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Schnitzer Steel President, CEO, and Director Tamara L. Lundgren
Tamara L. Lundgren
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    Truly mind numbing

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Schnitzer Steel full-time for more than 3 years


    Promotions are readily available to those interested due to the high turnover environment. During most of my career there were openings at every level somewhere in the country.


    The culture is absolutely brutal. Goals are set arbitrarily with the exception of those in the inner circle. Then when goals are not met, blood is quickly shed. You might be a great performer in another organization, but when you're set to fail there can only be one conclusion. If you do not think it will happen to you...well then ask to see their turnover statistics. There's a reason that most managers and supervisors do not last 2 years. Even some of the ones who do succeed and are recognized as winners are terminated the following year. Do right by yourself and don't sign on with these jokers.

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    You cannot blame the individuals for failing when it is happening everywhere in your company.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eugene, OR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR (US)
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    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Schnitzer Steel in October 2009.

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    Rehire after layoff in 09

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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 £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

Your old car could end up as part of a Malaysian office building if Schnitzer Steel Industries gets its steel jaws on it. The company processes scrap steel and iron, which it obtains from sources such as auto salvage yards, industrial manufacturers, and metals brokers. The company sells more of that scrap to steelmakers in Asia than anywhere else; much of the rest goes to Schnitzer's own steelmaking business, including Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, which produces merchant bar, steel reinforcing bar, and other products at its mini-mill in Oregon. Schnitzer's Pick-N-Pull Auto... More

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