ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Excellent work-life balance, good benefits, and great co-workers (in 5 reviews)

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

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

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  1. AM/NS Calvert - Be cautious!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Engineering Internship, stay clear of these rats

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

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (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
  3. not that great

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    Former Employee - Intern in Middletown, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Middletown, PA

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA part-time (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
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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 ManagementAdvice

    No hope, this place is on its way out.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Hollywood couldn't better portray a more toxic culture.

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    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)

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Accounting and Finance at ArcelorMittal USA

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    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)

    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. Process Automation Engineer intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I didnt like it working over there

    Cons

    safety, it is really dangerous to work over there

    Approves of CEO
  9. aging workforce

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Coatesville, PA

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11. Revolving Door

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    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)

    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

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