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Commercial Metals Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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Commercial Metals President & CEO Joe Alvarado
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Pros
  • Overall a good company to work for, good benefits and lots of work (in 7 reviews)

  • Great cooperative environment, great benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • lot of red tape and lot of old timers with no growth aspirations (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, long hours and unenlightened managment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "HSE Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commercial Metals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family orieneted
    Caring
    Good remuneration
    Safe place
    Good management
    Sticking to values

    Cons

    Aging equipment
    High pace
    Some training could be improved
    Location an issue
    Turnover somewhat high


  2. "Good company, good people, good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cayce, SC
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cayce, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally laid back place to work. Work hard, play hard. There are perks to working in the steel industry.

    Cons

    It's hot, and you get pretty dirty sometimes. Especially when you're working around lime.

    Advice to Management

    There's too much of an "us vs. them" mentality between crews and departments. There's no need for that. We all work for the same company and should all be working towards the same goal.


  3. "Great Workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commercial Metals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, excellent training programs.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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  5. "Ironworker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ironworker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Ironworker in Sacramento, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is work if your willing to travel

    Cons

    Experience from lower level workers not reported to upper management

    Advice to Management

    Give the ones that truly do the work compensation


  6. "Just my opinion"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Commercial Metals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big & profitable company, scrap metal recycling is important to our environment. One of the largest and reputable companies of its kind in the Jacksonville, FL area. Honest work for honest pay.

    Cons

    Work can be very dirty and very physical. While safety is a priority within the company, there were times I worked there where I did not always feel safe. Keeping an eye out for hazardous machinery operating around me, always had to be alert for things underfoot in my work area.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the opportunity to contribute more to safety guidelines


  7. "Metals Co"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair benefits and pay to start, although annual increases were minimal.

    Cons

    Somewhat disjointed as a company. Several divisions with different rules and benefits. Made for awkward transition from one department to another.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Stable employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commercial Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Descent pay, good benefits, company really cares about the employees. Being a part of a Fortune 500 also is something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Job gets stale. Advancement can be challenging as not many of those openings open up very frequently. Very conservative company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make things more complicated then they really are.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Safety Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commercial Metals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for, good benefits and lots of work.

    Cons

    As a safety manager too large of an area to cover for one safety man. Area to be covered West Texas which included 1 recycling yard and a construction store in El Paso, two recycling yards in Odessa, one recycling yard in Lubbock and a construction store and one construction store in Amarillo. Extensive amount of driving and lots of wear and tear on personal vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    To add safety managers


  10. "Salesman For CMC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Sales &Amp; Customer Technical Systems Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Sales &Amp; Customer Technical Systems Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, safety minded culture.

    Cons

    No Cons that I can think of.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Metals Company - Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager In the Corporate Office in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Manager In the Corporate Office in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commercial Metals (More than a year)

    Pros

    CMC is relatively stable, has decent benefits, and offers good exposure to many areas at a high level.

    Cons

    CMC is stagnant, slow to adapt to changes, and stuck in the past in many ways. There are a lot of loud voices that do not want to listen to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, make some of the difficult decisions that will help the company in the long run, don't continue to do more of the same


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