BlueScope Steel

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BlueScope Steel Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
20 Reviews

3.8
20 Reviews
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    Career Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    -Safety is a priority;
    -Great benefits;
    -Good people to work with and work for;
    -Several career opportunities;
    -Corporate environment that allows for work-life balance

    Cons

    You have to develop the right contacts and relationships within the company in order to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Slow Movers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, family friendly: I can commit to any kids activity.

    Cons

    Slow movers, nearly 6 years behind mainstream industry (tech wise)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure human resources understands the idea of mobility and their role in providing information for employee's achieving it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completely and solely profit driven, less emphasis on customer service/satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Can make good money if you are commited and work with the right people.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for women to get into mgmt positions, short term focus, decisions seem to be made a quarter at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, my current employer is benefiting from your bad decisions, lol.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great review...laid off a month later

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, opportunity for travel, some people seemed to have a lot of access to promotions. Tuition reimbursement was excellent.

    Cons

    Bluescope is completely numbers driven organization. When the company had one bad quarter, 300 people were cut. Everything there was about maintaining stock price, no long-term thinking at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training, respect the employees, and provide long term value to shareholders rather than using lazy tricks to satisfy commission driven analysts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good environment

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    It has best work environment. It has balanced work load. They have good management and some very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    This is after all a manufacturing company and recently there has been lots of plant close and layoffs but some of the work is being outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not outsource technical job related work and do not let people go due to short term dip in the revenue

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    BlueScope Steel : A Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Power Equipment Operator  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Power Equipment Operator in Saint Joseph, MO

    Pros

    Extreme professionalism, very employee safety minded, tops in it's field, This is a growing business and shows evidence of continual growth and security.

    Cons

    Due to seasonal peaks of production, overtime is abundant during periods of personal family activity outside of the workplace thus limiting quality family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better arrange work load to lessen having to work on holiday weekends thus promoting more quality time with family.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good place to work. Volatile industry.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Full of professionals, no cliques, useless gossip, etc. Enjoyable work for a finance professional. Executive team top notch.

    Cons

    Industry is volatile - highs and lows. Not much to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent even when the going gets tough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Place I have ever worked - I stayed for 16 years.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Fantastic safety culture, not just lip service.
    Great career development but it does take a while to get noticed.
    Wages and conditions excellent but hve dropped off in post GFC world.

    Cons

    redundancies and restructure is a common divide of teams and businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to save a fantastic Australian company, I hope that you have enogh talent left to make it a reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company to work for and now back on track

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Strong operationally as well as safety first attitude to everyone that has contact with the organisation. Hard working team has lifted the company from a difficult and challenging global downturn. Pay is at the upper end of the scale.

    Cons

    To a degree the focus on cost control over the long term is a drain on morale and best practice. As with many company's dealing swiftly with underperfomers can be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in turning the company around and open the door to good people even if a few extra dollars is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rich experiences in coated steel business

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    Pros

    A fantastic company to work for

    Cons

    Steel business is volatile because of price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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