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engineer (Former Employee), cleveland OhJune 15, 2014
Pros: good exposure to steel making, metallurgy
Cons: high turnover, watch out the people you associate with
High turnover amongst employees. Very conservative and opinionated culture. Find a better place if you want to advance your career.
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Good place to start, bad place to end up.
QC Inspector (Former Employee), Saukville, WIJune 12, 2014
Pros: benefits. pay. tuition re-imbursement, (use it!).
Cons: mandatory meetings, team meetings, quarterly meetings, safety meetings, poor communication, low morale
Best "go nowhere job I ever had". If you are hourly, there is NO Job Work/Life Balance. After a couple years, you begin to feel owned. You work 12 hours a day/night with a 5-2-2-5 schedule. Low seniority will enjoy lots of overtime each Summer, making you're schedule 9 days on and 5 days off, not 5-on, 2-off, 2-on, 5-off. Mandatory meetings will add – more... another hour and a quarter to your day (13 1/4). Off days you will likely have team meetings scheduled. Compensation/Benefits are pretty good. Job Security: You're only as good as your last day. Advancement: Excellent if you have relatives there. Otherwise, it's not very likely. There's only so many positions, and lots of relatives. Good work only gets you more repetitive good work. Management at the lower levels is pretty lacking - "I'll get back to you", is a popular catch phrase. Making matters worse, you're supposed to follow an ill responding chain of command to get things done. Communication flows one direction only (down), even though they pride themselves on an "Open Door Policy". Culture: It's a rat on your neighbor system. You need to know who's related to whom, and who is actually your friend before you speak. When they ask for any questions at the end of meetings, be careful choosing your words. Management doesn't like to be on the spot. (It's easy to do). I survived twenty years. – less
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Productive and fun workplace.
BPEL Consultant (Former Employee), Saukville, WIMarch 21, 2014
Learned new things and the co-workers are so cool and helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting new projects and teamwork processes, and performance outcomes.
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the workers go out of there way to make you feel welcomed
Scalehouse Clerk (Former Employee), Cuyahoga Heights, OHFebruary 15, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: you don't matter charter family comes first, not yours...
The company per say is not a bad place to work, but the management team has it's own thing going on..they like to let you know that the ppl in Wisconsin are better then you...HR will stand behind you waaay behind you..if you take your problems to them they just sell you out to management...steve spethe is a snake so is Heath Bennett ...Rob Zeine is – more... over his head in his job role...and the rest of his managers don't care about the values that were set in place by John Mellows....losing alot of GOOD ppl to other places..hard to say go things when they let a loyal person go.... – less
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Great place to work and grow professionally.
Production Planning Intern (Current Employee), SaukvilleJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: professional growth and great culture
Cons: -
Strong company culture and priorities like continuous improvement make this a thriving workplace for any motivated individual with the will to grow. There is a constant aura of progress within the organization and this is definitely an inspirational driver for myself and many personnel. If you love learning and facilitating projects look no further.
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Great Company
Quality Control Lab Technician (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHDecember 17, 2013
Pros: quarterly bonuses, annual profit share
Cons: scheduling/staffing
I enjoyed working for this company though I realized from the start that I couldn't see myself retiring from it. The company was really customer focused while showing great care and respect for its employees. My department was understaffed though my coworkers eagerly welcomed the authorized overtime. While the job wasn't physically demanding, the mental – more... stress, at times, could be overwhelming. – less
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very productive
Maintenance Mechanic/ Roll Shop (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHNovember 7, 2013
excellent fun place to work. alot of good people but the human resources wasnt very good
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Productive and culture rich workplace, always improving and advancing towards a better product.
Mechanical Engineer Intern (Current Employee), Saukville, WIApril 2, 2013
Pros: great atmosphere, many benefits
Cons: many employees makes it difficult to get much individual attention
Work with all levels of employees, learning about the culture of the company as well as working effectively in different roles on part of teams to develop the best overall solution. Everything we do is directed at remaining and improving as number one in the bar, rod, and wire steel industry. The best part of the job was developing solutions through – more... my own ideas and knowledge, and watching them come to life to produce a better product. – less
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Melt shop Electrician (Former Employee), ClevelandMarch 4, 2013
Keep all equipment running. It was my responsibility to keep the shop running no matter what it took as long as safety was not compromised.
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Supply Chain Intern (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIFebruary 21, 2013
It was good and fun, everything is laid back and people are nice and easy to work with
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no fun
Laborer (Former Employee), Saukville, WIJanuary 28, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: bad pay for how hard they wanted us to work
worked us like slaves for minimum pay, management was bad they didnt care about the people working for them
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Great place to work
Human Resources Intern (Current Employee), Saukville, WINovember 14, 2012
Charter Steel offers a great place to work. Compensation is very competitive, and the Culture is unbeatable.
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Excellent work enviornment with alot of hours and good possibilities for advancement.
Billetyard Laborer/ Overhead Crane Operator (Former Employee), Cleveland, OhioNovember 2, 2012
Pros: great pay and benefits with alot of opportunity for advancement.
Cons: the company had to terminate a large number of employees due to a crash in the economy.
My typical work day consisted of welding barcode tags to steel billets for stock purposes, loading flatbed trucks with overhead crane. Utilizing cutting torch to cut scrap billets into small manageable pieces, Transporting scrap to scrap yard via bobcat or forklift. General cleanup duties in work area. Making myself available for all overtime hours – more... in my assighned area of the mill or wherever needed. I also volunteered for overtime in a helpers role in the maintenance department. – less

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