Severstal North America

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Young and hopeful, but jaded forever

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI
Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI

I have been working at Severstal North America

Pros

401k, great healthcare benefits, great group of people to work alongside

Cons

incompetence of upper management is enough to make you re-evaluate where you are heading in life. HR department is like a mute child giving directions to blind, deaf man. It is pretty ridiculous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you notice a fleeting change in your workforce, don't just throw money to bring others in to fix your boo. Instead spend that money and time to focus on your employees needs and what it takes to motivate those remaining to move forward. Don't let the motivate become distracted by politics and foolishness, inspire loyalty. If you gain their trust that will stay, if you lose it, you will lose them.

Doesn't Recommend
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    OK, better then being unemployed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Severstal North America

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours, Company has proven a solid investment plan and continues the invest in the operations that show profitability and it's better then being unemployed!!

    Cons

    Steel mill, hot, cold, dirty. Still have wark to do in streamlining the mid level managers, retirng the old timers that are holding the younger employees back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still need to retire a few more old timers to continue the progression of the company towards world class operations.

    Approves of CEO
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    Can be challenging and rewarding at times, but the overall grind burns you out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Severstal North America

    Pros

    The company recently went through a billion dollar upgrade, and is in the process of building a new tandem mill so they are committed to the Dearborn facility. The job can be challenging at times, and when a problem is resolved it can be very rewarding. The position is salary plus overtime so you are compensated for additional hours worked.

    Cons

    The facility runs 24/7 365 and most salaried production people are always on call. Works are expected to answer their phones all hours of the day and night to help resolve issues. This can become very overwhelming and lead to burnout. The base salaries are on the low side, and if overtime is cut you are still expected to work the necessary hours to complete the job. A new incentive plan we recently introduced, but it is very convoluted and management likes to change the targets and actual numbers. The company always talks about safety and protecting the environment, but many times their actions are 180 degrees from what they say. Production and equipment and more important than the people.
    The work environment is poisonous . It seems no one is happy working at Severstal, and in the eyes of the workers the future is not looking bright. Less people and more production. With less people maintenance has suffered and the use of contractors has skyrocketed. There is a statement in the locker room stating good employees are self motivated.....the job of the company is to not demotivate them. Severstal has done the latter. The company depends on 10% of the workforce to do 90% of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. It seems there is a large disconnect between the workers and management. If you are going to have these town hall type meetings where you are there to answer questions and listen to peoples' concerns it would be nice if you did anything with the problems people bring up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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