Commercial Metals Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. SAP / Maintenance Coordinator

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    Former Employee - SAP/MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - SAP/MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Commercial Metals (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, diversified during hard times

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours and unenlightened managment

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the ideas other than your own


  2. driver rolloff trailers

    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Victoria, TX

    I worked at Commercial Metals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday with weekends off. Home everyday.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great and hours around 40 or 50 a week.good for maybe single person with that many bills.


  3. Corporate office

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / personal life balance. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    New management has a tendency to make major changes just for the sake of making changes.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on existing experience and less on bringing in your own guy.


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  5. ?

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at Commercial Metals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have met some extremely nice people

    Cons

    Little to no advancement opportunities


  6. "Dog-eat-Dog" Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is better than most places, which is why people stick around.

    Cons

    Over the last five years I've worked a wide range of positions at my site, and also traveling to other sites on occasion- and they are all the same. There are three kinds of people who work at CMC: 1) People who need/want/are addicted to the MONEY. I fall into this category because it was the best paying job I could find. I should have left years ago, but just couldn't find better pay. Most people in this category burn out despite the pay in 4-7 years. In my early years I often wondered why people with such great jobs would just up and quit with no notice...well, now I understand. 2) FELONS: Almost every single person who works in the yard is a felon. They work there because they can't find any other employment. Like everyone else, they hate the job but don't have many options. If you work at CMC you will have to accept that dealing with unsavory characters is the norm. I kid you not, I have actually lost count of the number of times Homeland Security has showed up to arrest someone for internet crimes(yes, HS does that!). 3) JUNK YARD DOGS: includes office personnel. These are the people who originally started for the money and stuck around long enough to get put in a position of "power". These people typically have no skills or education to work anywhere else, so they feel like King of the Hill. They will do ANYTHING to retain their position of influence, because for the first time in their lives they feel powerful. They relish in power trips and unreasonable requests. For example, throwing a piece of scrap metal on the ground and saying "You have to pick that up because I'm your supervisor and I told you to." Yes, that actually happened. This review may sound harsh, but I assure you I toned down the reality of working for this company. If you are a typical Average Joe, who pays his taxes and is a genuinely nice person---this place will try to eat you alive. Most of the customers and coworkers you deal with will be some of the most callous, ignorant and selfish people you will ever meet. If you are looking for a quality-of-life scenario, you will not find it here. There is no job security unless you are willing to play with the Junk Yard Dogs. You could work 60 hours a week for a year, then barely get your 40 the next(way more likely now since the industry is in a downturn). And who knows what job you'll be doing because they move people to wherever they need them without regard to pay, skills or interests. Yes, your pay will fluctuate with every move too. Also, if you leave the site whether on assignment or to go on VACATION, people will be trying to get your job. I'm not exaggerating. It is that cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    People should be placed in supervisor positions based upon education, experience and a leadership attitude-NOT who's your buddy. Also, there is a serious issue with harrassment of all kinds as part of the culture in this company. It's sickening. Lawsuit waiting to happen. Oh, and how about investigating office personnel exposing people's salaries


  7. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commercial Metals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to work here in this place

    Cons

    None to be mentioned here

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  8. Staff auditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commercial Metals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus was good and boss was great

    Cons

    Benefits and healthcare was not good


  9. Helpful (2)

    Tooting of your own horn

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Magnolia, AR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Magnolia, AR

    I worked at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good culture to work within.

    Cons

    Seem to be a bit click-ish. Promotions of friends over performance and in fact have lost senior employees due to that fact. Stagnant job growth and medial wages. Difficult/dirty work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on performance and results and not if someone is your friend.


  10. Operation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus based on performance

    Cons

    Promotion based on favourism...very conservation..male dominant..woman works in finance is great and will get promotion


  11. Have had a good time so far working with CMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company but still feels like a small well knit group.

    Cons

    Standard corporate BS that you have to put up with

    Advice to Management

    ?



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