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Castle Metals CEO Steven W. Scheinkman
Steven W. Scheinkman
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "It has been a great place to work until the past few years(in 3 reviews)

  • "good coworkers good pay good hours(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Many internal changes with new CEO(in 3 reviews)

  • "Revolving door" for managers, new GM every 6-12 months(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Company with Room for Growth and Challanges"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castle Metals full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Castle is a very stable Company with a long history of business. I work in the Corporate office and have been given a lot of opportunity and challenges in my daily position. No company is perfect but the people and atmosphere are what you make them. If you bring positive energy you receive and can feed off that energy from coworkers. Great people, really comprehensive benefit package (and pay) and nice building/office....

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    Cons

    No company is perfect. Communication could always be improved. Daily interactions with other departments and more town hall meetings would be a good addition.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate downward, have monthly meetings and provide town hall meetings to keep everyone in the company focused on the business and its short term/long term goals.

  2. "A company that will push you to be great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castle Metals full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Promotes within. Acknowledges hard working employees. Amazing benefits. Pushes employee engagement!

    Cons

    Spreadsheets are becoming too cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread employees too thin. A great employee may turn into a good employee if there is too much to do in a day.

  3. "Forklift Operator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Castle Metals

      Pros

      Great Place to Work! Friendly staff.

      Cons

      Benefits could be better but not too bad.

    • "Inside sales"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Castle Metals

        Pros

        Great group of people to work with. Pay is good Good morale.

        Cons

        Upper management tends to react to a situation before Thinking it thru. Little to no support from the outside Sales.

        Advice to Management

        Respect your employees, it’s the little things That can make or break you

      • "Human Resource Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Castle Metals full-time

        Pros

        Solid company with a long history in the steel business.

        Cons

        Management is not always in tune with the production staff

      • Helpful (1)

        "Opportunities to grow if you work hard"

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        Current Employee - Information in Oak Brook, IL
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Castle Metals full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        With around 1,000 employees the work is manageable and there are opportunities to grow if you work hard. Jobs are not silo'd unless you want them to be.

        Cons

        Can be chaotic at times. Time/money/resources don't currently seem to be on our side.

        Advice to Management

        Do everything you can to support your employees that are excelling at their jobs. Also, don't take advantage of them by piling on them.

      • Helpful (1)

        "A/R assistance"

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        Current Employee - A/R Assistant in Oak Brook, IL

        I have been working at Castle Metals full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Flexible schedule, casual dress code.

        Cons

        Don’t give decent pay raises. Don’t have a social culture.

      • "Territory manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Castle Metals full-time

        Pros

        Was a decent company to work for.

        Cons

        Financially unstable company. Not a great direction

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        "Chaos"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Castle Metals full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Checks don't bounce. No accountability so no terminations due to performance. Some of the people who have been around a while truly care.

        Cons

        A chaotic mess of a place. No clear strategy. No clear market strategy. Not even sure if the intent of the organization is to make money, or an adult encampment. Directs employees to lie to each other in order to protect unkown objectives. Had some nice parties to celebrate the bankruptcy though.

        Advice to Management

        Stop.

      • "Sales"

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        Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Castle Metals full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Salary, Locations, non management personnel and product mix including value added processing equipment.

        Cons

        Management, senior, mid level are all incompetent. Castle could never detail a plan for the future. They did not know what they wanted to do when they grew up.

        Advice to Management

        Shred the Politics and believe in your people.

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