Schnitzer Steel Overview

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Headquarters Portland, OR, United States
Size Unknown
Founded 1936
Type Company - Public (SCHN)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown
At Schnitzer, people have always been a critical part of our success. With over 3,600 employees working across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, we realize that without their hard work, dedication and energy, we wouldn't be where we are today. As a result ... Read more

Mission: At Schnitzer, we are very proud that through a century of hard work and dedication, customer service remains our common focus. Every day we go the extra mile to uphold our commitment to our people, our partners and the planet. Being one of the nation's leading metal ... Read more

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Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
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    "Ever wondered why talented employees leave their employer?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schnitzer Steel full-time (More than a year)


    Employees are genuinely nice. Executives are trying to make things better. Nice bright office. Company paid parking in downtown pdx is superb (although not sure how long it'll last).


    Poor integrity from some of the middle management members. I've caught my direct manager lie about things and then try to cover them up. I lost respect for her immediately. Same manager would take sick days to stay home and not work or actually take pto, but never put in pto time on the timecards. I know at least a couple of managers in my department that get away from this. How wonderful is it to just take time off without using your pto hours? Really awesome but so wrong. Talents join the company because of the company, talents leave the company because of their manager. I can't speak to other departments, perhaps it's better, but in my department, I see these types of lies and cover ups all the time. I have seen enough. I personally cannot come to work everyday knowing lies will be thrown in my face and the people doing it just do it so naturally. It's disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Show integrity. Find and bring quality people to the company. Don't ignore the complaints - some complaints are actually valid and valuable.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Portland, OR (US)).


    I applied directly through the website and received a call from the recruiter about a month later. On the day of the interview, I arrived and sat in the waiting room. The recruiter delivered me to the interview room where the interviewers met me. I emailed the recruiter directly to ask for a status some weeks later and they never responded to my email. I feel as though if people take time out of their day to come to an interview, they deserve a simple response regarding the decision and why they were not chosen.

    Interview Questions

    • - Tell me about a time where you had to drop everything to work on something else? - What do you know about the company? - Asked a lot of details pertaining to resume & confirmed my skills.   Answer Question

Schnitzer Steel Awards & Accolades

  • Scrap Company of the Year, American Metal Market, 2013
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere® Institute, 2015
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