Olympic Steel

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Olympic Steel Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
16 Reviews
2.3
16 Reviews
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Olympic Steel Chairman and CEO Michael D. Siegal
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    Review

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

    I worked at Olympic Steel

    Pros

    Salary, Commission, large customer base

    Cons

    the company is not likely to change

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympic Steel

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olympic Steel

    Pros

    Easy to move around within the company
    Will let you take training classes occasionally

    I don't have any other good things to say

    Cons

    Reviews are a joke and no merit increase
    Completely unprofessional management
    No clear direction
    Wages are way below what they should be
    No organization
    Operated in silos vs cross functional.
    HR won't stand up to management if there is an issue
    Rude to employees and belittled.

    The list goes on. Don't work at any Olympic steel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO and show appreciation towards your employees.

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    Worked at Olympic Steel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympic Steel

    Pros

    Strong leadership who have been in the same position at the same company for decades.

    Cons

    Need to invest more money in needed upgrades and equipment. Some seems obvious but spending the money in the steel business is hard to "justify" to managment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Olympic Steel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The management if very good at helping a person succeed at their job

    Cons

    There is not room for advancement, only lateral moves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should allow middle managers more decision making options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company, good corporate management, not so good local management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Olympic Steel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Corporate management appreciates their employees and offers great benefits. Olympic Steel corporate leadership does a great job of managing through economic downturns and taking advantage of market opportunities.

    Cons

    Local management is not in touch with the extreme challenges faced by the front line employees. They tend to hide behind closed doors, and assign blame at the first sign of difficulty instead of coaching and fostering growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management, keep up the great work! Local management needs to make a greater effort to understand what their employees actually do, never publicly embarrass their employees, and NEVER, when an employee comes to them and asks for help, say the following, "there are 24 hours in a day".

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Dissappointed for such a large compsny

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Bedford, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Bedford, OH

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

    Pros

    Its a job I guess

    Cons

    Wages are terrible. No merit raises. Cost of living lower than national average. Get treated like grade school children. Management looks down at you. Haven't had a merit raise since 2001.Company expanding greatly but doesn't look out for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sweat Shop

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Bettendorf, IA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Bettendorf, IA

    I have been working at Olympic Steel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its not easy to define one

    Cons

    Below average pay. Management is oppressive. Shady business practices (switching grades of steel).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give. They will not listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor managment and lack of concern for employees

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator/Shop Helper Shipping and Receiving  in  Bettendorf, IA
    Former Employee - Crane Operator/Shop Helper Shipping and Receiving in Bettendorf, IA

    I worked at Olympic Steel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was an learning experience. I learned some great skills in many different areas.

    Cons

    poor communication between departments. poor training . open door policy seemed helpful but not really since lots of things were swept under the rug. time clocks weren't accurate even though many employees complained about the inaccurate time clocks which caused points. the direction of employees by management was lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is a must between all departments. training or trainers who care about there job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Detroit Location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Olympic Steel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and some of the co-workers haven't bought into the negativity yet.

    Cons

    Upper management is power-hungry, back-stabbing and at times totally insane. If you can work in the plant, far away from management, it's a decent job. Otherwise, I would advise anyone to run if they offer you a position. If you value your sanity and your self-respect, don't apply for a job in Detroit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit ! You are not fit to manage people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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