ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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ArcelorMittal USA CEO ArcelorMittal USA Andy Harshaw
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Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Pretty good benefits and bonus structure (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There's an exceptionally high turnover rate especially among young people due to the culture, work/life balance,etc (in 4 reviews)

  • Disconnected from upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    ArcelorMittal is a global company with a very large footprint, making it easy to learn about different cultures and people around the world through your work here. In addition, the company values its people. The benefits are good, there is a strong respect for work/life balance, and a deep pride in knowing that you work for a company whose products make the world go round.

    Cons

    Because ArcelorMittal is made up of many different predecessor companies with a long cultural history in their own right, there is often some tension between employees or facilities who were connected to one company vs. another. As the company matures, I hope this will become less of an issue and more employees will identify as ArcelorMittal rather than Inland or Bethlehem, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify young talent and nurture them into leadership roles.


  2. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA

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

    Pros

    They have great Benefits and Bonuses

    Cons

    Company too large and confusing to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and improve communications and Systems


  3. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have held 3 different positions between Indiana Harbor East and West over the past 5+ years, and I have always had new challenges. This keeps the job interesting, and gives me a sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Most people take pride in their work, but there are always some on the other side. As with most companies, not everyone always has the best attitude, and some need a little more convincing than others.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some more time and money maintaining the equipment as well as training the maintenance staff, it would help productivity greatly.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    ArcelorMittal values people. That's, I think, one of the most important values this company has. Value people = personnal/work life balance, career opportunities, professional growth, benefits.
    The working environment is very democratic, everyone's opinion is taken into consideration. You feel you are respected and your efforts are appreciated.
    I've been working here for mor than 5 years now, and I have made friends for life at work.
    If you're struggling with something, there is always some one to land a hand. This makes the environment lighter, and very collaborative.
    But, don't get me wrong, we're challenged all the time, but I see that in a very positive way. Makes me stronger, better.

    Cons

    Too much democracy can lead to losing focus, and I feel sometimes things take longer than it should be.
    I gave 4 stars to Career Opportunities, because despite there is a lot of opportunities, keep in mind not all of them are for everybody. It all depends on what you do and how prepared you are.
    I gave 4 stars to Work/Life balance as well. Actually, we have flexible hours, but at the end of the day I work more than the regular 8 hours a day (or 40 hours a week). Management is pretty flexible when it comes to working hours and very respectful to my time and personal needs. But, you gotta love what you do, because it is very intense.

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty flexible, respectiful to my time and personal life. If I would give them an advice, I would say: keep on doing what you are doing now!


  6. Great Global Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Representative - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Representative - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at ArcelorMittal has provided a number of developmental opportunities through lateral moves, project assignments, and the Company's formal tuition reimbursement program. It is a dynamic industry with various opportunities for those who are motivated to work to attain them!
    The Company values their employees and have some of the greatest people working here. Additionally, the compensation and benefits package is unbeatable!

    Cons

    Being a global company certainly presents challenges that do not necessarily exist among small organizations. The typical challenges one would expect would be the delay in decision making and execution for certain projects.


  7. ArcelorMittal USA - Burns Harbor, IN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Automation Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Process Automation Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good to gain important experience.

    Cons

    The environment can be very dirty depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice at the moment


  8. Innovative & Progressive

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

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    While the culture varies based on your location and setting, the culture in the corporate office in Chicago is great. I get to work with colleagues that are smart and take pride in their work. There is energy around ensuring that the company remains ahead of its competitors and a clear leader in the industry not just in terms of sales but also in terms of culture, pay, benefits, etc. At the steel plants, the culture is clearly different given the nature of the job but there is still a strong level of collegiality.

    Cons

    The steel industry may not be the most appealing sector. That said- I've been impressed with all of the initiatives the company has created to encourage corporate social responsibility and sustainability. There is also a cultural shift happening as many baby boomers continue to retire and thus creating room for younger individuals. With the latter, there are naturally some challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to place an emphasis on corporate responsibility, sustainability, and staff culture and inclusivity. Doing so will ensure that you remain relevant, attract & retain top talent, and remain a leader in the industry. Look for ways to continue diversying the profile of those you hire and continually develop learning opportunities for managers to learn how to better lead their teams in order to improve retention across all sites.


  9. The Laziest Management You Will Ever See

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burns Harbor, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company if you are in the union!

    Cons

    Company promotes the stupid, lazy management


  10. Lead Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Specialist in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Lead Specialist in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good and competitive salary. Dedicated professionals. Company cares about the communities in which their offices are located. Diversity good when considered on a global perspective. Lots of places you can work if openings exist. The owner (Mr. L. Mittal) seems to be very thoughtful and wants to be innovative. The company really cares about safety - it isn't just talk. Steelworker for the future program is an excellent opportunity for 'growing' the labor force of the future. When the steel industry is doing well, bonuses are very nice. Opportunity to be a world-class leader is always in view. Our customers think highly of us. Our partnerships with our customers generate innovative solutions that help people. When plants are closed, they make a genuine effort to relocate all workers impacted.

    Cons

    The steel industry itself has cyclical challenges that cause concern regularly on your future employment. Diversity in the US is not really very good in management and salaried positions. College recruiting in US is very restrictive. Good candidates are missed because they aren't from certain schools. My observation has been that Performance Evaluation is executed in a manner which demotivates staff rather than helps them grow. The opinions of the professionals hired for their expertise seem to be discounted by the decision makers too frequently. Old fashioned policies about work schedules seems to be the norm - no part time for salaried staff, work from home discouraged, etc.

    Advice to Management

    If you evaluate or measure the success of the GEDP (Performance Evaluation) process, you would find that forcing lower ratings has NOT produced more quality as you claim. Rather, good employees have left. Global diversity statistics make you think diversity within the US is good when it is not. A serious look at your US diversity will show that you are declining rather than improving. The US policies are out of step with the world. Part time, job sharing and work from home opportunities would make many of your employees more productive. Listen more to the people who are the doing the work.


  11. Great learning experience , environment is a concern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Automation Engineer in East Chicago, IN
    Former Intern - Process Automation Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As an Intern, I had a mentor assigned to work as a my daily manager. He helped me get adjusted work through parts of my project, and also taught me about the organization.

    Most coworkers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The manufacturing environment was a bit overwhelming. There are lots of machinery and trucks moving about the mill. Constant vigilance is a must to ensure self safety.

    Advice to Management

    Teaming the interns would be nice socially, however, more out of work intern projects could help with that as well.

    ArcelorMittal USA Response

    May 14, 2015Representative - Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback. I cannot agree more with your statement that “constant vigilance is a must to ensure self safety.” ArcelorMittal believes that everyone has a continuous role to play in ... More



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