Metal Sales Manufacturing

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The market has changed, Learn to compete or die

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Former Employee - Management
Former Employee - Management

Pros

Full line of components, testing & related products. Decent pricing, enough producing plants to geographically cover almost the entire US.

Cons

The metal building components market is extremely competitive. Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of regional rollformers that have the same steel, paint system, testing & warranties as metal sales plus they can deliver in 2 days versus 2 weeks. Metal sales has not found a way to combat these threats, they are relying on established relationships to carry them through lean times and many of those customers have purchased their own rollformers.

Not all plants produce the panels that are needed in their territory. Those panels are produced at a centralized manufacturing plant hundreds of miles away. Inter-company transfer, shipping cost and long lead times generally make those panels too expensive to be competitive in the aforementioned extremely competitive marketplace.

Constant churn of senior vp's, general managers and sales people. Several years ago the managing group started hiring managers with no industry experience which has accelerated their decline. Life expectancy of a senior vp appears to be 3-4 years. GM's and sales is less than that. Senior management tends to micromanage which has run off several long time GM's and sales people. The day I am writing this review there are 3 GM positions, 1 VP and 1 director position in the employment classifieds.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some GM's that have experience in the industry and let them run their plants without the constant micromanagement and threat of termination. Be realistic with goals and performance numbers. Sales numbers from 5 years ago are worthless for establishing current budgets. When your largest customer buys his own rollformer that business is gone. Show all of the supporting personnel in the office and plants that you truly value their service.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Metal Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very laid back place to work.

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Upper management like to talk around issues instead of fixing issues.
    Pay is low
    Employee raises are very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone to run the branch that wants to improve all aspects not just someone who is a seller!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Nice experience at Metal Sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Greg Anapol is doing an excellent job. The companies moving forward with new projects and new strategies.

    Cons

    It's very challenging working on an older computer system. But the company is moving in the right direction and upgrading their technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management would be get rid of employees that don't want to move forward and adjust to continuous improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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