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James Hardie Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • work/ life balance, not much training for jobs (in 15 reviews)

  • No work life balance, no training, the plant is dirty, no room for growth/ long term development (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Manager"

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

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time

    Pros

    James Hardie gives you every available resourse to succeed. It is what you make of it!

    Cons

    I ended up travelling quite a bit more than initially told


  2. "More downside than up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Smart people. Great product.

    Cons

    The segment leaders don't run a business or P&L, they run projects that can't be measured. The growth targets are fine (PDG) but only in units, not sales or profitability. Lack of a prioritization process, so they just add on and add on without taking anything away or closing things out. It's a manufacturing/operations/supply chain company so if you're in Marketing, Finance, Channel, etc. stay away. Just look at the past 6 months-year performance vs. peers like LP.

    Advice to Management

    Have a great product, run in like you report it to the street- in metrics, financials, and with prioritization/focus.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leaders in the Building Materials Industry. Products are known internationally.

    Cons

    Male dominated. Managers feel pressure from Executives and push bottom line, without communicating what is expected


  4. Helpful (1)

    "General Operator Position"

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    Former Employee - General Operator in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - General Operator in Fontana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting Wages, Benefits Packet, Free Food

    Cons

    Management, Job Security, Schedules, HR involvement, Work/Life Balance, Training

    Advice to Management

    All Managers in position need to be replaced or trained all over, company is going downhill to their fault


  5. "Alar/ paint farm operator"

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    Former Employee - CL3 Forklift/Machine Operator in Plant City, FL
    Former Employee - CL3 Forklift/Machine Operator in Plant City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Benefits are good! Heath, 401k, and the life insurance is great.

    Cons

    Practice what you preach! Safety is everyone responsibility, not just the operator!

    Advice to Management

    Dont be afraid to correct saftey issues, that could effect someone's life. No matter how much it could cost. It could have been you!


  6. "Ambassador Manager"

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

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, environment, and opportunity.

    Cons

    Politics are at an extreme high at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make lower management take part in upper managements politics. It doesn't help the company at all and its not fair to the employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "James Hardly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay ok, pay for boots

    Cons

    Management turnover rate high, company says they care about employees , but realty they only care about their product, only time they see employees when they make a mistake, never awarded for a job well done, safety is high on list but only for insurance reasons

    Advice to Management

    Management you never see always in meetings , never there to advise or direct

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are both good

    Cons

    People are competitive, management is unorganized there are reorgs frequently

    Advice to Management

    New leadership


  9. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    competitive pay is a plus

    Cons

    poor respect for people and leadership

    Advice to Management

    respect for people


  10. "Brand Ambassador"

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

    I worked at James Hardie full-time

    Pros

    Very structured and great growth opportunities. Very much a work hard, play hard environment.

    Cons

    They like to move people, you'll need to be willing to relocate for the company.

    Advice to Management

    I think management in my department did a great job coaching us and rewarding us.


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