James Hardie Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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3.3
66%
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96%
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15 Ratings
Pros
  • "They offer Free lunch on Fridays(in 32 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (have not heard of a company with better medical benefits)(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance definitely can get tilted the wrong way from time to time(in 24 reviews)

  • "Executive management was an "old boys club", sprinkled with the former CEO's company men(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place if you enjoy fast paced, challenging work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great people, have learned a tremendous amount from my peers -Great benefits (have not heard of a company with better medical benefits) -Product is a market leader -Financially stable -Good growth outlook -Heading in the right direction culturally

    Cons

    Very fast paced and can change strategic direction on a dime to accommodate shifts in the marketplace. If you are uncomfortable with change and an expectation to deliver strong results, Hardie may not be the right fit.

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  2. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great people that work there

    Cons

    Everything is good nothing is bad

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  3. "Hardie Plank"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great siding to put on your house

    Cons

    no more mints, what gives?!

  4. "Pretty decent"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Plant City, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Good old buddy system in affect

  5. "Strong Corporate Structure, Out of Touch Local Leadership"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top Notch Benefits, Work/Life Balance is great Corporate really puts an emphasis on training

    Cons

    Too much Changing for the sake of changing, Local Leaders can create a toxic/threatening culture when employees question change Inconsistant message/chain of command

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at James Hardie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, bonuses, great coworkers, remote work, professional growth opportunities

    Cons

    Different departments sometimes do not work well together. Easily fixed with open communication. Frequent step changes and constantly switching priorities would cause chaos.

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  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Ego-driven, unchecked management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work-life balance. Food on Friday when office was open.

    Cons

    No HR systems/processes in place. Managers at various levels to go unchecked. "Good ole boys" culture dominates, and actions are driven by egos and opinions of the few. An absence of diversity continues - it continues to be brushed aside by executives for years. We're told the company is profitable and on track, but layoffs came just weeks into Covid. While budgets continually ebb and flow for sales programs, no investments are may into people & development.

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  8. "Best Place to Build a Career"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership Team is outstanding which filters down throughout organization. They empower you to make a difference for your customers and extremely customer focused. Team environment and solid company.

    Cons

    It takes a little time to "ramp up", get trained, and feel you are ready. It can get frustrating, but 1% better each day is the focus.

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  9. "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rollerhand in Plant City, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feeling of accomplishment, easy work

    Cons

    Not much positive recognition from managment

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique strategy to the industry.

    Cons

    Fair amount of consistent travel.

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