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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. "This was one of my best positions. I loved it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Independent, worked on important projects, trained, counseled and managed

    Cons

    None - I have no cons about this company- they were well rounded

    Advice to Management

    None- Management was very professional, understanding and all times very dedicated to their work and company.


  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. "It has been an enlitening experience working at Metals USA."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The family type enviorment is a very big reason i feel so comfortable working there. There are many opportunities for advancment, and theres always new things happening. A large variety of jobs to do.

    Cons

    It's still a job where you are punching a clock on a set schedule. And like any job, there are always people who are only punching a clock, not there to do their best or give their best effort! They just want to get their eight hrs in and go home! They just want that check at the end of the week. That is probably the hardest thing to deal with. Overall it's a great place to work!


  4. "Electrical Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with strong and experienced maintenance crew with over 5yr. safety record.

    Cons

    Worked Night Shift 6pm-6am mon.-fri. and no helper most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    In charge of all Maintenance responsibilities during night shift hours.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metals USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits package was great, and as an outside sales rep I had the freedom to work at my own pace and schedule. Some days were more productive than others based on how my appointments were scheduled

    Cons

    I was always in fear of losing my job because of the way the managers talked about the failing oil and gas industry. I eventually did...

    Advice to Management

    Do not over promise and under deliver!


  6. "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.


  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. "Glenn Close"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metals USA full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy was given to inside sales reps.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry can hurt earnings as well as help.


  9. "Order filler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, people and management.

    Cons

    Dirty working conditions and it a union.


  10. "In"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of products to sell at competitive pricing. Management seems to head in the right direction. Benefits are also starting to get better.

    Cons

    In the past sales has had to counter with customers some of the crazy things that the president of the company tells the media.


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