Metal Sales Manufacturing

  www.metalsales.us.com
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Constant churn of employees at all levels of the Co. especially at the Corp. level

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Metal Sales Manufacturing

Pros

Talented co-workers.401K, decent insurance.

Cons

No training whatsoever. No standardized operations between branches. Each branch, its own fiefdom, reluctant to share anything. Eminent termination threat.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get in touch with your employees. Find out what they need to compete in their individual markets. Training, training, training, and then hang on to your people. Stop hiring outside individuals with no market, or product knowledge. Start hiring, and building from within.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The market has changed, Learn to compete or die

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Metal Sales Manufacturing full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Metal Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metal Sales Manufacturing

    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
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