Alro

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Alro Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
18 Reviews
2.7
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Union vs Non-Union

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work if in a non-union environment. Good pay and a decent work-life balance. Supervisors are there to help and work with you when you need help, whether it's at work, or needing time away due to unforseen circumstances.

    Cons

    The company is setup to thrive in a non-union environment, but some locations allow unions. All the unions do is fight management on issues that shouldn't even matter. It causes constant problems and makes newer employees feel discouraged to work there because they always get the shaft when things go wrong. There is ABSOLUTELY NO work-life balance in the union environment. The benefits are the same as the non-union side, but cost 2 to 3 times more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sexist good ol boys network.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Alro full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and service to customers is a priority.

    Cons

    Limited opportunites for advancement, largely family or friends of family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great if you want to work in an old school environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

    I worked at Alro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best in the industry of metals and plastics. They pay good but could be better for the amount of work you are responsible for. They listen to customers and employees.

    Cons

    The OS is very old and the training provided to learn is not sufficient. They just invest in warehouse and industrial machinery. Philosophy and mentality is old school. They make employees jump into hoops to be able to progress or resolve problems. They take advantage of new hires and don't line up all the benefits you have and mistakes that you can make. Rules don't always make sense and it is not a happy or fun work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer constant training to help and contribute on one's career and industry advance, otherwise a competitor will. Update the old system you maintain. It may be more expensive to maintain than to update.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not equal opportunity...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Alro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits
    Good 401k
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Below average wages
    Poor vacation policy
    Minimal opportunities for women to advance
    Poor career advancement ops
    Favoritism - it's all who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't leave because of an opportunity to go somewhere else and make a few thousand more dollars. They leave because of out-of-contact leadership, poor management and lack of career opportunities. This company is nothing but a good ole boys' club who promote athletes and friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Alro (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has good systems and training in place that are meant to be followed.

    Cons

    Not every manager follows the systems in place causing a bit of contradiction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with all employees and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for experience only

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

    I have been working at Alro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot.
    Good people.

    Cons

    Every single branch is different.
    Low pay.
    Lack of technology.
    Christmas bonus : $30 butterball gift cert (insulting).
    No perks.
    No incentives to do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less money on U OF M football and more on employee retention. It's amazing how happy I'd be to get a free alro tshirt or polo. Get computers that can handle our job. Pay better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good place to work, but physical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barstock in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Barstock in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Alro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good, the benefits are good. You really don't need experience they train you right there. All you need is to show ambition to make the company profitable and they will give back to you!!! They also give you anything you want ex. Shoes, supplies, or anything that you bring up and have a case towards getting something that would help you or the other guys out they will buy it for you

    Cons

    The work is physical so if you're planning to do this your whole life it definitely can take a toll on your body

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have an interview come in with a suit on!! That always looks good, and always be 15 minutes or more early makes you look good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great intro to the steel industry

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

    I have been working at Alro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Second to none when it comes to benefits. For a family of three i only pay $80 a month and I am covered at 90%. 401k, vacation, sick time, paid holidays, overtime if wanted. Good opportunities to advance,

    Cons

    In the Akron branch it is a little bias. There is a lot of favoritism playing from the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Al Glick is an amazing induvidual. I have met him personally and he is one of a kind. I do believe that his company has grown at a rate at which he and other memebers of the board can not keep up with. I would advise them to spend time in the branches that are "to far to drive, and too close to fly" and see whats really going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    iF YOU WANT A LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK, THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Alro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Micromanagement, un/under qualified shift supervisors, FAVORITISM, 60 HOUR WEEKS/ 6-7 DAYS WEEKS

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    close to home and good wage for the area

    Cons

    good ole boys shop, typical SHOP RAT job with limited advancement (only if your liked)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drink with them, hunt with them or laugh at their not so funny jokes at others expense

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