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Vulcan Materials Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Vulcan Materials President and CEO J. Thomas Hill
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Pros
  • Great people; good benefits; nice office environment; (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits, decent pay, steady work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • We tend to work long hours, twelve to fourteen hours a day (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dispatch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, time family, opportunity

    Cons

    Schedule, none, vacation, none, none

    Advice to Management

    take care of the employees


  2. "Weighmaster is a very hectic job"

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    Former Employee - Weighmaster in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Weighmaster in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keeps you busy. Casual environment. Descent computer system. Friendly management. Helpful co-workers. Good benefits. Variety in tasks you are expected to perform

    Cons

    You can only take a break if trucks are not wanting weighed

  3. "Undercover Slavery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time

    Pros

    Huh? It's signing up to disappear

    Cons

    One way in and one way out


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vulcan Materials full-time

    Pros

    Hours and that's it for the pros

    Cons

    Uncaring management, abusive employees, treated like slave labor.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and see what's going on instead of listening to people who only will say what you want to hear


  5. "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan Materials (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is great and personable

    Cons

    Seniority gets promoted first from each promotion I have seen

    Advice to Management

    All roles are not better for the person that has worked the longest.


  6. "Great Benefits, Salary, Upper Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Very accomodating with work hours, benefits, etc;

    Cons

    Middle Management sucks. Move people up more frequently.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Comes off a bit racist."

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

    Pros

    There aren't any pros that I can see. The company needs assistance with being a more diverse company, but until then it's hard to name a pro.

    Cons

    Not a fully cultural company. The company doesn't appear to embrace different races. The managers come off as condescending at times.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay. But saw a few good men fired for basically no reason."

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Skippers, VA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Skippers, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan Materials (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Good training and benefits. Hard work pays off. Would promote from within while I was there.

    Cons

    Long hours. Very very dirty environment. Short turn around from being off and having to come back to work. Crazy


  9. "Management and Organizational Development"

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

    I have been working at Vulcan Materials full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company that truly values their employees. Excellent leadership and a culture that is second to none. Truly adhere to their values.

    Cons

    None that I can think of that the time.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Leave Your Integrity At Home"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Brownwood, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Brownwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary, and benefits, are good.

    Cons

    Poor area management, poor supervisors, vindictive atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    I've been in the construction industry for 30+ years. I've gone from shovel to manager, and from manager to supervisor in that time. I've never before witnessed the depth of dishonesty that exists at this quarry. The 'expendable' worker will be blamed for countless numbers of problems that existed long before I started working there, and it will continue to exist until someone from Alabama corporate puts two and two together. My supervisor relied on deception to execute his job. If you aren't willing to do unethical things to be part of the 'good old boy network', don't bother applying with this company.


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