A good company with a fairly high employee turnover rate
Ready Mix Driver (Former Employee) – Naples, FL – September 3, 2016
Pros: Excellent benefits, steel-toe boot allowance, free uniforms & service, all PPE provided for, in-depth orientation (including Smith System training), paid holidays (including your birthday) opportunity to cross train to become a batchman and/or front-end loader operator.
CONS: No set start (as early as 2am) or finish times (as late as 8pm), every other Saturday mandatory work, you are paid by the load (not hourly, as with other companies), must work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain), deal with an aging truck fleet that has significant, exterior/interior (drum) concrete buildup and non-working and/or cross-wired contols. Communication between drivers and dispatch needs improvement (address typos, incorrect/incomplete customer information, inaccurate turn-by-turn printed directions, etc). Mechanics are par, at best. Management is consistently under pressure from corporate which, in turn, creates a stressful work environment. Some customers/sites (whom order concrete) are unsafe & unprofessional which puts the driver at risk.