U.S. Steel Canada Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
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  1. US Steel Great Lakes Works

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    Former Employee - Day Turn Operating Manager in Ecorse, MI
    Former Employee - Day Turn Operating Manager in Ecorse, MI

    I worked at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company very fair and stuck behind its people.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and be safe. Don't do stupid things that are unsafe.

  2. Good start for young proffesionals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of opportunity for continued learning and lateral movement. Good opportunity for recent graduates looking to get their foot in the door.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of Canadian future, lack of senior management support. Not conducive to continuing development, very "old-school" mentality. Dirty and dated work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to continuous improvement projects lead by all team members. Focus on challenging and developing new employees to keep them engaged.

  3. ok place to work

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

    I worked at U.S. Steel Canada

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and access to latest tech

    Cons

    Poor benefits long work hours

    Advice to Management

    reward talent than seniority and tenure

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  5. Hate it

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Money and decent benefits. Everybody here is old so the opportunity to move up soon is there if you want it.

    Cons

    You will not have a life unless your life is steel. You miss birthdays, graduations, holidays, weddings, funerals, and your life.

    Micromanagement is key. Expect a lot of yelling and a little bit of understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the employees are not just numbers or robots. Stop using safety as a reason to get everyone to cower in fear of their jobs.

  6. A Canadian subsidiary with little control of its own destiny.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Steel Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, an easy commute and free parking.

    Cons

    Years of outsourcing and downsizing caused little opportunity for people with technical expertise, but created management opportunities for administrators with no particular skill, or creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the company down the street to learn how to make money by investing in people and equipment and focus on maximizing the upside of quality and productivity, rather than the downside where employees are seen as a long term liability.

  7. heavy life truck oporator

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    Current Contractor - Tow Motor Operator in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Tow Motor Operator in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was a summer student job and it was very exciting to be able to work on a 2+ million dollar piece of equipment. The time off was minimal due to being a summer student. The pay was around 26/hr.

    Cons

    12 hours night shifts
    Relief would not come on time
    Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. I appreciated their concerns for safety

    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Us steel had competitive salary and bonus'

    Cons

    Had to retire before my years were up because of recession

    Advice to Management

    buy canadian made products

  9. Spend almost as much time locked out as working.

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    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent money and benefits when the place isn't shut down due to labour (union) issues. Company is very serious about safety and procedures.

    Cons

    Horrible labour relations. Filthy, loud and dangerous jobs in the actual manufaturing areas. Use the place to get work experience and run away after the first time you get laid off or locked out. Advancement opportunities very limited, you will stay in the job you get hired for for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter what I might say since nobody in Canada is in charge of anything anyway.

  10. STAY AWAY FROM

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    Current Employee - Head Operator in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Head Operator in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with for the most part. Some supervisors are fine, others are idiots.

    Cons

    Look forward to lock outs at the end of each contract, company only cares about themselves. Some supervisors only care about themselves and will screw over anybody to get the job done. Sacrifice the worker for the companies best interest

    Advice to Management

    A little bit of kindness goes a long way, people just want to be treated fairly and with a little respect

  11. Interesting times

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist
    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different technologies, many opportunities to learn - you need to be self motivated but if you are the opportunities are there. Aging workforce means younger workers have opportunities for significant advancement within a 3 -10 year period. Many tech upgrades planned or underway

    Cons

    heavy bureaucracy, at times painfully slow response to needed change, internal culture promotes risk aversion, low morale. Significant advancement comes at a heavy price to personal life

    Advice to Management

    Empower your managers to manage. Remove roadblocks to accomplishing necessary changes rapidly. New CEO is attempting to refocus priorities on profit margins - pay attention to him.

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