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.  

    Watch your feet

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    Current Employee - Systems Repair  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Repair in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Great benifits and pay is reasonable. People who work there are great. Most coworkers are more than willing to help you out if you communicate well with them.

    Cons

    Management treats employees poorly. Poorly managed. Much waste with little accountability and too much emphasis on quantity and speed as apposed to quality and safety. A person can get in trouble for items left in personal vehicles in the parking lot so check your car often or else you will be in for an inquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use safety as a means of punishing employees, but as a tool to keep employees safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Big Company atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Production  in  Lorain, OH
    Former Employee - Production in Lorain, OH

    Pros

    Will be busy at this location due to nat gas drilling.

    Cons

    Steel industry too cyclical and layoff common in down times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Good benefit in the area. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    A lot of traveling. Need balance with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    What exactly did I sign up for?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, AL

    Pros

    The wages are descent and the benefits are good and paid for. There is really no hard job plant wide.

    Cons

    Terrible environment , terrible management , anytime someone calls off you get stuck working a 16 hour shift to cover for them, no unity in union and swing shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not 1950 Wives work too and people have families . And learn how to talk to your employees they are what makes the company go round.

  6.  

    Decent pay and benefits. Not much room for growth unless you are in management.,

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Decent pay depending on your department. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management/union relationship. Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication. Treat employees better.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Steel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    The benefits are great, in my opinion. The managers also allow for a great work life balance.

    Cons

    In town, which is not so bad but inconvenient. Very corporately structured and nothing can be accomplished without some type of bureaucratic process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give less experienced employees more opportunity to grow, and compensate for that growth. There seems to be a mentality that unless employees have 15+ years experience, their ability to move up within the organization is very limited.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company - But outdated in corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    The people, Great location, reasonable compenstion, good benefits

    Cons

    poor career options, no 'alternative' working opportunities such as working from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update policies to be more flexible with work options.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much paperwork

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    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Gary, IN

    Pros

    The pros are all about compensation is pretty good, good benefits (eye, dental, healthcare), matching 401k, old pension plan. Hours are ok. No required overtime.

    Cons

    Way too much paperwork. How anyone in the BSC gets anything significant done is amazing. Hell 5 years ago someone would call for help and we would just get it done. Now it takes 3 hours of paperwork and approvals to even start working on things. Ridiculous! The old time mainframers in Pittsburgh have pushed down their archaic standards on everyone else. Get with the times people!

    Dirty, filthy, unprofessional work environment. Clean the place up! I should come to work and be proud to work there, not ashamed of what a pit the place is. We can't even give us janitorial service on a consistent basis. Really?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is 2010, not 1950. Run the company like you'd want it to be if you worked here. I think we need to clean house from top to bottom and get rid of the useless managers that are around. Promote people that do a good job, promote union workers who know what's going on. Stop the nepitism. Do not promote the uselss ones that you don't know what to do with. Fire incompetent people. Stop micro-managing everyone. If you give someone some responsibility, have some confidence in them to do things right. If not, why did you give them the extra responsibility? The company really has a lot of talented people that put in a lot of effort. Let's start rewarding those people.

    Finally, clean the place up. Pave the damn roads in the plant. Just because it's a steel mill doesn't mean everything has to be falling apart and filthy.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good. The hours are a little untolerable, but if you can deal with that the pay is worth it

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They treat workers with disrespect and there is a constant fear of losing your job, this is also due to the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start to implement new age business practices. Carnegie ran the company a long time ago and it's time to get into the 21st century.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for the money, but not a nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Op Tech Level IV  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Op Tech Level IV in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Good pay. Labor at $17 ...maintenance $22 hr plus incentives that range from $1 per hour to about $5 per hour. Good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Dirty Environment. Dirty work. Too much forced overtime. Zero tolerance attendance policy. Horrible union-management relationships. They bounce you around between plants at will (they have 3 plants in Northwest Indiana) Management is inexperienced, and under alot of pressure. Shift work is hard on the body. The units are old and falling apart. You are exposed toa lot of coal dust, chemicals, and fumes. Its not a healthy place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop infighting; start managing the employees that you have. Plan ahead. The chaos in that place is ridiculous and the underutilized workforce is sickening. And, paint those buildings...and paint the bridges iat the Buchanon street entrance. They look like crud. Clean the place up. Its dirty. Sweep...get rid of scrap laying around everywhere ...old parts etc. Stop working people forced overtime. They just sit around and sleep when you over schedule them. And, the next couple days they can barely function due to tiredness. OVERTIME SHOULD BE VOLUNTARY. Also, a absentee policy needs to be implemeted. Zero tolerance in a retarded policy. People get sick. Period. PROMOTE FROM WITHIN. The managers cannot possibly do theri jobs because they have NO IDEA what they are dealing with. Workers from the union with 20 years would be better suited to make operational and maintenance decisions. Wise up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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