if you enjoy making a great salary for about 8-10 months with health and dental insurance, a pension plan and all that good stuff then you should apply here, but keeping in mind that youre going to be on unemployment for 2-4 months potentially
Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 January 2019
If you enjoy when your manager lets you do what ever you want all day, you'll love this place. However, if you want feedback of any kind, wish to be treated as an adult or want to learn real skills, then this place isn't for you. People are very angry and do as little as possible to get by day-to-day.
Many members of management consider themselves stand-up comedians by trade and don't put much effort towards their official roles.
Long hours, no raises, un-trust worthy managers at all levels.
Operateur de bétonnière (Former Employee) – Québec City, QC – 4 December 2018
Dirigé comme une compagnie en faillite demix béton etais un joyaux avant que holcim devienne accros au sst. Avec crh cest encore pire. Camion en ruine, perte de revenu des employés, chomage 5 mois par année... bref demix béton a éviter a quebec
Estimator (Former Employee) – Concord, ON – 4 September 2018
Worked as inside sales but needed growth. Being in the office all the time got old, after 3 years. You really have to pay attention to numbers since you're entering measurements into a computer, mistakes can cost a lot of money in this business.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Delta, BC – 6 February 2018
The company didn't know how to run things, title says it all they were very disorganized, shipments were never sent on time. Projects were completed very late. They did not respect the staff that worked sometimes 12+ shifts.
Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, on – 13 October 2017
Stared with the company as a Customer Service Representative and left the organization as a Quality Manager. Assistance is paid for courses as long as you acheive good marks. Only reason for leaving was I was relocating to the States for personal reasons.
Half days on fridays are the only redeeming quality I can say about this place
Assembler (Former Employee) – Concord, ON – 14 December 2016
Like the title said, half days on fridays are not too bad. The salary is competitive, however I do not find much room for advancement within the company and in a few years, based on what my coworkers who have been there for ages before me said that the wage doesn't go up as much as they want.
Half day on Fridays
Horrible Management, co-workers take advantage of you
Travail étudiant, opérateur de presse (Former Employee) – Boucherville, QC – 4 April 2016
Malheureusement ce n'était que pour une duré indéterminée, l'employeur m'a embaucher pour la période étudiante, j'aimais ce travail, c'était physique mais j'aimais bien l’ambiance de travail et j'était aussi avec mon grand-frère qui travail encore là.
a great place to find work but the constant cooking of fiberglass and cement is very hard on your lungs. I worked at the press, you fill it with cement and fiberglass and after 7-14 minute a rough product is relesed from the press. You are then expected to sand and cut the final product to be shipped
drawer (Former Employee) – blainville – 20 May 2015
nice place to work. perfect first stage experience. nice & performing equipment (3D mouse is fun to work with :) ) ive worked with 2 screen. its was pretty nice. the people here know what there are talkin about & what they do. workin with Revit & Inventor AutoCAD is an old useless CAD
fat girl wont shut the fuk up -_- she was annoying
Électromécanicien (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 November 2014
14ans d’expériences dans la maintenance électromécanique. Programmer des machines automatisées avec STEP7 et RSlogix5/500. Effectuer des travaux neufs, rechercher les améliorations, et analyser les accidents du travail. Planifier les interventions correctives et préventives et remises à jour des dossiers techniques. Gérer le stock de pièces de rechange, outillages, appareils de contrôles. Démonter, réparer, remonter et entretenir les machines industrielles. Réparer des PC industrielles et installation des systèmes d’exploitation et logiciels de pilotages. Mettre en œuvre le projet 5S (lean management) au département maintenance.
Production Scheduler (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 23 May 2013
Oldcastle is a great company with many talented individuals that are experts in the field. The company made numerous acquisitions during the mid 2000s and integrating those companies was the biggest challenge I saw during my time at Oldcastle. There is a great depth of talent and opportunities for synergies. At the same time the integration of cultures from different offices and a coherent strategy understood company wide are still a work in progress. There remain many opportunities for highly motivated individuals to make a real impact with this company however nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Many challenges remain and a modernization needs to take place both in terms of infrastructure and the approach to execution of complex projects.
Early finish on Fridays, appreciation lunches and events
Disorganized at times, Strategy a work in progress
Auto Cutting Lead Hand (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 30 April 2013
The day begins by opening and starting the production line for my co-workers, as a review the production schudule and unload glass packs. Start the cutting line and reorganize the glass packs in order to have the schudule and cutting line run smoothly. I learn everyday more skills to make me a better worker in my field. My management is great and keeps me satisified by encouraging my work load. My co-workers follow instructions and enjoy working along side of me. As a lead hand I enjoy having a great relationship with all my co-workers to established a great work environment. I have to say that at the end of the day, the heavy lifting is one of the hardest things of my job. I enjoy the co-workers and learning more and more everyday. I feel there is always room for improvement and growing.