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  1. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Universal Scrap Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company’s current managers are the best I have seen since I’ve been here. They care about the customers, employees and the company. It’s great to work here.

    Cons

    It feels like we’re running out of space at our headquarters. The new facility being built will help with this.


  2. "Solid Exciting Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Universal Scrap Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous growth creating advancement for employees. This company really cares. Most of the people are great to work with and very knowledgeable in their positions.

    Cons

    Poor communication at times. Slow review process.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up employee reviews and have more meetings to communicate between departments better.

  3. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Scale Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Scale Operator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Universal Scrap Metals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this company

    Cons

    Poor pay, bad environment, bad supervision

    Advice to Management

    If they like you personally you may advance


  4. "Great Company with Exciting Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Universal Scrap Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This has been an excellent place to work with opportunities for staff to advance. The salary and benefits are better than other places I worked at.

    The owner has bought other companies and started new businesses since I’ve been here, giving staff a lot of opportunities to advance. After a few years I was promoted to a management position, and I have seen other staff also promoted in the different divisions. The owner and other managers have given me a lot of support, making it possible for me to succeed.

    I disagree with the last review. If someone is this unhappy for a few years, why are they still with the same company? The owner and managers have always been available for me to share my thoughts with them. I agree with the 1st review. “Great Company Culture” The owner knows what he wants and is steering us in the right direction.

    Cons

    There should be more communication between the divisions. As the company has grown, greater communication is needed and more often.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between the divisions.


  5. "Maintenance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Dyer, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Dyer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Universal Scrap Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The potential is a to explain your knowledge and experience is a good possibly.

    Cons

    Raises and advancements are far and few between.


  6. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Universal Scrap Metals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, benefits, owner knows what he wants and is steering them in the right direction

    Cons

    No room for advancement - they keep it in the family


  7. "bookkeeper/administration"

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    Former Freelancer - Bookkeeper/Administration in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Freelancer - Bookkeeper/Administration in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Universal Scrap Metals (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    busy most of the time when prices up

    Cons

    when prices dropped there wasn't much customer service