United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
147 Reviews
2.9
147 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 23 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits- they are very good, will pay you for over 8 hrs if you are there long enough (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Very racist at the portage plant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Utility Tech in Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Utility Tech in Portage, IN

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

    Pros

    good pay great overtime

    Cons

    six month probationary period with no union protection, and racist people in the position of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    there is a lot of training and a lot to learn about.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    good training in safety and in working with members of a labor union. The pay is good and there is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    the job is dangerous and there are some people who are tough to get along with. You must always be aware of whats going on around you.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Work. Overly Bureaucratic.

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    The works interesting. Good pay & benefits. Some great coworkers. Potentially rewarding / fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic. Stressful. Too much work to do. Not enough time and people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are as many managers as worker bees and much of managers time is spent on meaningless managerial tasks. Spend more time and money on self motivated well placed workers. Also, the company is headquarters heavy and plant light on staffing. I feel like the plants are where the company stands to make the most money and thus having enough good people at the plants to find all those opportunities to make money is where it's at.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6.  

    I've enjoyed the people I work with at USS

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    Current Employee - Deskside Support
    Current Employee - Deskside Support

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary for the my Field of expertise

    Cons

    Working in a dirty environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I - Operations in Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I - Operations in Fairfield, AL

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

    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
  8.  

    Ok if you like hours

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Gary, IN

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

    Pros

    $$$$ good benefits, union job

    Cons

    Hours, time away from family irreplacable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good as long as your in a union

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    Current Employee - Union Steelworker in West Mifflin, PA
    Current Employee - Union Steelworker in West Mifflin, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent money and health benefits.

    Cons

    Avoid management positions at all cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Old Fashoined Values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    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

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