Heidelberg Materials
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Great opportunities, above average salaries, great benefits - no work-life balance. 60-hour work weeks are not atypical especially during busy season.


Lots of positions


No work life balance
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Not worth it for skilled Operators!

Seasonal, Ok pay rate, minimal OT only in busy season. OT based on seniority and company need. 40hrs in the beginning and end of season. Terrible management, poor conditions through out site. Safety culture is more talk then action. Half of the equipment outdated and in terrible shape. Heavy Equipment operators are expected to labour and work on various aggregate plants. Union does not care much for members.


Ok pay rate


Minimal Overtime/ Seasonal
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Worst company I’ve ever worked for

This company is by far the worst I’ve ever worked for. From upper management, right down to drivers and equipment. The company expects 500% all the time while barely giving 10% in return. They do not care about employees and the drivers are the one who suffer the most. There is never a good day at this company. Constantly wondering if today is going to be a bigger disaster than the previous day. They will throw you under the bus every chance they get. When issues are brought to light, management does everything they can to ignore it. The drivers are terrible, the equipment is even worse. But the company is more concerned about things like a name change than a fleet that can actually preform. The work culture is sickening. I could continue on forever but hopefully by now, you get the point. Please for nothing else other than your mental health and well-being….WORK ANYWHERE ELSE.




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I have never before worked for a company that hates all of its employees before.

What is the best part of working at the company?The money is good but management hates all of the employees.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management is absolutely horrible.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The job itself is good, but management likes to spy on the employees and play games like taking away breaks. Start times are different every day, and you never know what time you are off.What is a typical day like for you at the company?A typical day is usually 10-14 hours and they make you come in on Saturdays. Not good for family life.
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over worked then restructured

they suck ! the demands they put on you are not worth the return. expected to be available 24/7 doing multiple jobs with no compensation. no work life balance at all
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High pace, good pension, annual raises.

More work than you could ever ask for. Wide range of variety of work on trucks and mixers and equipment. Could pay better but still have the potential to earn 100k/year


Unlimited overtime


Poor work conditions
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Safe and friendly environment.

One should never go into their new job thinking it’s going to be a piece of cake. Although I didn’t think it was going to be hard because I had 6-7 years of similar and valuable experience at other companies. This companies policy for safety first had the friendly approach that could get a rookie gleaming with confidence. I think the tradition is very good and now we just are trying to find ways to up our production.
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You're just a number

Very poor culture at this company. At the end of the day you're just a number. Pay was good but not worth it for the stress you are given. They want high production numbers with poorly maintained equipment.
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typical job for the industry

if you want to come to work just to make a pay cheque, then this is the place for you.very poor management. they put people in place who have no idea about the industry. quality and safety are lacking. all about the money.


decent pay a little above average


poor safety, long hours, substandard management
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Old school industrial operations

Lehigh is an old school company in an industry that gets no attention. The operations are run on a shoestring budget with lots of micromanagement from senior management. They run 24/7 operations, so expect long hours, being on call, having minimal support, and no OT if you are an engineer.
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Great place to work, not much time for life outside of work.

Could be better work to life balance.Hours you will most likely working in a day are 13 to 15 hoursNo schedule/ Expect to work everyday except Sunday. When you ask for days off they are really bad at getting back to you in time. Even if you give them 2 weeks and even if you plan vacation time. You work long hours with every little brakes when busy, which is all summer....Great people to work with, not so much the plant staff tho, really moody people....




Long hours
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Poorly managed sometimes toxic

Poorly managed. No salaried workers unionized and bosses always make comments about lazy union workers. Manager treats anyone who doesn't have university degree like they are a lesser human. Less then 1% wage increase per year. Old patched together equipment. Clear favoritism. Chronically understaffed so no opportunity for holidays. No production or safety incentives. Loud dusty environment. Constant fear of being fired for breaking safety rules that are constantly being changed. Revolving door no experienced efficient employees stay.
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Wasn’t fun here at all.

Poorly Run, just chaos old equipment,there was no team, It’s just show up go home that’s it it’s a paycheque but sure was hard coming here to work. It’s a corporate world nobody listens they look at ya that’s it you’re just a number
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Good money if you are a robot and just work and do your job and don't talk and get involved with the work culture and politics.

Good pay...... but you sacrifice any personal life for it. No fixed schedule as to when your shift will be finished..... it's whenever the job is done. Most workers just phone in sick because this is becoming the choice they are limited to. Bad management and culture. Most is dictated from the U.S. subsidiary company and long term local management that has been hanging around just to settle some scores and holding grudges. A lot more disconnection between workers and upper management. Lack of positive communication and they won't listen anyways to accomplish maintenance and company issues. Meetings are held just to enforce dictatorship rules and nobody speaks up much anymore other than to make the odd comical sarcastic remark. Worst environment it's been here in a long time ever since they have a new approach with extra managers and upper management shuffle.


Good pay if you like long hours. Benefits.


Hard to get scheduled time off, If you want off at 4....5 pm, Forget about it. Management doesn't listen to any of your suggestions, They patch things to make the company run, They don't properly invest and do it right the first time, Dusty and noisy work environment, They don't follow up and retrain problem workers, We have to deal with it.
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Mobility is easy - If you're competent.

Communication, whether it be between coworkers, other departments, other regions, is a disaster to put it lightly. Max. 3% raise a year, max 5%-10% increase if you get a promotion. If you choose to work here make sure you negotiate high initially. Most of the workforce is unionized and obviously plenty of animosity between management and hourly employees. Can make for many unpleasant interactions. Generally individuals on all sides are alright but like lemurs in a group. Make no mistake, profits & shareholders are #1, not safety or mental health or whatever memo they're sending globally that week. If you can deal with everything else, benefits are typically very generous despite pay, can make up for it in a few scenarios.
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Excelent company!

Employees are committed to give their best, always helping each other in a extremely friendly environment. On the other hand, the company has lots of benefits, always trying to provide good conditions of working and lifestyle for its employees.
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You’re just a number

Horrible place to work any type of advancement is only good if you’re a close friend of the management, filled with nepotism, they’ll advance someone with 15 years less seniority if they think that employee would make a good puppet..... stay away from the micro managed dumpster fire!Mandated to work 6 days a week even going over the. 14 hrs driving max




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InLand Pipe NW Calgary treated me well

I started as a temp worker, did lots of labour work, mainly cleaning up. Showed up to work everyday. Eventually after a month they saw potential in me and asked if I can pass a drug test. Unfortunately I didn't pass the lung test and had to wait 5 more months to get tested again. Finally, I passed and started getting paid decent money. Coworkers were great. I wasn’t getting micro managed. Foreman says one thing and you do it right the first time. Eventually I had to go back to school to pursue Heavy Duty Tech.


Free lunches sometimes, good pay, lots of hours


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Great enviroment

Great place to work. Management does a great job in communicating the business plan to employees and there are lot of perks.Great people, good and safe environment and flexibility.


Great experience and good learning!


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Home every day

Local work. Home every day. Union, fair pay, but could be better for the work. Hours vary. Hardest part of the job can be the customers. Trucks not always repaired right away.
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Do not apply here it’s a horrible horrible place to work

They treat their employees horribly Constant harassment always trying to put the liability and playing on their employees. They hate their employees they treat us like dog meat
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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