Number driven culture, zero regard for employee safety
Multicraft Maintenance (Current Employee) – Hammond, IN – December 13, 2017
ncompetent upper management structure drove a large a large divide between departments, which caused a lot of inter-departmental discourse. Plant manager will sacrifice the jobs of those with a much longer company tenure than himself if it means meeting his bonus structure. 40% work force reduction within 2 year timeframe. Stated OHSA and EPA violations are disregarded by HSE manager. Pay is top tier, but isn't worth the stress.
Maintenance Manager easy to work for and with, but hands are tied
Cons Cut throat upper management, stressful environment, number driven culture supersedes safety and well being of hourly employees
Got along good with most of the Employees encouraged employee interactions
Chipper/Grinder (Current Employee) – Granite City, IL – August 21, 2017
Amsted has been good to me in the beginning but as the marriage grew we kinda parted ways. I wish that Amsted didn't get rid of its employees so much maybe they will switch the employment basis in the future for the better.
Repair & Maintenance Machinist (Current Employee) – Granite City, IL – June 8, 2017
I really don't have much to say here. Its my job and I go to it every day and don't complain because it's what puts food on the table for my family. However, I do appreciate the challenges involved with what I do and look forward to using that to move ahead elsewhere.
Amsted Rail is a manufacturer of freight train brakes. I really enjoyed my time there. I worked in the steel shop MIG welding. I was responsible for 10 different jobs/parts to weld. Some took only a few minutes, others up to 30-40 minutes. I worked in a private weld cell and was responsible for moving the supplies I needed on the fork lift, keeping track of my production numbers, and quality control paper work. I worked night shift for two years and day shift for about four months. I was laid off in October 2016 and called back a few months later. When I returned I was told it was for a 3 month contract. After three months I was told they were not hiring welders at the moment and I could go to the assembly department. I was not interested in doing that so I decided to look for a new job. I got along with all my bosses and coworkers.
Great schedule, well maintained weld machines, freindly atmosphere.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Groveport, OH – April 9, 2017
Expectations and goals were lacking, seldom were goals and plans for the days work communicated. Good Pay, Long hours of mandatory overtime. Not conducive to team environment. Projects were not planned in advance and there was a lot of last minute changes. One supervisor would tell you one thing and another would say something else. There was the freedom to contribute your ideas, or at least communicate them, to management. The dirt and dust in the plant were really hard to take. Training and work standards were spotty at best with job training sorely lacking which led to different standards for different shifts.
30+year old plant that has recently begun a technology upgrade. We melt scrap steel and make train wheels. With multiple plants in the US and Canada there is a wealth of knowledge for anyone in the technological fields.
Very demanding job,but overall great place to work.
Sand Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – January 6, 2017
I would still be there if they hadn't,shut down.I wish we would have been given more notice about it.However,i was given the opportunity to move with the company,but couldn't just uproot my family to Kansas City.
Appreciation dinners were always given.
Sometimes would work 9 days or so before i get a off day.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Bessemer, AL – December 29, 2016
It was a fun place to work at. Always stayed active at work. As long as you keep yourself busy those 12 hours went by fast. It was good money though. Working 12 hours six days a week was tiring. Some of the managers had a bad attitudes and didn't care to be there. Also some of them was rude and didn't want to hear what you had to