Earle M. Jorgensen Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Management

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid well established company. Accessible upper management. Treat employees well. Good benefits. They promote from within. They have branches across the country.

    Cons

    Their new employee training could use some work. They need to have an official training program created for each of the jobs they offer

    Advice to Management

    Work on better training for new employees.


  2. I'm a 20+ year employee and have seem a lot of good and bad changes, it is extremely physical job.

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    Current Employee - Steel Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Steel Handler in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Emj Steel Chicago is a well paying job with benefits. Plus it is a Union shop, UAW Local 145 region 4.

    Cons

    Emj steel pension planln is sad, 401k is sad, the company doesn't match. Some middle/upper management lack people skill, and management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and thank them, ask for there advice on projects and new equipment.


  3. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company values. Top industry pay. Stable, secure company. Company retains quality employees. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited vacation! New hires must wait one year before getting any vacation time. After the first year, employees only get 2 weeks for the next six years.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. dissatisfied former employee....downsized by company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    had a great boss but he was let go

    Cons

    not caring about employees as a whole divided employees by job class


  6. EMJ

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with a good reputation in the Metals Distribution market.

    Cons

    More effective communication in certain areas could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been doing a great job steering this company during the tough economic time this industry faced.


  7. Helpful (1)

    My compensation rose only when the competition tried to hire me away.

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    Current Employee - Stainless and Aluminum Products Manager
    Current Employee - Stainless and Aluminum Products Manager

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, it was a very satisfying experience with the one exception when corporate management ram-rodded through a new computer system in 1994 that tests proved wasn't ready. Compensation could have been better. Yes there were small increases but nothing out of the ordinary for exceptional work. The really big increases only came when the competion made an offer for one of Jorgy's superstars. After 3 runs down that road in 21 years, I finally took a competing offer.

    Cons

    See the pros, I made a full statement in that section.

    Advice to Management

    If you value those that are making marked contributions to the bottom line, don't wait until they are walking out the door to reward them.


  8. If they like you, you will be treated differently.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earle M. Jorgensen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are inside sales it is laid back as long as you get your work done. Rarely do you have to stay late.

    Cons

    The bonus structure is impossible to figure out. They tell you what you made each quarter and there is no way to track your progress or success.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, give them the opportunity to learn and grow, ask for input before changing the systems we use.



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