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Oldcastle Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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  • "This upper management team consistently gossips and talks about employees publicly to other employees" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Very long hours for salaried and hourly employees" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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. "laborer"

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    Current Employee - Labor in Sheffield Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Labor in Sheffield Lake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    off holidays paychecks will benefit your long work schedule

    Cons

    long hours, management jumps to conclusions, lies to employees, no formal training, and expect boundless results with no resources. very hypocritical, and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    learn how to train and work with your people instead of throwing them to the wolves and expecting off the chart results when you have management haven't done your job!

  3. "Very negative culture"

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

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

    Pros

    No Pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    I've never worked for a company with so many employees that are negative and passive aggressive. Overall, the culture is extremely draining and it seems like management doesn't care AT ALL. Recruiter definitely lied about the position and company, there is no room for growth unless your manager likes you, the company does not invest in employees. Benefits are below standard, nothing special or unique. Don't expect diversity here, and no camaraderie among coworkers. I've been here a few months and have already started looking for a new job because it seriously is a negative environment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very unhealthy environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to learn about corporate functions. The company is an industry leader.

    Cons

    Seemed to get harder and harder to find people who wanted to work for the company due to a diminishing reputation in the industry.

    The office environment is unprofessional and there is no presence of values or accountability. MANY issues with management, promotions, and helping their employees feel like they matter. "What else can you do for me? How much more can you do for me?" are common themes.

    Management was quick to point out behaviors within the office, yet were exempt from these same "manners" they were enforcing.

    What a manager makes one person adhere to isn't the same across the board. There is blatant favortism and there is a clear line drawn as to who gets preferential treatment.

    Management pays attention to the wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn people skills, keep personal business personal, practice what you preach.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "If money is you only concern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time

    Pros

    Fabricated disorganization for the sake of achieving over time wages

    Cons

    If you are willing to disregard the safety and wellbeing of your coworkers for the sake of higher output, then your going to love it here. Bottom line, there’s nothing more important than making money, right?

    Advice to Management

    Safety and organization


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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!


  10. "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.


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