EVRAZ North America

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Current Employee - Finance  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

Pros

Employer pays full medical/dental premium of employees plus dependents
Office downtown is in prime location-Aon Building right by shopping, restaurants etc

Cons

Office separates cube farm from EVP level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Values should be strived for on a daily basis to create a culture of collaboration and supportive environment

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    This would be a good place to work if the managers didn't act like they OWN you instead of you worked for them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pueblo, CO

    Pros

    The benifits package is pretty good.
    The schedule wouldn't be bad if they stuck to it.
    There is a lot to learn in this enviroment.

    Cons

    You are treated as if you are property and not a person.
     If you have a family, they are not considered as being an important part of your life. You will hear some managers go as far as to say that "this is my family" and decisions for scheduleing and Forced Overtime are based on this philosophy. And if you dare try to defend your family time, you will be told that you can "Quit if you don't like it".
    Problems that arise are always used as an opportunity to assign blame. The supervisors have been instructed to push responsibility downward and to hold the lowest person in the chain accountable no matter the reason.
    There is a total disregard by supervision for safety regulations. Production is all that matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the managers who are stuck in the mindset that they need to terrorize and harrass people to get them to do their jobs. The anamosity that is being created is making people Not want to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tough

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NDT Ultrasonic L1  in  Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - NDT Ultrasonic L1 in Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    + Excellent pay for unskilled labor. (Anyone who can read, push buttons, and lift 50lb.)
    + Extensive benefits
    + A number of opportunities for professional training, education, and even career advancement, even on the floor level, for those who are willing and patient enough to work for them.
    + Close to home
    + If you know how office politics work, even a floor worker can make a huge change by saying the right thing to the right person in the middle of the right argument.
    + There's some really great people working here at all levels. They keep this show running.

    Cons

    - Union politics directly causes a lot of unfortunate contract loopholes or inadequacies.
    - Management is clearly divided between those who care more about people than they do about product, and vice-versa. Though civil, the environment is that of a managerial warzone.
    - The facility and equipment are old and out of date, and no ammount of paint will stop the steel dust and sludge water buildup from these old-fashioned machines. It is dirty.
    - Mostly monotonous, sedentary station operation punctuated by sudden bursts of strenuous manual labour.
    - 12 hour shifts on an awkward revolving day-night schedule, coupled with unpredictable schedule and crew changes as well as short-notice mandatory overtime for entire crews.
    - You WILL work your holidays.
    - Bonus plan is based on the impossible assumption of 100% efficiency.
    - Floor staff has an apathetic attitude caused by the stress of a noisy, dirty, extreme temperature work environment coupled with the frustration of shift work, and a perception of the management team as a bunch of bickering, overpaid, self-important, short-sighted, disconnected, disorganized, distrustful, and lazy bullies.
    - Management staff has a dismissive attitude due to a stressful workload from upper management with unrealistic or illogical goals, dealing with uncommunicative or even belligerent peers, and trying to keep some semblance of order in a place where everyone seems to be perma-stressed.
    - There are some really awful people working here at all levels, and they make this place far more difficult than it really should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ☞ You need to tackle the ideology of your work force. There are some strongly clashing attitudes in positions of authority, and the conflict is being mirrored in the bad attitude on the floor. It's time to put these petty conflicts to an end and get some real work done.
    ☞ There needs to be more long-term planning and organization. Short-sighted decisions and bad planning keep causing extra work, costing money, and directly generating employee frustration.
    ☞ There needs to be a better means of communication. Something that transcends authority, seniority, age, or education. Something transparent, where past discussions are archived and readily available for reference. Something that allows all staff to come together with the common goal of making things better and actually make a difference. The people do not feel valued because their effort is not utilized or recognized. Your employees are valuable. You are wasting that value by letting them be ignored.
    ☞ Get out there on the floor and see what is actually going on. And i don't mean a little tour, I mean uncritically staying at a station and seeing what your people are doing. Don't reprimand them for improper or unsafe work habits, try to figure out where those work habits come from and why they prevail. If nothing else, at least get some insight into what's actually being affected by your decisions.
    ☞ Stop fighting with the union long enough to at least get certain job titles into the correct fricking pay-rates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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