A great company, but you roll the dice with management
Administrative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 July 2017
Lehigh Hanson (and its related companies) is a great company to work for. The pay is fair, and the benefits and resources are stellar.
This being said, whichever manager you get can make or break your career, and there are really no remedies available unless you're a high-level employee. I have had both good managers and terrible managers within the same company, and the latter forced me to leave a company that I really liked. Unfortunately, I was stuck with an emotionally abusive manager who took their anger out on their employees, didn't really know how to teach/train effectively or accurately, and blamed instruction errors on their employees. They micromanaged, and you felt like you were constantly being watched, to the point where you have no room to actually work. Officially, there are ways to communicate this to the company (whether it be HR or other avenues), but I soon found out that multiple complaints from previous employees had been largely ignored by the company over the years.
In contrast, the managers I had before that were stellar, and fostered a positive work environment and really gave the company a good name. It's a shame that they value the work output of one manager over the employment, work quality and emotional health of countless other employees.
Pay and Benefits
More bad managers than good, Micromanaging and toxic work environment, high turnover rate resulting in constant training
Operator (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 20 February 2018
Managers make alot of threats to employees. Preach safety but not willing to spend $. Superintendant pins employees against each other. Equipment takes forever to get fixed. Often expected to work through breaks. No notice of shift changes or location changes. Wage is good.
Stress, poorly managed, impossible to plan personal life
a normal work day starts at 6am, perfect tim to start, then every day is different. We make sure we have all product avabile and plan are day form there. normal is no management present. we plan are day to day business are selfs. We get Management involved for bigger decisions. We have a perfect shift schedule: 2 Days on 1 day off. Normal no weekend work. we work 12 hour shifts. so after 3 weeks we have an average of 40 hour a week. I really like this job.
Great workplace that values experience and treats employees with respect???
Transit Mixer Driver (Former Employee) – Lower Mainland, BC – 4 April 2017
Regional Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 March 2017
Well defined strategy and DIRECTION PROVIDED by senior management. (Micromanaged)!!!
Strong management??... This is an understatement!! ______________________________________________________
Long story short is that this company is not managed very well. The pay and retirement are great if you last that long. Expect to be treated as sub-human everyday. If this is okay with you then this is the perfect company......If you have morals and expect to be treated fairly and as a team player, look for a job somewhere else.
Morale is low because of poor management decision making.
Operator (Former Employee) – Western Canada – 2 March 2017
I wouldnt recommend the company, too overly bloated with procedures. Management has poor people skills, making morale with workers very poor. Dont expect to make allot of money as promised, management will change minds constantly. Working harder not smarter applies here.
Good pension if you can make it that long.
Management is micromanaging, and unable to manage simple tasks because of it. Very unorganized, makes work harder for workers. Expect not to know what hours your working for the day.
Surface Mine Blaster (Current Employee) – Cadomin, AB – 2 December 2016
The hours that you work is great, 4-10hr shifts, mon-thurs. The company unfortunately started a second shift, still 4-10s but now it is straight wed-sat. The three employees that are in that shift, never get a weekend off, unless you take a holiday day.
Worked Continental shifts on rotating schedules. Learned a lot about robotics and mass production equipment, safety standards and automated machinery. Core group of employees are fantastic and hard jobs where made easier by everyone's team work. Most enjoyable part of the job was the responsibility of maintaining the plant and all of is machinery.
Loader Operator (Former Employee) – Saskatoon – 8 October 2015
Very unorganized... plans change daily... superintendent likes to make threats to employees... very hard to have equipment repaired such as (seats cutting edges teeth etc...) drinking water is seldom brought out... ppe is hard to come by... management refuses to listen to suggestions made by employees with 15+ yrs experience
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 June 2015
Hours and salary were great, however micromanaging was rampant. You always felt like you were being watched. I learned alot about the cement industry and it was interesting. I loved my co-workers and actually loved this job. The micromanaging was aweful.
Loader Operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 October 2014
On behalf of the loading office, it is full of gossip and drama. Complaints of harrassment are swept under the table by hr and management. Management does not answer questions regarding pay schedule, or how you can look up pay stubs online. Very corrupt place to work and extremely high turnaround rate. 8-10 people in and out in the two months I worked there.