Olympic Steel Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympic Steel (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    job was very interesting and challenging

    Cons

    not having product consistently ready

  2. Big company with small company feel and values

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    Former Employee - Plant Level in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Plant Level in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Olympic Steel full-time

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

    Pros

    Very pro worker, fair salary, excellent benefits, outstanding people, good core values system, high employee engagement, and solid company communications.

    Cons

    Experiencing some growing pains; seems some departments do not communicate well with each other on a high level.

  3. Okay

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Olympic Steel

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

    Pros

    Average pay, stay busy there's always something to do, getting better slowly.

    Cons

    Management has 15 different ideas all complete opposite. Favoritism.

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  5. Growing Pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Heights, OH

    I have been working at Olympic Steel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Olympic Steel is in the $1.5B club now and feeling it's way to the next plateau. They do many things right and some things not so much. Overall, it still has a smaller company feel. That is a good thing...

    Cons

    Still trying to absorb and make sense of the Chicago Tube and Iron purchase a few years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Have more one-on-one conversations with average employees. "Catch" somebody doing a good job.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Degrading

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winder, GA

    I have been working at Olympic Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    overtime
    Warehouse leads are dedicated and helpful
    safety
    wont fire even with adequate reasons

    Cons

    Foremen are a joke
    will probably lose key contracts if management/machine operators are not replaced
    underpaid
    no raises (new workers being brought in at salaries gained threw 20 years of current Olympic employment)
    management doesn't listen
    allows coworkers to harass

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees that have been there for years about the incoming help, not sweep it under
    TRAIN AND EDUCATE CURRENT EMPLOYEES, listen to floor employees and leads, they seem to know what needs to be done to get the company on track
    loose bad baggage

  7. Helpful (1)

    There's better out there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympic Steel

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

    Pros

    They try and have good intentions

    Cons

    Backwards practices. Very poor training. Don't come here and expect to gain many skills

  8. Good learning experience

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Bettendorf, IA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Bettendorf, IA

    I have been working at Olympic Steel as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible company. lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Must be prepared for fast changing environment.

  9. Helpful (3)

    I hate coming to work anymore - Detroit

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    Current Employee - Slitter Operator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Slitter Operator in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Olympic Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Can be a good place to work
    Once had good management
    Can be a good place again if managment is replaced

    Cons

    It is all about who you know.
    The President and COO has no morals
    The management was changed in 2012 which was a huge mistake
    Nothing but a good old boys club now

    Advice to Management

    replace all management from General manager on up. You folks in corp are clueless and big pretenders

  10. Helpful (2)

    Corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympic Steel

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

    Pros

    -Management does not hover over employees while working.
    -Good location
    -Open door policy

    Cons

    -Poor structure
    -Lack of software knowledge
    -Low vacation days
    -Procrastination
    -Confusion of tools and software
    -Micromanagement
    -Management expects employees to abide by company rules and they don't.
    -Company is okay with "getting by" and not being knowledgeable about the importance of every position.
    -No personal days
    -Does not strive to be a better company, set in their ways
    -too much work for a small amount of employees. Company does not want to hire more people for the success of projects.
    -Cheap

  11. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

    I worked at Olympic Steel

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

    Pros

    Salary, Commission, large customer base

    Cons

    the company is not likely to change

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