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Sims Group Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
8 Reviews

3.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Recycling Industry. Promotions within company first. Employee hands on with knowledge of company growth.

    Cons

    Have no complaints of company during my 21 years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was hands on even to the employee level in all departments.

  2.  

    OK

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

    Pros

    Your team of people rather it be scale or outside is what makes the company what it is. That and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of things get swept under rug. Some not fit to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REALLY Look at some of your yards and REALLY listen to your guys outside in the yard or scale and see what they want see what you can do to help them rather then take it from a stiff sitting in the office all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lot to be desired, but overall a good place to work for anyone willing to work hard.

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow in knowledge and skills for those who show initiative. Good benefits. Great management trainee program.

    Cons

    Abrupt switch to a "run lean" operating style without the communication and preparation needed to do it well led to problems, including high employee and management turnover. Also, promotion from within not likely for those not initially hired into a managerial track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value on training and quality. You will see production and profit increase.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many moving parts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good Work/Life balance. Compensation was decent.

    Cons

    Several long term employees made for inadequate managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sims Metal Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Casual dress is allowed. Open door policy.

    Cons

    Raises are often less than inflation. Company is very secretive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience with a lot of professional growth

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

    Pros

    The company recycles metal, glass, plastics and electronics and I felt good working for a company that was making a "green" impact. Last couple of years though management could not keep the business on track. I had autonomy in my position and felt the company did a lot to allow a good life/work balance

    Cons

    Nothing over whelming just the inability to weather the downturn to the industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Under paid for jobs in current market

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package, good people to work with

    Cons

    Over worked employees for too little money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you value them, and not like they should be thankful to have a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A positive work environment with generally knowledgable management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    Pros

    -Gain work experience in a very unique sector of the metal industry
    -Very hands on work with hands off management
    -Independent problem solving

    Cons

    -The hourly workers are resistant to change in policies and system changes
    -The inventory systems were not well designed to accurately maintain a solids department running constant production processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to put the people who not only get things done, but get them done the right way in charge. There are too many people who take detrimental shortcuts.

    Recommends

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