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"The have and have nots"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You can make good money and have growth opportunities if you know the right people.

Cons

Cliques and too right wing, little regard for the people doing the grunt work with execs buying new cars and off on elaborate vacations while cutting people at the yards. More about growth and glory than about taking care of the people in the lower ranks.

Advice to Management

Considering the salaries you're probably paying you could get a whole lot better talent in the leadership ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for Schnitzer Steel

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Prehistoric Company with a Prehistoric Mentality"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has gone through huge growth in the past 5 years with has been pretty good for investors and executives. There are some really amazing people who try to make the most out of what is handed to them and those who have been with the company a long time seem very loyal.

    Cons

    There is very little growth or opportunity for promotion. Many decisions are made without the understanding of how it impacts their employees. Tight and unrealistic deadlines keep the machine moving but it becomes very stagnant. There is no sense of innovation or creativity in all aspects of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the amount of work you ask of your employees. It is impossible to expect employees to perform more work they did 2 years ago with half the amount of resources. Work on collaboration and streamlining the different business units. It is unrealistic to keep allowing each acquisitioned company act as its own entity with its own rules.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I'd rather flip burgers than ever work here again!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interest and knowledge of auto parts

    Cons

    Favortism/Senority has no relevance here
    Very critical and nitpicky rarley praise employees
    Bad Attitudes from co workers and management
    If you have a problem or concern you feel like you are bothering them & that they are to busy.
    Poor communication
    Have a commision based situation that is cut throat and causes employees to constantly be bickering.
    Do not listen to feedback to employees its their way or the highway
    Management depends on employees to much to train new employees. That is managements job not the employee, unless you want to pay them management salary!
    You only get Christmas and Thanksgiving day off and your "set" schedule can change when management feels like it, so you may get stuck with the crappiest one available & who cares how long you've been there it won't matter!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are valuable to you and you may see improved work ethic.

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