Samuel Son & Co. Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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  1. Admin. Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and very family friendly.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or advancement.


  2. Unappreciated and underpaid.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time

    Pros

    It's a good job to pick up skills and move onto an actual steel mill.

    Cons

    Pay, management, and poor facility upkeep.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more before they're gone.


  3. Avoid if possible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Laborer in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only pro about this company is they hire felons and employ people on work release.

    Cons

    Management has too much going on and does not recall conversations with employee's. Very low wages for work they are performing. 9.50/hour for company making parts for railroad cars operating presses and machines.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea where to start.


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  5. needs more employees or shifts for work load

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some friendly staff busy shop

    Cons

    bad managers and shortage of warehouse personel


  6. A tough road.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits were good. Very easy to take off time when needed.

    Cons

    Management screams and cusses at the employees. Fights are a very common occurrence. There seems to be a lot of passing the buck.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management really needs to take a look at the direct they are taking this branch. Try to actually work as a team.


  7. Gained valuable experience in career of Welding.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder/Fitter in Nisku, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Welder/Fitter in Nisku, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    •In depth orientation •Enabling and stimulating teamwork •Helpful safety and toolbox meetings •Equipment and facility well maintained •Organized administration

    Cons

    •Company standards are not localized •Long shifts with strict deadlines •Temperance to meet quotas •Illicit medical coverage

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of work instructions and quotas. Further organize work week for workers.


  8. Terrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a one, but i have to put at least twenty letters in this collum, which i think this company is giving themselves a little to much credit....

    Cons

    Well. We were taken over by samuel, we were told as a group that nothing of ours would change. We had sick days and a excellent benefit package. Sammy came in and said, "well would said nothing would change, but we lied. Samuel does not pay for sick days nor do we have as good of benifits as you, and we will not comply to the way it was before" we had guys who were weeks away from earning another week of holidays, but samuel said no. We have a different time standard for earning extra holidays. They are the worst possible company that could have ever bought us. They have bullied our branch into guys quitting, treating the employees who have stayed very poorly. They holy a double standard on everything we do. Its never ending emails to our boss about how horrible we are.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating your plant employees like garbage. Quit taking away and not giving back. The branch i work at is so understaffed, everybody's pulling double duties. But im sending this complaint in thinkin that a company that bases itself out of a safety first and family friends state of mind, but does no such thing will actually change and start treating their employees better. No. This is a loud voice falling of deaf ears. I thank you for the paycheques i receive weekly that are never right.


  9. Changing for the better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a real effort by management to make the necessary changes to improve. They are moving towards a more employee focused environment. I can see promise that the company really wants to move forward and get out of the old school management style. It will take some time, but I believe this company now has the right attitude and, with a little patience, the transition will be a good one.

    Cons

    People need to embrace the change needed to take the company forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee engagement and communicate to employees. The change in senior management in the past year has evolved this company and has made the company a good place to work.


  10. The company is afraid of change!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits Pay is decent Life balance is ok

    Cons

    Management is very bad at communication Training is all over the place.. the trainer is stuck in the 70s "Fearless" Sales Manager has no respect from any of his sales reps This is a very old boys club.. good if you are at the end of sales career otherwise don't bother

    Advice to Management

    Need infrastructure! Better communication.. Stop overselling promises you can not keep


  11. Big Organization with little room to grow; Failure to communicate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I T Department in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - I T Department in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for this $5B company which makes lots of profit $. Stable company that invests in technology.

    Cons

    You can be clipped at any time; Multi-layered management and poor communication detract from productivity. Everything requires the proper submissions or paperwork to get something completed. Too much "Big Brother" for the size of the company. There are many long-termers in the top spots, don't expect vertical growth.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better, refrain from blatent lies and deception.



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