I was hired as a second shift maintenance mechanic. I wasn't told that when the production team decided they were ready to leave for the evening, that I had to leave too. The second shift production team rarely stayed until their shifts ended. Needless to say, I was never making any money because I always had to leave when the production team was ready to leave.
Detailer / Estimator (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 8, 2018
Very stressful environment, management and co-workers will throw you under the bus without hesitation. Deadlines are not realistic. Management only dwells on mistakes (even if you have not made a mistake) no compliments are ever handed out. Every day there is a throw people under the bus session. If you don't speak up someone will volunteer you to tell a mistake you have made (even if you have not made the mistake). To be fair you will learn a ton about rebar.
Ambassador Steel (Former Employee) – Waukesha, WI – January 22, 2018
branch lost money past 5 years due to poor branch management and lack of accountability Profits eroded due to no oversight by the regional manager along with poor performance by the engineering department
Great place to gain experience to find your next job.
Detailer (Current Employee) – Auburn, IN – January 22, 2018
The biggest problem with this company is management, period! Benefits have dropped considerably in last few years while premiums go up. They have closed 2 shops in the last 3 months with no warning to employees, meanwhile preaching that they are employee driven and we all make a difference.....to their bottom line! Don't waste your time if your looking for a career.
DETAILER (Former Employee) – Slidell, LA – November 27, 2017
Weird place to work. Harris company benefits are good. Detailing is a n ability that not everyone has. If you dont have the ability it cannot be taught. High push for production. Working in the office was like working in an jail cell. White walls, windows but with bars (very cozy) and conversating with coworkers is accepted but not highly promoted. Again, more emphasis on production. With that being said, the managers were nice and fairly helpful, when they were around. Working next to a fabrication shop was very distracting with all the noise making it hard to concentrate My experience here was ok.
Job culture is getting better here, good benefits, stable industry
poor work environment, general lack of impact to the company, apathy with company due in part to lack of vision at the local level
Crane Operator (Current Employee) – Coeymans, NY – November 20, 2017
My overnight manager is great but we have to pick up the wrong doings of the other shifts is very stressful. Also, they go based off seniority for overtime and the checks aren't how you'd expect it. I make $14.25 per hour but only brig home $411 a week. I used to make $12 per and brought home more. Both are fulltime jobs. It is a great place to work but if you're not one of the top senior guys, then any little mistake you make can be your last.