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Samuel Son & Co. Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They give you the ball and let you run with it, Great stability and great career development,

    Cons

    You have to seek out your own support and help and career development is undefined. However they are addressing this,

    Advice to Management

    Give more recognition and communicate. Too many employees and managers not sharing information.


  2. "Samuel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The people are good to work with and many genuinely care about each other.

    Cons

    Very ambiguous, tends to be very reactive. Sales is not held to many of the standard procedures which causes some of the reactivity and ambiguity.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to lower level employees in regard to strategy, etc.
    Continue with operational excellence and work towards more standardization of processes. This will help employees spend less time fighting day to day issues and more time on value add initiatives. Work for better communication among groups (sales, CS, operations, general management)

  3. "I would avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros are hard to find because of favortism to certain groups.

    Cons

    Cons are the lack of certainty on whether you work weekends or not. Also having expectations placed on certain groups and not everyone.

    Coworkers being under the influence of drugs was also a daily occurrence sometimes the person they bought from worked there too (they still do) which made things uncomfortable.


  4. "Good place to start and get in shape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great relationships
    Good learning opportunity
    Alot of useful machines to learn to help you move along in life.
    But you shouldn't stay until things change

    Cons

    Racist
    If you are black you will not progress and if you do they will take afvantage of you and make as though they did you a favor for working hard. New PM is clueless and does not know what hes doing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the guy in the top corner office


  5. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, flexible with schedules and easy to work with, could be a great company with a good management team.

    Cons

    Poor management, allows extramarital relationships to go on and has for years, I remember when one of the wives caught two of them coming back from lunch and caused a scene and management laughed about it and did nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Old School Company Caught in the Past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Regular work week schedule
    - Invests in people's training

    Cons

    - Old management who are aloof to the needs of the employees
    - Low market pay
    - Horrendous benefits (horrible health insurance plans)
    - Poor HR department, checks were often wrong
    - Very bureaucratic and controlling
    - Rude employees
    - Zero transparency by management concerning events that impact everyone (like the closing of our location and the moving to a different location)
    - Low quality people here without good educational backgrounds

    Advice to Management

    - Get with the times, fire the President and Controller and start with new management
    - Get away from your bureaucracy under Samuel & Son


  7. "Work life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, good pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    To many chefs in the kitchen and the soup is spoiled.

  8. "Admin. Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and very family friendly.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or advancement.


  9. "Unappreciated and underpaid."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Samuel Son & Co. full-time

    Pros

    It's a good job to pick up skills and move onto an actual steel mill.

    Cons

    Pay, management, and poor facility upkeep.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more before they're gone.


  10. "Avoid if possible"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Laborer in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Samuel Son & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only pro about this company is they hire felons and employ people on work release.

    Cons

    Management has too much going on and does not recall conversations with employee's. Very low wages for work they are performing. 9.50/hour for company making parts for railroad cars operating presses and machines.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea where to start.


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