ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2014
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3.1 79 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey

Mike Rippey

(45 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry(in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, good learning opportunity(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Management is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience(in 5 reviews)

  • Very little to no opportunity for career advancement for non-Operations, non-engineering support staff(in 3 reviews)

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    It'll do for now, but not staying long!

    Maintenance (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat health insurance( for now anyways). Seemingly steady work for now, but mills shut down all the time so who knows. Paid holidays.

    ConsLazy co-workers with zero pride in their work. ZERO room for advancement. Low pay rate for experience needed to become a maintenance person here. To make a comfortable living in this area, you must work 60+ hrs/wk. No sick days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure a way to get rid of the dead weight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Revolving Door

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Hammond, IN

    ProsThe Job is super easy. Most analysts study during work hours. Great 401k matching and health benefits. Lots of people leave so you can move up rather quickly if you don't mind being bored out of your mind. Zero after work hours, strict 8 hour day.

    ConsTerribly boring if you're someone who actually wants to work and gain experience. Location sucks and they don't allow remote working. Average pay. Old school good ol boy attitude that rewards people for seniority rather than performance and they just keep breeding more mediocrity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to driven younger employees or you'll keep driving them out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great engineers, terrible plant management

    Operations Technology Engineer (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsLarge, global company with great resources
    Dynamic work environment
    Great technical engineers at 80HSM Indiana Harbor East
    You can do anything you want and work on any problem you want. No one cares.

    ConsSenior plant management is not well educated
    Promotions are based more on who you know rather than performance reviews
    Subjective ratings rather than objective ratings
    Try to make friends if you want to get ahead. Being a valuable contributor is not important

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to do what is best for the company rather than what is best for your career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You will work 50 different schedules to compensate for the inefficient production, so you have no life.

    Operating Technician (Former Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsPay is fair and there is some incentive, although that too is not done the right way always either. Company paid medical, but the network not that good in my opinion

    ConsThey will not be honest with you about safety and other critical issues about the job. They don't care about you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your people skills, since that is a major part of being a manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Gain great experience at a large company

    Human Resources Representative (Current Employee) Burns Harbor, IN

    Pros- The benefits are excellent. Compensation is great at the start as well.
    - Provides a great opportunity for college graduates to gain exposure to a worldwide organization.
    - Most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons- The political structure is less than desirable
    - Union environment can get old after awhile. It also tends to delay projects and assignments for months.
    - Movement within the organization is minimal with little opportunity for advancement. A lot of college graduates gained experience and left for other opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good initial pay that stagnates, long hours, unpleasant management

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsGood initial salary. They go through a lot of people so they will likely take you even without much experience or credentials

    ConsMy first impression working here was that everyone seemed a bit down and grumpy. Everyone is subject to really long days, overworking, and lack of appreciation. Yelling and scolding is the dominant communication method.

    Initial salary is very competitive, but it stagnates very quickly, typically 2-3% per year, and upward mobility is very limited. No one from my hire group got any significant promotion within 3 years

    After I'd worked there for 6 months, HR called in my hire group (20-something people) to do some training and evaluation. At the end, they asked "Would you recommend this job to a friend? - the WHOLE group drops dead silent. Not one person evn said maybe.

    The average turnover for employees is roughly half within 2 years - which is a LOT It's seems inviting at first, with lots of new faces around. But then you learn that everyone that can find a better job will leave.

    The standard work day is 10 hours, in my area was 6-4. Occasionally, problems will happen in your area that require you to say a half hour or an hour longer, with "occasionally" being once or twice per week. Many positions will require you to be on call in addition to this. Many people in middle management get woken up in the middle of thie night more than once per week for miscellaneous problems.

    Everything seems stretched to the breaking point, including the workers. It is not a pleasant place to work.

    Many people find it difficult to work with the union, but I found the workers to be the most pleasant and easiest to work with out of anyone. I work for a contractor now that works with ArcelorMittal and other places, and many of the people I work with have the same impression and experiences about the company that I do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLevel-headed conversations and respect would be a good place to start. There is simply no reason to feel the need to yell at and insult people on a daily basis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    How well can you put up with the self entitled and lazy?

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsPay is decent at first
    You will learn a lot about the industry and gain valuable experience.
    Most managers try to work with what they have.

    ConsYou are stuck where they put you, retention rate of new hires is 20% so if you filled an empty slot in an area don't bet on moving any time soon.
    Union runs the place, would not be surprised if they close it because of labor problems like the Lackawana Plant.
    Almost impossible to fire incompetent workers because of an annual rotating 7 strike policy and influence of the union.
    Company's main concerns seem to be the Union and the EU

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow a back bone and take back control of the mill, you should have locked them out last year.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    overwhelmingly dissatisfied with time invested in company

    Manager (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    Prosyou will see all aspects of the business should you elect to get involved or not. Early on you will see how depts interact to get the business of making steel done. Once participating in the chaotic environment, it will seem overwhelming and you will either sink or swim to keep up with what you perceive to be the way the business world must operate. So you will knuckle down and show that you can swim with the best of them, learning along the way about the industry. This is where the good stops.

    Consthen one day you will wake up and wonder where the last X years have gone. Certainly not unique to ArcelorMittal, but this is your reward nonetheless. You'll begin to wonder why you now spend more time in MS Office and as every day drudges along, less time in the field doing what you love. This is not the company for the person who wants decisionmaking at the ground level.

    Advice to Senior Managementtheres not enough horsepower at the ground level to deliver everything you demand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Enough time to know I didn't want to work there

    Quality Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsAverage to high salary for entry level engineer

    ConsDirty, loud, and dangerous work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Glass Ceiling

    Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsThis company, in terms of individual employee competencies, has some of the best in the steel biz.
    There's opportunity for broad experience/advancement.
    Industry has stabilized.
    CEO understands the numbers and the biz. Makes the right calls financially.

    ConsJust too big. Lack of top to bottom communication.
    Limited/No promotional opportunities in non-production jobs
    Grew through acquisitions, and there are still cultures/cliques from the predecessor companies that interfere with effictiveness.
    Several "Peter Principle" employees VP/GM level that limit effectiveness.
    Technical biz run by an accountant. Often poor grasp of foregone opportunities
    Attitude towards HR and Employee Engagement is "you have a job, don't you?". Just awful!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook inside yourself. Do you really have the best people in your Sr. Management posts? Do you need to clean house? You know the answer.

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