Metals USA Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Metals USA Chairman, President, and CEO C. Lourenco Goncalves
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  1. This was one of my best positions. I loved it!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Independent, worked on important projects, trained, counseled and managed

    Cons

    None - I have no cons about this company- they were well rounded

    Advice to Management

    None- Management was very professional, understanding and all times very dedicated to their work and company.


  2. It has been an enlitening experience working at Metals USA.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metals USA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The family type enviorment is a very big reason i feel so comfortable working there. There are many opportunities for advancment, and theres always new things happening. A large variety of jobs to do.

    Cons

    It's still a job where you are punching a clock on a set schedule. And like any job, there are always people who are only punching a clock, not there to do their best or give their best effort! They just want to get their eight hrs in and go home! They just want that check at the end of the week. That is probably the hardest thing to deal with. Overall it's a great place to work!


  3. Electrical Maintenance Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Metals USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with strong and experienced maintenance crew with over 5yr. safety record.

    Cons

    Worked Night Shift 6pm-6am mon.-fri. and no helper most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    In charge of all Maintenance responsibilities during night shift hours.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of products to sell at competitive pricing. Management seems to head in the right direction. Benefits are also starting to get better.

    Cons

    In the past sales has had to counter with customers some of the crazy things that the president of the company tells the media.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating. The company has tremendous opportunities, but poor leadership is hindering success.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Metals USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is acceptable. Reliance acquisition of Metals USA will bring much needed changes, but it may take too long.

    Cons

    Politics and poor leadership are major obstacles.

    Advice to Management

    Remove self-interested managers. Talent is eroding because of politics and self-interested managers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Ready to move on

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Metals USA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There is not many positive things I can say. The option of having flex hours is good I guess.

    Cons

    Corporate Accounting is a sweat shop. All work "NO PAY". No annual reviews are done so there are no annual raises. Insurance sucks. 2 days sick time a year which sucks for parents with small children. Employees are not appreciated. No bonuses or other incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your devoted, valuable employees. Give notice to those who go above and beyond. Don't blatantly show favoritism between your employees. Give financial compensation to those who show improvement as well as take on others responsibilities.


  8. The start of my steel career was here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Smaller, family oriented and close knit. Definitely have a few key "older" people who are the glue of the company and strive to keep it's good reputation. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is not so good, definitely a "good ol' boys club" and jobs and advancement are based on who you know and how well you buddy up.

    Advice to Management

    Management definitely needs more professionalism displayed at this company


  9. Why not to work for Metals USA

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    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Metals USA

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

    Pros

    It is a large company. They have made it through more then one chapter 11 so they can probably make it through another one.

    Cons

    There is a lack of company ethics. They do not go to market in a responsible manner.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say one thing publically then instruct employees to do something else.


  10. warehouseman

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Seekonk, MA
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Seekonk, MA

    I worked at Metals USA

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

    Pros

    there is not many pros here. the co-workers are good guys,night manager is a good guy.The beggining pay is low for the job,but this does increase to rate after time.

    Cons

    worst company you could ever work for. no heat,leaking roof,alot of times you can't get the protective equipment and/or tools you need for the job.
    Trained to take as much time as needed and work safely and get the job done right the first time.This all changed once on the job; gogo go ,hurry up,your not working fast enough.No concern for safety.

    Advice to Management

    work more closely with employees to find out what they need and any problems you could help with. Pay employees what you owe them when you owe it to them. Make sure employees have the proper protective gear and tools they need for the job.


  11. Terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metals USA

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has enormous resources in the steel business.

    Cons

    Management there is only interested in promoting themselves and will do or say anything that benefits them to upper management. I was in charge of my own division and received minimal help from the division vice presidents. They were interested in only their jobs and how they can get promoted to the next level. They never did anything to help their new employees. If you work their in a management position, be ready to receive the minimal help from you superiors, it is all for themselves!

    Advice to Management

    They all need to stop being intimidated by the CEO and the hierarchy of the company and stop being robots.



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