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Alro Overview
Jackson, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Alro Steel runs its service centers like a grocery store for metals, keeping what customers need in easy reach. The service center operator provides processing services such as aluminum circle cutting, CNC flame cutting, forming, and machining. The company carries an extensive ... Read more

Alro – Why Work For Us?

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Alro is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. Beginning in 1948, Alro Steel was incorporated in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Al-Ro" was derived from the first two letters from brothers Al & Robert Glick. Al began the company during a steel shortage in the 1940's which was due to the military demands of World War II. Al found a niche matching up companies with steel needs to companies with excess steel. Today, Alro has grown to over 60 locations in 12 states.

Alro processes and distributes metals, plastics and industrial supplies with next day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America. To learn more, click on the product pages for Metals, Industrial Supplies, or Plastics.

Alro Plastics product offerings include sheet, rod, tube and film in categories such as general engineering, high performance and fiberglass. Processing capabilities include CNC saw cutting, waterjet, die cutting, CNC routing, CNC milling, drilling, tapping, bending, forming, welding and turned parts. 

Alro Industrial Supply offers a wide variety of products including cutting tools, abrasives, die supplies, tool management, fans, gages, gloves, hand tools, lubricants, machinery, measuring tools and MRO supplies. The industrial supply division has been part at Alro since 1964. 

Alro Metals Outlet locations act as an outlet store for metals, plastics and hardware supplies. We stock a broad range of products in a convenient retail setting. Metals Outlet specializes in small and large orders, perfect for do-it-yourself (DIY), machine shops and maintenance departments. We sell drops as well as standard length material in bar, sheet and plate. We can process orders often while you wait. 

Alro Online Store is your single source for metals, plastics and industrial supplies. Customers can browse our vast inventory and learn about processing options. Detailed information is available including sizes, grades, properties, chemical composition, typical uses, pricing and inventory availability. Our grid based product selection makes buying metals and plastics simple. 

Alro Steel is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. Founded in 1948 by brothers, Alvin and Robert Glick, Alro Steel began in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan. The company name was derived from the first two letters from Al & Robert. Today, Alro has grown to over 60 locations in 12 states. Alro offers cut-to-size metals and plastics with next day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America, selling a broad inventory of products under the following companies: Alro Steel, Alro Metals, Alro Metals Outlet, Alro Industrial Supply, and Alro Plastics. Focused on exceeding our customers' expectations, we build relationships with all our customers, large and small.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Alro offers rewarding and challenging career opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. We work hard to provide our teammates with comprehensive on-the-job training for a multitude of business disciplines, so that they can maximize their career expectations.

Most importantly, employment at Alro is about being a part of something bigger. It’s about being on a team that employs the highest levels of loyalty, honesty and integrity. It’s about exceeding customer expectations on a daily basis by taking a true interest in their needs. An Alro career provides a dynamic work environment that allows our teammates to learn, grow and succeed in whatever they put their minds to, both personally and professionally.

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    I have been working at Alro full-time (More than 10 years)


    Opportunities for advancement, good benefits and good people.


    Vacation time and run very lean.

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Alro Interviews

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Alro (Indianapolis, IN) in January 2017.


    Interview process was fairly standard. Initial phone screening, in person interview and then a second meeting with some higher ups. No real surprises until an offer came. Received an offer with lots of info, but also lots of info...missing... At the bottom it stated "feel free to ask any questions" so I did. I was met with hesitation to answer my questions and an actual response of "I'm confused as to why you're asking this.". I found this to be very strange. I was 100% on board to join this company until I had so much trouble getting some fairly basic information concerning the job. I inquired about the commission plan (pretty important to determine total compensation) and inquired about the insurance (to make sure my kids could keep their doctor). This made me very hesitant about the opportunity.
    Likely a good company to work for but their offer and lack of information gave the whole process a very strange feeling. I was prepared to accept so I countered, accepting almost all points of the offer and received an immediate response rescinding the offer with no explanation whatsoever. This confirmed my hesitations. Why so secretive? Why so unwilling to answer questions after your offer stated, "feel free to ask any questions."? Something just didn't feel right and the lack of information and communication.
    Note: I didn't actually decline the offer. I was prepared to accept but had the offer rescinded when I attempted to negotiate.

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