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Oldcastle Precast Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Safety Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    World class safety culture in this company

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide career development plans for leadership


  2. "Those are the Pros."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dunwoody, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oldcastle Precast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Petty. Vindictive. Arrogant. Incompetent. Condescending.

    Cons

    The single worse place I have ever worked at. Frat boy culture x googleplex.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Demand Planner"

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    Former Employee - Demand Planner in Napoleon, OH
    Former Employee - Demand Planner in Napoleon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oldcastle Precast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay decent and it's such an unorganized disaster that you can get experience in many areas of plant operations pretty easily. It served it's purpose and was a stepping stone to the next level of my career.

    Cons

    If you are a type A personality on a career path, proceed with great caution. I've never worked for such a disorganized bunch in my life. Very reactive vs proactive environment. Continuous improvement is a foreign concept. Lacking people who can understand how decisions impact all areas of the business. Once the negative outcomes of these decisions are realized, a "fall guy" will be appointed to be fired over it. They then will promote unqualified people to fill the void, and then will fire them when they are unsuccessful. If you go to OC, have a plan. I was lucky enough to find a new job before my "number was called", I saw others with spouses, kids and mortgages to support who were not as lucky. When I submitted my resignation, not my boss or a single member of upper management even spoke to me! Such an awkward leaving! No "good luck". No "don't let the door hit ya"....nothing... Confirmed I made the correct decision.


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  5. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Port Clinton, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Port Clinton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oldcastle Precast (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth mode with capital to support.

    Cons

    Very thin on talent at leadership level takes it toll on middle management.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Telford, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Telford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Allowed me to keep my travel rewards. Has the financial backing and ability to be a great company to work for. Will they?

    Cons

    I agree with many other posts. They have no respect for the employees that actually accomplish the work. NO training, NO support. If i didnt know what i was doing my projects would have failed horribly. This division of the company has so much potential. But managers of this division wont succeed when it is obvious to their employees that they would not hesitate to take advantage of an employee to make themselves look... just slightly better. I was taken advantage of to the point they literally expected me and wanted to quit. I was a body that they could use until I decided I had had enough. Then they moved on to the next guy.

    Advice to Management

    Its simple really, compensate appropriately. This seems to be a huge problem with this industry these days. Its easy to tell who is going to work hard for you and who isn't. Make sure you appreciate those that will or they will just move on. This is the reason that the average individual only stays with an employer for 2 years these days. Appreciate your employees. The longer they stay with you the more efficient they are.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Its OK"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Edgewood, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Edgewood, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oldcastle Precast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people ae nice and have a generally good work ethic.

    Cons

    The plant manager is a total tool.


  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oldcastle Precast full-time

    Pros

    Great staff with effective planning and direction. Safety and quality are top notch. No micromanagement.

    Cons

    Communication lacked between upper management and staff. Some unprofessionalism with lead superintendents and crew.

    Advice to Management

    More Communication


  9. "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Electrician in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience in a manufacturing environment

    Cons

    Working Conditions were outside and very hot

    Advice to Management

    More Management


  10. "Forklift OPerator"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oldcastle Precast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros to this job

    Cons

    bad equipment wrong equipment layoffs

    Advice to Management

    need to get organized


  11. "Oldcastle"

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    Former Employee - Colorado in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Colorado in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits package and chances for overtime pay

    Cons

    Working a lot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


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