Schnitzer Steel - Frenetic work / Friendly coworkers / Very dated management style | Glassdoor
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"Frenetic work / Friendly coworkers / Very dated management style"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - I T
Current Employee - I T
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Competitive pay above local market at corp office
Friendly, well meaning coworkers
Training opportunities, if you can find the time

Cons

Competitive compensation keeps the golden handcuffs on stressed out workers. Rule by fear and fiat does not inspire. Little sense of direction or strategy communicated to the rank and file. Very hierarchical, top-down management style is so 1980's. Top heavy worker to manager ratio for a company of this size. Workforce stretched so thin it defies gravity. Plumb projects given to outside resources.

Advice to Management

Trust, respect and inspire your workers and the company will be rewarded in turn with hard working, dedicated employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Schnitzer Steel

  1. "frustrating"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there are nice people and doing a good job is gratifying

    Cons

    departments do not share information, everything is a secret. management does not understand what really happens out in the mill.

    Advice to Management

    stop holding on to the managers and foreman that have been there for a while. it is nice to get better talent that is more energetic and optimistic. no more bogus internal job filling and promotions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to escape from the "junkyard" mentality"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some advanced policy, freedom, and some fun coworkers

    Cons

    very political, clique-filled, and behind the scenes terminations, reassignments and upsets. Competition with outside firms stresses working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Its easier to learn the junk business already being a professional than it is to turn a junk person into a professional.

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