ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 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.  

    Great company, good management, challenging work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical

    Pros

    Large company, numerous available resources, many different departments (a.k.a., you can find a niche that is right for you). Workforce is aging, therefore there are many opportunities for employment. Internship program is great in regards to involvement in projects. If you are not happy with your position, you can request to be transferred to another department. There is always something to work on and the work is challenging. Management is approachable and is ready to help.

    Cons

    Facilities are starting to show their age. There are occasionally issues with communication due to large age differences of the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lab technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Laplace, LA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Laplace, LA

    Pros

    Comprehensive package, a lot of over time

    Cons

    Work environment is physically demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great employer that allowed for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Riverdale, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Riverdale, IL

    Pros

    I worked at a smaller ArcelorMittal facility, which made project implementation and improvements much easier, and also allowed me to have direct influence over HSE decisions. There was less bureaucracy, and I had a direct line to plant management, and was able to form good relationships with the bargaining unit workforce.

    Cons

    There was limited funding directed to our facility, which required you to get creative with money spent, or devise revenue practices. This could also be viewed as a bonus, as it actually allowed us to implement more recycling/reuse programs to generate revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were a few managers who were dead weight and needed to be changed.
    Also, those managers who were great at their jobs were rewarded by picking up the slack for the managers who didn't do their own jobs properly. It is sure to cause burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good starting out job, lots of orientation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry.

    Cons

    Not all experiences were as good as mine. Some interns report being very bored and having nothing to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work as an engineer with plenty of opportunity and helpful people.

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

    Pros

    Currently the mill is understaffed from an engineering and labor force standpoint. Therefore, there is plenty of work to do and anyone will let you work on any project if you desire to do so. Very old school technology but upgrades are previlent. Good bonus structure and excellent benefits! Your hours worked will soely depend on your department. Some engineers work 8 hours/day with no opportunity for overtime, while others work closer to 10 and occasionally more with overtime offered (only after 12 hours/day). Also, plenty of field work, you will not be stuck behind a desk all day here.

    The people are also good. I have had nothing but a good experience from the union labor force. Always very friendly and willing to help. Some guys (and gals) are rough around the edges but deep down they are hard workers and that is what this company needs more of. Some enginers in my department are so overworked they do not like to talk much, but like I said work load will vary from dept to dept.

    Cons

    Some areas are deplorable to work in. Don't be afraid to work out in the freezing cold or blistering heat because the job will take you out there at times (possibly 5-25% of your week depending on job title). This is an old mill and many areas are not updated. Wear your safty PPE and you will be just fine.

    Managers are so bogged down that they are not very in touch with thier workforce. Most people work on what they feel like so some days can be unmotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with your people more (weekly updates, one-on-one meetings). I know some managers do this but most are too busy...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Maintenance Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Planner in East Chicago, IN

    Pros

    Good Pay, great benefits, opportunity

    Cons

    scheduling conflicts with departments, difficult to get items purchased without going through a lot of hoops due to corporate purchasing philosiphy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    Pros

    -Experience with large scale operations
    -Pretty good benefits and bonus structure
    -Many nice people at this company
    -Work life balance is pretty great for the entry level employees, working on the weekends is almost non-existent if you can stay on task during the work week
    -Ability to quickly take on responsibilities
    -Many opportunities to develop a career

    Cons

    -IT systems are dated and make it challenging to do in depth analysis
    -Resistant to change
    -Limited vacation time
    -No long term vision
    -Not very challenging for an average college graduate
    -Disconnected from upper management
    -Pay is pretty good for a first job but you'll quickly be doing things that deserve higher compensation without receiving the monetary recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about what you want to accomplish within the next five years. Not everything is about saving money on unit costs. Making improvements to systems and procedures could pay dividends long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong ArcelorMittal World leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    ArcelorMittal is very dedicated to creating a vertically integrated company in a very challenging environment for investment. The leadership of the Mittals has been a breath of fresh air in the steel and minining industry.

    Cons

    It is a challenge at times to get management and the union on the same page in order to ensure the futures of everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ArcelorMittal purchasing - surrounded by great people

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain experience quickly. Access to purchasing opportunities on a wide range of commodities (logistics, energy, raw materials, leasing, etc). Ability to move into other departments if desired. Lots of work to be done for big dollar decisions. Management gives great support.

    Cons

    Company/environment not well equipped to handle change. Information systems need work. Still seems like a group of companies that were thrown together but never actually "merged".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align goals better between departments. Invest more in information systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a very filling experience, the amount of metallurgy you can learn while being a part of it is amazing!!!

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with engineers who have years and years of experience and show you the way forward.
    Great equipment for research.
    Just one great place to be.

    Cons

    Could the pay for an intern be 5$ higher for the hourly rate?
    I dont know, not my serious complaint because working at AM is simply amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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