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Schnitzer Steel Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2014
Schnitzer Steel – US – “Schnitzer Employees”

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2.0 40 reviews

19% Approve of the CEO

Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren

Tamara L. Lundgren

(27 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people getting lost in the numbers

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    ProsDecent benefits, Good pay, Great people

    ConsPervasive culture of the "Haves" and "Have Nots", Difficult to grow when executive management is only concerned about their own conflicting agendas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff where it is required, not where the most trouble is.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You MUST like this industry to work here!

    Accounts Payable Processor (Former Employee) Cartersville, GA

    ProsThere are basic benefits and compensation

    ConsDo not prioritize fast-tracking or growing new employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    my experience is not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Proscompany policies are somewhat flexible

    Consthe company has no mentoring program

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    Moving Forward

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsCo workers are fun and friendly. Pay is right. Advancement seems likely in current atmosphere

    ConsUncertainty in the ranks. People seem afraid and uninformed

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to new ideas and don't promote fear and ignorance as power tools

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great ideas, lack of unified plan for execution

    (Former Employee)

    ProsOutstanding people here. Of all the place I have worked, this is definitely the best as far as the caliber of people and camaraderie. Flexible scheduling, interesting industry, environmentally conscious, good benefits.

    ConsThe company wants to move forward and implement continuous improvement practices and to become more "lean" oriented. Unfortunately there is a complete lack of cohesiveness is their approach. The idea is there but there is no uniformity in approach. People, data, ideas and technology are scattered all across the country with no teamwork or shared initiative. Multiple layoffs this year as the metals industry has crashed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a brain-trust together and develop a set of standardized tools to be used across the company. Not Tom's spreadsheets but simple, useful reporting tools AND reporting procedures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Frenetic work / Friendly coworkers / Very dated management style

    I T (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay above local market at corp office
    Friendly, well meaning coworkers
    Training opportunities, if you can find the time

    ConsCompetitive compensation keeps the golden handcuffs on stressed out workers. Rule by fear and fiat does not inspire. Little sense of direction or strategy communicated to the rank and file. Very hierarchical, top-down management style is so 1980's. Top heavy worker to manager ratio for a company of this size. Workforce stretched so thin it defies gravity. Plumb projects given to outside resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust, respect and inspire your workers and the company will be rewarded in turn with hard working, dedicated employees.

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