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HeidelbergCement Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  1. "Hard work"

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    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


  2. "Long hours, low wages, good people overall"

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    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "HC Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement full-time

    Pros

    Stable, international, career opportunities, disciplined, well organised

    Cons

    Strict Cost Management, Room for Improvement for Corporate Culture


  6. "network engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good salary and bonus and benefits

    Cons

    bad management and bad employees and no career path


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HeidelbergCement full-time

    Pros

    Well-managed company, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics in certain department

  8. "Good company to work for"

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

    I worked at HeidelbergCement full-time

    Pros

    Good salary package and very interesting products
    Changing environment

    Cons

    Control from the group has increased dramatically and destroys any local initiative. Increasing costs do not follow prices leading to ever more cost cutting


  9. "I received a huge experience in financial controlling. I need to move forward to another level."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Production company
    - Great experience in financial controlling

    Cons

    There are no any negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is great.


  10. "HC experiance"

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    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


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