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Updated Nov 9, 2019

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
HeidelbergCement Chairman  Bernd Scheifele
Bernd Scheifele
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing work life balance and endless opportunities to develop interests(in 9 reviews)

  • "Kollegiales Umfeld und gute Weiterbildungsm(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "er Konzern, schlecht kommunikation zwichen abteilungen(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global experience, well trained people, very organized

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure, lots of change, lower salaries

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people on lower management levels work extremely hard and don't get paid that much

    HeidelbergCement2015-08-11
  2. "Long hours, low wages, good people overall"

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    Machine Operator in Summerfield, FL

    I worked at HeidelbergCement

    Pros

    Company contributes to 401(k) even if employee does not. Long hours but flexible and understanding about time off. Great opportunity to learn different aspects of manufacturing process. Lots of horizontal shuffling as opposed to vertical promotions.

    Cons

    The wages were a bit low but the abundance of overtime ensured a decent take home paycheck. Not very many pay increases or promotions and when the promotions did come it seemed to be based more on nepotism and favoritism than merit. Safety never seemed to be a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better preventive maintenance schedule. Place a stronger emphasis on safety. Provide a training program with standard operating procedures for incoming employees

    HeidelbergCement2011-05-30
  3. "International company struggling with European ownership and US management. HeidelbergCement has a different vision."

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     in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HeidelbergCement

    Pros

    International company with European focus, HeidelbergCement has vision for US division but economy is hurting implementation of plan. US Management has own vision for company.

    Cons

    Struggle between European plans and US divisions realities. Company doing well internationally but US is struggling in current economic climate.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, the vision communicated and the actions taken contradict each other. Management needs to be more open with employees.

    HeidelbergCement2010-04-20
  4. "Project management and engineering opportunities in Heidelberg Cement USA."

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    Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement

    Pros

    Its a European company that promotes good work life balance. As far as I know they hedge their bets regards currencies well. They have a good benefits package that includes a defined benefit pension plan. They give opportunities to expand horizons and experience internationally. I particularly have my sights on Asia Pacific - but this is a fairly competitive region. They used to offer expatriate packages but now appear to be avoiding it. Like any large company they do give opportunity to switch to other departments but it is not easy either and they try to retain people in engineering even if they are not interested and it is not their forte.

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    Cons

    Not enough chance given to people who are interested in engineering, who have gotten experience in other areas, to move out.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce the transfer of people from one place to another. It leads to disruption of lifestyle and not conducive to attracting talent to the field.

    HeidelbergCement2008-11-10
  5. "A consistent approach and a vision"

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    open for change, agile approach

    Cons

    over ambitious targets, very demanding deadlines, stress load

    HeidelbergCement2019-11-09
  6. "Solid Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Calgary, AB

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Did not overwork us as interns and treated us well

    Cons

    - Did not develop our engineering skills as much as I would like

    HeidelbergCement2019-10-14
  7. "Lots of hours"

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    Current Employee - Mixer Operator in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours, physical job, good pay

    Cons

    Not friendly to women

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more

    HeidelbergCement2019-09-09
  8. "Occupational Health and Safety Manager"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Health and Safety Manager in Ouagadougou
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    HeidelbergCement is a good company worldwide, mostly in the Anglophone region.

    Cons

    It is better to have a better boss than a good company.

    Advice to Management

    Low salary rate in the Francophone region in Africa

    HeidelbergCement2019-09-18
  9. "Good organisation to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Lucknow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance 2. Right amount of pressure and oppotunities to grow for those who perform

    Cons

    1. Base location is mostly tier 3 or tier 4 city

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    HeidelbergCement2019-07-24
  10. "Assistant Manager Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Logistics in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good Working Environment to understand about the business

    Cons

    No comments with regards to Cons

    Advice to Management

    Nil

    HeidelbergCement2019-06-20
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