North American Stainless

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10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not worth the hazard. I enjoy living

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North American Stainless full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    incentive pay, the people you work with are usually great but there are a few bad apples

    Cons

    base pay rate is terrible considering the danger and hazards of job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit promoting ass kissers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This job pays the bills but leaves a bad taste in your mouth some days.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North American Stainless full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    North American Stainless offers competitive wages and very good benefits. There are many good, hard working employees who take pride in their jobs.

    Cons

    Production and the bottom line are the only things that truly matter to upper management. Serious bullying, verbal abuse and a blind eye turned to anything that may get in the way of the next order are common place. There is little hope to change or improve because the problem starts at the very top. The bullying is a learned and excepted behavior used by the president and filtered down through the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the good people leaving for other jobs and realize that change is in order. People do not respond positively to constant negativity. Basically, treat others as you expect to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced place with opportunity to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer  in  Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Gain experience for resume. Great place for hourly people.

    Cons

    Very little chance of promotion as an engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some sort of career development program should be implimented to give you technical employees a way to advanve their career without having to look at other companies to do so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Competence and work ethic are not highly valued traits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless

    Pros

    The pay is okay, and the benefits are great. There are also some really great people that work there.

    Cons

    Management is openly hostile and abusive to the employees. It's a very top-down Machiavellian approach to management. You'd think it was a union plant, but it isn't, and thankfully it's not, because the atmosphere would be even more poisonous, but it's management structure and style is set up like a union plant.

    There is no means to really address problems between management and the workers, and if you bring it up, you are risking your job. It's a very hostile environment, and it is an environment that rewards cronyism more than competence and work ethic. It's also an environment that discourages people from taking responsibility for anything. So there is a lot of unnecessary finger pointing over any production problems that arise.

    NAS also doesn't know the meaning of the term "preventive maintenance," and "safety" is just a term they use, but they don't really mean it. They run equipment until it completely breaks down, often putting the safety of the employees running it in jeopardy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NAS would be a lot better place to work if it had less bureaucracy between upper management and the people on the lines doing the work. They'd also be more profitable, as much of that bureaucracy isn't giving them a very good return on investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A lot of bullying and intimidation of employees by management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ghent, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent, KY

    I worked at North American Stainless

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, clean working environment.

    Cons

    There is a lot of abuse of employees by supervisors and managers. Management uses bullying and intimidation to try and control employees. High levels of suspicion from management towards employees. There is no process written or otherwise for reporting abuse from management, and many times when people complain about their treatment they are fired. Employees are subjected to condescension and implied threats against their employment. NAS steps right up to the line of illegality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up clearly written reporting procedures for complaints about harassment, bullying, intimidation, or blatant disrespect between management to employees. Require sensitivity training, and provide management training responsibilities for anyone seeking management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Safety  in  Ghent, KY
    Former Employee - Safety in Ghent, KY

    I worked at North American Stainless

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Fair compensation
    Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Bad work/life balance
    Negative and Hostile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management/employee relations. Employee do not thrive threats and sarcasm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    production

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at North American Stainless

    Pros

    hard hot work. one of the better jobs in the area. hours bad because of twenty four hour production schedule

    Cons

    hour bad because of shift work, but this is to be expecte in the steel industry. top bosses do not know how hard the staff work because they stay in their air conditioned offices...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come out and see how hard your workers have to work. try getting some dirty dust on your white shirts.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good company for a fresher

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    Current Employee - Trainee  in  Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Trainee in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at North American Stainless as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good work atmosphere should try it once

    Cons

    strict code of conduct it requires a change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    carry on your amazing work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Co-Op
    Current Employee - Co-Op

    I have been working at North American Stainless for more than a year

    Pros

    Great health benefits including dental, good pay, worker safety is a big deal to them.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work the heat can be absolutely brutal.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Place to Work

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

    I have been working at North American Stainless

    Pros

    They have Good benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Some of the management needs to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VP of operations very unprofessional.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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