Sheet Metal Workers International Association

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Sheet Metal Workers International Association Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
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    Sheet Metal Workers' L.U. 359

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    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Journeyman  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Journeyman in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Sheet Metal Workers International Association full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work for them is that you have opportunity of being properly trained; working your way up to being a jouneyman and getting top pay for what you do. It does not stop there you further your training through the JATC. One also does get health insurance, retirement, and a 401K.

    Cons

    The only cons are really on oneself; such as attitude, personal responsibility, etc. The tools are given to each and every individual. It's up to them to make a go at it. This a type of work, like anything else, that is not for everybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management of the local is comprised of elected officials. They do something the membership does not like, and they could be voted out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Up and down

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    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Journeyman  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sheet Metal Journeyman in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sheet Metal Workers International Association as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    prevailing wage work. work on various projects. never in same place.

    Cons

    never guaranteed steady work. Too many tradesmen brought into union when recession hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secretary to the President  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Secretary to the President in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Sheet Metal Workers International Association

    Pros

    Wages and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Unfair, only those they like receive raises and promotions. When they do not want you to work there anymore, they will do whatever they like to get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They cannot be advised. They think they are so powerful that they cannot be touched.
    Very sad....

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great and fulfilling career opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sheet Metal Workers International Association

    Pros

    Guaranteed training and pay rate advancement, also teaches pride in your trade.

    Cons

    Only challenging if you don't like work and work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contact if your looking for competent workers.

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    It will pay the bills, but you will hate clocking in...

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

    I have been working at Sheet Metal Workers International Association full-time

    Pros

    Great Location. Decent pay. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    White Trash meets Desperate Houswives in the heart of D.C. Parking is super expensive. Gossip, Back Stabbing. Two sister's and a daughter working there?? Sheet Metal Unions are not as powerful as they use to be.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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