Good Company, Great Culture, Limited advancement and poor actual management.
QC Technician (Current Employee) – Corona, CA – August 29, 2017
Vulcan Materials Company is perhaps the safest company in the industry. Period.
However, the likelihood for advancement is quite limited and there is almost no actual system of mentoring or skills development below the level of Plant Supervisor.
The training for upcoming managers/supervisors is a joke. Basically consisting of a Powerpoint synopsis for a beginning Communications class. They pay little attention to designing training materials that cover actual job roles. The worst part is that the strong focus on Safety and Health means that when push comes to shove, there is an in-built culture that blames the lowest level employee for any/all mistakes. Co-workers often point fingers and "throw others under the bus".
Still, if you like working six, or more, days a week at 10 + hours a day, with little chance for even lateral job transitions without moving to a new location, the pay and benefits are great.
Highly competitive compensation.
Poor low to mid level management, Zero concern for Work/Life Balance