Tarmac Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2021

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Tarmac Senior Vice President Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance, understanding company, good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of good people at site level(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes there’s long hours but this isn’t exclusive to Tarmac, sometimes it’s required to make the impact you drive for(in 13 reviews)

  • "Maintaining work life balance can be a challenge(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Company review

      23 Mar 2021 - Contract Manager in Leicester, England, England
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      Pros

      Support you, clear business objectives, rewarding

      Cons

      Seems to be too many process steps to get to an answer

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Treats employees like disposable items

      28 May 2021 - Commercial Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None, it is a world of stress and misery. May look like a big, well known, well resourced company to outsiders but believe me it isn't.

      Cons

      Cyclical mass redundancies ever 2-3 years to reduce costs and raise profits. Everyone is stressed, irritable, scared, over worked and under threat. Anyone who gets promoted into middle or senior management has a very low life expectancy. CRH who own Tarmac are utterly ruthless and only interested in short-medium term profits. Costs are cut to the bone. No loyalty, even to long term employees. They are hollowing out and destroying a historic British construction company.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good service through furlough

      5 Jun 2021 - Multi Skilled Operative in Norwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All paid salary for about 3 months during furlough, worked fully through from that

      Cons

      Monthly salary, different contracts for different people in the same job title

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Tarmac

      3 Jun 2021 - Laboratory Technician in Wolverhampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employer Good employee benefits Good on health and safety

      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunity for progression at ground level

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company, great people, but there is constant change and senior management are blinkered.

      7 May 2021 - Project Manager in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company - caring about employees. Staff are great.

      Cons

      Constant re-structures, poor business processes, ageing technology, not prepared to invest in key areas, no visibility of business strategy, limited internal promotional opportunity.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Happy place to work

      14 May 2021 - Internal Sales Advisor in Mountsorrel, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly employees and management. Good pay and yearly bonus depending on how the company does.

      Cons

      Not a lot of progression.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      1 Mar 2021 - Shift Manager in Whitwell, East Midlands, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great at promoting change in the workplace, looking to improve all aspects of the business. Good company to work for if you re looking to progress as you will be given support to reach your goals

      Cons

      Average pay in comparison to competitors. Good at the "fluffy stuff" i.e promoting of new ideas to improve. However, the execution is some what lacking and not consistent throughout all departments

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      9 Apr 2021 - Risk and Internal Control Senior Manager in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Part of global CRH business giving international opportunities Long established with good employee and loyalty

      Cons

      Very heirarchical structure which is sometimes difficult to overcome

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Always want more

      26 Apr 2021 - Lorry Driver Class I in Northfleet, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits working for big company

      Cons

      Want every minute accounted for. Tell you its 48 hour week but have to work 52 hours a week average due to clawback to pay for 5+ weeks holidays.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      One team

      24 Mar 2021 - Trainer in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Investors in people good career prospects

      Cons

      Negative attitude from workforce causes wrong image

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