RTI International Metals

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RTI International Metals Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
19 Reviews
2.7
19 Reviews
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RTI International Metals Vice Chairman and CEO Dawne S. Hickton
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  1.  

    RTI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Clerical in Washington, MO
    Current Employee - Plant Clerical in Washington, MO

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

    Pros

    RTI offers great training, and a very good benefit package. I would also say the DIrector of operations and other senior level management are very easy to speak with, and make time for those on the production floor.

    Cons

    The environemt in great, with the exception of a few whom believe they are "better" than everyone else. There tends to be to many meetings, and no real time to meet with certain management personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Niles, OH

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good benefits, rarely work on weekends if you're salary, nice managers, decent working conditions

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, poor management by upper management, don't use resources wisely, was formerly a nice place to work but now it's perks for only the chosen few, age discrimination pretty much in play now, if you're young you're in, lousy support from corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very TOP heavy in corporate management. Pretty much a buddy system of hiring. Need to spend time with the "lower" class workers to let them know you appreciate the money they bring you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great manufacturing company that's growing in many aspects of the business

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    A very easy and laid back manufacturing company to work for. Very nice & friendly people who have the knowledge & skill set to help you out whenever.

    Cons

    Two Words - Union Shop. No one is held responsible for their work. Sometimes it is difficult to form a working relationship if you aren't a Union employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on communication. Communication is key. The better you communicate with the employees, the better understanding they have of the company and where it's heading.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great, until I made someone with many more years upset

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    We are a union shop, which in many ways is excellent. Better pay than almost anywhere around, and most jobs you get incentive. If you are new and have questions , the guys are more than willing to amswer/show/help and guide new employees. Health benefits are next to government, so if you have a family, it's AMAZING, profit sharing is also a good thing.

    Cons

    Every dirty, no preventative maintenance, pretty much ever. Using out dated equipment usually and if it's not running right the answer is almost always "run it till it breaks", everything and I mean EVERYTHING is "fixed" with duct tape, safety is preached as more important than quantity but in the real work environment it is really quantity over safety. Good luck if you made an enemy out of a guy who has 20+ years. You will be harassed. When union forces person to stop, they will get management within department to harass you, write ups for things that are not true and always have several management witnesses that we never actually there to witness anything or are willing to lie about what they "witnessed" and IF you are lucky you will still have your job but harassment will continue, unending and without repercussions for those harassing you. It's definitely a HUGE gossip/rumor mill. If it wasn't for having a family to support and health insurance being so good and the pay I would have been gone 1.5 yrs ago when harassment first started and nothing was done about it. We were told new methods for producing our titanium and our Canton plant up and running would INCREASE our profit sharing however, we have seen a humongous DECREASE instead. No one likes or appreciates being lied to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE NILES PLANT! Especially HR and Melt Shop management! They condone harassment, play favorites and actually pick on the victims! That aside as a company we need to be more self sufficient. We need to own our own sponge and scrap companies, and we need to get a bigger share of the market for titanium! Niles plant needs more employees, PM to actually be done, and to stop fixing EVERYTHING with duct tape. Someone is going to end up getting seriously injured if not killed if this practice continues!!! Come through the plant, talk to EVERY worker, actually listen and take our advice. We are the ones who are on the floor everyday doing these jobs, we know better than management what is going on with our equipment/areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    RTI is on ok place to work, but like many places there is a ton of nepotism.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time

    Pros

    Overall a friendly environment. Good pay but you must negotiate on the way in. Management is overall pretty good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Nepotism run rampant. Many good employees are disheartened by bad employees have little to no consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees and stop playing favorites. Also understand that people have home lives and the company is the livelihood of the employees not their lives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mediocre.

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

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good friendly people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in my current position.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company is okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analysis in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Business Process Analysis in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    People are the best with this company

    Cons

    Culture and Management is very weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sane

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    We make money in spite of ourselves.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Warren, OH

    I have been working at RTI International Metals

    Pros

    The company has potential to be very profitable.

    Cons

    No support from skilled trades and a lack of qualified mechanics and electricians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the plant and ask the people on the floor what needs to be done.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    so so place all depends on you position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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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