ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
83 Reviews

3.3
83 Reviews
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ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey
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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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  1.  

    diverse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn and grow. Each location has it's own culture.

    Cons

    takes time to advance and there are no clear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Good because you learn a lot each day about business systems and terms

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    Working inside a office and going out into the mill working with business partners

    Cons

    If you work in accounting the financial close will take up all your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees knowledgeable on how the come is doing financially,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    The people here are extremely smart and show a great deal of ingenuity. The work was challenging and working in the steel industry was very interesting and fun. The pay was average and I would say the benefits were slightly above average.

    Cons

    On multiple occasions politics superseded long term solution building and a reduction of moral. This combined with unclear career paths made new hire retention difficult. For the amount of time spent in East Chicago it would have been nice if the buildings included other amenities like a common place to eat or somewhere to exercise. East Chicago is not always the most hospitable place to find places to go out doors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Weak leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly People in some areas
    Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Weak leadership
    Emphasis on attendance over work

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I have worked here for the last 40 years. We have gone through many changes. I should have at least 4 more years left.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic Welder/Administrative  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanic Welder/Administrative in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    More 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tell Lakshmi what condition his investment is really in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Burns Harbor, IN

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Hands 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    More direction for younger workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Internship for Engineering

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hands-on Experience
    Something new everyday
    Great people

    Cons

    Dirty Environment
    Safety not always a concern

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Intern  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Electrical Intern in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    There'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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Let 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN

    Pros

    Good bonus, 401 K benefits, good health insurance

    Cons

    less vacation days, lot of pressure form senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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