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.
Bored and confused, right? This sentence could apply to a product launch, reorganization of the company, a hiring spree or a round of layoffs. And therein lies the problem with business jargon. It’s often meaningless, uninspiring and unmemorable.
Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Rhode Island – January 3, 2019
As a former employee Oldcastle was a tough place to work. We were bought out by Oldcastle. Oldcatsle came in and fired everyone then had a job fair to interview to try and get rehired. The employees that were rehired were rehired at a substantial pay drop. One employee took a huge pay cut just to keep working. The management was OK until an employee looked to move up or enquire about an internal posting for another position within Oldcastle outside of their current plant. Then the employee was labelled a problem and wasn't happy and they found anything they could to run that employee out. Should be nothing wrong with an employee wanting to advance their career, but if it wasn't the company asking you were an issue. Oldcastle did however put a lot of safety procedures in place and made the plant a safer place to work. Poor leadership above the plant manager level.
Driver (Current Employee) – Brevard County, FL – January 1, 2019
If you want a job thats full of drama then go ahead and sign up ! Im still working there at this time looking for another job. Everything you do is the driver fault. Although you write up truck failures on pre and post trip reports(dvr)or complain to management. Everything gets ignored until something happens with the load or customer complains. Drivers are getting wriitten up for incidents that happened over a month ago. Some drivers are being sent for drug test 3 times in 1 or 2 week span (without even being in a accident). Because prefferred materials who is under oldcastle keeps hiring drivers when there is no trucks to put them in..... We have 15 drivers and only 10 trucks. 3 Of those trucks shouldnt be on the road( per D.O.T. Rules). ***Also the bonus of 10% you will never see. You will be lucky to get 5%. The drivers at this plant is always going to other plants to help them out. The other plants get to work 45 plus hours plus bonus. Where as we're only get 5% or less because we are constantly dead heading to other plants 1 to 2 hours away at 12, 1, 2 ,3, 4 o'clock in morning. ( Its a joke) ! New drivers are quitting. Orientation trainer is a good guy but once you start working. Everything your told in orientation. (Throw it out the window). Even what you're told about your pto...Smh... You want the truth. I just told you.****Also remember...Prefferred dont like there drivers to stop at any store for lunch.As if your a child**** they tell you to bring your lunch from home. God forbid you forget it by mistake...Smh... This is coming from a guy who train drivers whenmore... you get here....So safe yourself the head aches !less
Oldcastle / CRH sucks the life out of everything they acquire.
CDL-A DRIVER FLAT BED (Former Employee) – Wharton, NJ – December 27, 2018
They hire seasonally, in slow times your gone, no minimum hours ,.same low pay scale nation wide, no raises. no sick days or personal time. You have to use vacation time, that you dont get until year 2 . Management is clueless by design.no one is allowed to think for themselves "I DONT KNOW" is the official answer to everthing ! asking questions or voicing opions will get you fired ! They are disorganized, penny wise and dollar foolish, and equipment is junk . Every company they purchased was cut to the bone...
Former member (Former Employee) – Clarksville, TN – December 18, 2018
For anyone wondering or seeking employment their Don't! Management and everyone else their is only looking out for themselves. Even upper management will lie directly to you. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone!
Yard Worker (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 18, 2018
Awesome place to work with. Good bonuses. They treat you right and feed you once a month as a showing of appreciation towards employees. There is alot that one can learn from working here and there is much more room for growth and improvement.
Plant Manger (Former Employee) – Telford, PA – December 12, 2018
After being severed (fired) from the company, I could not be happier. I worked to build the company at Telford to what it has become, rising through the ranks through the tides of the economy, and without warning to be terminated shows what the company is all about... Sales making promises the plant can not achieve, then production takes the blame to be the scape goat so sales sails away free from any responsibility.
Packer/Inspector (Former Employee) – Midway, TN – December 4, 2018
All they seem to care about are the numbers. I understand that's how all places are but they still expected your production rate when the material wasnt there to even work with. Supervisor on my shift was fired for sticking up for his employee. Didnt have one for months. Instead of promoting someone inhouse they hired someone who has never even worked in our company without the experience. HR only cares about pleasing upper management so complaints or problems brought in by workers were unsolved. Turn around is ridiculously high. People getting fired by hr with no reason to back them.
Oldcastle has a way of promoting idiots, and keeping the bread and butter skilled workers where they are. Very dishonest management. The Oldcastle company I worked for went under because of poor management
It was hard to get a 40 hour week, jobs were screwed up and unproductive because of way too many managers without skills
Machine Operator, Forklift use, Back up lead (Former Employee) – Battle Ground, WA – December 2, 2018
The job at oldcastle isn't really that hard if you can stand 12 hours 5 days a week. You do a lot of lifting. I personally moved about 12,000 lbs of glass a day on average. The thing about this place is it has a really negative culture. Violent coworkers that management won't deal with since the turn around rate is so high they refuse to fire people. They treat almost everyone their like garbage and don't pay well enough for the positions that are skilled. They lie to you constantly and will threaten you with write ups constantly if you aren't friends with the manager. The Philosophy of the place is you can't be complimented because then you won't want to work. I don't understand how that makes sense honestly. Also they have a quota that even when you hit it everyday they still complain you don't go fast enough. It was such an awful experience being there. I skipped most of my breaks just to get the job done. On nights you don't go home until the job is done. Had an 18 hour Friday with no breaks just so i wouldn't be there 20+ hours.
I work for Oldcastle Precast (Current Employee) – Auburn, WA – November 14, 2018
typical day at work well we work with expectations wen I work and do my job I do that with confidents ,I earn many things about people I work with different personalities , the hardest part of the job is you move all day long , we joy wen they bring lunch for everybody