A. M. Castle

  www.amcastle.com
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Sinking Ship - Stay Away!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at A. M. Castle full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Still some good people left who understand the metals distribution industry.
Was once a great place to work but changed in the last 3 years.
Good systems and marginal training.

Cons

Everything else....particularly upper management as they are all new and don't understand the distribution industry.
Follows general direction of the economy since management can't think strategically to grow sales.
The board of directors is inept!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the people who understand the business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

14 Other Employee Reviews for A. M. Castle (View Most Recent)

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    Good people, lousy leadership.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at A. M. Castle

    Pros

    There are very loyal and dedicated employees in Castle. Many employees are long-service and give tremendously to make Castle successful. The benefits are OK, not great.

    Cons

    The executives of the company receive all of the rewards, even when the results do not justify rewards. The company lost money last year and the executives all received very large bonuses.
    Human Resources leadership is lacking. It is hard to see the company surviving into the future with its poor results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great line staff, mediocre management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at A. M. Castle

    Pros

    Team work philosophy among most branch employees
    Friendly, family atmosphere
    Decent benefits, including 401k match and reasonably priced health insurace

    Cons

    Major difference in benefits between warehouse & office employees
    "Revolving door" for managers, new GM every 6-12 months
    Total failure to integrate legacy companies
    Silo mentality - different departments have mutually exclusive goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that different divisions need different tools in order to serve the customer. Give warehouse employees equal benefits, and spend some time/money on recognizing the people (and customers) who stuck it out during the tough years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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