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Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Long hours, low wages, good people overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Summerfield, FL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Summerfield, FL

    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


  2. "International company struggling with European ownership and US management. HeidelbergCement has a different vision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. "Project management and engineering opportunities in Heidelberg Cement USA."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    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.


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  5. "Hard work"

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

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time (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


  6. "IT Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment and Education , now in new location close to Brno Centrum . Good working conditions , benefits , food discount , good IT equipment and technologies. Friendly colleagues and 7.5 working hours + Lunch time. Compensation for trips . 13th and 14th salary.

    Cons

    Payment in general is good , but under the media . due to the payment system , with bonus system and 13th and 14th salary. People under skilled working with sensitive task . Employees Attrition .

    Advice to Management

    More 1 to 1 meetings with employees , More Home Working (only when sick)


  7. "HC experiance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Attention to details, stability, well established

    Cons

    company complexity, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to younger generations, long term prospect


  8. "great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Werkstudent
    Former Employee - Werkstudent
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly, approachable colleagues, excellent work/life balance, very good dining hall, good atmosphere, I was looking forward to going to work every day

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too slow, a bit old-fashioned, significant number of people who have been with the company for more than 20 years and are not willing to learn or change

    Advice to Management

    Did not have a chance to interact much with them given my low position in the hierarchy. From what I heard, should be fair and approachable.


  9. "BP"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at HeidelbergCement (More than a year)

    Pros

    international and well known company with great opprtunities

    Cons

    no cons for me to add

    Advice to Management

    great working conditions


  10. "Good peoples poor wages!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good peoples and very low wages!

    Cons

    Good experience in international company!

    Advice to Management

    Think more for peoples in low positions in the company!


  11. "a professional company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    A Very well run forward looking company

    Cons

    Not transparent. Limited opportunities for non Germans


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