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The only thing missing is the dancing monkey and the organ grinder.

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Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electrical  in  Sparrows Point, MD
Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electrical in Sparrows Point, MD

I have been working at RG Steel

Pros

Unlimited opportunity to work overtime with almost no supervision, in oter words, free money. Excellent benifits package, at least for hourly employees.

Cons

Corporate level management seems to have NO intention to invest in the long term future of this operation. We are already terribly short handed and if everyone with more than 30 years service were to retire next week they would have to shut the place down. As for maintenance and equipment reliability, imagine buying an old car and only adding enough oil to stop the rattling noises EVERY time the noises started, no more, no less.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the plant infrastructure as it is falling apart. Start treating employees like people, not garbage. Most of us actually love and care for this place but you refuse to give us the resourses to do our jobs. This includes providing materials AND manpower and I do not mean more contractors who, by the way, do not care about our plant. Wanna build a world class Integrated Mill? Put up or shut up, otherwise shut it down and get out. Afterall, these are PEOPLE'S lives you are playing with.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Run away. Run far, run fast.

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    Current Employee - Salaried Supervisor  in  Sparrows Point, MD
    Current Employee - Salaried Supervisor in Sparrows Point, MD

    I have been working at RG Steel

    Pros

    Free uniforms, paid overtime, and the work is always exciting because you never know what idiotic thing senior management will come up with that you'll have to work around to keep the place running.

    Cons

    Inept senior management. Middle management is so shell-shocked that the only word they know is yes. The current ship of fools are AK steel castoffs, so the goal is to make Sparrows Point into AK East. AK Steel is a notoriously screwed up company that rarely makes profit, so I'm not real sure why we want to emulate them instead of Nucor or US Steel.

    The current senior management du jour are master harvesters of low hanging fruit. There are two obstacles to Sparrows Point's survival, the cost of ore and the cost of energy. Thus, senior management focuses on safety and manpower--which is a lot like rearranging the dinner menu on the Hindenburg. If they continue, they will succeed in accomplishing Infinite Safety, where it's impossible to have an injury because nobody works there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guess what? We're not AK and we're not in Ohio, KY, IN, or any other 20% unemployed state. You've cut headcount, salary and benefits for your supervisors, but you're not the big fish in the small pond here. Thus, many of your talented managers have left, while the rest of us are gearing up to. Those that remain are precisely the ones that should have been sacked years ago.

    Personally, the new Salary Dis-Incentive debacle cut my pay by 15-20%. The insurance is much worse than what we had before and we lost tuition reimbursement. The constant threats of termination don't mean much to good employees. Fire us tomorrow, we'll have new jobs Monday, likely with better compensation. There is a reason that recruiters cold call us at our desks these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible company closed plant and ended 100+yrs of steelmaking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RG Steel for more than a year

    Pros

    there is no pros at all

    Cons

    company is now out of business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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