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Updated Feb 25, 2021

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4.0
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Schnitzer Steel Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
135 Ratings

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Pros
  • "They offered pretty good benefits(in 26 reviews)
  • "Great people and team.(in 19 reviews)
  • "I guess decent pay depending on who you are and who's your friend(in 18 reviews)
  • "Taking care of their good employees(in 6 reviews)
  • "Awesome team to work with.(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management by department lead(in 17 reviews)
  • "In one year I worked under 4 managers and 5 assistant managers.(in 10 reviews)
  • "The upper management will Not allow the managers to take days off to be with their family as needed, however the upper management only works Mon(in 8 reviews)
  • "Frequent layoffs and downsizing, along with remote management (eat coast) made for a lot of stress.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Most employees can't take time off.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Let's work the managers to death...

    Sep 21, 2012 - Store Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits package and reasonably priced for the employees

    Cons

    The required Sunday -Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday schedule for the managers is not reasonable. The upper management will Not allow the managers to take days off to be with their family as needed, however the upper management only works Mon-Fri... The Requirement for store managers to work Every Holiday is not reasonable, especially when the upper management is at home with their family on the Holiday. The total lack of support from upper management is unbelievable. They do however enjoy enforcing the "Pick & Punish" method of management. The number of Store Managers that have left the company in the past 6 months should be a "wake up call" to the Stockholders that this company is falling fast.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place Great People

    Nov 10, 2019 - Forklift Operator in Antelope, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, great culture. very good and affordable benefits.

    Cons

    summers are HOT, winters are wet and cold.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall a good place

    Feb 25, 2021 - Accounts Payable Clerk in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Stable work environment Competent leadership Good benefits

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the scrap business work and workflow can be a bit sporadic some weeks you’ll be up to you’re eyeballs in work, others you’ll sit around not doing much

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good job

    Feb 16, 2022 - Equipment Operator in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good job benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None good job very happy

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Contact Center Representative

    Oct 22, 2015 - Contact Center Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was a job that paid some of my bills. They offered pretty good benefits

    Cons

    - Management needs additional training - Does not promote from within - Very low moral - Not not thoroughly vet applicants

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Customer servic

    May 29, 2016 -  in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Had a lot of fun with coworkers.

    Cons

    Money is low. Work every holiday and all saturday

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    CASHIER

    Jul 13, 2016 -  in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and Pay you do have holidays off

    Cons

    Management are complete lies they do not care about you or your family

    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Bottom Feeders Apply

    Sep 24, 2020 - Senior Buyer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and pto pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs, excessive workload and penny pinching.

    2 people found this review helpful

    Schnitzer Steel Response

    Human Resources

    Thank you for your 10+ years of service. We’re working to recognize areas in which we can act faster and improve processes, and we’re taking action to do so. Your feedback has been heard and shared with senior leadership for improvement.

  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    It’s fall, time to cut costs

    Sep 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    No shortage of work to be done. Benefits are good and management with a clue are awesome.

    Cons

    Once again it’s fall and the jobs at Schnitzer Steel are turning into layoffs. Nothing says happy holidays like a pink slip. The market is tanking, the upper management is panicking and they’re trying to figure out what and how many lower level employees to get rid of so that those at the top can keep their bloated salaries and bonuses. HR will now scurry to post positive reviews so that the CEO’s rating doesn’t tank anymore, but nothing else will change. The market will continue to fall, the yards will be pushed harder to produce more with less. Those spared this round of layoffs will wonder if they’re to be in the Thanksgiving or Christmas rounds. Those of us with marketable skills have already started looking elsewhere if they haven’t already. Long time employees will continue to complain about the company, some even offering up suggestions for how to improve the environment and morale only to be ignored. The CEO’s inability to get through a town call meeting without 20 “ah’s” and 30 “um’s”.

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    10 people found this review helpful

    Schnitzer Steel Response

    Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We understand your concerns and value input from our employees. Our goal is for Schnitzer Steel to be a positive experience for all of our employees – those who work at our Pick-n-Pull stores, Metals Yards, Steel Manufacturing Mill, and at our Corporate offices. With over 110 years in the metals recycling industry we recognize that at times there are market challenges but we continue to look for ways to grow and create a rewarding and sustainable experience. This is enabled by you and others sharing your experiences and feedback, thank you.

  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Short term

    May 29, 2018 - Site Manager Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for management good benefits for all excellent place to sharpen skills and practice busy coworkers friendly

    Cons

    Wears you down same things occur constantly supervisors and higher make all the money subordinates treated terrible high turnover rate

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    3 people found this review helpful
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