Metals USA Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Metals USA Chairman, President, and CEO C. Lourenco Goncalves
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  1. Good place to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Plant Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metals USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay benefits and extras. You'll enjoy the family style environment and all that metals USA offers its employees. They take care of their people.

    Cons

    Hot sweaty redundant work. Also the steel industry is a "good ole boys" club- most of these men and women have been doing this for their entire lives and so have their fathers and mothers- it's hard to get in because they hand pick their people from their family and friend groups.


  2. warehouseman

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Seekonk, MA
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Seekonk, MA
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Terrible

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


  6. This was one of my best positions. I loved it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Electrical Maintenance Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Worst company that I have ever worked for.

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting a paycheck. But promised commission and this was a broken promise.

    Cons

    I've worked in the metals industury for over 20 years. This company has the worst General Manager and the worst Sales Manager that I have ever experienced Iin any job. Be prepared for negative assaults when you achieve major sales sucess. Sounds insane but its the real truth here.

    Advice to Management

    Upper managment needs to replace both the General Manager and the Sales manager at this location. Your business is being injured by them. Your assets are being mismanaged and damaged. Your human assets are being injured and wasted


  9. Helpful (2)

    Ready to move on

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Dissapointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metals USA full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people in the office enjoy working together. It is a small office and a tight knit group.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They push and push that we need to be a team, but they keep us seperated. Litterally. The office personell are not allowed to talk with the warehousemen.


  11. The start of my steel career was here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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



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