Boral

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Boral Reviews

Updated 7 January 2015
Updated 7 January 2015
12 Reviews
3.0
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    The Company to Work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Delhi
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Delhi

    I have been working at Boral

    Pros

    Good professional company to work with.

    Cons

    No policise for promotion & increments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    NOT A BAD PLACE TO WORK BUT COULD BE BETTER FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS SEEKING A CAREER.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician

    I worked at Boral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Generally a good work atmosphere and culture. It's easy to get along with many of the employees from across the whole business.

    - Training is generally good enough to prepare employees for their respective roles.

    - Reasonable work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Pay and conditions for employees is generally not all that competitive.

    - Lack of genuine effort to retain the best or right people for the job as there is generally no incentives, bonuses, or any kind of rewards to employees who perform well for the company.

    - Sometimes a lack of equipment to get the job done and workplace safety is not always prioritised the way it should be.

    - Lack of opportunity to advance to more senior positions as many of the jobs within the company are 'dead end'. You've pretty much got to wait until somebody senior retires until you can be considered for promotion and competition is fierce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a more genuine effort the retain the best people who perform well for the company such as providing more incentives to stay. Safety should be pushed more than what it is and is not always prioritised like it should be. A lack of career advancement for many employees should also be addressed. Despite the above mentioned, workplace culture is generally good and the training is generally good also. It's not a bad place to work but could be better for more higher achieving individuals who are genuinely seeking a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Boral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, great new management from overseas steering the business in a better direction. Nice head office location and building.

    Cons

    Older style of management and could have adapted to newer management thinking earlier. Management to slow to change and bad decision like selling Origin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt faster and buy cement trucks for the long term.

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  5.  

    Good management, benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager

    I worked at Boral full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Number one safety issues in working place

    Cons

    Hierarchy and bureaucracy get long time to get approval

  6.  

    Great company. Well financed, but too many changes at the top affected growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Boral

    Pros

    Offered competitive compensation package. Had safety as a top priority. Foreign financial backing kept the US division afloat during several down years. Constantly changing to adapt to changing markets.

    Cons

    Management at almost all levels had very little business or management acumen. Many managers did not have experience or first hand knowledge of the industry they were managing. Often, managers would be heard saying they just hoped to keep their job.
    Product quality has slipped in recent years due to the attempt to produce the same products with cheaper raw materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who know the business and who have management experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Job Not a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician

    I have been working at Boral full-time

    Pros

    - Laid back atmosphere
    - Friendly work environment
    - Very flexible with schedule

    Cons

    - No room for advancement
    - They do not promote employees internally.
    - No reward system for going the extra mile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward your employees for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Conflicting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Boral full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of Schedule.
    Opportunity for OVERTIME!

    Cons

    Going through lean process
    If you are not willing to put on your boots an work then go home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top heavy company. Not much room to grow. Advancement is almost non existent.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very poor for lower end employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Boral full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    old equptment, breaks down which creates plenty overtime,

    Cons

    lack of maintenance on mobile plant, managers must apply for funding to have mobile equiptment fixed or its not done ,not as big on safety as they make out they are, employee assistance = 0, very top heavy in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    In Boral working culture and personnel development is So good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boral full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Working culture.
    - Personnel development.
    - Safety

    Cons

    - in Boral working timing is not suitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Horrible Company and Future Outlook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, SC (US)

    I have been working at Boral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and Benefits, Non-Union

    Cons

    High Turnover, Favoritism, Good Old Boy Network, Poorly defined policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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