Class III Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – March 27, 2017
Good days at work with good overtime. Learned greatly on how to manage loading trucks more time efficient to load out more tonnage throughout the day. I learned great methods on working an open mine pit. the work place culture as a company was great and took care of their workers. The hardest part of the job is the amount of overtime you put in with only one day off of work most weeks and can really fatigue the mind and body. The most enjoyable part of my job was that i was able to move around in different positions and cover for other workers that had time off for vacations or other reasoning. That made me experience and open up my knowledge greatly with various other equipment.
Maintenance (Former Employee) – Maryland – February 11, 2017
Extremely high turnover - average work week is 80 hours to make up for lack of employees. Management is on an ego trip and have no idea what they are doing. You get no notice of overtime and never have the tools or parts you need to do the job anyway. So your life has to revolve around their poor planning. Management goes out of their way to make employees miserable - company policies and mission statement are completely ignored.
Internship (Former Employee) – Hanover, PA – March 7, 2016
It was a summer internship. So, my real knowledge of how good the company was is limited. The summer spend there was a very good experience seeing other side to my major that I didn't get to really see.
Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee) – sun city plant – February 25, 2016
Working at Vulcan materials co. at the sun city plant(I really don't like to say bad things about anyone because its a big negative but this needs to be said) is to date the very worst job I have ever had in my life and what made it that bad were the people I had to work with directly everyday. Right from my very first day I was treated like a second rate person. I never heard anything positive from them about my work or anything but they constantly said positive things to each other all day long. I worked with 3 other guys and one was our boss, one thought he was the boss and one that was a follower. These three guys are the best of friends too and favoritism is huge there to say the least. I loved the work I was doing but when you get talked down to everyday for no reason it makes going to work a very hard thing to do. Vulcan Materials company is a really good company to work for please don't get me wrong about that its just some of the people. whats really sad is these guys put on a act when the big wigs are around and then they are nice but they lose the act when those people leave. The big management people don't have a clue about things that go on there until now. I couldn't do anything right according to them.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 25, 2016
Learned preventive maintenance and how to run equipment Management and co-workers were helpful along with being pleasant in daily work environment Preventive maintenance was difficult Running equipment and co-workers were the most enjoyable part of the job
Scale House Operator/Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Staunton, VA – December 1, 2015
As the old saying goes.." whole lot of chiefs and not enough indians" applies to this company. No one that holds any type of authority position and pay, stands up for the little person that makes the outfit truly function. Each and every person is replaceable. If you are a woman you will most defiantely only progress as far as the men want you to and not a step more. Sad to know so many people I truly looked at as family remain there but hold no value to the multi million dollar business that give those hard working individuals a mere $50 gift card for Christmas and Thanksgiving combined and taxes each one of them on that gift card. No holiday dinner, no award ceremonies for employees that have made it possible for them to have over 14000 NON INJURY WORK HOURS.....YES I SAID 14000!!!!
I loved the work I did and minus the "supervisors" the people I worked with
Working in scale house you are allowed no lunch break...you eat as you work your 9 to 10 shift.