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Great ideas, lack of unified plan for execution

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Schnitzer Steel full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Outstanding people here. Of all the place I have worked, this is definitely the best as far as the caliber of people and camaraderie. Flexible scheduling, interesting industry, environmentally conscious, good benefits.

Cons

The company wants to move forward and implement continuous improvement practices and to become more "lean" oriented. Unfortunately there is a complete lack of cohesiveness is their approach. The idea is there but there is no uniformity in approach. People, data, ideas and technology are scattered all across the country with no teamwork or shared initiative. Multiple layoffs this year as the metals industry has crashed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a brain-trust together and develop a set of standardized tools to be used across the company. Not Tom's spreadsheets but simple, useful reporting tools AND reporting procedures.

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    Eat, sleep, breathe, scrap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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