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Machinist (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHNovember 28, 2017
Started there right out of high school in the year of 1966. Went though a 4 year apprenticeship. Learned how to run many different machines. Learned how to use different kinds of measurement tools
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Very well paid job
Quality Inspector/Tester (Current Employee) –  Blasdell, NYSeptember 5, 2017
Great pay, long weekly hours and not much time off. Future outlook for the factory is not looking good for long term employment. Plant itself needs a lot of improvements and updates.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Schedule
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No reguards for the health and safty of thier workers, treats them like dirt
Shipper/Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHAugust 1, 2017
would not give you a 24 hour notice of a schedule change, often you would get 8 hours off after working 12 hours, just to be schedule another 12 hours. another good one, you will stay and clear the line after the hot end went home, well, if there was a breakdown you would be there 14-16 hours,
Pros
none
Cons
after 38 years, I got the same thing if i was fired or retired.. NOTHING....
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It's a job.
Manager - Steel Conditioning (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHJuly 13, 2017
No work / life balance at all if you work in the mill. Only work. Management keeps everyone from middle management on down at arms length. Culture is work long hours, don't complain or take a hike. Pay / benefits are decent, but that's it. Keep looking elsewhere,
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else.
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I have nothing positive or negative to say regarding this company.
Overhead Crane Operator (Current Employee) –  Solon, OHJune 26, 2017
I have nothing positive or negative to say regarding this company. This is a union base company. I would like to not comment any further regarding this company. I have chosen to pursue other employment opportunities because I would prefer working first shift.
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Company is out of business
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Warren, OHJune 4, 2017
Business was taken over by LTV Steel. The steel business was challenging but rewarding. Work place was rewarding because of the people you worked with.
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unreliable work
Runout Operator (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHMay 30, 2017
a very unreliable place to work. management is unsure of what they are doing. safety is of no concern to management. overall it is an unreliable, miss managed, and unsafe place to work.
Pros
its was a paycheck
Cons
to many to list
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Friendly Union Environment
Mechanical Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHMay 30, 2017
Very friendly environment. Employees work with you to learn about the area and watch out for each other and their safety. It is a union environment, so typical union rules apply. The job can be dangerous so attention to your surroundings is necessary. The job security is not always there since steel mills experience very large layoffs when economy drops. With everything considered, great place to work.
Pros
friendly, company soccer team with billionaire ceo
Cons
dangerous, low pay for co-ops, job security
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Good pay, Poor working conditions.
Roll Turner Expanded (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHMay 27, 2017
Lack of local management experience created a poor working environment. Because of the turnover in management there was always no true leadership or plan for the future.
Pros
Money
Cons
No plan for the future
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Very difficult place to work...
Administration (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHMay 24, 2017
Depending on where you work, and at what level in the organization, working at Republic can vary from "OK" to a very challenging and unrewarding environment.
Pros
Pay and benefits are typically very good
Cons
Difficult place to work.
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good place to work
steelworker (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHApril 18, 2017
Worked swing shift for 43 years. Excellent work record.c=Changed shift every week. Work was hot in summer and cold in winter. Dirty and dangerous work, Goo people to work with.
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production
Data Entry/Coordinator/Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHApril 11, 2017
long days, good pay, union company, no longer open in lorain ohio. The pay was great.it was sad to see company close their door and so many people no longer have jobs
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Seems to constantly work against itself
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHApril 5, 2017
This position paid good but the hours are constantly changing and emergencies can drag your day into the next. They do provide tools but at a minimum and the same for parts.
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Great while it lasted
Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHMarch 29, 2017
It's never easy to get laid off, but the opportunity to be involved during the idling process at Lorain OH was a new experience for me. I felt like an important part of the company because I was given responsibility to protect the assets while we shut it down.
Pros
I had the authority to make critical decisions that directly affected my responsibilities.
Cons
It was difficult to get the parts and resources that we needed to be successful.
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unstable
cast floor operator (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHMarch 23, 2017
poor management lead to the cause of the shutdown.It was a great paying job with good benefits but you were forced to work 12 plus hours a day sometimes weeks at a time without getting time off. overall it was a good company to work for until new owners took over and ran it to the ground.
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Challenging and great learning environment
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Canton, OHFebruary 27, 2017
Fast paced and challenging work environment that allows it's employees to think for themselves when resolving and handling customers. Management team that allows employees to do their job with limited supervision, service the customer and meet company goals.
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Poorly Managed
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Massillon, OHFebruary 10, 2017
Owners refuse to invest in the business. Management is no open to ideas. Projects are poorly managed. Not a good place to work.
Pros
None
Cons
Run like a mom and pop shop
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Great potential,but very poor management.
Shipping Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lorain, OHJanuary 18, 2017
I enjoyed my first ten yrs.,but the co. changed ownership several times during my employment. Each time it changed hands conditions worsened. finally contributing to the plant closing.
Pros
Great pay, fair working conditions
Cons
Poor management of resources
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A continuously Improving Company for future steel markets
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Canton, OHJanuary 5, 2017
Republic Steel offers a great deal of experience and knowledgeable mentor ship for all of its employees. In an industry which moves rather slowly compares to its counterparts republic has been thriving on Continuous Improvement techniques over the last year to grow as a global competitor. The company is more like a small family which is slowly growing into a massive production house.
Pros
Great work experience and learning curve
Cons
Slow growth and work hours
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19 years service. was a supervisor the last 7 years
supervisor in 1990. Responsible for directing (Former Employee) –  8th street canton ohioJanuary 2, 2017
keep in constant contact with the melt shop to know when heats needed pulled.directed railroad crews to pull heats and put new drags of molds back into melt shop and brinrg heats to the stripper building. direct the crane operators to lift ingots. then instructed railroad crew to take drag of molds to the mill.then also had a bottom pour crew to prepare new drags of molds to take back to melt shop.hardest part of the job was learning the miles of different railroad tracks and directing three differant crews to pull heats replace mold and take heats to the mill.
Pros
pay and benifits
Cons
no job security
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