Kitco Metals

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Kitco Metals Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
8 Reviews
3.7
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people, but everyone just keeps leaving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Kitco Metals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, Good reputation (although some legal issues currently)

    Cons

    Not quite developed in the area where I worked (I would have benefited from more support)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps some more support to new roles? (and new types of roles)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to Work, Overall even with the recent challenges the best people I have ever worked with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Kitco Metals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Staff on every Level of the Company, you truly feel on a family company,
    This company will give you opportunities even on fields you have no experience, once you are in they will give you a chance if that is what you want.
    I have worked with them for almost 4 years and all my Kudos! to the HR department, you will always face challenges and different situations in any company, but knowing that the HR department is there for you it is simply priceless!, they will really go on and beyond as they state,
    If you have Kids this is the place to work as well, I had the best direct boss ever, always very understanding on this regard and in many occasions I was able to work from home to take care of my kids,
    The owner is very down to earth and generous in the bonus program when the company does wel!l, you just need to hear him addressing the company once, and immediately you understand why the great camaraderie in the company,
    Directors are unbelievably opened to sit and talk to you about your personal challenges in the company (I know that first hand as I discussed extensively with them when I faced challenges and they were actually addressed),

    Cons

    Career opportunities can be limited in a few departments, however I believe this is about to change as the company is showing great business growth in the last few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can only think of one Manager in particular that has not rewarded employees based on performance, this is crucial to keep passioned employees motivated, then again I believe this is a case of 1 Manager among at least 6 or 7,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No the worse place to work at but definitely not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Kitco Metals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some people are friendly
    Free coffee
    Closed on weekends
    Located in the heart of downtown Montreal

    Cons

    Lots of politics, gossiping, back-stabbing etc
    The free coffee doesn't taste good
    They play favorites, ignore any other person's opinion
    There used to be benefits, but the took them all
    They promote the backstabbers, lots of mistrust
    Very secretive about everything. Problem communicating information between departments
    Can't talk about salaries, HR will try to screw you over
    Little job security, very volatile industry
    I have had ideas and credit stolen from me
    Company divided in groups, do not work as a cohesive team
    Weak leadership, CEO wont even look at you
    Authoritarian environment
    And I know that the very positive reviews here were written by HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know it's ok as for the people doing their jobs their opinions, and to actually listen. It makes the company stronger. Stop playing aristocrats VS plebs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great! Innovative company, friendly workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kitco Metals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encourages collaboration, innovation and team work. People are appreciated for the work they do. Management is open to ideas that will help improve the company, large focus on continuous improvement.

    Cons

    If you don't like change, this is not the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kitco Metals

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Very cold environment all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  7.  

    don't wast your time working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Kitco Metals

    Pros

    -most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    -the management doesn't recognised when the job is well done, only sees what you do wrong
    -there is no structure whatsoever with this company
    -is not flexible with the schedule
    -says one thing and another thing to be done, but its never done
    -promises are broken
    -play favouritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being defensive and listen to what we actual what to say to improve our work as well as yours

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great company, great culture, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Kitco Metals

    Pros

    -The people are friendly, hardworking, driven, innovative & helpful
    -Benefits are great; RRSP's, Group insurance, bonus program, gift certificate program, employee appreciation program, sports teams, committees
    -Focused on continuous improvement
    -Really care about the customers and employees
    -The work you are doing is appreciated and means something
    -Plenty of projects and work to keep you interested and stimulated
    -Learning & Training Centre on site

    Cons

    People are so creative and driven, they sometimes take on too much

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to grow, at a cost.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Kitco Metals

    Pros

    - Advancement is possible.
    - Clean/Renovated Office/Server Room.
    - Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - Sometime unreasonable
    - Management is uncoordinated/poor.
    - Supervisors seem vindictive at times.
    - 24/7 environment and they mean it. You might not sleep well while on call. and prepare to be overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please coordinate your efforts better. Its nice to have a plan to get a lot of things done, but if nobody speaks up to say part of the plan is not possible the whole plan can and probably will fail.

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