EVRAZ North America Employee Reviews about "upper management"

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Pros
  • "Close to home , good pay after unionized(in 22 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good pay, mostly decent people(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be improved(in 14 reviews)

  • "Upper management, hours, environment, communication(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Could be better, could be worse

      Jun 11, 2021 - Steel Worker in Regina, SK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overtime when it was available, and the guys and gals you work with.

      Cons

      Lack of communication with upper management

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Tough

      Jul 30, 2014 - NDT Ultrasonic L1 in Red Deer, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + Excellent pay for unskilled labor. (Anyone who can read, push buttons, and lift 50lb.) + Extensive benefits + A number of opportunities for professional training, education, and even career advancement, even on the floor level, for those who are willing and patient enough to work for them. + Close to home + If you know how office politics work, even a floor worker can make a huge change by saying the right thing to the right person in the middle of the right argument. + There's some really great people working here at all levels. They keep this show running.

      Cons

      - Union politics directly causes a lot of unfortunate contract loopholes or inadequacies. - Management is clearly divided between those who care more about people than they do about product, and vice-versa. Though civil, the environment is that of a managerial warzone. - The facility and equipment are old and out of date, and no ammount of paint will stop the steel dust and sludge water buildup from these old-fashioned machines. It is dirty. - Mostly monotonous, sedentary station operation punctuated by sudden bursts of strenuous manual labour. - 12 hour shifts on an awkward revolving day-night schedule, coupled with unpredictable schedule and crew changes as well as short-notice mandatory overtime for entire crews. - You WILL work your holidays. - Bonus plan is based on the impossible assumption of 100% efficiency. - Floor staff has an apathetic attitude caused by the stress of a noisy, dirty, extreme temperature work environment coupled with the frustration of shift work, and a perception of the management team as a bunch of bickering, overpaid, self-important, short-sighted, disconnected, disorganized, distrustful, and lazy bullies. - Management staff has a dismissive attitude due to a stressful workload from upper management with unrealistic or illogical goals, dealing with uncommunicative or even belligerent peers, and trying to keep some semblance of order in a place where everyone seems to be perma-stressed. - There are some really awful people working here at all levels, and they make this place far more difficult than it really should be.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

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      Jan 11, 2021 - Operations Analyst in Pueblo, CO
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      Pros

      Money, experience, professional development, people

      Cons

      Upper management, hours, environment, communication

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Stay away

      Sep 19, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      EVRAZ pays a higher-than-average salary for technical professionals in the steel industry. If you are young, you may benefit from high starting salary, but don't plan to stay more than 2-3 years. Unless you are a higher level manager nobody will be bothering you on weekends.

      Cons

      EVRAZ is a classic case of failing fundamentals while obsessing over conformance to misguided improvement plans and old fashioned management methods. Stay away. EVRAZ will be wiped away in the next round of steel industry consolidations. Raises have been suspended for 3 years running. All performance reviews are normalized to "average" curve by HR. My boss prevented me from interviewing for at least one potential promotion, so that he could keep me where he wanted me. Upper management seems out for themselves and their personal career advancement. I have seen ideas stripped from individual contributors, and twisted until they are presented as "Lean" improvements by people who have not even earned a Green Belt. A big show is made on a monthly basis of "walking the floor" ("gemba walk"). Form over function. Employees do not believe upper management is engaged in quality improvements (only in talking about them). Hourly employees work very hard and adapt as best as they can to shifting priorities, but are not respected (they know it very well). There have been massive recent layoffs, including idling or closure of 5 out of 9 facilities in the last two years, and selling off a few other assets. The steel industry is tough right now, but EVRAZ is leveraged too heavily into the oil and gas sector so has been hit especially hard.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Steel industry is volatile.

      May 2, 2016 - Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the best co-workers I have ever worked with.

      Cons

      Employees are expendable and they know it. To many supervisors not enough floor workers. Unorganized upper management. Lean manufacturing at it's absolute worst.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Needs help

      Mar 2, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great starting pay and total compensation package. -Plenty of opportunity for overtime. -Excellent, hard-working employees. -Safety and quality product are of top concern. -Internal audits that allow other Evraz employees from different facilities to collaborate and share ideas. -Opportunity for lateral movement within.

      Cons

      -Zero communication between management and production crews. -Fickle steel market results in frequent widespread layoffs. -Old equipment needs replacing in order to remain competitive. -Holds safety to such a high standard, employees that receive very minor injuries are often released before a thorough investigation has been done. -Hostile upper management; racism and sexism is a common theme. -Closing facilities across North America. -Corporate is not transparent enough in their vision for the company.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Politics

      Feb 25, 2016 -  in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Most of the employees and the location are top-notch

      Cons

      Top Heavy Work/Life Balance Non-Innovative Still runs like the stone age Poor treatment by upper management No opportunity for advancement Poor communication

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      By and large the worst company I have ever worked for.

      Jul 31, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pros – Good health care benefits Nice view of Lake Michigan

      Cons

      Horrible work/life balance There are politics at every company, but the worst I've ever seen in corporate America When they aren't firing people on a regular basis, the turnover rate is increasing at an insae rate Very little growth opportunities No financial systems whatsoever, all of the financials are linked together with unreliable Excel files Base salary used to be competitive with market but now below average Used to have really great bonuses, but now based almost entirely on the performance of the company, which has really taken a turn for the worse Upper management blames product group leaders instead of working together as a team to improve down market conditions

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      2 people found this review helpful
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