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Productive fast paced,attention to detail and quality
Saw operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, MIOctober 9, 2016
Alro CT fast paced and quality oriented. The general outlook by most of my co-workers are Strong sense of urgency,attention to detail and team work but, only in second shift which carried most of the burden of deadlines and order fulfillment.
I loved the people I worked with but floor management was mediocre at best.
All in all this is not the worst place to work but, wasn't the most enjoyable job either.
Pros
Paid breaks and lunches. Awesome benifits and decent pay for the workload
Cons
Bitter politics and favorites within the branch.
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Good Benefits
Warehouse/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIOctober 6, 2016
A good job steady job for average income and very good benefits. Steel work is very laborous and the hours could be long. Management could be better, they lacked profesionalism at times. Overall, a decent place to work with good people performing difficult jobs without a lot of direction or oversight. I would recommend this company to a young person starting out, but I would not suggest it as a long-term career option for someone looking for advancement.
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New machines
Material Handler/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Bolingbrook, ILJanuary 7, 2017
They want you to do too much. It is unsafe as every week we shamed a individual for wrongdoing by watch the security footage. They have new equipment that was a plus
Pros
Rapid raises
Cons
Long hours
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Inside Sales
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIDecember 27, 2016
Tons of product knowledge, great benefits, huge workload, and little time off of work. Understaffed, very demanding managers, a lot of travel for training.
Pros
insurance is $10 a week, free dental, awesome insurance and 401k.
Cons
Not much time off, demanding superiors and senior coworkers.
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Good people and great environment
CNC Operator (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIDecember 13, 2016
Got along very easily with management and coworkers. Everyone was very helpful and offered much advice to make the job easier.
Pros
Benefits, compensation
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Fast paced hot environment
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIJuly 15, 2016
The 1st and 2nd shift supervisors were the most unprofessional, rude supervisors I've ever come across. The training was terrible. I was trained to work in an area that i never ended up working in. The guy who trained me just had me do stuff that he didnt want to do instead of properly training me. After your 1st year your salary is set. No more pay increases regardless of how well you do your job. You're forced to work overtime if needed w no advanced notice. Overall it was the worst place i ever worked.
Pros
None
Cons
Short breaks, forced OT, unprofessional supervisors
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very fast paced work environment.
Department Lead/Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Bolingbrook, ILAugust 6, 2016
good place to work, management is horrible, they are very understaffed for the amount of work they process! not much hope for advancement in the company if you're not from Michigan.
Pros
good benefits and pay.
Cons
not properly staffed. employees are way over worked!
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it was a great place to work. lots of overtime and room to move up.
sideloader and forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 21, 2016
Alro steel is a great and steady job. The pay is very reasonable and the management is usually pretty easy going as long as you get your work done in a manageable time. They have lots to teach you as a factory setting.
Pros
good pay and good people
Cons
long hours and a union shop
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Alot of overtime available
Band Saw operator (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHSeptember 23, 2016
Alot of overtime available if you have to availability to work it. Great benefit structure with 401k and profit matching. Healthcare benefits are great as well.
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Excellent group of people to work with
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  horicon wiApril 21, 2016
The office culture was great. There was no divide among management and office staff or shop employees. Smaller office so you wore lots of hats. The company went public while I worked there and you didn't even feel the changes. The GM was great kept you informed the whole time. Inside sales manager was excellent too really appreciated her employees and let them know. She wouldn't ask you do to anything that she wouldn't do herself. The benefits were good also 80/20 plan. Would recommend this place to anyone.
Pros
Management was caring and listened to all employees
Cons
can't think of any
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Great Company
Warehouse/Plate Saw Operator (Former Employee) –  Jackson, MIAugust 16, 2016
Alro is a great company. The management stinks and work and home life balance isnt balanced. The benefits are great along with the pay. I hated to leave.
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Small, friendly, great place to work......
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHOctober 31, 2016
....with great pay but unfortunately very little opportunity to move up and vacation time is poor until you hit 3 years. Management was sometimes helpful, shift leads can be real pain but good for the most part. Hardly any dealing with HR or front office.
Pros
Good atmosphere, great pay
Cons
Little advancement opportunity, poor vacation/sick days policy, Union not the greatest, very disorganized, constant overage of dues, never saw a rep unless election time.
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Great Company
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 15, 2016
Company on paper is great. They have great policies and procedures but local management plays favorites at annoying levels and makes for a very unappreciated work environment. No accountability. Little room for advancement unless you are willing to relocate.
Pros
Great benefits, good pay
Cons
Local management doesn't represent company well
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Great place to be if you want to spend the rest of you're life there.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHDecember 15, 2016
Great health insurance. Great retirement. Good pay. Management not very good. They have a hit list, and they have favorites. A lot of bad habits, and don't really pay much attention to warehouse employees ideas.
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Good Company to work for
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) –  Grayling, MIAugust 8, 2016
Good company to work for. You definitely learn a lot about the industry here. management is ok. Long hours. Home every night and weekends. Paid vacation and sick days. calling in sick you're never questioned. Work is hard but never slow
Pros
Always have work.
Cons
shuttles for other divisions
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Nice steady paced job with much room for advancement.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 17, 2017
A typical day of work was prepping up the saw in order to cut metal to the correct specifications. I learned thing suck as different types of saw blades to different types of metals. The co-workers and the managers we all friendly and great to work with. The hardest part of the job had to been the physical aspect from picking up heavy metals weighing up to 100 pounds.
Pros
Great room to advance
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Horrible
Bar Puller (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WINovember 16, 2016
The job culture is horrible, morale is extremely low, management doesn't seem to care. Not an idea place to work if you have a family and don't like slaving.
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Horrible
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Niles, MISeptember 16, 2016
Management is horrible, supervisors are lazy. They definitely play favorites allowing some employees to get away with things but instantly throwing others under the bus. Plenty of overtime but not voluntarily, all forced. Even though they say "voluntary". No family life or outside world. Work is your life when you work there.
Pros
Decent pay (not worth it)
Cons
Management, working conditions, safety, treated poorly, viewed as robots not people.
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Horrible
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Niles, MIDecember 14, 2016
To start they have almost no training then expect you to work as effectively as the senior employees they would recognize they have a problem but wouldn't fix it also they were very ineffencient on there work bad about completing orders then the next day the up and ups would gloat about how good the company is
Pros
That you'll get over time
Cons
Everything else
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Nice work place
Hi-Lo/ Crane Driver (Current Employee) –  Detroit MichiganFebruary 29, 2016
It's employee's are nice and management is great.I was responsible for measureing and wrapping steel supplies,and I also had to load and unload trucks using an overhead crane and a hi lo.
Pros
health care and life insurance benefits
Cons
no breaks
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