Overhead Crane Operator (Former Employee) – Ambridge, PA – 11 October 2017
For most individuals lacking a formal education or trade skill, this is a good job. The work is not demanding in itself, and the pay and benefits are hard to match (union shop). That said, the swing shifts and the long hours are grueling. Lack of communication can be frustrating at times.
I enjoyed working with the employees of TMK. It was a very relaxed and cooperative environment. However, the pay for the expected work was low and would cause stress among the employees below management level. You are often asked to take on more jobs without a pay increase. The company has not often promoted from with in, so the increase in work is hard to swallow for some.
Associate Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Ambridge, PA – 11 August 2017
TMK IPSCO in Ambridge was a great place to gain experience. I knew it was not sure if it was a great fit for me at first, and soon felt that I had outgrown my position. I did not feel as though I had many opportunities to showcase my talents as an engineer. However, it was a great learning experience due to the structure of the group in which I worked. I left due to a decrease in production which lead to a decrease in overtime.
The company where your job satisfaction goes to die.
Finance/Payroll (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – 9 August 2017
Yeah they compensate you better than most companies do, but they offer no flexibility in work time. Must be at your desk 8-5 every day no exceptions. Corporate is constantly breathing down your neck or interfering with everything. Company 401K match is nice, but health insurance and vacation time are awful. Management is passive aggressive.
Hard schedules but great pay with threat of layoffs.
Utility Operator inspector loader general labor (Former Employee) – Wilders, KY – 1 August 2017
You will work a lot of hours until you get some time in with the company. You will bump heads with employees and supervisors. You will contemplate quitting. In the end if you can handle the hours and work you will be glad you did. The only reason I moved on was a 2 year layoff which is a threat that will always be there. Save as much of that OT money as you can.
I enjoy working at TMK IPSCO. Each day is different and there is always something to work on improving at my facility. The pay is good, but I think it needs to be reviewed for some department positions for improvement
Quality Control, DQX Premium Thread Inspector (Former Employee) – Catoosa, OK – 7 June 2017
it was a great start at a quality control position in an industry I had never been a part of. I got to get API certified as I was learning everything I could about the different quality's of pipe from heat treat to NDT testing. I was brought on as a premium thread inspector to at first do ULTRA thread. but the company later changed to the DQX pipe thread.
Q.A. Inspector (Former Employee) – Ambridge, PA ; Koppel,PA – 30 January 2017
Overall a friendly workplace,good place for a lot of overtime,can be fast pace at times,management is weak(boss not leaders) but friendly,Hardest part of job is it can get mundane at times,but then most jobs are.Most enjoyable is the workforce ,friendly and funny,very nice workforce.
Loader Operator/Heat Treat (Former Employee) – Catoosa, OK – 28 January 2017
I would work 12hr everyday. almost 7 days a week. I learned a lot about communication and the machines their. Cool people to work with. Hardest part of my job was staying alert. I had to watch pipe on a conveyor. Not hard but challenging to keep myself busy while the pipe rolled by. I loved how they had a weekly bonus.
Paid lunch, weekly bounses
Oil field crashed and I was laid off only 2 hrs for being full time and being in the union
Quality Manager Welded Tube Division (Former Employee) – Wilder, KY – 21 August 2016
Most staff is underqualified for given duties Most Senior Management is not experienced in the products or business in which the products produced are utilized, most are well educated though. Work force does not respect management team Hardest part of the job is correcting issues that arise from inexperienced people
salary and benefits
mis guided company, leadership is terrible and short sighted
General Manager (Former Employee) – Downers Grove, IL – 7 August 2016
Excellent Company. Great place to work. Excellent products, excellent staff. Highly recommended for anyone. The company is now located in Houston and has had some turnover in the past few years to improve profitability.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Baytown, TX – 5 July 2016
The managers and supervisors were all wonderful to work with. They worked with you and wanted you to grow and succed. I was able to experience and become more knowledgable about all production processes because of their team efforts.