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Central Steel & Wire Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Steel & Wire (More than a year)

    Pros

    managed good employee relationships
    provided good pay

    Cons

    no vision plan in benefits
    bogus bonus structure


  2. "Warehouse labor"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Labor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Labor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Central Steel & Wire part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The weekly paycheck was great

    Cons

    You never knew when they were going to hire for full-time. Most Supervisors didn't speak up for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a better eye on your part-time workers so as to reward the hard working and loyal part-time employees. I worked almost 4 years waiting too get hired full-time. I had to leave because I needed full-time work to support my family. I really wanted to stay at Central Steel because I loved the job.


  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Steel & Wire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of unless you consider only the top management was lucky enough to eat in their private dining room, which the food was a joke

    Cons

    Poor management they still have pagers

    Advice to Management

    Kudos to old school, I worked there for 3 years. It was the most dysfunctional management chain I have ever seen. Most every manager I worked with in 2013 has left or been fired. Lack of moral and low pay Company needs a major overhaul


  4. "Old school business environment"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Steel & Wire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are wonderful to work with. Most workers have been at the company for more than 30 years. Stable job, no travel unless you are in outside sales.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion, pay is stagnant. You have to wait 10 years for 3 weeks vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your employees and provide opportunities


  5. "Was a great co"

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    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay ok benefits , large aray of products from steel to aluminum brass copper , will bend over backwards for their customers

    Cons

    Too many bossss who don't know what they're doing , can't seem to remember where they came from and how well the company ran before they became bosses

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the way it was when Jim was alive and this company will become a world leader in steel !!!


  6. "Material handler"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Steel & Wire (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great full time benefits and health care

    Cons

    Part time consists of 3 days per week of work


  7. "General Laborer"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Central Steel & Wire part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a challenging work environment. I like it.

    Cons

    It's stressful waiting to know if I'll get hired full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Review the part-time program that you have the part-time employee's employed in, and consider lessening some of the guidelines, such as the full-time hiring time frame.


  8. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative/Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative/Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Central Steel & Wire (More than a year)

    Pros

    full time job with 40hrs

    Cons

    low pay, no advancement available


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Office Professional in Blue Island, IL
    Former Employee - Office Professional in Blue Island, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Steel & Wire (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing

    Cons

    After being in business for over 100 years, this once great company is coming down crashing to the ground. The company has reached the point of no return. The president has destroyed this company in a way that no one could have strategically planned the companie's destruction if they were being paid to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all of management. The new generation of management has no clue what they are doing. The circus has better clowns.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Support"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Central Steel & Wire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company with high retention rates of employees.

    Cons

    Location & limited opportunity for growth


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