Pros: They are family oriented permitting flexible work schedules when needed.
Cons: Lack of communication at all levels of management.
This is a company that has a difficult time with communication at all levels of management. Most communication was based on a need to know basis. Unfortunately there was a high turnover ratio making it difficult to implement constructive change to improve manufacturing matrices and bottom line trends.
Quality Inspection (Former Employee), Houston, TX – January 28, 2016
safety in this company was number 1 among the company i have worked so far.Only the late point system was not good enough as it was a method the company devices to check timely staff and no , after five point lateness one is fire. However, i love the company hence i was exposed to see how pipe are been transformed from one form to another in terms of harness, Temprent etc.
bad company....safety dept. is going to close this place
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee), Ambridge, PA – January 15, 2016
Cons: poorly managed
poor management...cant even make a schedule from 1 week to another without revising 3-4 times in a 24 hr. period....certain individuals in maintenance got in on a clock number..not through apprenticeship...these are the individuals managers and foreman cater too
All in all a pretty relaxed and safe environment to work.
MILL ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER (Former Employee), Camanche, IA – November 11, 2015
Pros: Its a personal work environment.
Cons: Swing 12 hour shifts and the career relies heavily on the market.
There is a good amount of support out of management as long as everyone is safe and productive. A lot of room for growth as long as you do what is asked of you in a timely safe fashion and you come to work on time when you scheduled to be there.
Enjoyed working with all the people I worked with over the years
Team Leader (Former Employee), Camanche, IA – September 28, 2015
Pros: Good insurance
Cons: The company closed
My typical day of work consisted of supervising 10 to 13 employees in the production of welded pipe. I learned a great deal about supervising employees over my 12 years there from other Team Leaders and my immediate supervisor. The biggest thing I learned is how to treat each individual employee.
Exposure to many things you probably would never do at a big company. Leadership is lacking a sense of direction and planning for the future. Many people don't last here more than 3 years. Job advancement is unclear and there is little to no training offered. The culture has become very negative due to the market conditions.
The people that work here are very good at what they do but largely under appreciated by their managers.
I would not recommend unless you plan on just learning and moving on.
Coater Operator (Former Employee), Blytheville, AR – September 7, 2015
Pros: the salery
Cons: work was up and down with oil prices
I was a coater operator,also ran ultraviolet light booth,automatic bunddler and strapper.They had some of the best people I have worked with.The hardest part of the job was the swing shift,two weeks days and two weeks nights.
Machine operator (Former Employee), Blytheville, AR – September 2, 2015
Pros: Good Wages
Cons: Only one 30 minute break per shift.
Tmk ipsco is a good place to work. At most positions you have to deal with the heat and cold but its manageable. Good people to work with and you cant beat the pay. the company is very safety oriented and they truly seem to care about their employees.