Central Steel & Wire
2.3 of 5 10 reviews
www.centralsteel.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Central Steel & Wire Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Central Steel & Wire – Chicago – “From section 55 crane in bay 5”

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2.3 10 reviews

                             

17% Approve of the CEO

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Michael X. Cronin

(6 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSecure employement with little layoffs

    ConsLittle salary growth with long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    37yrs of loyal patronage

    Maintenance Laborer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosdecent pay for warehouse employees for the kind of work that they do

    Consnot very friendly to the maintenance dept. pay is the same as a laborer, but work is more dangerous, they expect all repairs done during the week don't want to pay overtime and don't care about employees welfare, also bring in outside contractors to do work and keep maintenance people at home. hire incompetent people to be maintenance supervisors and expect you to be satisfied with that

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of the person in charge of maintenance and repair your equipment on down time so you won't have any down time during the week

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

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    Litereally only good enough to keep you alive, and from leaving.

    Floor Worker (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    Pros35 Minute paid lunch, $120 paid boot voucher, extremely helpful full-timers who will take you under their wing, and caring managers who will give you a chance, and are generally lenient.

    ConsIf you're part time, that's pretty much your job title. I was part time for a year, after being assured I'd get hired after 90 days. No benefits, and with a job as potentially dangerous, and strenuous, as this, you need all the benefits you can get. Literally everyone, even the janitors make more than you, and if you get the wrong manager, you can languish at one station without ever progressing and learning anything new.

    As part time you make around $300 every two weeks, split into weekly checks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad choice

    Accounts Payable (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosnone its not worth the time

    Consvery clicky group of people

    Advice to Senior Managementthey really need to re-evaluate who they have in their management positions and the team that they have as individuals

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

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    Central Steel & Wire is a good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture, nice people, great training. It is overall a good company to work for. The company offers good benefits.

    ConsNo chance of promotions. I was brought in under the assumption of being promoted within two years and was never given that option.

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    fellow worker

    Ware House Member (Current Employee)

    Prosdecent top pay, paid vacation, paid work boots, once you know what your doing it become second nature.

    Consfavoritism at its best. old equipment, poorly maintained, crane is older than dirt always breaking down, exhaust fans never turned on, when 95 degrees inside warehouse, poorly managed material. not sure how someone can retire from here after 40 years without having serious health issues!!

    Advice to Senior Managementnot likely, only few management positions and a lot of people before you!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No chance of getting full time work

    Dock Worker (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsYou get to know some good people at this company and get a lot of experience at this place.

    ConsI worked at this place for 2 years and did not recieve no full time position. Their is a lot of favoritism with in this company, so basically you have to know someone to advance as blue shirt. Supervisors are unfair and treat people poorly to say the leasat.

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

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    It's alright although there is no hope for full time

    General Laborer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros35 min. paid lunch. 150 dollar voucher for work shoes.

    ConsNo chance of full-time or any kind of advancement. they don't appreciate the hardworking part-timers

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some of the hard working part-timers and discipline the lazy full- timers. Don't keep a bias with your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Unappreciative and Poor Senior Management

    General Laborer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt's a job that pays every week, full time employees are great to work with and generally cares about new part-time employees safety, eight hour shifts with a paid thirty minute lunch. Many drivers are helpful and respectful towards new employees.

    ConsSome equipment is very old and unsafe, many of the jeeps that are used by dock workers have poor brakes at best and are unable to stop. No sick days, pay raises, holiday pay, work weeks consist of two days one week and three days the next totaling forty hours. When hired we were told there may be a chance to become full time depending on the economy, but since then no such luck to part timers who have been there 6-8 months. Part time employees are thought of as garbage because there is an abundance of other applicants. Full time employees are desperately wanting to retire because of senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry showing more respect to your subordinates at all levels, stop wasting so much paper and promote some part time employees to full time; the consistent hiring and firing of part time employees and having them quit when they find full time work elsewhere is seriously killing morale and costing the company more money, and maintain the machinery better or replace it, not being able to stop a vehicle pulling 2,000 lbs is very dangerous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, but not great. A paycheck.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsRespected within the industry, and financially sound.

    Cons-Terrible pay for your position compared to competitors across the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the employees as if they were valued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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