United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
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2.7 131 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi

Mario Longhi

(9 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude(in 21 reviews)

  • Salary good regular, overtime pay and benefits(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department(in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma(in 13 reviews)

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    somewhat fair if you do your research...pending what location you work, women beware

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschill work environment depending on your manager and the location in which you work

    great benefits

    company cc - so no waiting on a corporate reimbursement

    relocation package

    willing to invest in new technology to aid with your work

    hard to get fired

    Consnew CEO getting rid of lots of employee perks

    women make severely less unless you have high up connections

    HR and manager will work together to avoid lawsuit after the fact (my title was changed once to save their behinds on salary differences between sexes) Of course they didn't admit to this but I'm far from stupid.

    creeping at a snails pace to diversify...good old boys club

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

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    This is a decent company with good intentions and flawed practices towards its employees.

    Shift Manager I - Operations (Current Employee) Fairfield, AL

    Pros- Great Pay
    - Diverse employees
    - Great Benefits
    - Great Bonuses
    - Travel Opportunities

    Cons- Extremely Stressful atmosphere
    - Rude/verbally abusive upper management
    - Many long hours
    - Very few verbal rewards
    - Extremely low moral

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep out of the office and into the shop more often, and use less micro-management. In addition, understand that some problems are beyond control.

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

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    I've enjoyed the people I work with at USS

    Deskside Support (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary for the my Field of expertise

    ConsWorking in a dirty environment

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

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    Ok if you like hours

    Maintenance Electrician (Former Employee) Gary, IN

    Pros$$$$ good benefits, union job

    ConsHours, time away from family irreplacable

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the rules

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Top to bottom organization with easy jobs with the exception of working in a dangerous environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gary, IN

    ProsTop notch benefits, good pay, good bosses if you are in the right department and division.

    Consvarying hours, repetitiveness of work, no upward mobility that I have seen, no chance of overtime where I work

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more recognition of hard working employees, make people from their own line do that own lines work, fairness of giving overtime to employees is a huge thing considering favoritism is blatantly obvious

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good as long as your in a union

    Union Steelworker (Current Employee) West Mifflin, PA

    ProsExcellent money and health benefits.

    ConsAvoid management positions at all cost.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Fashoined Values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLong standing Company with good ethical base. Stable employer that has been in business for over 100 years. Good benefit program?

    ConsSlow to innovate. Culture includes top down management style with little room for innovation or new ideas. Company lacks flexibility and has difficulty attracting and retaining younger workers and top new talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to think outside the box in order to move forward and attract and retain new talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to begin a career a bad place to stay at one

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Fairfield, AL

    Pros--Pay and benefits- they are very good, will pay you for over 8 hrs if you are there long enough
    -Vacation-3 weeks after 1 year
    -The cool factor-The process of turning steel in to useful products is amazing
    -The exposure to all of the different things you work one as an engineer-you gain tons of useful experience.
    -As a mechanical engineer working in a steel plant is the best overall learning experience I ever had.

    Cons-The management does not develop managers, they just pass on bad management habits such as belittling employees, screaming in your face, do as I say, not as I do situations, and the list can go on
    -Too much hurry up and wait-way too many just be here moments and watch rather than actually accomplishing anything
    -Poor maintenance attitude, management does not maintain their equipment
    -Working with the union-They have many very capable people, but have a lot of duds too
    -A lot of hours required to really complete your job due to laziness on everyone else's part
    -Too much emphasis on useless safety programs
    -No career development
    -Training outside of safety is non existant.
    -Very strong "promote the one who get the boss coffee" not who is qualified

    Advice to Senior Management-Upgrade your corporate culture, a little goes a long way here
    -Have a better maintenance attitude, if you take care of your equipment it will take care of you.
    -Too many toxic leaders occupy your operations ranks,- you are creating managers that do not take responsiblity for their actions, just ones that defer blame.
    -Unless you start to change your culture you will lose employees at an alarming rate, there is no more golden handcuffs (penison) to hold people there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work there if you can help it

    Manager (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsMany good people. Some decent perks. Salary isn't what it once was when they had a pension fund for new hires but not awful. Healthcare plan good but not what it once was either. This company is running on it's reputation from 50 years ago but it's no longer that same company and nor are the benefits.

    ConsTheir management philosphy is from Andrew Carnegie's time. Most managers line of thinking is to do things the "US Steel way" or "we've always done it this way because it's the US Steel way" even if it's a completely outdated management practice or a technologically dated practice.

    Human Resources is worthless. Plan on seeing them the first few days of employment and then never again.

    Upper management is long on promises to individuals for the future and short on keeping them. Generally people who are promoted are either one of the "chosen few" or are related to someone in upper management (nepotism is rampant and encouraged).

    The new ERP system which they've been working on for many years and have spent millions of dollars on has many shortcomings and is hampering the commercial side of their business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate management philisophy,mentality and culture to the 21st century. Treat your employee's like professionals. Lie less often, live up to what you promise more often.

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

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    It's good...depending on where you work

    Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros-lots of perks (nice office, free food, etc,)
    -decent pay
    -no cubicles

    Cons-coworkers are nice, but very boring (put you to sleep boring)
    -management will try to stiff you on the salary if possible so negotiate wisely in the beginning
    -large company mentality (26 forms to buy a pencil..ok not 26 but you get the idea)
    -good old boy mentality still exists

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees the option to work from home 1 day per week or leave at noon on Fridays. Get involved in the Houston Community

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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