Schnitzer Steel Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn about business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel

    Pros

    Interaction with senior management and exposure to clients.

    Cons

    Lean corporation with the potential for long hours.

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    A Place to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    Pros

    Enormous Structure accross the nation & Canada
    Growth for the people that work hard for it
    Learning opportunities is endless
    Great towards community
    Treats employees on a monthly basis which keeps a good work environment
    Executives are very kind once you form a work relationship
    Great management
    Exceptional pay grade for most positions
    Trainee programs implemented

    Cons

    Production level employees growth opportunities are pretty minimal
    Vacation Accrual could be higher
    Program ususage structure can be frustrating at times

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    I believe upper management is doing a great job and they are all extremely friendly if you give them a chance and dont meet them with the assumption they are "above" your level; they might be in pay grade a position but they are all people nonetheless. They put in more hours then anyone in this company.

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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    Pros

    Growth, Compensation, Supportive Management, Bonus Plans, Benefits

    Cons

    Slow to come onbaord with advances in technology and social media.

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    Overall this company is built to last and designed to grow the company.

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

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    Pros

    This company is a tight ship. No money is spent that doesn't need to be. During the economic downturn this company made quick nimble decisions that allowed the company to keep growing in spite of the ecnomic storm. I have a lot of respect for that. From an employees perspective it is somewhat militaristic in its management disciplines. I suppose that is just old school philisophy. Despite that, there are feedback loops for employees to give thier feedback about how to improve the company and I have myself seen the benefits of these ideas in motion. There does seems to be tolerance for work-life balance and valuation of family life, however I have also seen plenty of people work many hours past 40/week as well.

    Cons

    Decisions seem to be made primarily to grow the empire. All decisions stem from that perspective. As well, certain parts of the company seem to operate in silos rather that collaborating cooperatively.

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    Decisions seem to be made primarily to grow the empire. All decisions stem from that perspective. As well, certain parts of the company seem to operate in silos rather that collaborating cooperatively. This lack of communication between units causes inefficiencies and frustrations. As well, there could be more frequent communication to all employees about the company's economic position. Most employees would also like to see a 401k option that allows employees to invest in the company stock.

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