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Earle M. Jorgensen Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "An amazing company to work for!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great environment to work in

    Cons

    There aren't very many downsides to the company


  2. "It was okay to pay the bills..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabrications Coordinator in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Fabrications Coordinator in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Even if you are not a sales person, management still has the ability to put in for bonuses for you. This was great because it was a way for management to reward hardwork
    2) They often would buy lunch for the employees depending upon what was happening in the office, lunch was often provided once a week sometimes more
    3) You get paid weekly so it helped
    4) It is MOSTLY a monday to friday job

    Cons

    Their employees work very hard, I would even come in on weekends or stay after hours because I was helping the warehouse or the sales department. However, the managers have access to your time clock and would adjust it if they didnt feel the need was required for that overtime. I cant tell you how many times I had to fight payroll. I started to take a picture of my time clock stamp and date every single day so I had proof of my clock in/lunch and clock out.

    They also have horrible salaries, for the area that I lived in and the amount of work I did, I was never once given a raise when I was told that we would get them in certain months of the year. I struggled every week try to put food on the table because I was making the same amount as someone at burger king.

    Dont even think about transferring branches or moving up into a different position unless you have been there for years. They say that they would pay for your schooling but it has to be related to the business and there has to be an open position for you in the area you want to transfer to, otherwise HR will deny your request

    Most of the people who work for EMJ are older because they have been there forever. Unfortunately with the changing times they are not very flexible when it comes to adapting to the needs of their employees. They can be very harsh, if not rude all the time. They will tell you that they are like a family but when something happens to you they dont care. You could literally be in the hospital (with proper documentation and all) and they will ask you if you will be coming back to work for the remainder of the day.

    They hire and promote people that should not be in those positions. More experience and discipline is needed. When an entire warehouse and office of people dont respect you and you were the only person who applied for a position then it brings to question why didnt anybody want the position to begin with? They will literally throw anybody into a spot just to fill it!

    There are a lot of harassment and ethical issues within this company, everything gets overlooked and pushed under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees more. If your employees are happy then your business will do good. the employees have a horrible work life balance. More training needs to be done for new employees or employees who are covering certain areas


  3. "Truck driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eads, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eads, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is pretty good

    Cons

    Hours are not convienent

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits


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  5. "Accounts payable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Inventory in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Inventory in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was a very good work environment

    Cons

    Loved the job just to far from home


  6. "Material Handler/Forklift"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Earth City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace challenging workplace

    Cons

    Bad leadership on floor and in office

    Advice to Management

    Send Office Personnel Back To School


  7. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits. Usually the employees are given a great deal of leeway depending on the manager. Very flexible in regards to time off.

    Cons

    Very structured depending again on the manager. A great deal of "who do you know" versus how good a job you can do. A great deal of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look a why people are leaving, especially the better employees. Too many times the top employees will have candid conversations about many of the same things which management ignores.


  8. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very solid well established company. Accessible upper management. Treat employees well. Good benefits. They promote from within. They have branches across the country.

    Cons

    Their new employee training could use some work. They need to have an official training program created for each of the jobs they offer

    Advice to Management

    Work on better training for new employees.


  9. "I'm a 20+ year employee and have seem a lot of good and bad changes, it is extremely physical job."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Steel Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Steel Handler in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Emj Steel Chicago is a well paying job with benefits. Plus it is a Union shop, UAW Local 145 region 4.

    Cons

    Emj steel pension planln is sad, 401k is sad, the company doesn't match. Some middle/upper management lack people skill, and management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and thank them, ask for there advice on projects and new equipment.


  10. "Very hard working friendly team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Driver in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earle M. Jorgensen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am very impressed at how all the guys work together helping each other out watching these guys go into action in the morning was just amazing the team work they display Ive never worked for a company where I was proud to say I worked till now

    Cons

    process getting in was a little long but worth it, I wish benefits kicked in a little sooner

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work Mike, the guys show a lot of respect for you. You have a great team, I'm glad to be a part of it.


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    "EMJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with a good reputation in the Metals Distribution market.

    Cons

    More effective communication in certain areas could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been doing a great job steering this company during the tough economic time this industry faced.


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