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Oldcastle Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits for medical/dental/vision" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and employee safety programs" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "This upper management team consistently gossips and talks about employees publicly to other employees" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, and big repairs can lead to unexpectedly long hours" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Long term employee started at bottom went through three buyouts"

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Gulfport, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few employees so close relationships with everyone at the plants , room for growth and overtime is 20 hours a week it’s a great learning experience

    Cons

    Pay starts low, multiple companies spread around the world so it’s hard to get help or the right person at the right time and no maintenance crew if it breaks we fix it so you should be compensated for a maintenance man electrician welder you do it all just don’t get the pay. it’s so few employees that one bad apple can ruin production

    Advice to Management

    Teach other managers one on one and come around to visit the plants more often


  2. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welfare benefits are great.
    Company always promote from within.
    Weekends off.

    Cons

    Long hours of work for production workers.
    Production jobs are too physical.

  3. "5"

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    Former Employee - Glazier in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Glazier in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IAM A very neat and hard working and experienced glazier

    Cons

    Alot of people I usually work alone


  4. "Great Place with big things happening"

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

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Tons of learning opportunities on a wide variety of heavy equipment and aggregate equipment

    Cons

    Fast paced, and big repairs can lead to unexpectedly long hours

    Advice to Management

    Plan maintenance repairs and staffing to minimize downtime.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits such as 401K, Vacation, and Insurance.
    Nice coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Promotions are not merit based and are more political.

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking your loyal employees for granted.


  6. "Retail Merchandiser"

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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

    Flexible work hours, work from your car and start and paid meal weekly

    Cons

    Micromanaged, attempts to get employees to work more for less pay and stretches the staff over too large of territory with promises of help and no help in site.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees needs in mind


  7. "Open"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Converse, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Converse, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefits

    Cons

    They have good benefits and good pay

    Advice to Management

    Good work

  8. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making big changes to improve the business

    Cons

    There are many long days


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Great support from management!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "Estimator"

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    Current Employee - Estimator in North Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Estimator in North Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Great Benefits, Opportunity to grow in Corporate Setting

    Cons

    Management, Growth unless Corporate, Bad Training

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and their skills more, make them feel needed and happy and not just a seat in an office