Kloeckner Metals

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Kloeckner Metals Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
27 Reviews
3.2
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    best job I've ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouseman Crane Operator Forklift Driver in West Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouseman Crane Operator Forklift Driver in West Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots of overtime this job created for me

    Cons

    the demand of a lot of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to work in a safe environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Inept and misguided corporation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent

    I worked at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People at the branch level were great to work with. Almost everyone of them were friendly and helpful. The office culture was very collaborative and welcoming.

    Cons

    The benefits kept getting reduced or eliminated. Executive level management could not be trusted, they spent too much time focused on self-preservation and formulating scapegoats to mask their own ineptness. Too many layers of conceptual advisors positions created that detract from the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider finding some executives with substance that don't manage through threat and fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience has been positive and fulfilling.

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

    I have been working at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits. Management seeks out employees who are top performers for future leadership roles. This is very encouraging. I've seen a lot of internal promotions and career advancement.

    Cons

    There are no micro managers here. If you're use to always being told what to do, this might not be a good fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage all department heads to have status meetings with their key employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, poorly run

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary was good. The co-workers were friendly. The benefits package was generous. There was tuition reimbursement offered. Some managers were excellent at managing staff while not alienating personnel.

    Cons

    Promotions promised, but not delivered. Management contributes to drama within the workplace. The amount of gossip and back-biting participated in by all levels of management created an uneasy and unproductive working environment. Double standard within the company. No consistency in management of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promise what can realistically delivered and establish a concrete set of standards and practices to be followed by all employees. Take action on concerns from employees and maintain relational distance between supervisory staff and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was part of the Macsteel acquisition. I have received nothing but support and encouragement. Much progress is being made

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA

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

    Pros

    The Company is very progressive in its approach and in its strategy. It is a "top 3" player in the steel serviuce center industry and participates in the market from a position of strength. Senior management is open minded and approachable at all times.

    Cons

    Matrix organization sometimes appears fragmented but the participants all have the best interest of the Company and the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the ideas and to trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A service center that offers opportunities for those who want to be challenged daily!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    My experience has been built around the support of seniour managment who believe and promote the carreer opportunities for those who are dedicated to the goals and success of the company. I am very proud to be a part of the Kloeckner team.

    Cons

    Company culture may be challenging with the acquision of several companies under the Kloeckner brand. The culture comes from the top down as the facility that I work for has consolidated into another locaiton but upper management as made the transition appear to be seamless as two divisions work under one roof. The message from upper management is to work together as one team selling each others products offering more opportunities/solutions for our customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support and believe in your people as they have the same goal that you do....to make money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    International, Publically Traded Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional, results oriented organization. The people care, and are helpful when you ask. Career advancement is excellent and the pay is competitive with the market. Corporate Management has a clear pathway to success, and is steadfast with attaining those goals.
    This is an International, Publically Traded company. This is NOT a Mom and Pop, privately held instituation.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the numbers, too many you are just employee #1234. Just as being an International, Publically Traded Company is a benefit, it is also a detriment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They are fair, balanced, and understanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast Growing, dynamic company that is reshaping the metals distribution business in the USA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Company has grown by 5 times in the last six years. Well financed, strong business model. Great place to work if you only want your growth to be limited by your own capability. Stong benefits, health care vacation and 401k. Great modern new offices. Stable and well capitalized

    Cons

    Given the growth rate there had to be a lot of change, which is not for everybody. If you want responsibility this is the place to be. You'll get as much as you can handle. Large publicly traded company with all that it entails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to make the company feel small even though it's grown to be the third largest in the country and number one in the world. Communicate, communicate, commnicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Shipping/Receiving Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kloeckner Metals

    Pros

    Using my knowledge in accounting and transportation.

    Cons

    Going thru multiple managers and having turn arounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to compare this branch to last branch. If things are running smooth don't try to fix. Bring new ideas but don't treat your employees are stupid and inaccurate. Make sure management knows correct prosecutes instead of telling employees to do their job incorrectly and having more errors to fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Power House in the Carbon Steel Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Kloeckner Metals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good perks and a great backing of credibility in the industry.
    Company had clout.

    Cons

    Expectations were unattainable, no logic to targets.
    What have you done for me lately mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear understanding of the full scope of the responsibilities of a Territory Manager and realize they are putting in 70+ hours in a work week and not always playing. Have more trust in the persons in the position that they are getting the job done. Lower your paranoia & thinking that they are sleeping to 10, seeing 1 client, having 2 hour lunches with clients, hitting the tee box at 2 in the afternoon and having 4 hour dinners with clients 5 days a week. Regardless of what they are doing in any given day, this position is all about building and cementing relationships with clients. If you expect them to see 12 clients in a day, there is no way they are building relationships at this rate. They'd be basically dropping off a scratch pad & pen, asking how business is and heading out the door shortly after to get to the next client. Someone has to be this person and if you hire a person to be in this position, don't be bitter about the perks that goes along with the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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