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Oldcastle Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Mark S. Towe
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  • "This upper management team consistently gossips and talks about employees publicly to other employees" (in 25 reviews)

  • "No work-life balance for full-time employees" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay, laid back shifts, good company great coworkers

    Cons

    Long shifts. Some coworkers don’t like to clean.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Napoleon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, work, opportunities, salary, coworkers

    Cons

    Hot evironment, stressfull, management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, good benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    upper management lacked leadership skills and clear objectives, company behind in technology and slow to adapt to change.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    None. Not much to say!

    Cons

    Terrible management! Need a better outlook in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees. No royalty!


  5. "Quality Control"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Napoleon, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Napoleon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Local leadership utilized poor methods of gaining staff support. There was a major disconnect between corporate and local expectations. Yearly raises averaged $0.25/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Value, consider, and potentially implement feedback from your local employees who have boots on the ground.


  6. "Unique Experience"

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

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits, 401k match & contributions, salary,

    Cons

    Political environment, Executive Management/ELT Klan, Understaffed & Overworked, work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Implement an appropriate staffing model for your IT departments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a fine company, very immature in their approach."

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, on time pay and great working team

    Cons

    Horrible management, there are inexperienced members in senior management

    Advice to Management

    Look at what is happening at the ground level

  8. "Do more with less"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Job security, friendly staff, team based

    Cons

    no work/life 50 hr weeks


  9. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime to get

    Cons

    Very hot and dirty environment

    Advice to Management

    Provide fans


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Love hate relationship"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Oldcastle has been fairly rewarding in the almost 5 years here.
    -Good benefits for medical/dental/vision
    -401k
    -profit sharing, dumps directly to your 401k
    -room for advancement
    -2weeks PTO, hours accrue each paycheck
    -2weeks vacation time up to 5years, 3weeks after 5years, hours accrue each paycheck
    -good people

    Cons

    -more processes that building a space station, makes it very difficult to do daily tasks, to much red tape and the customer is the one that suffers in the end
    -heavy workloads to the point of failure. Your are given a load that is impossible to keep up with unless you work 15hr days 6-7days a week. Managing 30+ projects plus estimating and all the site work, overcapacity and PM’s start missing, overlooking details. Projects are very detailed and require a lot of time to review specs and drawings
    -low pay for responsibility and tasks expected on a day to day basis. You are responsible for the entire project and even portions you don’t have control over, if the concrete is damaged or not straight, it’s your fault, if the electrician hangs a panel upside down, it’s your fault, if the door isn’t closing right, it’s your fault.
    -upper management is lack luster, complain about projects or drawings taking to long, yet also know and tell you they are overloading you and understand you have too much on your plate yet won’t provide any support, say are sales aren’t high enough yet we have more work with less PM than we have had in the past 3 years. Management doesn’t keep their commitment to the people, only the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide support for the team. Understand that people overwhelmed and over capacity will make mistakes, some small, some costly. You can’t expect people to work 15hr days for a job and managers that only care about numbers, you need to put the people first and they will get you the numbers. Customers will never have a good experience when the PM does not have the time to give them. The work needs to be evenly distributed amongst the team.


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