United States Steel Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Shift Manager

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Granite City, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Granite City, IL

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work. Great resume builder even though the plant is a horrible relic purchased by a larger prominent entity the name holds true.

    Cons

    Dangerous, regressive in upper management attitudes. No management comradeship. Poorly trained union employees. Good ole boy system throwback culture. Coke plant is closing. Efficiency level was zero, reliability will never work. Whole plant won't exist in 5 years due to poor culture and zero innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Seek new employment ASAP.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Permanently laidoff although there are open job postings that I am qualified for and they won't bring me back.

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    Former Employee - Various in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Various in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at United States Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good first job for experience, training, looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Layoffs for no reason and can lose your current position for no reason, even with good merit reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Be more particular who you layoff and utilize current employees for management after you have paid for their education.

  3. Moving forward in an uncertain business environment

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Lorain, OH
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Lorain, OH

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the companies best asset, and their passion and commitment is unparalleled. The management team has a tremendous amount of knowledge, and dedication. Work Life balance is difficult, and the culture is going to either make the company and or break it if they cannot get past the old ways.

    Cons

    Management is to set in their old ways, and will not embrace "out side the box thinking" Too many negatives, and is not honest in its hiring practices. (Good Old Boy Network) Too quick to judge, and unrealistic in their goals, and expectations. New employee training, and start up On boarding process Poor. Sink or Swim mentality, and poor retention of new employees. Does not have a clue about today's generation and people management. Wants change but unable to embrace it due to poor deployment plan, and market driven cost reductions. Not ready for a major cultural management of change of this scope and magnitude. Too much old baggage, and too many open sores. Poor Asset Management, and Overall Health Index critical. Key stakeholders on overload and pushed to perform. Near burn out, and fatigue conditions. " Corporate Integrity, and big business 100 year old mentality a major issue." No Axes to grind here just the honest truth.

    I would work for them again if their upper management culture can change before it creates their demise. And the current plant management is given the chance to better the communication channels.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, get a good 3-5 year plan, develop your overall scope of work, listen and partner with your employees, and make long term decisions based on your future, not the current market conditions. Think with your head and lead with your heart. Not only your wallet. Have Courage to stand up for what is right. You will unfortunately lose your most valuable asset, " Your talented and passionate hard working and dedicated employees. " I have seen the same KPI's both leading and lagging indicators many times before. All of those same facilities are now gone, and the plants have been decommissioned, torn down, sold, or closed.

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  5. Stuff us steel doesn't tell you

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Granite City, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Granite City, IL

    I worked at United States Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits union works hard for you and decent pay

    Cons

    Poor working conditions dirty and hazardous environment preech safety until they need you then you have to be willing to pretty much give your life management is a joke they hire alot of engineers straight out of college that have never worked a day in their lives and have no idea what's going on management also is very sneaky and will lie and lie and lie and throw you under the bus at the drop of a hat I was really excited to work there until they revealed their true colors a ton of money is usually spent on useless operations that some one who has prolly never set foot in the plant thought was a good idea instead of addressing legitimate safety issues that myself and Co workers have brought up repeatedly to the management it gets put to the way side and back to the un educated managers they let them run ramped and repeatedly thrash the equipment with no consequences where as some one like me would have to pay with blood

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and treat the workers like humans instead of inmates Do your jobs and let me do mine especially if you have no idea what's going on

  6. Worst ever

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    Current Employee - Cutoff Operator in Pine Bluff, AR
    Current Employee - Cutoff Operator in Pine Bluff, AR

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really not any I can speak on, if you like working and not seeing your family, being in a constant state of fear then it's for you.

    Cons

    Long hours, work on most holidays, no room to grow. Supervisor treat you as if your slaves don't respect the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better, get training on how to be a actual management team member. Overall just hire new supervisors.

  7. Helpful (1)

    U.s.steel has not been one of my best working experiences. I planned on retiring from this company.

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic At U S Steel Tubular Products Houston Operations in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic At U S Steel Tubular Products Houston Operations in Houston, TX

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits and the money is fair. Lots of great talent in the maintenance departments. Medical staff on premises.

    Cons

    The company can manipulate the contract anytime without repercussions. They stress safety to extremes but will gladly bend the rules when it benefits them. Management is very reactive to problems Instead of proactive. When something goes wrong the main concern is not a person's welfare but it is to find someone to put the blame on. The current administration only cares about profit, not only is this facility laying off all the hourly employees but also trying to do it without paying the agreed to severance. I don't want to believe that u.s.steel's higher up's know how the company is being represented at this facility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep better tabs on what your management teams are doing in the smaller facilities. Take better care of your talented and long time employees. Make sure that the core values are being followed by speaking to hourly employees. You're company is getting a bad name all over the internet because of your management teams.

  8. Crazy place

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Fairfield, AL

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is pretty good

    Cons

    Every thing else is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all manager's and hire people that are actually qualified for the job

  9. Awful to the say the least

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    Current Employee - Operations and Maintenance Shift Manager in Lorain, OH
    Current Employee - Operations and Maintenance Shift Manager in Lorain, OH

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay (if you are paid for all the hours you work).

    Cons

    Every aspect of the Job including the union.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down for three years and reopen as non union.

  10. Human Slavery

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    Former Employee - Driver -- But Put In Warehouse in Lone Star, TX
    Former Employee - Driver -- But Put In Warehouse in Lone Star, TX

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There was nothing good about working for this company.

    Cons

    all about money, slavery, working long hours without breaks, in 100+ temps with heavy FR clothing. Men were passing out from it. The work was growling and there was favoritism not based on any seniority or job performance--- only personal preference.

    Advice to Management

    Unethical, prejudice, slave drivers.

  11. Unscrupulous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ecorse, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ecorse, MI

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and benefits. Pension is nice as they match for managers and pay for most of your schooling, if it relates to current job position.

    Cons

    Horrific upper management! Plant level managers not much better and their amount of care for your well being is non existent. Expect your life to revolve around their facility, 16 hour days are normal.

    Advice to Management

    Looks good on a resume. Great experience working with all facets of steel making processes. Have a back up plan as they will clean house at the drop of a hat.

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