Schnitzer Steel Industries Employee Reviews

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Casual fun work enviroment
Equipment Asset Manager (Former Employee), Everett, WAMay 13, 2015
Pros: Yard management makes the job lovable, relaxed & comfortable enviroment, small tight knit team of employees
Cons: Corporate has a hold from a far, they group all yards together tying Managers hands from making improvements to the yard, employees feel disposable
The yard managers were great to work with. They're direct to the point, and don't sugar coat much which I appreciate it. They encourage you to work independently or as team and don't micro manage you as – more... long as you stay efficient. They provide lunch or bbq's periodically for various reasons such as so many days without injuries ect which makes us feel appreciated.
The small tight knit group of employees knows each other on first name basis and for the most part have a positive re pore with each other. They work well together ensuring a positive yard experience for customers and successful team. I enjoyed working with all of them. The people definitely make the best part of the job, The atmosphere is relaxed, joking and fun,
Although the bonuses and raises are little to be desired, they pay is decent and the benefits are good. A combination of all making my experience there a valued one. – less
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Simply Horrible Place to Work, and Getting Worse
Office (Former Employee), Tacoma, WAApril 15, 2015
Pros: Benefits
Cons: Nothing good to say about that place
Culture of fear all around. Company talks about ethics all the time but is the most shady, dishonest place I have ever worked. Horrible morale, which is understandable because it is definitely a 'throw – more... you under the bus' mentality and practice.

No advancement possible, unless you are willing to bend over to the desires of the upper management. They promote the idiots, while the hard workers who actually care remain as cast offs.

I really have no idea how this business is still in business. – less
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Productive with bad training.
Grounds Person (Former Employee), Kapolei, HIFebruary 25, 2015
I would get to work at about 6 or 7 depending on the day. I would clock in and grab the clipboard and head out to the plant. I would start the Air Compressors and go up to the top floor and get the eddies – more... currents moving. Mack sure that the locks were off the control boxes. Set the recipe for the run we were doing that day. I would start the plant and make sure as much as possible that it would all go smooth running. Then when the run was done I shut down the plant and start to help with the clean up. what I learned was all of the above of what I have already said and how to help change out the conveyer belts and idlers. Management was ok but it still had its bad times. The most enjoyable part of the job was to see what was accomplished. – less
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Productive
Accountant (Former Employee), Kahului, HIFebruary 22, 2015
This was the first fortune 500 company I worked for, I learned how fast pace a large corporation is. I performed above expectation and was appreciated by my accounting supervisor (the lead CPA), my corporate controller, and the CFO and CEO of the company.
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I enjoyed operating heavy machinery.
Crane Operator (Former Employee), Selma, ALMarch 4, 2013
Lots of hands-on work/learning. Typical work day would be operating a heavy crane, moving salvage material into its proper place.
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Good Work Place
Regional Environmental Manager (Former Employee), Oakland, CAJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: never a boring day
Cons: lots of work in a short amount of time
If you don't mind the hands on experience and getting your hands dirty, this is the job for you.
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Lot's of opportunity
Lead Recruiter (Current Employee), Portland, ORSeptember 27, 2012
Pros: great people, good salary
Cons: executives uninvolved and disconnected from contributors.
Schnitzer is always looking for great people to join the team! We are in the midst of forging a new path and leading the pack in the metals industry. This is a good place to work if working with fantastic people in important to you!