Allegheny Technologies Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Former Employee of Casting Service

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

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, work environment, schedule, benefits, job duties, opportunities

    Cons

    Pay level, work load, response to economy

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. It pays the rent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Brackenridge, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Brackenridge, PA

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent wages and benefits, company has a long history. Has the potential to be an excellent employer, as they once were.

    Cons

    Long hours and weeks. If not for the union, corporate would have us working in 19th century conditions. Treat their salaried employees like garbage. Rich Harshman seems to be there only to destroy morale.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, and realize the potential of your workforce. Stop trying to wring good employees dry, you will see the potential you're sitting on. If you want to be the best specialty metals company in the world, then treat your employees better than everybody else.


  3. Could change for better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cudahy, WI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Cudahy, WI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big push to bring the company to modern days.
    Low pressure, Flexible hours (At least where I worked)
    You can wow people by talking about the end application of the products manufactured.
    Good 401K plan from time to time (Disclaimer: It can change anytime)
    Good company to work for few years (The learning will slow down very soon).

    Cons

    No diversity in products and customers, very narrow marketability of the job experience. Things you learn in this company is usable only in this company. Hence low employee turnover and stagnant culture.

    Many managers joined this company in 1980's and have no outside experience and they learnt from their managers who worked in this company thru out their career, hence the managers have very little to offer in terms of career advice. (Things are starting to change very slowly).

    Very non transparent culture, performance reviews and talent evaluation needs lot of grass root improvement.

    Very risk averse culture.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train at all levels, if you have one person doing the same job for more than a decade that is one too many and you have several of them.
    Challenge your employees with opportunities and evaluate them based on the RESULTS they produce.
    Challenge people in management to delegate work and create vision for future. Management is not for day to day fire fighters and historical information retrievers.
    Bring outside talents to improve diversity and get the job done, don't fill positions with 'perceived' best insider available.
    Improve your talent evaluation and be honest with employees about their long term prospects.
    Take more risk.


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  5. Cons outweigh the pros big time!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies

    Pros

    Close to home with super easy commute, free parking, business casual dress, average pay for area, only in my immediate dept are my co-workers great to work with and only my direct supervisor a reasonable, think outside the box, great guy to work for,

    Cons

    1.The worst is the ego and fear driven environment which creates a culture of finger pointing and throwing depts under the bus.
    2.the systems are from antiquity times, the stone ages and not one improvement since I've been here in 9 years. Each program does its own thing and no communicate with each other. No ceo wants to take the capital investment hit.
    3.micro managed at every level
    4.no team atmosphere, it's you against me!!
    5.job descriptions not updated just more responsibilities expected of you.
    6. No perks, nothing at all!! Nothing for holidays, no picnic, no free pop, no pens with company logo, no clothing, no ice cream day, or donuts, not even an early dismissal the day before a holiday!!if you want coffee you have to pay for it! Yep!
    7. Average pay
    8. These are the tip of the iceberg.....

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the workers that will be impacted by so called improvements. Which end up creating new additional tasks instead try
    asking the actual workers how to make better


  6. Helpful (1)

    Wah Chang-Albany Oregon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, OR

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and exciting processes.
    Union Employees are generally willing to work with management!
    Good pay / benefits

    Cons

    Good ole boy politics abounds at all levels
    Culture is defined by a few of the Good Ole Boys

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is the keystone to a company's success. Evaluate your "E" type managers that control and drive the culture using simple feedback from their direct reports.


  7. Great at first but but still a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ut Inspector in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Ut Inspector in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great at the company

    Cons

    politics is what they are about. What can you do for me. Dont put the best man for the job but you can make my job easier

    Advice to Management

    Have set rules and make everybody follow them


  8. This company is really laid back8

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Portland, IN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Portland, IN

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifets. Union. Really laid back. Great pay

    Cons

    Management and always getting laid off

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work for, flex time available.

    Cons

    Tough industry with layoffs due to incoming work loads.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. 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


  11. I really enjoyed it.

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

    I have been working at Allegheny Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, Great Work Environment

    Cons

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



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