PLANT CLERK (Former Employee) – Winchester, KY – May 29, 2018
A typical day at work would be placing orders, and getting truck schedules to get production out the door. Management would always help you when you needed assistant with any issues. The most enjoyable part of the job, was the people and the workplace environment.
Not saying, still there (Current Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – January 24, 2018
Was hired to do a job I agreed too, once started was given a totally different job that no one wanted because it was back breaking/ dirty / filty job all day. Must wear uniforms, long sleeve, hard hats for 10 hrs all year long. No heat or air in warehouse.
Logistics Intern (Former Employee) – West Chester, OH – January 23, 2018
Worked there for the summer of 2017 as an intern, and overall, everyone I worked with was fantastic. Very positive work environment, worked in small, close nit teams, everyone was willing to help when needed, and every day each member came to work in a good mood.
Welder/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – El Mirage, AZ – January 23, 2018
Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits. Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding. Set up, operate, or tend welding machines that join or bond components to fabricate metal products or assemblies. Read blueprints, work orders, or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications.
Plant Clerk (Former Employee) – Pinellas Park, FL – January 22, 2018
Management gave no additional training to expand job skills. Office politics were ridiculous. Management never did their job by reviewing personnel. When there was a problem, they just transferred people.
Welder/Fabricator (Current Employee) – Arlington, TX – January 15, 2018
Do your job and no one will bother you! Very laid back and understanding company. They go above and beyond and really care about there employees. I enjoyed working for this company but unfortunately due to my circumstances I cant go back, best employer I've worked for in a long time.
Laborer (Current Employee) – Huber Heights, OH – December 19, 2017
Work hard and show up every day on time and you will have a job it's not a hard job just have to work and keep your self busy it really is a good job just would work and get to know everything they have to learn
Great people to work with, good pay. Can be very stressful from time to time. Recently acquired by another company. The benefits suffered during the acquisition and it is still very shaky dealing with the parent company.
Bridge Consultant (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ME – October 15, 2017
Contech is focused on getting the best out of their employees. My manager was skilled and gave me a lot of autonomy. The culture depends on the office that you work out of. There is certainly a feeling of comradery.
CAD Technician, Precast Engineering (Former Employee) – West Chester, OH – September 24, 2017
Working with the Precast Bridge group, I created the contract and fabrication drawings for engineers. I also worked on specialty products. It was easy to get along with almost everyone that worked at the company. The hardest part was getting along with my manager.
Had the material we needed easy to talk to management
Electrician (Current Employee) – Kemah, TX – September 20, 2017
A typical work day started out by reviewing steps and tasks that need to be done looking over blueprints Gathering material and executing the task at hand. When one task was done we moved on to another management would have another one lined out for us already.
Management was very understandable if we needed time off for family
Contech used to be a quality place of employment. However, the recent merger with Quikrete has been a terrible turn of events which puts undue amounts of stress at the plant level with no accountability of upper and executive management to provide any sort of identifiable leadership. Direction is confused and in disarray, with no clear chain of command. Quikrete has no idea what they have purchased in Contech, and will not allow a company that operated well previously continue to operate in that manner. Thus, the application of Quikrete culture and management into Contech has been extremely detrimental to the health of Contech's workforce, with many resignations at mid and upper levels. This is already working to destroy the small teams at plant level as leadership is being replaced with younger, less experienced managers who will have to become "yes" managers.
Management bonuses, management fleet vehicles
Undefined leadership and vision, terrible benefits package, corporate culture that refuses inclusiveness
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – July 8, 2017
Small Company, good welding team, galvanized metal toxic and tasks here were repetitive. Long days, cold in winter in shops. I learned how to wire feed weld lug nuts and galvanized metal storm drain water retention systems.