ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 79 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey

Mike Rippey

(45 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Engineering Internship, stay clear of these rats

    Mechanical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Burns Harbor, IN

    ProsEngineers 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.

    ConsHR 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 Senior ManagementRetire. 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not that great

    Intern (Former Employee) Middletown, PA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Don 't drink the koolaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospays 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.

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementNo hope, this place is on its way out.

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    Hollywood couldn't better portray a more toxic culture.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Burns Harbor, IN

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Foreman at Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada

    Foreman At Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada (Current Employee) Fermont, QC (Canada)

    ProsJust the Salary. Nothing at all

    ConsManagement is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't do worse

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accounting and Finance at ArcelorMittal USA

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

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

    Consno 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Maintenance (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

    ConsLazy 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 Senior ManagementFigure a way to get rid of the dead weight.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Revolving Door

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Hammond, IN

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsTerribly 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 Senior ManagementListen to driven younger employees or you'll keep driving them out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great engineers, terrible plant management

    Operations Technology Engineer (Current Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsLarge, 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.

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementTry to do what is best for the company rather than what is best for your career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Operating Technician (Former Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsPay 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your people skills, since that is a major part of being a manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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