BlueScope Steel Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Career Opportunities

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    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)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time

    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!

    No opinion of CEO
  3. Slow Movers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time

    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
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  5. 2 people 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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

    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
  7. Good environment

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

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel

    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
  8. 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

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

    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
  9. 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

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel

    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
  10. Worked for 4 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlueScope Steel

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Interesting and challenging work, great people, good salary but a difficult time for the industry

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wollongong (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wollongong (Australia)

    I have been working at BlueScope Steel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Life work balance, good salary, interesting challenging work

    Cons

    The steel industry is struggling although there are some signs of improvement. This has resulted in a lot of cutbacks and morale is low (people waiting for a redundancy). High average age also make promotion difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that when the steel industry improves (which it is) value adding staff are recruited to advantage of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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