North American Stainless

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Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. North American Stainless is a thriving stainless steel production plant that continues to provide a great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Job and new equipment training are up to date with new technology.

    Cons

    Management can be sometimes unfair with policy enforcement.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with hiring experienced help and make sure policies and safety procedures are enforced.


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    NAS/Melt Shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aod Refiner in Ghent, KY
    Former Employee - Aod Refiner in Ghent, KY

    I worked at North American Stainless full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Great Benefits.....Some of the people there are best I've ever met

    Cons

    Bullying by managers/leaders. Unsafe........Worked there for ten years. Was a line leader....was bullied into maneuvering around EPA audits and ...long story short..Very unethical place to work. Moral ridiculously low. There's so many resumes and applications waiting to get in they no they can treat you horrible. Extremely high turnover rate but I actually now am pretty sure that is part of the plan

    Advice to Management

    It starts too high and is too ingrained in the culture to change anything......I wouldn't let a friend or family member work there


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    crane operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crane Operator/Cold Mill in Ghent, KY
    Former Employee - Crane Operator/Cold Mill in Ghent, KY

    I worked at North American Stainless full-time

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

    Pros

    PAY, BENEFITS, awesome co-workers. NAS pays well and has great incentives every month.

    Cons

    Management doesn't respect crane operators and they work non-stop without breaks.

    Advice to Management

    give your operators breaks and give them the respect they deserve.


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  5. Good pay but not worth the grey hairs and insecurity.

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

    I worked at North American Stainless

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are par or above par for the area.

    Cons

    Politics, office politics and a strange management style.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as equals and stop playing favorites.


  6. Great place to work!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North American Stainless

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

    Pros

    People there are for the most part friendly and helpful. Just a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Hard to get hired on full time for most.


  7. Money's good, moral is horrable, not a safe place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless

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

    Pros

    Good money, insurance and job security.

    Cons

    Dangerous, moral is terrible, your just a number here, they block you from other local factory jobs, they try to intimidate their employees, high turn over rate, very hazardous chemicals and dusts you breathe and work in.

    Advice to Management

    Replace human resources and safety manager, get some one in here who cares for the employees. Moral is at all time low here.


  8. Not worth the hazard. I enjoy living

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

    I worked at North American Stainless full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    quit promoting ass kissers!


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

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

    I have been working at North American Stainless full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Fast paced place with opportunity to gain experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain experience for resume. Great place for hourly people.

    Cons

    Very little chance of promotion as an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  11. Competence and work ethic are not highly valued traits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent, KY

    I have been working at North American Stainless

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

    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 Management

    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.



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