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Ryerson Reviews

Updated April 13, 2018
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  • Expect upper management to be rude and passive aggressive (in 8 reviews)

  • Working hard and relocation is the key to getting promoted within this company quickly, not attending the Ryerson Academy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Oustside Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is willing to meet you half way with your career aspirations. Growing age of work force means several opportunities for younger employees to grow and succeed. I have only ever experienced an open door policy, and coworkers from the truck drivers to the senior management group are willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    Working in a business centered around buying and selling commodities can be challenging when prices go up or down. Some branches seem disjointed with others.

    Ryerson Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your experience!


  2. "Not bad, but not necessarily good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Offices located nationwide
    Bonuses are based on office performance

    Cons

    Company is old
    Not a lot of space for movement up
    Says they promote from within but actually hire from the outside all the time for higher positions/new positions opening up.

    Advice to Management

    Even though you continue initiatives to bring in a younger, newer employees, you do very little to ensure they stick around. With a significant portion of the labor force about to retire, I would take a look at the reasons why your younger employees are leaving before you have no employees

    Ryerson Response

    Apr 16, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We strive to create an environment where employees at all levels are excited to work and grow their careers, but there is always room for improvement. Please email... More

  3. "Powerful past and promising future!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ryerson is a company that has a powerful legacy; 175 years in business! The organization was built on the premise of hard work, strong service and an entrepreneurial spirit. If you want opportunity, there is plenty of it as the company continues to evolve. This company is not afraid to admit where we have gaps but then gives its employees the opportunity to be part of addressing the gaps. I am proud to work at a company where you can interact with all levels of the organization. It is a roll up your sleeves culture! Ryerson is a company where you can access the CEO or senior leaders easily. Ryerson also has locations everywhere so opportunities are far reaching if you are open to making a move!

    Cons

    There is a legacy culture that is evolving; you have to be patient as some changes don't happen quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate; so many good things are happening in the company! Although it is a challenge to connect everyone, keep up the communication!


  4. "Full time employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Training is a priority and most employees have been here for many years. There can be many opportunities to move up if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is definitely very traditional. Young professionals looking for a flexible work schedule or a progressive company may be disappointed.

    Ryerson Response

    Mar 1, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    Thanks for sharing your feedback.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outside sales representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Work/personal life balance. Freedom to grow and be in charge of your own success. Treated like family rather than just a body to fill a open position.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing


  6. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Room to move up in company

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, disrespect for employees, and egotistical outside sales reps.


  7. "ISA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    They have a caring upper management

    Cons

    Salaries are a little low

  8. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    good work environment, great people, dynamic job responsibilities

    Cons

    hard to advance unless your willing to move.


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and somewhat relaxed environment.

    Cons

    There are to many layers, no accountability, hard to accomplish a task.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees accountable.


  10. "Ryerson"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ryerson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation time after 6 months, casual dress code, okay bonuses.

    Cons

    Ryerson is a great company to work for... if you are in the sales department. This is a sales driven company. Any other department will get overlooked especially the operations and procurement departments.

    Management doesn't teach anything. You learn yourself. Problems are addressed, but never fixed. Hard to move up the ladder unless you want to join the academy.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees. Teach and give good advice.

    Very old fashioned company with a lot of college grads applying for the entry level sales positions. This company needs a makeover.


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