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Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
33 Ratings

    Great environment, talented staff and a desire to change what needs to be changed - Corporate office

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel full-time (less than an year)


    Talented individuals-The current and incoming staff are incredibly talented and have made a tangible impact on the culture of the organization.
    Corporate culture-It is never easy for a 100 year old company to change, but Schnitzer is taking the steps necessary to make the changes. From new staff, to better communication they are working towards creating an amazing organization.
    Technology - Technology is up to date and and the workspaces are awesome. If you have an issue with your equipment it takes hours, not days or weeks to resolve.


    Change doesn't necessarily come quickly or easily. It takes time and effort to make things happen.
    Attitudes of some long-term employees are negative. They'd rather complain that play an active role in creating positive change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward. Make the hard decisions knowing they are the right decisions. Make sure your communication is clear. Most of all, make sure you hire the best staff across the country. Make sure your field leadership treats their staff well.

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Schnitzer Steel Interviews

Updated 21 Nov, 2014
Updated 21 Nov, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Schnitzer Steel in October 2014.

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    Very simple - didn't ask a lot of questions, they seemed to be in a hurry and it felt more like speed dating. The primary interviewer didn't show for about 15 minutes after the interview.

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Schnitzer Steel Awards and Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009
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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1936
Type Company - Public (SCHN)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year

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