Tarmac Reviews

Updated 27 Aug 2020

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3.7
80%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Tarmac Senior Vice President Martin Riley
Martin Riley
51 Ratings
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  • "sometimes long hours, plant breakdowns are common and stressful(in 11 reviews)

  • "Senior Management don’t realise how sites are run(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "5"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quarry Operative in Carlisle, England

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    best job i have had and will probably see my career out here

    Cons

    can be long weeks for people not used to the hours

  2. "UNDERVALUED"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wolverhampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tarmac full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not many, people who work here are really friendly.

    Cons

    Management come from production who have no idea of how sales work, selling poor quality blocks and having to deal with complaints all the time.

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  3. "Easy work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Site Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time

    Pros

    Very easy work. Company does look after you and feel safe in employment.

    Cons

    Don’t pay very well. Senior Management don’t realise how sites are run. Preach safety before production until it matters. Senior management do not want to know what happens at mid tier management level

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  4. "Hard work but rewarding"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move within the group

    Cons

    Company politics can sometimes interfere with progress

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  5. "Poor money for poor treatment"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Halkyn, Wales

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time

    Pros

    Top mining business in the UK

    Cons

    Long Hours, poor treatment of employees, low wage

  6. "Good company with great benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tarmac full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, annual bonus, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. full sick pay

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, plant breakdowns are common and stressful

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Parent Conpany clueless"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Procurement Lead in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tarmac full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good UK team respected in their field

    Cons

    Irish parent company are clueless

  8. "Working as a lab technician"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team of work colleagues

    Cons

    Pay and long hours worked

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  9. "Great facilities, poor managers"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Record to Report in Solihull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tarmac full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great canteen, work atmosphere and environment

    Cons

    Management is largely poor and bad at communication

  10. "Tarmac sales"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Buxton, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Development opportunities if you perform.

    Cons

    Location is rural meaning limited housing locally.

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