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RTI International Metals Vice Chairman and CEO Dawne S. Hickton
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    Masters of Age Discrimination

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH

    I worked at RTI International Metals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Before recent management came it was an excellent place to work. Salaried employees could work pretty much unhindered from micro-management. Pay was very good, great benefits and weekends were mostly free for family time. There are many good workers in the Niles plant, salaried and union, whom I've had the pleasure and privilege to work with and to know. They made it what it is - er, was.

    Cons

    Within the last 2 years, however, it has been nothing less that a continual hiring of executive "officers" who are thinking, not just outside the box, but outside the universe. Root cause is never addressed properly and quality is expected to pick up the slack. Hourly personnel purposely fail to fix problems upstream because they get "incentive pay" for fixing the problems later. And management doesn't have the backbone to fix it. Plus the equipment is pretty much "not-state-of-the-art". It's a sad indictment on a company that was once a proud family of industrialists. Now, it's all about Corporate greed. Imagine that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending all your money on hiring corporate executives and start re-investing it on much needed equipment. Also, when people come to you and recommend who are the good workers and how to use them...LISTEN. Oh and by the way, why is that President Dawne Hickton never visits any of the facilities she represents but only stays in her Pittsburgh ivory castle and won't dirty her shoes with the people who have make her such a tremendous salary each year? Oh, never mind. I think I just answered my own question.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Niles, OH

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have a profit sharing plan in place which is fair and reasonable. You have the ability to bid into other departments and learn new skills.

    Cons

    We use old equipment and their is no preventive maintenance so the equipment tends to breakdown frequently and parts are sometimes hard to comeby.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of buying companies that lose money, a better business model would be to purchase companies that supply the raw materials needed to produce the titanium such as titanium sponge and scrap. That way you can control your cost and even sell it to your competitors. I do understand the company expanding and entering new markets as I believe this vital to our future, but I do not understand why we do not own our own sponge and scrap facilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    so so place all depends on you position

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    easy to start they hire through a hiring agency and they take almost anyone.

    Cons

    they hire through a hiring agency and they take almost anyone. lack of decisiveness in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being afraid to make decisions and try not to make promises that you cant honer it breaks employees trust and is bad for both parties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research, research, research before jumping onto this bandwagon.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Everyone in the chain of command was accessible.
    2. Fair/Decent compensation for both exempt/non-exempt staff.
    3. Generally nice people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Everyone in the chain of command was too accessible (the chain typically not followed).
    2. Turnover and reorganizations (stability?).
    3. Too much of an entitlement culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Singular management vision of team would allow for the wheat to grow and the chaff be sent to the wind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not my best job ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits
    Great mission and you're golden if you're a research scientist with key skills

    Cons

    Pay is low comparitively
    Micro Management is an issue
    Lack of leadership shown by many in management staff but not all

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    The Pros are Cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    If you are an under performer then this a great place for you, rarely are people held accountable for results.

    Cons

    Work is demanding, they expect things to get done even without the support that is need to accomplish the task, but end the end see the Pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They talk a good game of change and improvement, but rarely is this what actually happens. Resources, budgets, and personal whims get in the way of actual results. Overall I would say we are run to much like a steel company worried at any moment the bottom will dropout and unwilling to take risk. By not taking calculated risk we then end up opening ourselves up to un-calculated risk.

    Pay should be increased and valuable employees should be shown they are valuable. Non-performers should be coach/trained or removed...it should not be expected for the performers just to pick up the slack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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