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The best buddies club
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Euless, TXJune 9, 2016
Management is horrible, and most of them should be forced to retire, since thats what they are waiting on. Most have no spine, are not qualified for their job and are so two faced it's ridiculous. They hire from outside the company, on the "buddy" system, without posting jobs. Create positions for "friends". Drivers, Plant Operators, Maintenance, all expected to work 12 plus and at times 16 hours a day. No rhyme or reason to the way orders are scheduled, and force customer service people to work until they are allowed to leave. They over book the schedule so much that theyve run off big customers. They cater to certain customers, and make deals with them because they don't want to lose them. The sales dept is completely inept.

People that don't do their jobs, blatantly, do not get fired. They get babysat, because there are so many "buddy secrets", and people that do work - are expected to cover and do the work of the people that wont. The balance of people that care and want things to be done correctly, compared to the lazy worthless people is getting lower and lower. No one cares.
Lots of finger pointing and blaming. It's a pitiful situation, when a place like this just runs people into the ground. There are no women in positions of management. Very male dominated environment. Attitude reflects leadership. Greedy money monger company.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
All of the above
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Fun place to work
Concrete Driver and Driver Trainer (Former Employee) –  Euless, TXJanuary 22, 2016
A typical day at work was fun. I learned how to drive a concrete mixer truck and management treated me very well. The co-workers were always friendly and the hardest part of the job was just dealing with the customers which is always stressful at any workplace.
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Excellent place to work
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLApril 14, 2015
Great people to work with. Great co-workers, supervisors, manager and company owner. New equipment and family oriented environment. Very diverse employer.
Pros
Excellent over all
Cons
No cons to mention
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Positive Workplace
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Elmwood Park, NJFebruary 17, 2015
Productive workplace focused on communication and teamwork. Low growth potential, small departments with strong management control.
Pros
Friday Breakfast, Hour lunch, Underground parking
Cons
Low Growth Potential and Wages
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Long hours, decent pay, no home life.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Austin, TxJanuary 12, 2015
I drove a volumetric concrete truck for this company. Expect to start your day early, leave late, and have something break on your truck somewhere in the middle of your day. The equipment is old, ragged, and you'll be blamed for anything that goes wrong with it.

Management isn't really around. They just do enough to cover their hind ends, and yeah, that means throwing you under the bus in doing so. The dispatchers are pretty much in charge of the operation, and that gets real rough. You will be leaned on heavily to break D.O.T. regulations. If you get caught, those tickets are your responsibility. They will not back you at all. In fact they will fire you for doing what they asked you to do.

You can make a great weekly paycheck in the busy season. When it gets slow, expect them to find any excuse to cut your hours, or fire you. The benefits aren't great but, they have some. You get a weeks (40 hours) worth of vacation after a year, no sick or personal days in the meantime, and the insurance is pretty bad.

The employee's that actually do the work are very helpful, and friendly. The employee's that sit behind computers are mostly rude, and hypocritical.

In the end, it's a working class job, and from what I've seen, they're all about this bad. Take the good, and prepare for the bad.
Pros
A lot of overtime.
Cons
A LOT of overtime. Corporate does not care about employee's. Equipment is old, and beat..
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not a very good place to work
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Middleburg, PAOctober 7, 2013
long hours when you arent laid off. most of your co workers are nice. the hardest part of the job is never knowing when you get to punch out and go home.
Cons
long hours, no scheduled quit time
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My overall experience working at U.S. concrete
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXMarch 25, 2013
a typical day work was long hours. I learned how to deal with all types of people.The management needs to comuicate with the employees more.The co-workers are on the same level with me about issues with the company.Getting out at 10pm and having to back to work about 6am. Being in a truck driving all day thats was enjoyable.
Pros
good health benfits, 401k, paid vacation, job securty
Cons
bad weather
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lack leadership
Laborer/Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Paxtonville, PAJune 30, 2012
the title says it all, with proper leadership there would be no layoffs. families wouldn't suffer because people are trying to do what they can't but others could.
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