Scheduler (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 12 March 2018
I worked there for 3 years and found everyone to be friendly. The workload was variable and some days were very difficult to keep up with orders. Everyone there was pleasant to work with and management seemed to hesitate to micro manage.
OK place to work. A lot of issues within management
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 6 March 2018
I started off in an entry level position which was Bar Pulling. I was in charge of making sure that orders were getting done as per priority. I did that for 3 years then worked my way up to a Machine Helper. I worked on a Brake Press and a Shear. I also would fill in for the material handler in that Bay when needed. I was then upgraded once more to a Cut-To-Length Helper. We would run 48''-72'' wide coils of steel through the machine. Then it would be stretched leveled and cut to the customers specifications. Management there was touch and go. Sometimes things would run smoothly and other times the complete opposite. Most of the guys I worked with were decent, but of course like anywhere, you're going to have people who are just miserable. The hardest Past of the job was how busy we would get sometimes. Just keeping up with the orders was difficult the odd time. The most enjoyable part of the job was having a purpose. Getting up everyday and going to work and making money.
I work Through a temp agency, while working for Russel Metals Inc. I have the opportunity to expanse my working experience. My day would start with getting paperwork ready for the Admin. team to file while I distribution mail and answering phones. The management was great they were very supporting, They show that the care for their staff. I really can't same anything negative about the management or the job i was doing.
Old fashion management style, but an effective distributor of steel products, customer service oriented with steady workflow. Immediate inspection of non-conforming products is sometimes not doable without disrupting daily loading schedules.Finding solutions to some difficult work situations is enjoyable in fulfilling a typical day. The downside of the fast phased work environment is work safety. Younger workers are sometimes over confident and hurt themselves.
Traffic Coordinator (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 26 July 2016
I work for Liberty staffing to get the temp job with Russel meta. It was a great experience and this job was a stepping stool on getting my experience in Transportation. It was an organizated comapany that had a strong sales team
First experience in Transportation and warehousing
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.
I worked for this company on -2- occasions,from 1976 to 1987,and 2003to2014 . now I am retired and looking for a pat time job. every day was a pleasure to wake up and go to work. over the years there were many training programs,that the company sent us on (purchasing@sales). I always had a very good relationship with the people I worked with. the hardest part of the job was when I lost an order,and the easiest was dealing with customers
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
Russel Metals does not take it lightly when they speak of customer service. As the number 1 tenant of the company, they push the envelope with innovation to provide the customer what they need. This number is the through-line of the company and reflects back upon its service to its own employees. Russel Metals looks after its own which results in a better service to their customer.
Productive and diverse workplace with opportunity for growth
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 March 2015
Russel Metals is a supportive company with great benefits and lots of opportunity for growth when skills are displayed. It is a fast paced environment with lots of diverse coworkers who are fun to work with. I enjoyed providing quotes for processed steel in various sectors and learned to read AutoCAD drawings and customer sketches. I also enjoyed the contact I had with my customers and working to ensure they had the products they needed as quickly as possible.
Very supportive management was crucial to my professional growth.
I created many business relationships at Russel, many of whom I am still in contact with for many reasons. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the pace while still maintaining quality and attention to detail. When the steel market is busy, customers need it yesterday!
Fast paced evironment
Long hours for those who want to ensure customer satisfaction