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Wish I hadn't taken their job offer 4 years ago

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Current Employee - Unsatisfied Member of Low-level Management in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Unsatisfied Member of Low-level Management in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

• Salary and benefits are very competitive.
• There are many hard-working, talented individuals you will work with (at least temporarily)

Cons

• Management at this company is outdated and frequently filled with micro-managers. The exception may be Mario Longhi who is a relatively recent addition to the executive level and might move this company out of 1901 or 1970 (depends upon where you are in the vast reaches of the company)
• Poor Communication on all levels
• Terrible business processes and zero interest in reviewing or making changes
• They do not reward or promote based on talent- it's based on nepotism or becoming a favorite of someone already in management.
    o Also depending upon where you work in the corporation you can forget a promotion if you are female- there are currently two departments that have absolutely zero female members of management. There's a pool of female applicants that put to shame the males hired to replace management members that have left or been promoted. And management didn't listen to lower members of managment to reward some of these talented womend. One woman was even offered a position and had it taken away before anything was officially announced due to "the need to have additional applicants for review" (a well-connected guy from the plant with 0 experience in our particular focus was choosen over her for a management position).
• They are working on improving technology and remote work capabilities, however, like all things at this company it's at a snail's pace and poorly implemented.
• I could give a full dissertation on their inability to implement organizational change, but let it suffice to say they are incompetent at it, despite paying billions of dollars to consultants over the years to improve.
• The USS culture continually serves to tow the company line intended to make the current levels of mid and upper management look better than they are. Lord help you if you are very efficient, capable, have a number of degrees in your field and want tell the truth (nicely) about the problems facing the corporation in an earnest attempt to help improve it. You'll get your hand slapped faster than you can blink and once you are on someone's list you can forget about upward mobility.
• In regards to upward mobility- there isn't much currently and not likely to be for another 5-10 years.
• There’s a lot of inefficiency, and time-wasting tasks are commonplace in this environment
• There is relatively high turn-around for younger, talented workers, mainly because no one wants to stick around under the above conditions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

USS is in desperate need of young talent and less management (at least at the corporate level).
Management levels in my area expanded rapidly despite zero need for them. Large portions of the management I've encountered are incompetent and/or outmoded.
This company needs to modernize, review its business processes and do it without their current lackluster approach to change.
I fear you will find USS falling far behind its competitors in the coming years with little decent talent base remaining to continue as a Steel giant if you don't make some serious changes.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Management is still in the 1800's

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    Former Employee - Process Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Process Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, close to home.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, salaries based on how long you've been there not hard work. Management treats employees very poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, interact with them occassionally rather than making them feel inferior. Show occassional appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    General Review of U.S. Steel Texas Operations

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Lone Star, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Lone Star, TX

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and fairly competitve pay.

    Cons

    Horrible scheduling. The most terrible scheduling of anyplace I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from otber companies, that a good schedule makes for happier employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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