ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
89 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, good learning opportunity (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Management is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Very little to no opportunity for career advancement for non-Operations, non-engineering support staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fulfiling

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good internship program. Given a chance to do meaningful work and present to people that matter at the end of the summer.

    Cons

    Not the most exciting industry. Only $15 an hour for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smart people, but aging. Seems like a rapid move up the food chain is unlikely, even if you're smarter than the rest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not too bad.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Burns Harbor, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Work and Life Balance

    Cons

    There could be better pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was okay while it lasted, but I'm happy to be gone.

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    Former Employee - Operating Technician  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Employee - Operating Technician in Burns Harbor, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are a large enough company that it is possible to move around between departments.

    Cons

    The company itself doesn't value its employees, their time, or their efforts. There is never enough money to make the upgrades necessary to the equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company with Legacy issues

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid compensation at entry level, good benefits including medical & dental, 401k match, and bonus structure. Also tuition reimbursement with 2 years commitment after completion. High value responsibilities at early stages depending on manager. Opportunities available as older generations start to retire at a quicker pace.

    Cons

    Legacy systems have trouble integrating. Old ideals - trouble with implementing new ways of thinking. Vacation progression very slow (2 weeks starting, 3 wks after 5 years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve work environment and try to catch up with changing times as far as work-life balance. Vacation could be much more progressive.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    diverse

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn and grow. Each location has it's own culture.

    Cons

    takes time to advance and there are no clear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good because you learn a lot each day about business systems and terms

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working inside a office and going out into the mill working with business partners

    Cons

    If you work in accounting the financial close will take up all your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees knowledgeable on how the come is doing financially,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Potential

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here are extremely smart and show a great deal of ingenuity. The work was challenging and working in the steel industry was very interesting and fun. The pay was average and I would say the benefits were slightly above average.

    Cons

    On multiple occasions politics superseded long term solution building and a reduction of moral. This combined with unclear career paths made new hire retention difficult. For the amount of time spent in East Chicago it would have been nice if the buildings included other amenities like a common place to eat or somewhere to exercise. East Chicago is not always the most hospitable place to find places to go out doors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great employer that allowed for

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Riverdale, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Riverdale, IL

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at a smaller ArcelorMittal facility, which made project implementation and improvements much easier, and also allowed me to have direct influence over HSE decisions. There was less bureaucracy, and I had a direct line to plant management, and was able to form good relationships with the bargaining unit workforce.

    Cons

    There was limited funding directed to our facility, which required you to get creative with money spent, or devise revenue practices. This could also be viewed as a bonus, as it actually allowed us to implement more recycling/reuse programs to generate revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were a few managers who were dead weight and needed to be changed.
    Also, those managers who were great at their jobs were rewarded by picking up the slack for the managers who didn't do their own jobs properly. It is sure to cause burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Internship, stay clear of these rats

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Burns Harbor, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Engineers in the plant are all very smart and willing to help you. They are friendly and work on some pretty cool projects with you. Even middle management is friendly and willing to reach out to you for help and assistance on projects.

    Cons

    HR is a bunch of lying rats. The turnover rate in their associate engineer program is astonishing and instead of looking at themselves as the problem they simply blame certain schools they recruit from. Everyone hates their jobs, the long hours, being on call 24/7 and the locations are in the middle of nowhere. Wasted a summer with this company. The union guys are stubborn and don't care what management has to say. They've been doing their jobs for 40 years and think they know everything. Every department blames another and no one is on the same page. Place is dangerous; I got emails almost every week about someone dying in some AM plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Quit. Move on. Let some young blood flow through the company. The old guys running the show are washed up and way too into the politics of who is going to be the next plant manager. Big deal, grow up and do your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have worked here for the last 40 years. We have gone through many changes. I should have at least 4 more years left.

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    Current Employee - Mechanic Welder/Administrative  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanic Welder/Administrative in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work has been steady for the last 40 years for me. Started as a mechanic than a mechanic welder now in administrative position the last 5 years.

    Cons

    More money has to be spent on keeping this place running. I really think that upper management is not keeping Lakshmi Mittal informed. I find it hard to believe he doesn't know what really is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell Lakshmi what condition his investment is really in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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