Allegheny Technologies Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies

    Pros

    Great place to work great pay

    Cons

    Nothing it's best company ever

  2. I really enjoyed it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies

    Pros

    Good Company, Great Work Environment

    Cons

    Some division are still in the old mentality that the company is just a steel mill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Programmer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Stable company
    Location - suburban, not downtown Pittsburgh

    Cons

    Indifferent/Borderline Hostile to new ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good Company, Bad Employees, Union not so great

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    Current Employee - Die Design in Cudahy, WI
    Current Employee - Die Design in Cudahy, WI

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No micro-managers, minimal pressure, freedom of time while at work

    Cons

    Employees unhappy mostly due to union overbearing. No freedom with work schedule tight hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loose the union

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Old Culture (Allegheny Ludlum/Flat Rolled Products)

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good 401K. You can potentially work with some really smart people if you're lucky. It's a great crash course learning environment for young engineers. Company is great to work for if you're a metallurgist or on the business side of things.

    Cons

    People strongly opposed to innovation/changes. Expect to be called in the middle of the night or get called in on weekends. Action item oriented - the thought is by keeping busy you're accomplishing something. A lot of blame and no one taking responsibility for anything. People losing jobs or quitting and no one filling their position. Lot's of expressed dissatisfaction nothing done to address it. No team efforts. Very few projects or changes to lead without experiencing extreme opposition. No recognition for achievements. Procedures on procedures on procedures. A lot of older guys about to retire a lot of younger guys on the verge of quitting. No progression. There seems to be a long course of nepotism. People promoted who don't do anything. Lack of interaction from management. A clear distinction in work environment between management/business (mahogany desks private parking) and engineers who sit in dirty windowless rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try going to the floor and talking to some of the people who produce the bread and butter of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Can be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Albany, OR

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule was flexible for students, but only in some departments. Work with good people.

    Cons

    Bad pay scale, no benefits, on-call duties can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on actually training your employees, instead of having them watch safety videos, especially consider training or learning programs to the student workers. I believe this would drastically improve the company and make up for some of the cons of working there as a student which makes up a large portion of the work force. Also consider hiring more full time employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Not for progressive thinkers

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok. There are some nice people that work here.

    Cons

    Was asked multiple times by direct managers to do things that were unethical. There is no work-life balance. The company is still run like it was in 1970. Don't try and suggest improvements or changes to process or systems: it won't happen and you'll be reprimanded. Overall: If you choose to work here, be aware that this is a very old company that values the status-quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From what I hear, some of the management problems I encountered have been solved. That's good, but keep going. Also: You'll get much more output from your employees if you give them some time off every now and then.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Overloaded

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and company 401k contribution. Great place to gain incredible experience as a young engineer. Good commitment to safety.

    Cons

    Poor medical benefits. I have declined them, thankfully my spouse's employer provides adequate benefits. If you have surgery, expect to pay $5k+ out of pocket.
    Absolute work overload. As the number of employees have declined drastically in recent years, the same workload has only increased. No time to concentrate on what is truly important to our job functions. Little focus on long term improvement in areas other than safety and cost reductions. This all contributes to frequent turnover of young supervisors and engineers.
    Many senior managers are well past retirement age, are disgruntled from when the company got rid of all medical benefits for salary retirees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent integration of business units will pay dividends in the future, as it was actually long overdue. Even out benefits between the union and salary employees, they are not nearly comparable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, retirement plan, insurance and nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership varies from good to poor based on plant/segment/division. Promotions/growth seemed to be based more on who you know than what you know.

    Recommends
  11. Not enough time to tell

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and vacation were good. Overall people were good to get along with and nothing run in the business unit I worked it.

    Cons

    Small business unit is larger business leads to chaos in what business unit is to accomplish. Never sure if you are going to remain part of a business unit or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision of what you want each division to become and let the division know this goal and give them the resources to achieve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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