Harsco Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Harsco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Professional tools to facilitate success.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities within sales group.


  2. I really liked working there the people were very friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY

    I worked at Harsco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People worked well together helping each other and good pay

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that was not good. Nice place to work for.


  3. Locos

    Current Employee - Locomotive Operator in Bennett, IA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Operator in Bennett, IA

    I have been working at Harsco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay for entry level jobs

    Cons

    swing shift schedule can change with a drop of a hat no notice given


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Application/Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harsco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Established industry leader; proven product line; focused on continuous improvement and market development. Management is young and progressive. Recently invested in a new facility in excess of 500,000 square feet.

    Cons

    The work flow is antiquated and systems are cumbersome. The smallest task requires multiple emails and numerous forms. Very rigid structure that does not respond well to changes or exceptions to standards. Business is related to the energy industry and fluctuates accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with goals and progressive programs, but don't follow old rules. Improve flexibility and do away with strict formats and procedures.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harsco (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people who really want to do a good job

    Cons

    Too much back stabbing and unethical business practices


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good team

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harsco

    Pros

    Many new things to learn and improve personal growth

    Cons

    Low encouragement from the managers


  8. Helpful (1)

    Work place culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harsco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at this company. Once you prove yourself you are tasked with more chances to develop within the company

    Cons

    sluggish industry and consist poor results causes for a stressful work environment. Very understaffed which causes great work load and cannot focus on primary goals.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to do their actual job so that they can grow within the position opposed to getting frustrated doing work well outside scope of their position.


  9. Such potential wasted

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Seven Fields, PA
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Seven Fields, PA

    I worked at Harsco full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The company has a global reach, but also has a collegiate environment. Benefits and pay were better than average for the Pittsburgh metro area.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, a lot of change in the short period I was there. I was hired to be part of a corporate initiative, which was quickly scuttled a few months in with a regime change atop the organization. The balance of the time, we faced infighting between peers among business units, as well as some indecisive leadership within our subgroup. I departed before the group was completely eliminated several months later.

    Advice to Management

    A long term focus would be helpful. It's damaging to people's future career prospects when you have them uproot their lives to come work for you, only to be discarded on a whim based on the latest boardroom direction. I cannot explain the frustration I have when explaining to other potential suitors why I moved, then made a second move in a short time frame.


  10. Not great!!!

    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Harsco

    Pros

    Has Good work life balance

    Cons

    Resistance to change from old employees


  11. This company sucks

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Harsco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is room for advancement

    Cons

    Low pay. Over worked. No support from superiors. No budget. Poor maintenance. Really there isn't much good to say about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary you offer your management and you could get quality people and won't have such a high turnover. Don't make unrealistic goals and get upset when they aren't reached.



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