Schnitzer Steel

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Employees are seen as just another resource to "burn & churn"

(Former Employee) Portland, OR

ProsIt is a well known name in the Portland community and therefore looks good on a resume. It's a good place to gain some experience and then take that skill set elsewhere.

ConsManagement would rather have a lean headcount work 50-60 hours a week than spend money to give their workers a normal workload. Most employees can't take time off.
Would rather hire talent from outside than develop talent inside the company.
No sucession planning - jobs are created in silos that don't feed to any other positions so there's no growth opportunity.
Company culture promotes gossip & back stabbing to get ahead.
Promotions & raises are earned by who you know, not how hard you work.
Ran by right-wing executives who still think it is the 1990s (uses old technology and refuses to open benefits to domestic partners).
Absent Executive Leadership - CEO lives in New York and doesn't have a presence in the corporate office.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting your vision being clouded by dollar signs. Invest some money in upgrading your technology and developing your people (hire more people!) and you will stop losing talented staff (and may actually be competitive in the hiring market).

Tamara - visit your corporate offices (both Yeon & Montgomery Park) more often and actually TALK to staff (even those you think beneath you). John Carter, when he was in charge, made regular trips around the office just saying hello to everyone. It makes a difference in worker morale when you think your CEO actually cares.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    The have and have nots

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel


    Pros: You can make good money and have growth opportunities if… Cons: Cliques and too right wing, little regard for the people doing the grunt work with execs buying new cars and off on elaborate vacations… Advice to Senior Management: Considering the salaries you're probably paying you could get a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Prehistoric Company with a Prehistoric Mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel


    Pros: The company has gone through huge growth in the past 5 years with has been pretty good for investors and executives. There are some… Cons: There is very little growth or opportunity for promotion. Many decisions are made without the understanding of how it impacts their employees. Tight… Advice to Senior Management: Look at the amount of work you ask of your employees. It is impossible to expect employees to perform more work they did 2… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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