AK Steel Holding Corporation

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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

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AK Steel Holding Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Wainscott
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    Good Company, but need more work to do!

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    Current Employee - Union
    Current Employee - Union

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay for my college level! Great employees, hourly and salary! Union perks & health insurance.

    Cons

    As part of the union, there is this thing about not wanting to work very hard. About every day we get a few hours worth of work, then everyone stretches it out as long as they can, or hides till the end of shift. I'm one for steady work, and feel they are over employed. It is a rarity I clock out with a feeling of pride that I earned my days pay, this is quite discouraging and pray it doesn't lead to the same mentality over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back family tours, the men feel you do not care about their families therefore reinforcing upper management being an enemy so to say (it's basic psychology). Start some kind of motivating reward program that will boost competition among the men. Have more work orders available to take on for ever department. Hire a company like Elite Research to survey the union employees and you will learn how to get 5x the work done that they are capable of.
    >30% of all I see is willing hard workers standing around with idle hands while the factory is falling apart, yet you are paying good money for every minute of this. You can not force fix it, you need to fix your image with them & they will naturally want what is best for you.

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AK Steel Holding Corporation Interviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014

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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at AK Steel Holding Corporation in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    There was a phone interview and then an in person interview. The in person interview was with HR and also several other people at different areas that were looking for co-ops.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly general questions about school and why I wanted to work there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. I was given a salary and that was it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

AK Steel Holding Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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Website www.aksteel.com
Headquarters West Chester, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (AKS)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Automobile sales help AK Steel's business keep rolling, though it also has operations in the infrastructure and manufacturing industries. The company manufactures carbon, stainless, and electrical steel. It sells hot- and cold-rolled carbon steel to construction companies, steel distributors and service centers, and automotive and industrial machinery producers. AK Steel also sells cold-rolled and aluminum-coated stainless steel to automakers. The company produces electrical steels (iron-silicon alloys with unique magnetic properties) for makers of power transmission and... More

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