Production Machine Operator in Bettendorf, IA
Bad supervision,no training. People don't like new people. It's like high school but you get paid. Supervisors don't know how to run the machines. If you are not ready to set up and run parts...don't apply.
Communications in Corporate
Great company. I've worked for them twice. They're the perfect size and structure to be able to have a real impact and make a difference - very entrepreneurial and quick to reward people who work hard and approach things with a positive attitude. The Executive team changed in the past few years, and the new CEO is focused on safety, strengthening company performance and the culture. It's a great time to be at the company. Lots of good things happening and the management team is really interested in employee feedback. I've worked at other companies of different sizes and in different industries, and Olympic Steel has been my best experience. I really believe that the company values mean something to the people running the company.
I only stayed for not even 2 days at this company. Just from the start, they told me I'd be getting 15 an hour, when they called and said I had the job, they then said 14. I was fine with it and took the job. I was told there would be 2, 10 or 15 minute breaks along with a 30 minute lunch. They gave only the 30 minute lunch after about 6 hours of working on your feet. You literally could not sit down for 6 hours straight. I'm pretty sure that is not legal. When I first came in, no one instructed me where to go or what to do. I stood by the managers office for maybe 45 minutes before someone helped me. PROS: I did like the schedule, 5AM to 2PM. The work is very easy, at least what I was being trained for. It did seem dangerous though.
Yardman/Driver and Warehouse in Bedford Heights, OH
They need to pay moreThey have to much unemploymentThey are somewhat disorganizedManagement is a little all over the place and you do not have a clear sense of what is going on.
2nd Shift Supervisor in Plymouth, MN
To young and to many hands in the process of getting the work to shop directly and correctly . Nobody wants to fix the problems and workers are not given enough information to work properly.