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Alro Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Condescending attitude of upper management, paranoid culture (in 3 reviews)

  • Workers had to show their proof that they were given the time off in order to get their vacation time because they were later denied it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They provide you with months of training and give you all the necessary tools to succeed.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about my experience thus far. Wonderful company.


  2. "Could be better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alro full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and potential for overtime.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity unless you're willing to relocate to another branch. Poor upper management. Very secretive, bad communication, and they tend to speak down to you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect and be honest with employees.

  3. "Great if you just want work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good insurance and job security

    Cons

    bad management, heavy workload, no acknowledgement all punishment mentality


  4. "Saw operator"

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    Current Employee - Saw Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Saw Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Decent pay, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Extremely stressful to make deadlines if you don't prioritize


  5. "Press brake/Shear op"

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    Current Employee - Press Brake Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Press Brake Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay even better benefits. Hard work and they pay well so your held to a higher standard.

    Cons

    Endless paperwork/quizzes. Long hours for many positions 12-14 hour shifts. (thankfully not mine.)

    Advice to Management

    Be patient with new trainees its a lot to learn for someone coming from a typical factory setting. On-boarding is to much to soon now way you can retain all that information in the first couple weeks.


  6. "Willing to give you the tools to succeed."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Guaranteed 40 hours every week and no problem with getting paid. For those that are willing to learn, the chances for cross-training are excellent.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great; the starting pay should be the same throughout the company. States where the cost of living is lower, their pay is higher.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen to your employees without dismissing what they have to say right away.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great management

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Laser Operator in Clare, MI
    Former Employee - Laser Operator in Clare, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program. Good pay. Decent coworkers.

    Cons

    Often had to work over for coverage.


  9. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement and healthcare plan

    Cons

    When it is busy you can work significant hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, also the health insurance is great

    Cons

    Managers running departments that don't care once the material is loaded. No consistency on starting time since they can't seem to get transfer shuttles there on time more than one day a week.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and stop letting the other branches from pushing you around. Show your driver's a little bit of gratitude since we average more stops than most other locations.


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