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U.S. Concrete President, CEO, and Director William J. (Bill) Sandbrook
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  1. "Loader operator / Batch man"

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    Current Employee - Loader Operator/Batch Man in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Loader Operator/Batch Man in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Concrete full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of overtime

    Cons

    No family time! Will work you into the ground! Bonus only for drivers! No where to move up low pay! Make u work every Saturday.

    Advice to Management

    Care about everyone not just drivers! Pay more! Have people to back up Batchman and loader operators. We work 18 hrs a day sometimes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Concrete full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to be a part of. Work can present challenges, but that's what makes it a great place to work. New challenges every day. Great leadership and support throughout the company. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a true "con" All industries have there challenges. Our only con is finding and retaining quality drivers in an aggressive market area where employment rates are at all time lows.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! We are the industry leader for a reason. We have the best and brightest leadership group!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ghetto and Trashy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euless, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euless, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Concrete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No pros. No pros. No pros.

    Cons

    Work ethic is the pits. People have attitudes and curse like drunken sailors.


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  5. "Brief but fun assignment"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Concrete (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, helpful people in Shared Services. Cool boss. Seemed to have a friendly, laid-back culture. Field contacts were also extremely nice for the most part.

    Cons

    I only worked as a contractor for the last few months they were in Houston, before they moved HQ to Dallas, so I did not see any cons.


  6. "Empty Promises"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Euless, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Euless, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Concrete full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are friendly. Catered food. Company Outings.

    Cons

    Promises are made but are not kept by management even if it is on a written document. Your manager will not have your back. Poor communication from manager and co-workers. Told what you want to hear in the interview but that is not the case when you start working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises. If you have a written agreement follow through on your promise when the employee has completed his/her part of the agreement. Keep everyone in the loop on what's going on in the company/department, especially when something is going to come up and it will have to involve them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Euless, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Euless, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Concrete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a company in the construction industry it is very advanced and always forward looking. The people are great, a family away from home. The employees have complete control over what they do and how they do it - a very empowering environment.

    Cons

    Challenges only, no cons. It is a lean, flat organization structure so work isn't spread out, and there are not people in upper management doing nothing while the lower-end does all the work. There is accountability here and everyone takes pride in their work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support of employee functions and continue to praise the hard work.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid working here at all costs!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euless, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euless, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Concrete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They gave me a $50 gift certificate at Christmas and a shirt with the company logo.

    Cons

    One of the worst corporate cultures I've encountered in the last 17-years, for a variety of reasons, including:
    * Systematic blame-storming, finger-pointing and throwing employees under-the-bus
    * Working environment in the corporate headquarters rife with cursing, yelling, intimidation and threats
    * Zero transparency in decision-making. Management issues directives beyond the realm of common sense, or contradicts decisions made the day before
    * Internal operational processes that are either non-existent or highly inefficient
    * Autocratic & inflexible policies enforced by senior management. Heaven forbid that you ever get sick or pregnant
    * Neurotic obsession with control & creating a sense of fear among employees. For example they will monitor the times that salaried employees badge into the building, which being completely oblivious to status and road-blocks on major projects.
    * Below industry average salaries for professional employees

    Advice to Management

    Curb constant turn-over in the IT department by appointing senior leadership that actually cares about employees rather than being completely absorbed in their own overwhelming sense of self-importance, which is the situation currently. Maintain adequate staffing levels rather than being concerned with minimizing variable costs by forcing fewer people to do more than is really reasonable for people who don't live in a third-world country.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "US Concrete is an ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    employees are nice to work with

    Cons

    not much investment in developing employees or career paths or room for growth

    Advice to Management

    inform employees of the vision of the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "U.S. Concrete is great, but Central Concrete Supply Co, Inc. needs a lot of work to get a good review!"

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    Current Employee - Just A Number In Human Resources in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Just A Number In Human Resources in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I think that U.S. Concrete is a great place to work due to the fact that they have so many companies throughout the U.S. which translates to an easier potential for transfers into better positions.

    Cons

    The Northern California aquisition, Central Concrete Supply Co, Inc. does not seem to run like U.S. Concrete. Central Concrete shows NO value in their employess. Please see the review for Central Concrete Supply Co, Inc.

    Advice to Management

    Really analyze management in your aquisitions to ensure employee satisfaction is above par. Happy employees translate to a successful business!


  11. "nice office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Concrete full-time

    Pros

    The people are good and friendly, helpful and make the work happen. No slackers

    Cons

    management vision is not communicated to employees. dropping morale due to management turnover and the aforementioned lack of communication


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