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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. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent company that allows you to do what you need to do to get the job done."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Commodity Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Commodity Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary & benefits.
    Casual dress code every day.
    It's OK to think outside the box.

    Cons

    They are tied to the housing market.....which right now is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    If given the opportunity to work for JHBP again, I would.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fast paced, challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product Leadership, opportunity due to growth, constant change, autonomy, business model, cross functional promotions, compensation, benefits - overall work environment is very enjoyable, people are straight forward in communication so for the most part you always know where you stand with others you work closely with.

    Cons

    The company leadership is reactive, performance expectations are high and standards are always increasing so it is a challenge to sustain at the expected level all the time.

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow more layers of management needs to be added in sales so that the ratio of leader to employee is smaller which will allow for more one on one for training and development.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place for Great People"

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

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, challenging work assignments, opportunity to work with highly driven team

    Cons

    Not a company for people who just want "a job", engagement is expected and demanded, if you are not the real deal you will wind up writing one of these negative reviews

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume that most of the value in the organization is at the top


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding place to work."

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    Current Employee - Salaried in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Salaried in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing organization with lot's of career opportunities. Excellent benefits. Personal growth and compensation are based on results and potential not tenure. Recently doing a lot more with personal development and appreciation. Very dynamic company with year over year positive margins.

    Cons

    If you are not a self-driven individual, i.e. you wait to be told what to do, this is not the place for you. Expectations are very high and this can be overwhelming to some.


  5. "Great company, environment & people!"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expectations are communicated upfront, flexibility with scheduling, helpful staff, strong leadership that appears to care about development. Best benefits EVER-Great insurance, public transportation program, ability to accrue vacation, feeling of team and management's honesty that if YOU EXPECT from yourself and work to be the best; you'll move up. Free lunches, team building outings, casual dress but a professional environment.

    Cons

    Communication between departments and facilities lacks which effects service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees well and selling honesty to new employees and you'll keep growing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best companies to work for and achieve greatness!"

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    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Pulaski, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Pulaski, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    James Hardie offers vast opportunities for professional and personal development while achieving meaningful success in your current role.

    Cons

    JAmes Hardie is not a comfortable place for the complacent. The aggressive culture to get better every day might not be a good fit for the conservative, feeble-minded, slacker.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cultivate the culture of continuous improvement daily. You're definitely on the right track!


  7. "Fiber Cement Building Products"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in New Canada, ME
    Current Employee - Ambassador in New Canada, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Durabilty, Low Maintenance, Authenticity + Addictive + Beautifying = GTA1HaaT xox Papageorge

    Cons

    P P P P P nitpicking

    Advice to Management

    = service = sales

  8. "great job with great pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cleburne, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cleburne, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Hardie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits and wonderful, constant overtime is available.

    Cons

    12+ hour swing shifts, mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    keep doing good


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits! If you are a hardworker you will succeed! If you sit on your butt you will be out on your butt!

    Cons

    Fast Pace! Not for the weak at heart. You wil work!


  10. "Best to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of way to move up.

    Cons

    Plenty of work but fun.

    Advice to Management

    None


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