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Helpful (1)

Eat, sleep, breathe, scrap

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Schnitzer Steel full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Relaxed work environment, great people, good salary and benefits, exciting working environment

Cons

Sink or swim mentality, highly competitive, poor onboarding experience

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Frenetic work / Friendly coworkers / Very dated management style

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    Current Employee - I T
    Current Employee - I T

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay above local market at corp office
    Friendly, well meaning coworkers
    Training opportunities, if you can find the time

    Cons

    Competitive compensation keeps the golden handcuffs on stressed out workers. Rule by fear and fiat does not inspire. Little sense of direction or strategy communicated to the rank and file. Very hierarchical, top-down management style is so 1980's. Top heavy worker to manager ratio for a company of this size. Workforce stretched so thin it defies gravity. Plumb projects given to outside resources.

    Advice to Management

    Trust, respect and inspire your workers and the company will be rewarded in turn with hard working, dedicated employees.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Trying to escape from the "junkyard" mentality

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some advanced policy, freedom, and some fun coworkers

    Cons

    very political, clique-filled, and behind the scenes terminations, reassignments and upsets. Competition with outside firms stresses working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Its easier to learn the junk business already being a professional than it is to turn a junk person into a professional.

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