Schnitzer Steel Reviews

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Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
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    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO


    Small and interesting company with lots of opportunity to make a difference.


    Recent reorganization has left everyone confused and dazed and on a downward spiral of chasing cost cutting without regard to future vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics -- your talented people! Before they are all gone.

Schnitzer Steel Interviews

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    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Portland, OR).


    I applied directly through the website and received a call from the recruiter about a month later. On the day of the interview, I arrived and sat in the waiting room. The recruiter delivered me to the interview room where the interviewers met me. I emailed the recruiter directly to ask for a status some weeks later and they never responded to my email. I feel as though if people take time out of their day to come to an interview, they deserve a simple response regarding the decision and why they were not chosen.

    Interview Questions

    • - Tell me about a time where you had to drop everything to work on something else? - What do you know about the company? - Asked a lot of details pertaining to resume & confirmed my skills.   Answer Question

Schnitzer Steel Awards & Accolades

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Scrap Company of the Year , American Metal Market, 2013
World's Most Ethical Companies , Ethisphere® Institute, 2015
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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1936
Type Company - Public (SCHN)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

At Schnitzer, people have always been a critical part of our success. With over 3,600 employees working across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, we realize that without their hard work, dedication and energy, we wouldn't be where we are today. As a result, we value our employees highly and provide them with the resources they need to grow and succeed ... More

Mission: At Schnitzer, we are very proud that through a century of hard work and dedication, customer service remains our common focus. Every day we go the extra mile to uphold our commitment to our people, our partners and the planet. Being one of the nation's leading metal recyclers is both a privilege and a responsibility. We take our leadership role very seriously. and are proud of the work we do to protect the environment and create value for our suppliers, customers, employees and shareholders.

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