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Schnitzer Steel Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
75 Ratings

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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits, some of the coworkers are great (in 6 reviews)

  • Great team, Good Benefits, Solid work enviroment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are related to upper management or long time buddies you are secure no matter how terrible of a person or employee you may be (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours in all kinds of weather (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "As long as you prove yourself, they are very committed to your success."

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the branch level, management, coworkers, etc are amazing. The pay is very good and the benefits are very nice.

    Cons

    It's a corporation. The upper management does not really care about what the branch level employees need or the moral of the yard.


  2. "Found Better Employment."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money was good .People where Good. Steady work. Good Health care , Good wages.

    Cons

    To many Illegals working in yard and for Corp. This is keeping good workers out of a job when this happens. Management only cares about themselves. Work , work , work and when the Employees give the Company wants more.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up someday your secret will get out . Once the Genie is released there will be Questions to answer for.

  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Everett, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Everett, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, room for growth

    Cons

    The scrap business is very demanding and if you want to be successful you must put in a boatload of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Employee CA/NV/HI"

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Geographically set up for success. The business model of the auto and metal recycling has lead to tremendous market share.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership lacks operational expertise and modern leadership skills. Poor direction and poor morale has lead to poor results operationally. Upward mobility is stagnant and senior leadership is not qualified to make critical decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Success is not guaranteed and should not be taken for granted. Listen to your employees who are crying for help!!! Break the chain of command and you will break the mold that is in place today.

    Be a LEADER that cares
    Be a LEADER that inspires
    Be a LEADER that teaches
    For god's sake Be a LEADER with presence!


  5. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are great, easy to work with. Project work always fun and challenging

    Cons

    No negatives to report, great company


  6. Helpful (3)

    "SLIMY FROM THE TOP DOWN"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schnitzer Steel is a public company

    Cons

    How can anyone complain when working at Schnitzer? Take one minute to review comments about our business practices. As a Corporate employee, intelligence does not matter. Instead being friends with management is the only way to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Management are great people - They don’t even acknowledge us on the elevator


  7. "Good Company to Work For"

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

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, Good Benefits, Solid work enviroment

    Cons

    Overly Corporate, overly focused on short term rather than making decisions to benefit long term growth.

  8. "NE Dispatcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people in the New England Region.

    Cons

    Overlooking some of the daily activities of job performances.


  9. "Site Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel full-time

    Pros

    Pay is okay, benefits are decent.

    Cons

    extremely dirty work environment. HR is a joke


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity at plain sight"

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    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start off. Good benefits. Good training. Meet many people from many backgrounds, travel to different cities. They employ all types of people with all types of experience. Anyone that can learn something can come on board.

    Cons

    Everyone is in it for themselves. Tug of war of power among management that many times drags co workers along with them. Little care for family, management focuses on how much is the most you can work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Have employees fill out anonymous questionaires about your company along with the yearly reviews. If you are willing to make this a good workplace, listen and fix those complaints. Ive worked in many places and never experienced such a strain work atmosphere.


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