Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 May 2016
underpaid and overworked. One sales man schedules all work, puts his jobs first followed by others. Underpaid for the amount of work that is done, and under appreciated for the amount of work that is done. Difficult setting to work in as management has favorite's and if you don't fall in that list then your days are numbered and made hard so that you either quit or make enough mistakes and get let go.
Consistent Workplace - nowhere to go and low comp however
Corporate Management (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 February 2016
-Relatively no changes day to day; culture of anti-change entrenched in most employees -Upper management does not provide honest, two way communication about economic environment to employees -Strong nepotism and 'Old Boys Club' among senior staff; mid and lower level staff used as scapegoats for poor results. No accountability for executives. -Good work life balance, however nowhere to move up within organization (extremely flat) -During compensation meetings; comp for non-senior exec staff often far below market, which is said to be made up for by large bonuses. However bonuses never meet forecasts or expectations.
9-5 job, low stress environment
No career advancement, low pay, nepitism, zero accountability for management
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 March 2015
Covered for the receptionist for four hours when she was away sick for a day. Everyone was welcoming and helpful and I fit right in. The hardest part of the job was the fact that it was only for one day and I enjoyed it enough to wish it had been permanent. The best part of the job was experiencing an office atmosphere and getting a feel for working with a switch board with six lines. I learned a lot and I would love to acquire another customer service based position.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 April 2013
Russel Metals has great benefits, stock purchasing, RRSP contributions. They are always busy so job security is not an issue. Negative, since everything is just in time stress is higher than it should be. Multi tasking is very important in this role.
companies by you lunches and the time flys.
expected to work late and through weekends with no additional compensation. (no commission)
Truck Driver (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 7 November 2012
Work from 8am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday aquired knowledge of the steel industry management is average Don't spend much time with co-workers as I am quite busy delivering steel but get along great with most Hardest part of the job is dealing with the traffic in St. John's everyone is in a rush to go nowhere,and no one obeys the rules of the road. Most enjoyable part is meeting new people.
Twenty years in the industry is a big asset to companies.
Warehouseman - overhead crane operator (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta – 30 October 2012
Working twenty some odd years in the industry with pipe/steel/fittings.Has given me a great knowledge for the oil and gas industry.Walking from a sister company to the mother was a great asset to me. However do to slow down in the industry has made me look elsewhere at this time.
great hours/people and pay
becoming a union member and losing years of servise with sister company
Review all active quotes, insure customer orders are entered on a timely manner. Review with customers with price or quality concerns. Meeting with our dept for daily concerns or opportunities. Hardest part my job: Meeting deadlines between operations and customer needs. Most enjoyable pat of the job: Insuring the customer receives the best service possible.
A stressful environment to work where the upper managerial staff is incompetent at running the Ontario region
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Ontario – 28 April 2012
It was a great place to work at one point, however it is now run by incompetent upper managers who only know sales but not operations. They run the region by fear and if you are in any way better at your job than the unit manager is, your employment is terminated.