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Pay us ok Management is good depending on department Flexible depending in department Favoritism is rampant Workload can be difficult Barely any cross training or back up
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You would be dumb to work here.

Literally any equipment operator position pays better and has better benefits. This job will milk as much production out of you as possible, for less than you're worth. They can't keep employees.
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Good place to work, good pay, vacation, and 3% 401k match. Health benefits could be WAY better.

Great work shift- 4 on 4 off 12hr Paid vacation up to 5 weeks Health benefits are sub parToo much turnover in management Need a clear defined direction and keep on track. Projects need more planning (everything gets done 3 times before it’s right)Company and Union need to find a way to work together. The longevity of the company depends on it. Overall a good place to have a career

Pros

Good pay, vacation, and ability to move up. Apprenticeship opportunities.

Cons

Too much turn over in management, Always changing directions.
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They are trying

My major issue is not following through, promises have been made and not followed up on. They are trying to run a business, but need to pay people more.

Pros

Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow

Cons

Long days and hours. No time off
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Good Benefits, Bad Management

They clear house regularly without informing anyone ahead of time. There is no proper training for office employees - leaving you to the wolves. I would not suggest working for this company, even with the stellar benefits.

Pros

Healthcare, Pto, 401K matching, Dental and Vision.

Cons

No training, poor management.
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Easy work. Bad management

Work is super easy. Management is questionable. Long hours with very little weekends.Employees are great to work with. They are a great group of guys.

Pros

Benefits are alright

Cons

No work and life balance at all
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Productive and fun place to work

Like any job it has its pros and cons some pros are good pay and benefits with lots of OT available cons trying to find a balance between work and personal life but the people here are great to work with
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Great company with wonderful benefits.

The other employees are like family. A pleasure to work with. I don’t feel as if I am given the chance to show my full potential but when needed I welcome the work. The pay isn’t that great but the benefits help

Pros

Friendly co-workers

Cons

Can’t advance
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Work life balance was a struggle

The department seemed to have the most success with candidates coming from public backgrounds who were used to working 10-12+ hour days regularly, but still struggled with turnover. Management missed opportunities to develop and advance internal candidates. The work/business itself was interesting, and there was room for cross-training, but this seemed to be mostly out of necessity since people were constantly leaving. Benefits and salary were good overall, but the bonus is left to be desired as the company has lean years.

Pros

Monthly company updates with catered food

Cons

Long hours were expected of most staff
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Cool people to work with just watch out for the crotch sniffers

Work-life balanceAll the workers act like robots programmed to do one thing stare at scrap metalPay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at Schnitzer Steel were goodOverallMy experience working at Schnitzer Steel was good
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Can learn a lot of skills and can be more organized

Good company to advance further in the Career fieldThe work environment is like family oriented and everyone looks out for each other's safety.it teaches you how to be more observant of your surroundings and more responsible of a human being

Pros

Free drinks and excerise

Cons

Short breaks, hard work
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its very demanding

the job is not hard but it can be very demanding at times. if you like working with your hands and being outdoors then this is the job for you. the management is easy to get along with too and very help full
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No concern for employees

Worst company I have ever worked for. Pay is barely above average. They get there monies worth with the way they treat you and work you. They are a owe the union and the union works with them.
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Good EHS work practices and Programs

Excellent EHS Program. I learned a lot from his practices and requirements. Good benefits and employee programs. A lot of promotions opportunities. A lot of respect.

Pros

Fair salary and benefits
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A Great Company

This company is a great place to work. They promote from within and make every effort to do the right thing by it's employees and the environment. The pay could be better but the benefits are top notch.
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nice work

Good place to work. sometimes gets bored because of the lack of work. but its a pretty good company to work for. what else is thwere to say besides that....

Pros

pay

Cons

benefits
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Low pay for hard work

Low pay for hard work salary should be hire then the pay you receive all benefits should be 100% all around this is the lowes paying union job I ever had they need to catch up with the pay of high coast of living in the area. And medical benefits need to be a 100% covered.

Pros

Jos security

Cons

Low pay and benefits.
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Poor management

Job great! Compensation was good. A lot of advancement opportunities. Management is poor and worries more about their bottom line than their emloyees.
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Horrible management at Tacoma location

Horrendous management that uses bullying and intimidation tactics rather than actually managing. Zero family or home life as the hours expected to work are unrealistic and so stressful! Very hostile work environment with no team atmosphere or support. Was initially excited about joining the company and the union benefits it came with. I quickly learned that it's very cut throat and no amount of benefits sugar coats how far down they beat you as a person.

Pros

Benefits, company paid work boots and equipment.

Cons

Poor managememt, truly are a # and not a human being, worked like a dog with constant unrealistic expectations
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would not recommend

worked here for just under a year, pay is minimal, management is spread to thin. Benefits suck pay isn't good. No incentives for staff or management, lots of broken promises regarding pay. High turnover rate training is non existent

Pros

its a job

Cons

short breaks short lunches, dealing with violent customers every day, lazy co workers
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Great place to work, great employees,

love work at there, great environment, great employees, good benefits, great hours of operations, pto hrs, supervisors are hands on, the training class they give is hands on so you can learn a lot.

Pros

pto, benifits
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3.0

Based on 210 reviews

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3.4
Compensation/Benefits
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Job Security/Advancement
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