BlueScope Steel Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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BlueScope Steel Managing Director and CEO Paul O'Malley
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  1. Career Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  2. Health benefits are poor and cost to employee is ridiculous!

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seems like an nice medium size company to work for.

    Cons

    I considered accepting a job here. But when you have to pay $367 per month for TWO people, for insurance with LOW reimbursements, they aren't worth considering. I only pay $110 for BETTER coverage at my current job. I will stay on the KS side. At least there I don't have to pay $1K a year in KCMO earning tax, or MO's higher income tax. Not to mention the long commute. I would have to make $14K more than I make now just to break even. Their 401k is good, but not as good as I have now. I guess I will stay put!


  3. Slow Movers

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

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at BlueScope Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great review...laid off a month later

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Good environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    BlueScope Steel : A Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Equipment Operator in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Power Equipment Operator in Saint Joseph, MO

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  9. Good place to work. Volatile industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Retain talent even when the going gets tough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people, limited growth and bureaucratic

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

    I worked at BlueScope Steel full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People at Bluescope are generally good to work with. A LOT of employees have been in the company a long time so know the place backwards. Great place if you are patient for promotion. Pay can be misleading during offer if you think it will be an accurate measure of your job responsibility i.e. it is high compared to expectations around decision making in other businesses

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - especially HR. Very few people in HR in Bluescope have worked anywhere else so pretty limited view points of the world and no strong desire for change. Lack of HR flexibility and transparency. Career progression is limited and people will typically leave for promotion. Turnover in senior roles very low so opportunities don't come up often. it is manufacturing centric so you have to sell what ever gets made.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to be more serious about diversity and not just gender. HR team needs some diversity in experiences outside bluescope. Current HR practices are fairly archaic and patronising of employees.


  11. Worked for 4 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

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

    Pros

    There are good quality transactions and wide range of different jobs available. Generally people are friendly. There is a large mix of experience. The level of compensation is around market average. Bonuses are not possible at the moment given the financial status of the company.

    Cons

    Work life balance is average, there is no opportunity for flexible working arrangements even in exceptional cases. There is little diversity. Office culture is generally friendly and collaborative. Opportunity for promotion are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Need more succession planning and better communication with employees. A real commitment to diversity needs to be made to ensure higher efficiency and value of long term employees, particularly women with young children (this is a temporary state). Executive management very good. lower levels of management not so good.



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