decision making and risk taking. Focus on modernizing the culture. Eliminate waste on high-cost & low value investments so that you can invest in more resources where they're needed.


  4. "Accounting"

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

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co workers no advancement

    Cons

    High turnover, personal issues involved with management

    Advice to Management

    Keep Business business


  5. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranford, NJ

    I have been working at Construction Specialties (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work at. Amazing opportunity to start in the construction industry and make contacts in the construction industry.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons in this company. You will be rewarded if you work hard and not if you don't like any other company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flagger"

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    Current Employee - Flagger in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Flagger in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Construction Specialties part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I Never work the same location.

    Cons

    Its a seasonal Job.


  7. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly nice people,
    company cares about people, development and innovation.

    Cons

    no upward mobility within department.

  8. "Production supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Hughesville, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Hughesville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very much up to this day and age of political correctness

    Cons

    They do not spend the money on new equipment or training of management staff

    Advice to Management

    Updated training for your management staff. Spend money on new modern equipment


  9. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work work

    Cons

    Needs more modern procedures procedures


  10. "Great place to work; can even be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Construction Specialties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, fun atmosphere, industry leader, new employees given lots of responsibility, established products, effective process for getting business;

    Cons

    Improve establishing and communicating on overall direction of the company; improve decision making and final judgement ability of management; improve on focusing on what the customer is buying and not what the are selling.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or promote more established younger leadership; promote team work and overall company success and not local optimization and eliminate silos


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