ArcelorMittal USA
3.2 of 5 76 reviews
usa.arcelormittal.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
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3.2 76 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey

Mike Rippey

(43 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I have worked here for the last 40 years. We have gone through many changes. I should have at least 4 more years left.

    Mechanic Welder/Administrative (Current Employee)
    East Chicago, IN

    ProsThe work has been steady for the last 40 years for me. Started as a mechanic than a mechanic welder now in administrative position the last 5 years.

    ConsMore money has to be spent on keeping this place running. I really think that upper management is not keeping Lakshmi Mittal informed. I find it hard to believe he doesn't know what really is going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell Lakshmi what condition his investment is really in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that succeeds due to it's shear size.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsGreat benefits, good pay, good learning opportunity. Some very good people to work with at ground level and middle management level. Fascinating place to work, huge diversity in equipment and technology.

    ConsLeadership in USA division is horrible. They are egotistical, condescending to lower level employees, create miss-trust, don't inspire at all. The pay and benefits offset most of this, but as economy picks up, turnover rate is going to be higher than it already is, as opportunities open up. Union's can still be stuck in 70's mindset at times, and cause many unneeded cost to business, which is why the old northern union plants continue to downsize / shut down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnfortunately, you have to first be willing to listen and look in the mirror to make change. Many of the Sr. Managers are stuck in their ways of doing business as it was done in 70's / 80's, and believe they are always right. As the USA division is still being run by "good old boys club" former Inland and US Steel employees (and some Bethlehem), there can be no true change until change is made a the highest level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, hands on work, little room for advancement.

    Associate Engineer - Mechanical (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsHands on problem solving, good pay, freedom to go about solutions how you like, good people, managers are not involved unless they need to be (no micromanaging). People that have been there for a long time are very knowledgeable about their areas.

    ConsNo room for movement. There were only two higher positions above me before the plant manager. They try to say that there is a lot of room for growth, but I don't see it unless you switch between many plants. Union is somewhat difficult to deal with at times. Bonus program is VERY hit or miss (sometimes it barely hits triple digits, sometimes it's almost 1k). A lot of old timers there that can be stubborn, and the pay/vacation time is very old to be able to get more. Getting called in the middle of the night and working the occasion 30 hour day gets old.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore direction for younger workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Internship for Engineering

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHands-on Experience
    Something new everyday
    Great people

    ConsDirty Environment
    Safety not always a concern

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    Don't expect to be here for the long-haul

    Electrical Intern (Former Employee)
    East Chicago, IN

    ProsThere's a lot of stuff to learn about and be exposed to here. A lot of this place is a dinosaur, so you have the chance to see how things worked 40 years ago as well as more modern equipment.

    ConsPay is fairly below average for engineering interns, especially considering how large this company is.

    There seems to be very grim prospects for new full time hires. The turnover rate for new associates is extremely high, and It's not hard to see why. 50 hour weeks are considered standard, and many people are expected to be on call 24/7. At the same time, wages are stagnant after hire. Other nearby companies offer 15-20% raises to jump ship and do similar work. It's not to see why nearly all of the young engineering staff plan to leave within the next 5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet engineers know what they are getting into when they are hired.

    Offer competitive salaries with other companies in the area if you want to retain employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsGood bonus, 401 K benefits, good health insurance

    Consless vacation days, lot of pressure form senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for experience only, not a long term career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    East Chicago, IN

    ProsGood people to work with and not a lot of pressure to perform. Take it easy and no problems, try to fix issue and you have problems.

    ConsThe company is poorly managed at the US site,, its a large dinosaur. The global focus is not on the USA operations. Second, the union is involved all major and minor decisions. They run it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EMT/Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Conshohocken, PA

    Prosfair pay for EMT's for the ammount of responsibility expected, $12.50/hour, acutal company employee interaction is pleasant and respect is given, uniforms provided

    Conspatrol vehicle outdated, minimal first aid equipment provided to EMT's, weigh in/weigh out of vehicles, outdated security building/shack, no bonuses

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease budget for security at the Conshocken PA jobsite, interview existing employees, have more training session for EMT's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good exposure to the company. Lot's of work opportunities because old technology is being replaced with new investments.

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsHand's on. Easy to connect with higher management. Safety is a huge priority. Very interesting work and systems. Very cool exposure to power systems and utilities. Very interesting co-workers.

    ConsSome managers are incompetent. Location in NW Indiana isn't great. Depending on work within the site, your experiences as an engineer can vary. Seemed like funding was limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better professional development programs or rotational programs within the company for new-hires. The more exposure an engineer can get, the better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very hard to get anthing done in timely manner.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    East Chicago, IN

    ProsBenefits are amazing and working with a union is great protection and help when needed.

    ConsPeople in positions they arent qualified for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold your people accountable for not doing their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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