United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
139 Reviews

2.8
139 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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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 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

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

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

    Pros

    chill 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

    Cons

    new 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I - Operations  in  Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I - Operations in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I've enjoyed the people I work with at USS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deskside Support
    Current Employee - Deskside Support

    Pros

    Competitive salary for the my Field of expertise

    Cons

    Working in a dirty environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok if you like hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician  in  Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Gary, IN

    Pros

    $$$$ good benefits, union job

    Cons

    Hours, time away from family irreplacable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need 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

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

    Good as long as your in a union

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Union Steelworker  in  West Mifflin, PA
    Current Employee - Union Steelworker in West Mifflin, PA

    Pros

    Excellent money and health benefits.

    Cons

    Avoid management positions at all cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Old Fashoined Values

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Slow 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to think outside the box in order to move forward and attract and retain new talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Fairfield, AL
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work there if you can help it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    Their 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 ManagementAdvice

    Update 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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