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RTI International Metals Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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RTI International Metals Vice Chairman and CEO Dawne S. Hickton
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  1. "Stretched to thin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is ok co workers will lend a hand when helpbis needed

    Cons

    Too many bosses not enough workers to meet the unrealistic expecations of management can not talk to bosses or hr for fear of being fired...has happened inthe past 6months...come on execs if u see multiple people leaving in one area(7people in 2months)could something be wrong in area maybe the management...I would no stars if possible for career advanced

    Advice to Management

    We don't need 3 bosses where one REALLY qulified would do the job then we can get one direction to move instead of power struggles the only affect the lower worker


  2. "job"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    this place is paying ok

    Cons

    renew people every 12 months or less


  3. Helpful (1)

    "perpetual training in a dog eat dog environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent pay
    good bonuses(sometimes)
    not fast paced

    Cons

    raises are nonexistent
    long hours
    high heat
    overall bad mood

    Advice to Management

    long term employees treat the job like high school drama. they also seem to make the rules everyone else has to follow. the only way to move up is to get someone else in trouble. the only raise you can look forward to is $.05 after 5 years. rules tend to change weekly and you only seem to find out when you break them. they also enforce a point system, miss a day and its a point, late is a half a point. there is no way around this even with a valid reason. you get six points/year. even if you plan to use a vacation/sick day you must call in at least an hour before your shift or you lose a half point. this is fine until you realize that you start at 5am, more than 50% of employees live less than 15 minutes away( so they would have to wake up earlier than need be) and no one even gets your message until 7:30. sounds easy until your job depends on following it. example; you get ready for work then go to leave and your car wont start. you decide to use a day of vacation(have to use a full day unless you plan it a week ahead of time) to make sure you dont get into any real trouble. but since you didnt find you broke car until, say 30 min till, you get a half point. besides that everyone there is in a perpetual bad mood.


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  5. "Hostile"

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    Former Employee - Employee in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Employee in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    easy travel, big parking, picnic tables outside.

    Cons

    exploit, over work, under pay, harras, pressure, treat unfairly and hostile environment. No leadership, management or decision makers, stale and unfriendly people work there, if you know whats good for you stay away from this crazy place.

    Advice to Management

    change Management


  6. "Research, research, research before jumping onto this bandwagon."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Everyone in the chain of command was accessible.
    2. Fair/Decent compensation for both exempt/non-exempt staff.
    3. Generally nice people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Everyone in the chain of command was too accessible (the chain typically not followed).
    2. Turnover and reorganizations (stability?).
    3. Too much of an entitlement culture.

    Advice to Management

    Singular management vision of team would allow for the wheat to grow and the chaff be sent to the wind.


  7. "so so place all depends on you position"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to start they hire through a hiring agency and they take almost anyone.

    Cons

    they hire through a hiring agency and they take almost anyone. lack of decisiveness in management

    Advice to Management

    Quit being afraid to make decisions and try not to make promises that you cant honer it breaks employees trust and is bad for both parties.


  8. "poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Niles, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have a profit sharing plan in place which is fair and reasonable. You have the ability to bid into other departments and learn new skills.

    Cons

    We use old equipment and their is no preventive maintenance so the equipment tends to breakdown frequently and parts are sometimes hard to comeby.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of buying companies that lose money, a better business model would be to purchase companies that supply the raw materials needed to produce the titanium such as titanium sponge and scrap. That way you can control your cost and even sell it to your competitors. I do understand the company expanding and entering new markets as I believe this vital to our future, but I do not understand why we do not own our own sponge and scrap facilities.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Masters of Age Discrimination"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before recent management came it was an excellent place to work. Salaried employees could work pretty much unhindered from micro-management. Pay was very good, great benefits and weekends were mostly free for family time. There are many good workers in the Niles plant, salaried and union, whom I've had the pleasure and privilege to work with and to know. They made it what it is - er, was.

    Cons

    Within the last 2 years, however, it has been nothing less that a continual hiring of executive "officers" who are thinking, not just outside the box, but outside the universe. Root cause is never addressed properly and quality is expected to pick up the slack. Hourly personnel purposely fail to fix problems upstream because they get "incentive pay" for fixing the problems later. And management doesn't have the backbone to fix it. Plus the equipment is pretty much "not-state-of-the-art". It's a sad indictment on a company that was once a proud family of industrialists. Now, it's all about Corporate greed. Imagine that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending all your money on hiring corporate executives and start re-investing it on much needed equipment. Also, when people come to you and recommend who are the good workers and how to use them...LISTEN. Oh and by the way, why is that President Dawne Hickton never visits any of the facilities she represents but only stays in her Pittsburgh ivory castle and won't dirty her shoes with the people who have make her such a tremendous salary each year? Oh, never mind. I think I just answered my own question.


  10. "Company Culture and Salaries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is lot of work for those who want to make a difference. The working culture and processes are so old and dated. That they need a big make over. You can blindly throw a stone anywhere and at the point where it lands you can find opportunities for improvement. the good thing is that for those who want to learn and try out some ideas - this is the best place to work. There is absolutely no pressure work-wise as far as delivery is concerned.
    Salary is dependent on how well you negotiate and who you know.

    Cons

    Cronyism - This will be the downfall of RTI. if you know someone in the management - you can be the safest employee of the company. Because of this sort of culture - change is difficult to initiate. Plus lots of inefficiencies and fancy posts and titles have been created for a company which is not that large to manage.
    If you are a self motivated and a thinker - this is not the place for you unless you know someone in the management. Since without them you will have no support and will be relegated to doing routine stuff.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE PLEASE stop this level of Cronyism - where all the depatrments from HR to IT to Business is filled with people from one company and background. Give new talents some room and backing. And stop encouraging people based on their relationship and encourage people based on what they deliver. be more open and transparent in your job postings for management positions.


  11. "New structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Paid holidays. The safety meals. That's all that's good about the place. The atmosphere is not good.

    Cons

    Management team is not organized. The people that work there does not work as a team. Lower pay. The workers are very mean toward new employees. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Management team Need to be reorganized. The people that are not happy with place needs to look for another job instead of keeping up mess in the work place


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