Engineering Supervisor (Current Employee) – Bettendorf, IA – November 5, 2018
It's a good company to work for if you like to stay stuck in your career. Poor advancement opportunities, awful yearly raises and bonus. Lots of favoritism, especially in operations. But it's a good experience and some of the management is good.
Depending on your department, schedules are flexible, lots of opportunities to participate in fundraisers and volunteer work, employee recognition programs, friendly people
Work expected versus pay, annual raises are minimal, bonuses are very little unless you're in sales, upper management are all sales guys so they don't understand operations
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Bettendorf, IA – September 11, 2018
Training on was not good. When I was working split shift wrong part loaded on truck and they blamed me since I had initialed paperwork. But many truckers had loaded parts on that truck. I was let go for this.
No job security!
Also multiple mistakes were made on my pay checks. Taking out 401k and overcharging for health care.
plasma cutter (Current Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – August 29, 2018
Plasma cutter, load programs in computer, cut steel, measure parts, operate forklift, overhead cranes, check material before burning, remove scrap. Use torch to cut scrap, Log material used and good parts/ bad parts
Overhead Crane Operator (Former Employee) – Bettendorf, IA 52722 – August 20, 2018
First job and where I learned to love the steel industry, was taught how to use a single and dual sheet lifter using a R/C Remote and a pendant, great trainer, everyone was very patient in training me and I was able to use alot of my military training to effectively and safely do my job.
Great learning experience
The job title I had was not a "crane operator" so the rate of pay was less than expected
Auditor (Former Employee) – Bedford Heights, OH – August 15, 2018
I spent a long time there and I did mostly lateral moves. Manufacturing is a difficult environment and does not provide the flexibility that more progressive companies provide. There is no work from home, men must wear ties, and maximum vacation is 3 weeks.
Machine Operator, CNC Plasma Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – July 9, 2018
Working at Olympic Steel I learned a lot. I was able to learn from other coworkers there. Multi-tasking is a must and being a team player is key in order to have a successful working environment. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with other's unequal level of commitment to the job to what mine was. I am very committed to my job and everything that I put into it so seeing others not reach their full potential was hard. I lead by example in hope that others can learn from me as I learn from them. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with others and learning from their experiences and advancing my skill base through the help of others.
coworkers crockpot dinners, diversity of coworkers
short breaks, little management communication, under appreciated via managemnt
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Siler City, NC – June 6, 2018
Enjoyed working here most of the time. Very busy and good time management is a must. Unfortunately the company was having issues being cash flow positive at that location and at the end of the third quarter my position was RIF'd. Company has a good set of core values and has CI and 5S implementation. I enjoyed supervising the crew, most of the time.
Great first experience into the manufacturing industry