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Oldcastle Reviews

Updated April 18, 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 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Operations supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great group of guys.

    Cons

    hot and tough work environment.


  2. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dangerous work, with heavy duty equipment, safety is always a concern due to equipment type. Lots of overtime due to poor staffing

    Cons

    long hours, will work you until you burn out

    Advice to Management

    hire more people to maintain equipment

  3. "Labor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Great group of guys, excellent management. Everybody cares top to bottom.

    Cons

    Hard labor, but that's what you sign up for out in the yard.


  4. "Good Pay. Hard Work."

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Can be very hard at times. Lots of manual labor


  5. "Not a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Oldcastle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and ability to grow in the organization.

    Cons

    Micro management
    Some part of bonus should be tied to individual performance

    Advice to Management

    Same as above


  6. "Oldcastle Precast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees are hard working and dedicated to making a safer environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, environment elements, and lay-offs


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Oldcastle"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people , excellent benefits,

    Cons

    Still a "good old boy" network, leadership easily distracted

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people

  8. "Systems Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Fun, upbeat place to work, that provided a lot of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Workloads felt siloed and isolating.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your employees and listen to the expertise of those who work for you.


  9. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Organization values employees and their work life balance. Love the company, the leaders and the people. Highly recommend the company to anyone interested in career growth with a solid /stable organization

    Cons

    HRIS system is a little antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Look at updating the HRIS system to lend to better tracking of employee records, time, training etc. Current system works but isn't a true HR system


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Team in Lebanon, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Team in Lebanon, TN
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, but honestly there are not many other pros to this job. You will learn how not to run a business which is valuable.

    Cons

    Lots of turn over which makes for an unstable environment, salaries are a joke as well are the raises, work life balance isn’t that great, lack of leadership and direction, and overall morale is low, on boarding is non existent and is mocked when the topic is brought up, sales personnel over all do not grasp how their system works even after working there for years.

    As a whole I would not recommend anyone looking for a fulfilling career to work at OldCastle. You will learn how not to run a business which can be valuable, but isn’t an ideal way to waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Managers have to lead and motivate by example. Having the blind leading the blind is not a good method for growth. Allowing members of the team to get burned out and leave, but then expect to shift all of their responsibility to one individual isn’t smart. Unfortunately that is the OldCastle way and then upper management is surprised why they can’t retain talent. Overall OldCastle isn’t a bad place for a new graduate to start but also isn’t a place to have a long and satisfying career.


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