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Alro Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Alvin Glick
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  • So, they have no desire to right the massive flaws in their work environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Absolutely no respect for workers- all are expendable (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned. Allows flexibility, not held down by corporate profit hunters. Take excellent care of their employees. Very good training program to introduce you to the company and culture.

    Cons

    They keep their staffing very lean in the warehouse. They expect a lot of time and overtime from employees. As a Manager it was hard to promote loyalty to company with employees who thought they were be abused.


  2. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product selection and service. They allowed employees room to make their own decisions.

    Cons

    The way cost v pricing is determined was challenging.


  3. "Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Secretary in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Alro Steel company are, you work from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.. It is Monday through Friday, you are able to get Saturday and Sunday off.

    Cons

    There are a lot of responsibilities and duties that you would have to perform, organizing truck deliveries, answering a multi task phone and transferring calls, ordering office supplies, faxing and more.

    Advice to Management

    I am a fast learner, I'm very organized, I come to work 10 minutes ahead of time and I like to make sure everything is done right.


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  5. "If you’re looking for easy-going & laid back environment, look elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was told by retired Alro workers that Alro was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Condescending attitude of upper management, paranoid culture. Mountains made out of molehills over little issues and considerable sniping between coworkers. Made me seriously regret leaving a lower-paying but less stressful job to go there.

    Advice to Management

    While you may have some long-time employees working there, they will eventually retire and need replacements. You are scaring off any potentially good hires with the high school bully mentality.


  6. "Al Glick should be ashamed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Worker in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alro full-time

    Pros

    Good health care benefits

    Cons

    Long thankless work hours
    tedious monthly quizzes
    unrealistic production goals
    poor worker moral
    locker rooms and break room are not cleaned

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to push for a better work place.


  7. "Excellent hourly job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee, excellent pay and safety standards. Rewards hard work.

    Cons

    Steel can be dangerous. Work banter can be a little much at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Update the clock system, way out of date!


  8. "Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Jennings, MO
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Jennings, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hire through a temporary agency on part time, temporary basis. Hours at Alro were very flexible, the location was in good proximity to my home (5 minutes travel time); male dominated industry with a great staff. The work environment was casual but professional. The job duties were simple and routine. Good place to work!

    Cons

    The ladies bathroom could use a face lift. The salary was adequate for the type of work load you are expected to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing. Your sales personnel are great and they seem to fit hand in glove. Great bunch of guys. Very passionate about their work and results.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs take example from their employees."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance is great, that's about it. Salary is not great, not commission or bonus.

    Cons

    Management is poor, forced on wrong issues. Favoritism needs to be resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back get your heads out of your butt's and realize your pushing your employees away!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Work Environment, Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Accountant in Jackson, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The health insurance is good, and many of the people working there are great.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, cronyism and favoritism, a complete lack of flexibility or common sense in dealing with employees, no vacation time for your first year, forced overtime, extremely stressful work environment. The company expects employees to put their work before everything else, while treating them with an utter lack of respect and dignity. Working here was a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make an effort to show respect to employees. Understand that most people have commitments outside of work and try to be flexible and accommodating. Listen to employees' suggestions and give them a chance to voice their concerns without fear of backlash.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Dayton, OH

    Pros

    Great pay and receive full rate pay within a year. Great company with the best intentions at heart.

    Cons

    Union Job. No vacation for the first full year. Second and third shift jobs lead to poor work life balance.



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