ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 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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    Lab technician

    Lab Technician (Current Employee) Laplace, LA

    ProsComprehensive package, a lot of over time

    ConsWork environment is physically demanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employee

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

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    Great employer that allowed for

    Environmental Engineer (Former Employee) Riverdale, IL

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

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

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    Good starting out job, lots of orientation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot all experiences were as good as mine. Some interns report being very bored and having nothing to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsCurrently 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Maintenance Planner

    Planner (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsGood Pay, great benefits, opportunity

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementThink 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.

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

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    Strong ArcelorMittal World leadership.

    Human Resources (Current Employee)

    ProsArcelorMittal 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.

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

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

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    ArcelorMittal purchasing - surrounded by great people

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsAbility 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.

    ConsCompany/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 Senior ManagementAlign goals better between departments. Invest more in information systems

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

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

    Associate Engineer (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsGetting 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.

    ConsCould 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.

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

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    Great place to work, with wonderful people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Very friendly place to work
    - You get to interact with people with years of experience in the field
    - Good learning opportunity if you are enthusiastic about new areas of expertise

    Cons- Though I don't have any complaints personally, I can see someone frustrated with some of the processes in the organization. (The steel market is changing and AC is making steps to accommodate these changes, people might sometimes be lost along the way.)

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

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