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Associate (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNApril 12, 2018
I was able to do things at my own pace and was able to prioritize my time; The work culture is diverse and it was okay for the most part working with people
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Provided a stable work environment.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNNovember 13, 2017
Was a stable work environment. Did not work there long enough to provide further commentary. I did like the job position. Was paid weekly. I enjoyed that.
Pros
A stable work environment.
Cons
None.
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The most stressful and combative environment ever.
RMPC/WWT maintenance planner scheduler (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 8, 2017
Do not apply and or want to get a job here, the upper management is sneaky and as good ole boy as they can be. They lack the vision to be a viable company in there Tampa location, they resist change and or improvements "unless they come from their sister plant" and will find a way to dismiss your ideas if they feel you may get some notoriety.
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Good pay but the conditions or herendous.
Refinery Operator (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLAugust 22, 2017
Great company ran by very outgoing and driven supervisors the always look out for your best interest and give help when needed , overall loved working for them.
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Hot hot hot
Furnace Laborer (Current Employee) –  Eagan, MNAugust 3, 2017
Stay hydrated in the summer. Great in the winter, great pay if you can handle the work. Lots of people get scared off in the first few weeks. tough work
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Refining Laborer (Current Employee) –  Eagan, MNJuly 16, 2017
Its a job that you work in the heat. Workplace culture could be better. Hardest part of the job is working with the people there. Most enjoyable part of the job is going home at the end of the day, it pay the bills.
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Great job for someone who's single
Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLJuly 7, 2017
This is a great place to work for would really great benefits need better people to run this place it is an awesome place to work for great long-term job
Pros
Great health insurance
Cons
Not fair with workers
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You may learn something - stress is high - layoffs regular
Leader (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNMay 4, 2017
Good old boys company.

10 plant managers within 5 years in Florida location.

Ladies not valued. Layoffs for plant (FL) and office regular. Fear-filled culture, as a result.
Pros
Some great people in the plant
Cons
Lack of management competency
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Good paying job but at what price!?
Refinery Laborer (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNMay 3, 2017
this job pays generally well starting but this may be due to the hazards in the work place such as molten lead and toxic air. Tread carefully if you look to work here and make sure you follow safety precautions.
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Great company!
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 14, 2017
I worked in human resources here and everyone was extremely pleasant. The company is environmentally conscious and maintains health and safety precautions.
Pros
hours, coworkers, environment
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Hazardous work enviornment
Lead Smelter (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNFebruary 15, 2017
Typical day- Cast lead & dealing with hazardous chemicals
Learned- Efficient techniques for handling dangerous chemicals
Management- Well qualified
Workplace culture- Excellent
Hardest part- Extreme temperatures
Enjoyable part- Learning about chemicals
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Very hot work temperature & wearing respirators
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A hazardous environment with decent pay
REFINING TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 28, 2016
The management makes decisions with doing research or it would seem. A typical start of the day they give us the day to day operations from while we were off. My coworkers are the life blood of the company and the most enjoyable part of my experience working there, especially my mentors. There are so many occupational hazards that come with it, but it is expected in that type of company.
Pros
Decent wage, possibility of overtime when needed
Cons
healthcare, hazardous and flamable materials, high possiblity of heat exhaustion, limited time on water breaks
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Growing company
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  St. Paul, MNJuly 13, 2016
Unique industry!! Serving customers and building relationships with vendors/partners was the best part of my job! Like any company, there are multiple opportunities for growth.
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hard work but great compensation
Furnace Laborer (Current Employee) –  Brandon, FLAugust 3, 2015
constantly moving in and extreme temp, long hours as well as hard labor. not meant for most but is rewarding for those that can do this job.
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good co-workers and management is a joke
operator (Former Employee) –  Eagan mnMay 15, 2015
i worked here for 10 years and the co-workers were great and management has it out for everybody. good pay,lousy work. supervisors are jerks there.
Pros
good pay, long breaks, only 8 hr workday
Cons
Very hot, supervisors target you and MOST are absolute jerks
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Productive, Heavy and responsible environment
General Laborer/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNOctober 26, 2014
You would go in and switch into the uniform necessary to be in clean areas such as break room and upper locker room, before starting shift you would change into your plant uniform this uniform is only for working at the lead plant so that the lead doesn't contaminate the rest of the clean building, once inside the furnace area you would wear a mask and drive forklift and handle sledge hammers depending on the area that you were assigned to.
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Temporary is your best option!
laborer (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLAugust 4, 2014
While I work at Gopher Resources Tampa, it was one of the worst jobs I have ever worked. Leadership begins at the top, so the corruption and unfairness began at the top and lead its way through-out the entire company. The supervisors and leadman are horrible. Most, not all, care nothing about their co-laborers and treat their subordinates unfair unless you are their buddy. Gopher Resources Tampa employs supervisors who have no experience and do not know what to do. The opportunity is slim especially is you are not friends with the supervisors. Its a dog-eat-dog world at Gopher. Definitely do not let it be a permanent stop for a job.
Pros
Paid weekly
Cons
Mandatory overtime, job morale very low, not enough pay for the work required
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Good company but small
Lead Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLJuly 29, 2014
Just you normal electrical install company. All in all a good company
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i have never worked at a company that treated its employes so well i loved it there.
working the refinory (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNMay 13, 2014
fun place to work,always stuff to learn, good and physical,and the cowerkers were fun as well.
Pros
great pay, great people, great everything.
Cons
hours were tough at first then not bad.
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Environmentally concious company
Electro-mechanical Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLMay 10, 2014
Gopher resource is a leader in the lead recycling industry. Production is number one second only to the environment. Each employee is an environmental steward, ensuring safe day to day operation of our recycling facility.
Management is very keen on ensuring plant down-time is minimized.
Pros
Uniforms, paid breaks and showers, conscientious safety department
Cons
hot environment, a lot of PPE
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