AK Steel Holding Corporation
2.7 of 5 24 reviews
www.aksteel.com West Chester, OH 5000+ Employees

AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2014

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2.7 24 reviews

                             

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AK Steel Holding Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Wainscott

Jim Wainscott

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good experience as an intern.

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)

    Pros-A great place to work as an intern and gain relative hands-on experience and knowledge.
    -Above-average wages for an engineering intern.
    -No physical work involved, but you will learn a lot!

    Cons-The place is dirty inside and out. It's just not a good environment to work in.
    -The supervisors sometimes seem to view the intern's work as less important, so it's hard to get any help. I have been waiting for months for my original project to be installed.
    -Supervisors will sometimes hand down paperwork to the intern that they don't want to deal with.
    -If you break safety rules, you are at risk of getting fired.
    -I have experienced co-workers that are very vulgar and offensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are way too close-minded sometimes about things such as safety regulations.
    Way too many employees are overworked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked with some great people while learning more than expected.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe coworkers are mostly great. The pay was pretty good. Every day proved to have new challenges, and it was personally rewarding to rise to the occasion. The company strives for a safe work environment.

    ConsThe hours are long and work can be difficult. The plant is a very dirty and dangerous place, despite the safety regulations. The safety rules are so stringent that it is almost a certainty you will break one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of the office and look around.

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    I was not directly impacted with the management inequities, and was satisfied as an employee.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSteelmaking is a very interesting process. If you are interested in working on projects, there are many challenging and interesting opportunities to enhance the process. There are a number of unique positions, so if you like change you can fill a number of different roles while staying with the same company.

    ConsIf you do no want to be micro managed, do not work for AK Steel. It is insane that a department manager responsible for 250+ employees has a purchase approval level of $2.00. If you do not want to do nothing more than record observations of people, then do not be a Shift Mgr. at AK Steel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEither trust and let your middle management manage, otherwise you might as well replace them with baby sitters at a much lower cost.

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