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Oldcastle Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunities for growth if based out of corp head quarters (in 11 reviews)

  • Awesome place to work, good saleries good benefits lots of hours to be had (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management (Service Desk Manager and CIO) not really in-tune with IT work flows which makes meeting some expectations in realistic (in 20 reviews)

  • Lack of communication, Training wasnt the best (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Stressful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, love the events and how the sponser and participate as a company

    Cons

    Will work you til your death


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Topside Operator in Sumner, WA
    Former Employee - Topside Operator in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about the employees

    Cons

    you work with very few weekends off in the summer. laid off in the winter

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

  3. "Overall this is a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oldcastle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, decent benefits, and opportunities to advance. It's possible to move up without a degree. Profit sharing is available when the economy is doing well.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected. Summer time will require additional work on evenings and weekends. Yearly income is based on company performance and can decline if construction slows down.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let growing sales burnout good employees.


  4. "Was great until they changed management."

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    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Acworth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oldcastle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance and pay, great with family issues dealing with a loss of a loved one. Would not work here now if looking for a new job.

    Cons

    New management, sad to say that Justin Black dropped the ball. New management knew nothing of the company and from what i see they are not getting any better and the company is struggling and losing long time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people who have been there 7+ years rather than someone who doesn't know the company.


  5. "Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Safety Inspector in Marble Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Inspector in Marble Falls, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and employee safety programs

    Cons

    Too political and favoritism tendencies

    Advice to Management

    Don't reward laziness over ethics.


  6. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The y keep their word all the time

    Cons

    Inconsistent messaging during the busy season


  7. "Dispatch is a Joke/Admin for Sales is a Joke"

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

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

    Pros

    Monday through Friday work week

    Cons

    The management emails back and forth with employees talking negatively about the other employees. This was documented and taken to HR. It is a horrible, stressful environment that causes you severe anxiety. However, because the "supervisor" has had family working their previously and currently, no punishment will occur. The Admin was told that she would never move into Sales, as it is a mans job. This is a good old boys club. It is too bad. There is also no sick time, no jury duty time, and you get one week of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    I would clear out the good old boys and move in some modern, fresh employees.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits we decent. People were good to work with.

    Cons

    Company very unorganized. Probably from change of ownership so frequently,

    Advice to Management

    The branch I worked for was highly unorganized. Made work day stressful and waste of funds and time.


  9. "Oldcastle production pit job"

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    Current Employee - Pit Supervisor in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Pit Supervisor in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, good saleries good benefits lots of hours to be had. Started as a dump truck driver moved into pit supervisor position within a year

    Cons

    Communication between managment and lower level employees could use improvement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Treat you like a number"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oldcastle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most plant employees are hard working and able to turn out a reliable product for the company.

    Cons

    This corporation takes over good family-owned companies full of hard working, valued employees, and destroys them. Not enough money is put into maintaining the plant facilities and machines, so employees are forced to make do with run down, sub-par equipment, and then are punished for low production or bad product when they have to spend their own time trying to repair shoddy equipment themselves. Oldcastle treats employees like they are just a number, hiring and firing at the drop of a hat. The mandatory scheduled shifts for plant workers are a minimum of 10-12 hours per day, 5 days a week plus most Saturdays, for hard, manual labor with little to no breaks. If you are a good worker trying to scratch together any sort of living for yourself by going above & beyond and receiving favorable performance reviews, you can earn meager pay increases but BEWARE, they will cut anyone and everyone near the top of the pay scale for bogus reasons just to try to make the plant appear more profitable. This company is stealing employee's money too, because that mandatory Unemployment Compensation tax you pay to fund unemployment insurance will never, ever come back to you since the company's blanket policy is to fight EVERY SINGLE unemployment claim, regardless of what happened. Plant supervisors have it much easier laborers though, mine showed up hungover most days and only works 20-30 hours/week, never on a weekend. The maintenance supervisor was useless and would just lean on a trash can and laugh at operators who were trying to get their machines up and running again themselves while his stack of work orders for repairs went untouched.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a heart. Your laborers are not just numbers, they are husbands, wives, moms and dads trying to earn a living just to pay the bills. Put more money into maintaining your plants & equipment better so that employees can turn out the quality product you desire, without suffering for it. Hire more capable, reliable supervisors and give them the compensation and tools they need to successfully run a plant, so they won't treat employees like they hate their job and the company they work for.


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