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Metals USA Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Metals USA Chairman, President, and CEO C. Lourenco Goncalves
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor career options with miserable leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metals USA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits program. Safety is truly number one priority

    Cons

    Management currently doesn't agree with giving raises. Didn't have a performance evaluation in over 4 years. Management in Torrington facility spent too much time promoting one person. Largest customer represents a year over end dying industry. The bubble will pop on these successes. General Managers overworked and not future thinking. All of this leaves your career to rot. You can find better. Don't waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Let your Managers do their jobs and steer the ship. Enable your employees careers and give people opportunities instead of thinking your the only reason the company exists. Less time behind closed doors favoring one staff member.


  2. "Everyone here is great. Safety is of the utmost importance, and it shows"

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    Current Employee - Plasma Operator in Waggaman, LA
    Current Employee - Plasma Operator in Waggaman, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metals USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. The insurance package alone is worth it. Supervisors are very accommodating. I definitely recommend applying if you have the skills.

    Cons

    I can't really say there's a con, aside from the morning shift starting at 5am, but that's not really a con. Just means you get off at 1:30pm


  3. "warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metals USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really nothing good to say.

    Cons

    Your just a number not a employee

    Advice to Management

    Take some advice from the people in the shop that make you look so good.


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  5. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager Supervisor in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager Supervisor in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work while job searching

    Cons

    previous management was very bad

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Yardley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, good work environment.

    Cons

    Poor management, very low base payment


  7. "Good job with little opportunity to advance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randleman, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randleman, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metals USA full-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay, lots of days off for holidays, great PTO package after 6 months. Very relaxed work environment with a small crew.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity to advance further. Some employees receive "special treatment". Management seems too preoccupied with other things at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone feel as important as the next person. No favoritism.


  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Peddinghaus Operator in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Peddinghaus Operator in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of those jobs where you can work hard and come home

    Cons

    Too many chiefs....not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Decide who runs what department and keep it that way.


  9. "Needs to remain on the QT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Torrington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    close to home nice building and grouns

    Cons

    large turnover-no job security
    poor management-to many closed door meetings

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to treat employees with dignity and respect
    Stop having managers sleep there way to the top


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sagamore Hills, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sagamore Hills, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metals USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, Good communication amongst the team

    Cons

    Each branch was run independently, instead of having the uniformity that a large corporation should have

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the power of volume purchasing and work with the other branches as though they are coworkers instead of competing against them


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Mechanical assembler"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Electrical Assembler in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Electrical Assembler in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Metals USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co-workers were great, assemblies were fun and easy to build, process plans were great, hours of work were great.

    Cons

    Management was very disorganized, management constantly belittled employees, management took advantage of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your assembly workers, machinists, etc like they deserve to be treated.


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