Severstal Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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Severstal CEO and Director Alexey A. Mordashov
Alexey A. Mordashov
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  1. Severstal NA

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sparrows Point, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sparrows Point, MD

    I worked at Severstal full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in US to work for excluding executive management - still trying to do business as if they were in Russia

    Cons

    Corporate wants to control everything, micromanagement at a corporate level. Upper management and some supervisors are trying to run the company as if in Russia.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work for you.


  2. Nepotism

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    Current Employee - Too Many to Count and One Sorry Paycheck in Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - Too Many to Count and One Sorry Paycheck in Columbus, MS

    I have been working at Severstal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Severstal has no effective management. They gave up trying to be Nucor and started reinventing the wheel. Poorly. It was a great place to work until the Russians bought them. You can succeed beyond your wildest dreams out there if you can do one of these things, A) Be born or related, doing or married to someone important out there. If you don't know who is important, just look at the top of the hill. Everyone down the hill, not important. B) Be Indian. Lately, they only hire green card Indians to high paying jobs C) Be an outside contractor.

    Cons

    Nepotism, low white collar pay, no management, no educational opportunities, no privacy, no trust, no pioneering spirit, no ambition, russians, horrible industry recognition, horrible insurance and the pennypinchers screwing employee stockholders.

    Advice to Management

    Kill Yourselves.


  3. "Old-school" corporate culture and management.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Severstal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for horizontal growth working in different functions and at different locations. Good compensation, but depends on the position: highly skewed towards top-management.

    Cons

    Unhealthy competition within units and between units. Authoritative style of leadership on all levels.

    Advice to Management

    The company will not become a global leader (culture, scope of operations) with the current authoritative management style of C-level execs. This problem trickles down all the way from the CEO to the line managers.


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  5. It was a good overall experience, was lucky with my boss

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Severstal full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work - life balance; interesting projects; can study foreign language and company will cover 50% of the cost

    Cons

    not many opportunities for personal growth; salary increase - only indexation which was very small



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