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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. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great group of People

    Jul 28, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people outside of work!

    Cons

    Too many politics and layoffs every 6-12 months

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pick N Pull sales supervisor

    Nov 16, 2019 - Pick N Pull Sales Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is fair. Great people throughout the company

    Cons

    Corporate chain of command is to lengthy to achieve significant results in a timely manner

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    Schnitzer Steel Response

    Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience working at Schnitzer Steel. We strive to create an open culture and value feedback so that we can continue to grow and become an even better company.

  3. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Toxic

    Apr 3, 2016 -  in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    99% of the people are great offices are nice technology is good

    Cons

    HR is useless. Don't keep things confidential. HRBP never gets back to you. he is never at his desk. CEO doesn't live here and doesn't know how to fix anything that is wrong. Laid off people last spring. laid off a bunch more in february and are going to lay off a bunch more this summer. They are losing money like crazy

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    13 people found this review helpful

    Schnitzer Steel Response

    Senior Human Resources Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and perspective. At Schnitzer a key focus is in providing a rewarding and positive employment experience and we strive towards that end. Over the last year, our industry has experienced unprecedented challenges and we have had to make very tough decisions as we continue to shape our organization in a direction that will provide value to our customers and a work experience and environment consistent with our commitments. Thank you again for taking the time in sharing and we hope that going forward you will have more positive experiences.

  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Company going through some difficult changes..... Are they doomed

    Feb 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable for the amount of responsibility. Some great people that work there. Most corp support staff are really good at helping you get stuff done. company does bonus but only saw that once.

    Cons

    You will work 11 to 12 hour days to get it all done. And you still won't get it all done. Unrealistic expectations. Company is a safety and environmental nightmare with state inspectors and unsafe work conditions everywhere. Company is way top heavy with too many managers and not near enough labor hours to meet production and sales goals. The smart a valueable leadership always leave to work for parent company Schnitzer steel. Says safety is the #1 priority but willing to work people in dangerous environment six days at 10 hrs a day to drive results. Company is struggling financially and it shows in every conversation with leadership. Unwilling to fix safety issues to drive bottomline #'s. pay the workers in production right and you will decrease the massive turnover. Employees often leave after one week of employeement due to workload and little pay. Management training is non existant. The training does not include any training on job duties or systems. Be prepared to learn or die on your own.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    NE Dispatcher

    Jan 25, 2017 -  in Billerica, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team of people in the New England Region.

    Cons

    Overlooking some of the daily activities of job performances.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Annoynmous

    Aug 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Political, lack of training, unnecessary overtime, micromanaging, constant changes, management not keeping their word, no work life balance, not flexible depending on the dept.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing

    Sep 25, 2020 - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing. I would not change a thing.

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    Schnitzer Steel Response

    Human Resources

    Thank you for the review. We truly appreciate your passion and dedication to our organization. Employees such as yourself are critical to the company and are an inspiration to others.

  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Contented

    May 22, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Current GM of MRB Portland yard doing a wonderful job in spite of the layoffs. Wonderful benefits and pay. Opportunities to grow within the company. Great place to learn diverse skill sets. Suitable work hours and PTO accrual. Always looking for positive ways to improve.

    Cons

    Currently, employees are stretched thin and overworked. Communication needs major improvement. Taking action after decision making is too slow. Claims to offer tuition assistance, but has numerous undisclosed restrictions.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A lot to offer

    Feb 19, 2021 - Human Resources Business Partner 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits Opportunities to make positive impact Supportable mission (planet, people and profit) Great leadership (my boss is AMAZING). The people are great!!!

    Cons

    Work still being done to unify into a one Schnitzer model - lots of opportunities to improve and streamline processes (Pro is this is recognized and is a focus area).

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Senior Accountant

    Oct 22, 2021 - Senior Accountant in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and team. Typically good work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is below average compared to other roles in the Portland metro area senior staff accounting roles. Offered no technology stipend for the pandemic.

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