139 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

3 people found this helpful  

Don't work there if you can help it

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at United States Steel full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Many good people. Some decent perks. Salary isn't what it once was when they had a pension fund for new hires but not awful. Healthcare plan good but not what it once was either. This company is running on it's reputation from 50 years ago but it's no longer that same company and nor are the benefits.

Cons

Their management philosphy is from Andrew Carnegie's time. Most managers line of thinking is to do things the "US Steel way" or "we've always done it this way because it's the US Steel way" even if it's a completely outdated management practice or a technologically dated practice.

Human Resources is worthless. Plan on seeing them the first few days of employment and then never again.

Upper management is long on promises to individuals for the future and short on keeping them. Generally people who are promoted are either one of the "chosen few" or are related to someone in upper management (nepotism is rampant and encouraged).

The new ERP system which they've been working on for many years and have spent millions of dollars on has many shortcomings and is hampering the commercial side of their business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Update management philisophy,mentality and culture to the 21st century. Treat your employee's like professionals. Lie less often, live up to what you promise more often.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for United States Steel

  1.  

    It's good...depending on where you work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -lots of perks (nice office, free food, etc,)
    -decent pay
    -no cubicles

    Cons

    -coworkers are nice, but very boring (put you to sleep boring)
    -management will try to stiff you on the salary if possible so negotiate wisely in the beginning
    -large company mentality (26 forms to buy a pencil..ok not 26 but you get the idea)
    -good old boy mentality still exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees the option to work from home 1 day per week or leave at noon on Fridays. Get involved in the Houston Community

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Watch your feet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Repair  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Repair in Gary, IN

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benifits and pay is reasonable. People who work there are great. Most coworkers are more than willing to help you out if you communicate well with them.

    Cons

    Management treats employees poorly. Poorly managed. Much waste with little accountability and too much emphasis on quantity and speed as apposed to quality and safety. A person can get in trouble for items left in personal vehicles in the parking lot so check your car often or else you will be in for an inquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use safety as a means of punishing employees, but as a tool to keep employees safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for United States Steel.

Worked for United States Steel? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.