United States Steel

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not for everyone. if you can handle the crazy hours and swing shift and being forced to work over time. you'll make $

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Current Employee - Utility Worker Zug Island  in  Delray, MI
Current Employee - Utility Worker Zug Island in Delray, MI

Pros

money,medical,incentives bonus, zug island view of the detroit river, you can work as many hours as you want for the most part.

Cons

swing shift on zug island for sure and some of main plant,7 days 7 afternoons 7 midnights will fire you in a heart beat and wont look back, paid every two weeks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop forcing people over, fix the payroll issues so i don't have to fight to get the right hours on my check. after i busted my ass all week

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regretting my 3 years spent here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    There are good benefits options available to you.
    Many of your co-workers will be competent and nice people (but be careful of those trying to get ahead here)

    Cons

    This could be a terrifyingly long list, but I will try to keep it succinct.
    Incompetency is a watch word at this company. You have some managers who would actually be effective, but are forced into incompetency often and most are just plain incompetent but are connected so get the management job here. Most managers at this company (whether plant or corporate) get their job because they politicked their way into it.
    You will not ever be recognized for a job well-done, being competent, thinking outside the box or trying to innovate.
    You will be hired to do a job and will quickly find yourself re-tasked and re-tasked while still being responsible for what you were actually hired for. They will bury you in an avalanche of useless busy work, and then chastise you for not getting the important tasks of the job you were hired to do done. Even when you tell them you are falling behind and the reasons why. They don't care- you're just supposed to work more hours (anticipate a minimum of a 10 hour day). You will not have a life if you work for them.
    You will fight constant "emergencies" until you are dead inside and no longer able to actually detect a real emergency. The fake "emergencies" will be the result of incompetence or sheer overworking of someone competent until they finally drop one of the many things they are juggling. There is a lot of hurry up and wait at this company, and woe be unto you if you don't like that and attempt to change it. Every emergency is also based on it being a "safety issue". Because Safety is a watched quantity there. Except they don't actually care about safety all that much.
    USS is about the "U.S. Steel Way". They don't care if it's right or wrong- they just do it the way they've always done it. 25-40 year olds at this company frequently joke about having to do it the U.S. Steel Way in effort to keep themselves sane while working crazy hours, always being on call, and poor attempts to provide pseudo work-life balance.
    *In short, don't work here unless you have absolutely no other prospects. Don't be fooled by them and don't buy what they are selling if you interview with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation, better implementation of business processes and systems should be a focus. You have a horrible culture that immediate improvement, but I seriously doubt that you are equipped to make the necessary changes. People want to be able to come to work, do a really good job, feel they've accomplished something and leave the job at the job, unless there's a real emergency. Instead you've created an environment of hostility, passive-aggressive behavior, long & useless hours spent doing useless projects, time-wasting behavior, and total ineptitude. You will never retain younger talent, and those you do retain will slowly slip into the "U.S. Steel Way" of doing things and be completely useless entities, unless you do something to correct it now.

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    Management heavy, doesn't appreciate laborers.

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    9 to 5 job that you don't take home with you, except at annual meeting time , when you live at the office for three weeks.

    Cons

    Oppressive upper management, closed-minded, hidden, decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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