U.S. Steel Canada Reviews

Updated June 13, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. Terrible place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time

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

    Pros

    If you like old school heavy industry, this is definitely the place. Big machines, lots of really hot metal.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor working conditions, no recognition, crap bonuses, lots of top-down decisions from Seattle

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what can save you at this point. It's a pretty terrible place to work.


  7. Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Steel Canada full-time

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

    Pros

    Day to day work is bearable, good crews to work with. Some managers know what they are doing, others are completely lost.

    Cons

    VERY DIRTY. Dust everywhere, smoke and fumes, toxic gases. It's the steel industry after all, its impossible to keep the place clean. Management is horrendous, the company is near bankrupt and they continue to waste money left right and center, and cite wages, benefits and pension deficits as the cause. Lockouts at every contract, rumors of being sold, bad management (mostly, there are exceptions to this) make it a last resort option.

    Advice to Management

    They need more experience and should involve hourly workers in the planning of maintenance outages, as they are the ones working intimately with equipment. Management needs to understand the meaning of "Measure twice, cut once.", as they continuously do jobs the cheap way only to do them the right way when the former doesn't work.


  8. desperate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Steel Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The employees make the company. Wonderful coworkers and sense of community

    Cons

    No company stability. Lurches from crisis to crisis. Culture of fear. Depressing environment


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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