Customer Relations (Current Employee) – Gainesville, VA – December 14, 2014
I enjoy what I do. Helping people makes me happy and I continue to look for new ways each day to develop and improve their experiences. Management at my office could be handled differently, but we work with it.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Oxford, MA – May 19, 2018
The almost 4 years I was employed here I saw major changes in business. We went from servicing small businesses to primarily servicing a big box store. Business was excellent over the past 2 years and summers were always chaotic.
As a Production Supervisor I oversaw production scheduling as well as shipping/receiving. However, my primary job was as a therapists. Every time our regional manager was in the building creating problems my primary task turned into damage control. It was always a running joke in the building. We liked to ask the new people what they thought of him. Usually, everyone said, “He seems like a nice guy.” Our response was always, “Just wait. It’s only a matter of time before you have a run in with him.”
Big businesses like Oldcastle like to advertise how they reward people who are always looking to improve things. In reality, this is a big business that is all about saving pennies in order to improve their bottom line. They installed boards to track production in every plant in the country. Cameras were installed to watch production and shipping. Big brother is always watching you at every step.
This is a dirty and dusty job where you are expected to work no matter the weather. Production is number 1. The employee is secondary. Hopefully, one day they will figure out that without the employees there is no production. OSHA was here three out of the four years I worked here. The equipment is falling apart and when it does get replaced the replacements are worse than the original equipment.
I used to come into work with a smile on my face everyday.more... After our plant manager was demoted and replaced I knew my time here was at an end. I never had a single friendly conversation with the man. The happiest day of my life was the day I resigned and saw the sign in my rear view mirror for the last time.
Please think twice before working for this company. Every day upper management will come up with a way to make your day less enjoyable. It will only be a matter of time before you die a little inside each time you pull into the parking lot.less
Gift cards at Christmas and thanksgiving
Micromanagement, poor working conditions, low morale
I really like working for old castle. The pay sucks but the benefits are very competitive. I've always had great coworkers and managers. It really is what you make of it. I work in the metal department and it's often busy and fast paced but not too difficult
Machine operator (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 30, 2018
If you’re looking to grow inside the company don’t come here. Management sucks and has no clue how to run a plant. They also work you like slaves And if they promise you a weekend off they take it back and threaten to write you up and suspend you for 3 days if you don’t work! Would recommend this place to anyone
Ready Mix Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 9, 2018
Worked at Oldcastle for 4 years in Henrietta NY. Union shop local 118, not good Union. Senior drivers treated better and given all work while others starve. Senior drivers create a cult like workplace where if you do not get along with all senior men they give u silent treatment and ex-communicate you from any future harm on job-sites safety related. Micro managed to the point where driver safety is an issue .
A beautifal work enviorment,scared by hostile take-over.
Class A Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 4, 2018
Simply put first 3 years was almost perfect,until they suffered a hostile takeover in management,then we all lived in fear of our jobs,we were systematically exterminated based on tenior and any way they could cut cost....
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Asheville, NC – April 1, 2018
Oldcastle was great to work for, except, there was not much room to grow AT THE LOCATION I WAS WORKING. The was room to grow if you could relocate. Management was great, but my manager could have done more to help me advance.