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Hanson Building Products Reviews

Updated 10 May 2017
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Daniel M. Harrington
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  1. "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time

    Pros

    The business managers were great to work with on projects.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership skills and communication from IT management. Not able to clearly assign projects and roles. Major communication problems and little knowledge of processes in own environment.

    Advice to Management

    It management needs to study the art of communication and leading people or just go back to being a worker bee and get out of leadership.


  2. "Nice place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The corporate office has nice working environment. Most of the people I had been working with are friendly. The company provided good benefits.

    Cons

    some senior management should probably care more about the group members, spend more time on getting thoughts from each individual.


  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    worked from home and managed my own territory and schedule

    Cons

    roof tile production was terrible


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    "Always on the move"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is dependent on your plant. Some plants are far better than others. Company vehicle is a huge perk that is very rare these days

    Cons

    Management doesn't really care about you or the value you bring to the table. The on going problems are never really fixed.


  6. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Goochland, VA (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Goochland, VA (US)

    I worked at Hanson Building Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management and financially solid

    Cons

    Many products are downward trending


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Testing"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Finance in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and very satisfied. Management is great and the team I work in I couldn't be happier

    Cons

    I don't believe there are any cons. Management is great and the team I work in I couldn't be happier


  8. "maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Arlington, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Arlington, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work at for some

    Cons

    shcedule changes as jobs go

    Advice to Management

    let employees do their job


  9. Helpful (1)

    "They dont care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good and the benefits were ok ...

    Cons

    I worked for Pioneer, then Hanson bought them out ....I was with this company for over 10 years...Pioneer cared ...Hanson only cares about the bottom line..only money they dont care about the employee at all!

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses!!!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company so many resources to any computer programs or IT help you may need.
    Plants largely operate on their own without much micromanagement.
    Bosses answer the phone and are available when called upon for assistance.
    No issues getting any supplies needed within couple days

    Cons

    Recently bought by investment company so they are downsizing overhead costs on plants that lose money.
    Poor daily process. Superiors request all improvement ideas go through them which they then twist or pawn off as their own and slows down everything.
    Management disconnected from plants and have poor problem solving and leadership skills.
    "Cover your own a**" and "Its not my fault" kind of culture.
    Management struggles to see larger picture and hinders plant workers more than helps
    There have been many sexist law suits against the company and they do not encourage internal female promotion from pc to saleswoman because they feel it will hinder the company in a male dominated industry.

    Advice to Management

    A good manager guides their team, not leads. You cant try to tell a plant how to run daily activities without taking people's daily needs to complete their jobs into consideration because you're too disconnected.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson Building Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, flexible management and great pay for this job title. There are some really great people you can work with at Hanson's.

    Cons

    Have to really know someone to move around in company.


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