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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durant, IA
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    I have been working at Norfolk Iron & Metal


    Really good benefits, pay is decent if you like working 60 hours a week or more in 5 days. Clean break room and restroom. A good stepping stone for some industries, such as working the crane and then finding positions outside of the company that pay 2 or 3 times as much is really great. I put in my time to learn to use the crane while making about 32k a year, to making about 86k a year now on a different crane, but still a crane none-the-less.


    It's all about "who you know" - not "what you know." Your boss may have only been there for only 6 months, but that doesn't mean you will move up the ladder within 2-3 years no matter how well or hard you work. Past experience or skills make no difference at all. I highly suggest befriending your bosses and sucking up and be prepared to take their job when they leave/get fired.
    Does not comply with all OSHA regulations, does a very complicated dance to avoid complying.
    Breaks suck, if you get one. I don't even bother, I just stock up on small things I can put in my pockets because by the time you walk to the break room, your break is over.
    Injuries, accidents, or reporting either of the two will get you fired. Complaining of pain or injury will get you ridiculed by their TV system which record your every move only to display it to fellow co-workers for humiliation.
    The company goes through a lot of effort to fire someone than they do to train people or work with them. People I considered very beneficial to the company that worked extremely hard have been fired for forgetting to clock in twice in 3 months - which in return made things more stressful for everyone else.
    People cling to easy tasks and jobs, leaving the hardest of the tasks to the new people which results in a large turn over rate, unfortunately, the hardest tasks are the most important so little gets done and of course, the new guys get yelled at daily. Most newbies do not last a month, and nothing is done to assist them.
    A lot is expected of you right when you start. There is no time to learn.
    Pay close attention to your OT on your paychecks. I often had an hour or two go missing, then I'm ridiculed for complaining about "only 2 hours."
    WORK FIRST SHIFT IF OFFERED. If not offered, work third shift. Second shift is when "it hits the fan" and the most problems occurred. I moved from second to first and it was smooth sailing... I don't think I ever sweat in their 100 degree warehouse working first shift - it was that easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay attention to how things are run on the floor, and if you are high up enough, make your own unbiased decisions on the valuation of your workers. Far too many great workers have been fired for hearsay, for saying they don't like football, not being great at one position but being amazing at another, small little things of no importance should not be determining factors for firing good profitable labor.

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