ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated June 20, 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. The Laziest Management You Will Ever See

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (3)

    AM/NS Calvert - Be cautious!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calvert, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calvert, AL

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay was great, the best co-workers I've ever had! Good training classes/programs.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Employees that do not do their share of work and miss a lot of time are allowed to get away with it, while really good employees who work hard and never miss work take up the slack and do not get recognized for it. Too many audits after company takeover last year, and after a few months went by after the buyout the extreme changes started coming. I was harshly interrogated for two hours and then put on suspension for 3 weeks for something that I did not do and they never had proof (because it didn't exist) but lost my job anyway for "violation of company policy" but they could not tell me which policy. This all came from the corporate office and our local HR department knew nothing and could give me no information. Consulting a lawyer. The bad thing is that I absolutely loved my job and always received high reviews, never missed work, and have very high work ethic. This was devastating and out of the blue! The way this was handled is absolutely horrific!

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone and stand up for your employees who you have always trusted and know are good ethical workers!!


  3. not that great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Middletown, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Middletown, PA

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    interesting things to see on how some of the products are made. Better to see things in real life.

    Cons

    no direction / training. Everybody was too busy with their own work. Leader showed no leadership


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  5. Don 't drink the koolaid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA

    Pros

    pays well if you are experienced and can negotiate it upfront. Entry level and interns are treated very well, better than those that have been there for a few years.

    Cons

    Poor management, cares nothing about employees' personal or professional development. HR will flat out lie to you when they say you have all kinds of opportunity to move into different positions. Once you are in a department, that's where you stay. Do not disagree with management, or make suggestions, you will be labeled a problem employee and a troublemaker. Union runs the place, management has no backbone and they will not stand behind you. Sinking ship,stay away.

    Advice to Management

    No hope, this place is on its way out.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Hollywood couldn't better portray a more toxic culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burns Harbor, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Most people are genuine and do care for others. You also learn a lot about the steel industry.

    Cons

    *There is little to no room for advancement within the company, HR will tell you differently during the recruiting process (please note: they will blatantly lie about everything of importance during the recruiting process).
    *There's an exceptionally high turnover rate especially among young people due to the culture, work/life balance,etc. Most leave within 2 years.
    *Engineering receives final word on everything so tension is high and the efficiency of the material through the pipeline is poor, very poor
    *Equipment is very old and resources are scarce so no improvements have been or will be made
    *The oldest technology and methods I've ever seen, union environment so positive change is thwarted
    *Never able to accomplish anything due to bureaucracy and others circumventing implementation because they're fearful of change and/or someone else receiving praise
    *Seniority rules the day so old, obsolete methods also rule, more credibility is received as you're there longer (other manufacturing companies encourage new perspectives and company changes every 2-4 years for this very reason (new outlooks))
    *Legacy steel companies which were once rivals have all been merged so conflict is rampant
    *Old-boy network based on legacy company is also rampant, everyone else is immediately an outsider
    *Have lost money in 4 consecutive quarters

    Advice to Management

    I don't envy those who have to guide the direction of this sinking ship (down).


  7. Helpful (2)

    Accounting and Finance at ArcelorMittal USA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very little work load, typical work week 40 hours maximum and usually less than that, overall employees are all great individuals

    Cons

    no career path, incompetent managers, promotions are based solely off age (golden age is 35), lack of challenging work, consistently left in the dark by managers, average age of employee is 55 or older, turnover, especially for young employees, is very very poor,

    Advice to Management

    Management is a skill, not a line drawn in the sand that you pass when you reach a certain age. Recruit more local candidates and avoid recruiting from large universities outside of the area.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Be Careful"

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

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, work life balance, gain valuable skill sets (Note: These highly depend on where you work see below)

    Cons

    ArcelorMittal USA is a very large company with many facilities worldwide. Some of those facilities are invested in (money and people wise) while others are left to deteriorate yet the deteriorating facilities are still expected to meet very difficult goals with nothing. Unless you work in Dofasco or Burns Harbor you won't move up because that is where all the big players are. Hard work doesn't get you anywhere in certain facilities it is overlooked. When valuable employees quit work load is expected to be 'absorbed'. In fact, people will end up doing multiple disciplines of work not even remotely related to there original job description without compensation. Rewards are only given to those who are friends with management or in the 'group'. High tensions between employees at times because so many people left and weren't replaced. Fire fighting is a way of life not engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees don't ignore them. At least make a small attempt to maintain some facilities.


  9. aging workforce

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Coatesville, PA

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule , however compensation is lacking over the last few years . 401K benefits are great when compared to other companies.

    Cons

    no opportunities to advance in the engineering field. the work force is aging and majority of managers will not retire


  10. It'll do for now, but not staying long!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance( for now anyways). Seemingly steady work for now, but mills shut down all the time so who knows. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    Lazy co-workers with zero pride in their work. ZERO room for advancement. Low pay rate for experience needed to become a maintenance person here. To make a comfortable living in this area, you must work 60+ hrs/wk. No sick days.

    Advice to Management

    Figure a way to get rid of the dead weight.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Revolving Door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hammond, IN

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Job is super easy. Most analysts study during work hours. Great 401k matching and health benefits. Lots of people leave so you can move up rather quickly if you don't mind being bored out of your mind. Zero after work hours, strict 8 hour day.

    Cons

    Terribly boring if you're someone who actually wants to work and gain experience. Location sucks and they don't allow remote working. Average pay. Old school good ol boy attitude that rewards people for seniority rather than performance and they just keep breeding more mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to driven younger employees or you'll keep driving them out.



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