Severstal North America

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Severstal North America Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
28 Reviews
2.7
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people to work with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Severstal North America

    Pros

    people, incentive structure, flex time

    Cons

    Work-life balance, at times the workload can be very demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incompetent people are running this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Severstal North America (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was really nothing good about this company and this job. The bosses were not helpful, some lacked proper education for the positions they held.

    Cons

    Only 2 weeks of vacations, with no sick time, especially difficult for pregnant employees. The people who were performing the onboarding were not helpful and almost seem jealous of the new employees.
    Promotions were given to friends, and there were very little opportunity to advance.
    Management lied about the importance of positions, and some were cut shortly after assuming them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Severstal North America as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice here

    Cons

    being sold so there is not much to say now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love my crew, hate upper management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Severstal North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work directly with some great people, we care about our jobs and productivity, since our incentive is tied to our pay. Direct supervision is acceptable. I work in maintenance.

    Cons

    Our direct supervisors are ok. Everyone above them is arrogant and has little understanding of what it takes to keep equipment running and in good condition. They have no idea what jobs entail, what is needed, or how many people it takes to accomplish it quickly and safely. Always trying to do too much with too little, and being hypocritical about their own safety rules while trying to accomplish anything that hinders production. We've had more serious injuries since Severstal became the owner. They blame anyone but themselves, when the problems are a direct result of their poor management skills. Running equipment into the ground, then expecting miracles is not good preventative maintenance. They are losing tradespeople in droves. Department heads who should be fired are just transferred to other departments to mismanage those areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for your workers. They know their jobs, listen to their concerns. Stop being so arrogant. To the CEO- take a harder look at what is going on at the Dearborn mill. You are losing maintenance people- find out why. Take a close look at your upper management. Find out who is effective and who isn't. Severstal could be so much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Severstal North America is developing into a first class steel producer as it recruits qualified, talented people.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Severstal North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Severstal North America in both Columbus, Mississippi and Dearborn, Michigan is recruiting strategy-oriented top management and a talented workforce to operate its billion dollar investment in state-of-the-art equipment.

    Cons

    Severstal North America has growing pains in estsblishing a culture of producing the highest quality products, as promised to the customer, at a reasonable price and lowest cost. It may take some time to become the "best of the best."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue driving towards becoming a premiere steel manufacturer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Severstal North America

    Pros

    Good Pay and compensation for entry level

    Cons

    Gloomy work environment, dark and quite

  8.  

    Good people, not very good systems

    Former Employee - Transportation Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Transportation Intern in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Severstal North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people who are usually happy and willing to help out.

    Cons

    Systems were dated and were rarely useful.

  9.  

    had enough, ready to leave

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Severstal North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the pay is great over in Shafter court, as is the bonus system if you are part of that.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by the Russian name! This company is a major hive for the American Detroit boys club. I've never seen such team work (if only they could apply it to steel production!) Even some in the personnel department partake in the harassment. Male or female, if you don't stand with the boys club, you stand against it. They spent way too much time on hateful gossip. I've already seen one woman harnessed to the point of leaving, I am going soon and I know of two others who have changed groups in an attempt to hold onto employment. Honestly, it's not worth the money they are trying to pay you....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management still seems powerless to change the culture. Glad you were able to turn a profit, sorry that you have been unable to get rid of the hostel work environment. Your fighting a losing battle and the Detroit boys club knows it. : (

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Welcoming group of people, great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Severstal North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Treated with respect
    Great working enviornment
    Good pay
    People always willing to help
    Great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Some negativity within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Severstal North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging work environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Ever changing management, no leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on the job not the perks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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