AK Steel Holding Corporation

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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
42 Reviews
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AK Steel Holding Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Wainscott
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, growth, culture, values, professionalism

    Cons

    None that I have encountered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good money, but to many hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Train Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Train Engineer in Middletown, OH

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is really good after being there 12 years.

    Cons

    Forced to work 12-16 hrs a day. Moral is horrible, even alot of bosses out in the mill don't even like company. Company goes through as much salary as it does hourly anymore, that's pretty pathetic if you ask a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like their someone important to the company and not like a piece of dirt that they can replace with someone one else for $12 a hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good

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

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation

    Pros

    Great coworkers, understandable and flexible supervisors, safety, work/life balance for salaried,

    Cons

    Somewhat harsh environment (steel mill), micromanagement with little communication to lower employees from upper management, work/life balance for hourly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Definitely not the military - Not all good and not all bad...

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

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation

    Pros

    Salary!!! They are good at what they do - bring in talent and get what they can out of you and send you along with MONEY in hand for your troubles.

    Cons

    Coming from the military, I found navigating the corporate culture to be the greatest challenge. The values and codes that we lived by in the military doesn't exist here. Check your loyalty at the door and understand the nature of revolving door that you have entered. You will stay as long as the money outweighs the lack of upward mobility, lack of professional development, and lack of respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with potential employees, especially military.
    Recommended slogan: 'AK Steel a great place to start...'
    It is a positive, yet true statement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They are no good .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer in Follansbee, WV
    Current Employee - Laborer in Follansbee, WV

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation

    Pros

    Nothing,just a good pay w, benefits

    Cons

    Horrible rules, overweigh heavy uniforms with heat stroke kevlar sleeves and pressure on good foreman to be the bad guy and write slips ,justified or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave people alone. they know their jobs and do them SAFELY and efficiently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company operationally. Not great at managing people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in West Chester, OH

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is the premier steel company, and operates at a much higher standard than the industry as a whol, especially on safety. It also pays pretty well, and when times are good, bonuses are really good. Work life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    The steel industry has been losing money for a while, so belts are very tight and there are no perks. There are not a lot of opportunities for professional development. They also don't do a very good job of medium or long term strategic planning or budgets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    production

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grade II Crane Operator in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Grade II Crane Operator in Middletown, OH

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    money is good, benifits are good otherwise its pretty horrible.

    Cons

    shift work, freezes, management, overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Contractor for Lab unit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor for Lab Unit in Middletown, OH
    Former Contractor - Contractor for Lab Unit in Middletown, OH

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Good pay and okay co-workers

    Cons

    Not into union workers and their can get away with any demeanor . Strict penalty for violating safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Can be a better place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Production Scheduler in Middletown, OH

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are OK but they must be vigilantly monitored.

    Cons

    Mistakes are scrutinized and accomplishments ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acquire management training and take it to heart.

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

    I enjoyed working with numerous professionals in a fast paced industrial setting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Manager in Butler, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Manager in Butler, PA

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefit package and payscale was tops for the Butler Pa region. I found the majority of the management group to be professional , pleasant , and nice to work with during some stressful situations. I'd like to consider some of my former co-managers to be friends, although I've relocated to another city

    Cons

    The unionized workforce was at times difficult. Oftentimes their reps tainted the work enviornment with their over the top tacticks, but I found the hourly crew to be very good at their assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the employment ranks to former managers --they may come back with a better resume and a full plate of experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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