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Helpful (3)

The have and have nots

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

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

Pros

You can make good money and have growth opportunities if you know the right people.

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 while cutting people at the yards. More about growth and glory than about taking care of the people in the lower ranks.

Advice to Management

Considering the salaries you're probably paying you could get a whole lot better talent in the leadership ranks.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Prehistoric Company with a Prehistoric Mentality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 really amazing people who try to make the most out of what is handed to them and those who have been with the company a long time seem very loyal.

    Cons

    There is very little growth or opportunity for promotion. Many decisions are made without the understanding of how it impacts their employees. Tight and unrealistic deadlines keep the machine moving but it becomes very stagnant. There is no sense of innovation or creativity in all aspects of the company.

    Advice to 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 years ago with half the amount of resources. Work on collaboration and streamlining the different business units. It is unrealistic to keep allowing each acquisitioned company act as its own entity with its own rules.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Schnitzer steel bends and snaps under pressure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Operations in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager of Operations in Portland, OR

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been in the industry for 20 years and thought they were a market leader by design in fact they are a leader by luck

    Cons

    They make a lot of promises and do not keep them, they are at will company, but when convienient they claim oral statements, beware they discriminate against people of color and of religion

    Advice to Management

    Get real training in the real world and not feed off a silver spoom


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