Lead/Skilled Laborer (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ 85225 – June 24, 2016
10 to 13 hr work days on average, but some slow periods. learned about safety on the job site and the importance of working as a team. also producing a quality product safely and efficiently. co workers were good, some of them were complacent, but over all it was a god crew. hardest part of the job was the heat being that I was working in AZ. most enjoyable part of the job was building a quality product and the pride that came from doing that the right way.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Hauppauge, NY – May 4, 2016
Very fast pace, I have how to temper glass, how to cut glass and how to fabercate glass. The co-workers are the greatest team I have ever worked with. The hardest part was learning how to do the job. Just able to do my job was the most enjoyable part of my job.
Welder/Laborer (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – April 6, 2016
If in need of a job just for a 1 or 2 even 3 is ok but don't make it a career. Management sucks the lead man are jerks and treat you like you ain't nothing! They treat the workers like they care but you'll be replaced real quick!
NO advancement,no job security. you can get laid off or terminated at any time with no reason :"we don't need many people at this time, today is your last day" 10 hours work a day with no break. your supervisor will set you up, if you trying to show him you know more than him. there is no life, no advancement,no real training. this job is good for someone who is looking for a pay check. the plant manager will talk about safety every Thursday and make workers sign some form just to cover himself in case someone get an accident on the job . i don't recommend this company for some one who is looking for a stable life.
make your pay check
no job security, they will use you as much as they can.
Productive fast paced workplace, not a lot of time off offered.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Davenport, FL – March 5, 2016
Old Castle was a nice place to work if you were looking to work 70-80 hour weeks with minimal time off. There is no scheduling and management would tell you the day before if you were working or not the next day. Did not take care of their employees and only looked to achieve maximum production without regard of their employees personal lives.
Ability to work every day until whatever hour, much over time.
As a former HQ employee, reporting to a C Level exec, I was able to truly understand the "real" culture at Oldcastle Materials, which is not positive. Many times I witnessed unprofessional, hypocritical and callous behavior from the execs.
Their TO is very high because they overwork, underpay and don't respect their employees.
This is not a company I would ever consider working for again, nor would I recommend it to anyone I care about.
If you're dishonest, it would be great. They have VERY few written policies and procedures and all are made to be broken.
Unethical management, lack of pay for performance, unrealistic time requirements
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Hope, AR – February 16, 2016
Let me stress that this company is all take and very, very little give.
I have worked in several different positions for this company. I am always trying to find things to do to help out and I still make the same terrible hourly wage that I started with. I have been working for this company for over five months now through a temp agency and when I asked about getting rolled over to three different members of management I was told "I don't know" by all three.
Unless you work inside all day on a bagging line that requires you to stick your hands into a running machine, you will spend a lot of time in the rain and snow. You can also expect to lift bags of mulch, soil or rocks that weigh from 40 to 90 ibs nearly every day. Of course the company doesn't give you back braces.
Then there's the leadership team. I never thought I would stumble across a leadership team more incapable of getting anything done than the folks that run Walmart, but here you have it. These guys will blow off complaints, safety concerns, essential tools and other reasonable problems that I have raised. On the other hand they have no problem reprimanding you each and everytime a mistake it made.
The worst thing about this job is the compensation. I'm right below the plant manager and maintenance guys at 10 dollars an hour. There are people that have worked at this plant for over twenty years that make less than what I do at my few months of time here. It's unbelievable.
In short; AVOID THIS PLACE. You're better off flipping burgers or finding a real job.
Experience, a paycheck, free shirts
Pay, management, unreasonable expectations, dangerous, working in inclimate weather
Fabrication Operator (Former Employee) – Shawnee, OK – January 8, 2016
Show up and get organized by moving racks around and finding all of the days work. Cut and fab glass according to fab prints. I learned how to work independently without a supervisor hovering near by. The management was almost never seen outside the front office. The hardest part of the job was working without direction. No one would ever say what needed done or in the order it needed to be done in, so everyday was and uncertainty.
Productive but fun workplace with good management.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Weston, WI – November 22, 2015
This is easily my favorite job, and a very good employer. At this particular location we didn't have people breathing down our necks, so to speak, and had time to figure things out on our own or from our crew. It was a little hard to balance a personal life with the hours, but I learned a lot here. Management was very relaxed. However, the job did require us to work fast, especially during the construction season. I'd say that's the hardest part if you factor in the heat during the summer, but it is very rewarding and has good benefits. This company values cross-training so you will learn many departments and be able to get a lot of overtime if you ask for extra training or volunteer to work on a Saturday in another department.
Overtime, good benefits, good management, decent pay, A company catalog where you can pick out clothes.
Only 40 minutes from home, relaxed work enviroment even though face paced, it was enjoyable hard work
Lead Estimator (Former Employee) – Jessup, MD – November 6, 2015
Fast paced work environment that gave me additional experience in "Relationship Selling". Small office with large warehouse. Enjoyed many co-workers. Learned several new computer programs I.E. CAD Sales.Force, Surpass and many others. Learned how to manage a 20,000 square foot facility and the people that work in it.
Ten hour day that started early in the morning. Health Care Insurance, Loved the clientsa I efforted for everyday.
labor (Former Employee) – Edgewood, MD – November 5, 2015
made good money I was happy there till they cut back on jobs and let me go. but if I had a chance to work for them again I would made friends there I liked the hard work long hours but the pay was good