ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
86 Reviews
3.4
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ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry (in 7 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Internship, stay clear of these rats

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    not that great

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

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    No hope, this place is on its way out.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hollywood couldn't better portray a more toxic culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Foreman at Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Foreman At Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada  in  Fermont, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Foreman At Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada in Fermont, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Just the Salary. Nothing at all

    Cons

    Management is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't do worse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accounting and Finance at ArcelorMittal USA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure a way to get rid of the dead weight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Revolving Door

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hammond, IN

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great engineers, terrible plant management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Technology Engineer  in  East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Technology Engineer in East Chicago, IN

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large, global company with great resources
    Dynamic work environment
    Great technical engineers at 80HSM Indiana Harbor East
    You can do anything you want and work on any problem you want. No one cares.

    Cons

    Senior plant management is not well educated
    Promotions are based more on who you know rather than performance reviews
    Subjective ratings rather than objective ratings
    Try to make friends if you want to get ahead. Being a valuable contributor is not important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do what is best for the company rather than what is best for your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    You will work 50 different schedules to compensate for the inefficient production, so you have no life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operating Technician  in  East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Operating Technician in East Chicago, IN

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair and there is some incentive, although that too is not done the right way always either. Company paid medical, but the network not that good in my opinion

    Cons

    They will not be honest with you about safety and other critical issues about the job. They don't care about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your people skills, since that is a major part of being a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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