United States Steel
2.7 of 5 109 reviews
www.ussteel.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

United States Steel Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.7 109 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

United States Steel Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Surma Jr.

John P. Surma Jr.

(57 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Top notch benefits, good pay, good bosses if you are in the right department and division"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma"
    in 10 reviews
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Management is still in the 1800's

Process Associate (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at United States Steel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice benefits, close to home.

ConsNo room for advancement, salaries based on how long you've been there not hard work. Management treats employees very poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, interact with them occassionally rather than making them feel inferior. Show occassional appreciation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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General Review of U.S. Steel Texas Operations

Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Former Employee)
Lone Star, TX

I worked at United States Steel full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent benefits, and fairly competitve pay.

ConsHorrible scheduling. The most terrible scheduling of anyplace I've ever worked.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from otber companies, that a good schedule makes for happier employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, fascinating process, poor leadership.

Shift Manager (Current Employee)
Granite City, IL

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsPeople seem to have an overall respect for one another as long as efforts are made to do what is expected. I really enjoy the process and am continually fascinated by the equipment.

ConsLeadership at this facility is lacking. I personally prefer leaders that provide a clear vision as to where we need to be and a clear desciption of the current status.....

Advice to Senior ManagementGive people a purpose and goal. Too many people here for a paycheck only and to stay out of trouble.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wish I never would have come....

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsGood benefits, including Pension and excellent company match. Medical, dental, vision, and the cost to the employee is not bad.

ConsMicro-managing manager level employees with multiple degrees
Zero flexibility
No such thing as work-life balance
Force you to eat lunch at the cafeteria because nothing else is around
Terrible work culture
Expect people to dedicate lives to job with very little in return
Very condescending management-believe you have to yell and fight to get anything accomplished
Talks down to union employees
Management feels the need to yell at everyone
Very behind times with work-life balance (no flexible time, telecommuting, alternative schedules)
Doesn't understand why anyone would ever want to leave company (most employees have been here at least 15 years).

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times!!! Offer more in terms of work-life balance. Don't expect work to be someone's life, many people work very long hours and shift for very little in return. Stop yelling at employees over minor issues and insisting that there is someone to blame other than yourself. Yelling accomplishes little and people tone you out eventually.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Like having a life? Don't work here.

Tin Production Worker (Current Employee)
Gary, IN

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsVery good health benefits, pension plan, and good pay. Also offer a 401k plan, with no company matching though. Nothing else really to speak of.

ConsShift work, no family life.
Can be scheduled anywhere from 8-16 hour shifts at management's discretion.
Zero tolerance attendance policy is ridiculous.
Management always says it has the right to schedule us as needed. Hope you don't ever want to make plans!
Never knowing what your schedule will be for the following week till 2 days before it starts.
Very hostile environment from management, always using fear and intimidation.
Doing anything they don't like results in a write up.
Don't maintain equipment, but will spend money to paint everything but not fix any issues the production lines have.
Safety is preached but is a complete joke. It is also a burden because some of it is just redundant and unnecessary. Often it is used against an employee as well.
Accidents do happen U.S.Steel, not everything was because of a failure to recognize a hazard, that's not the basis for every accident that happens. "Employee was unaware of their surrounding." That's one the company loves to throw around as their fall back reason anytime they can't figure out a reason to directly blame the persons involved.
Union and management relationship is not good.
Too many good workers get treated unfairly while the one's who are worthless and sit around and do nothing for full turns or sleep get away with it constantly.
Unless your an upper management, you will get treated like dirt.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring totally incompetent workers and managers. And try to treat employees like human beings, not robots. Happy employees are much more productive then those who are in constant fear of losing their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good

Research Engineer (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsGood benefit in the area. Nice working environment.

ConsA lot of traveling. Need balance with family.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication with employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rust Belt Oldie Still a Goodie

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsUS Steel is an old company. Founded in the 1890s, it is still holding its own. It has a service center where the sclerotic upper management has its H1-B visa holders attempt to update its technology in a rather haphazard way.

ConsIf you ilke abuse, condescension, low wages, and the like, then this is the place for you! If you like to feel alienated from the intellectual products of the hours spent from your life, work here.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should stop being abusive and condescending to people with multiple master's degrees. Technical management should be more aware of recent developments in software engineering management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Benefits and Decent Pay, Very Limited Promotion Opportunities

Account Representative (Former Employee)
Troy, MI

I worked at United States Steel

ProsBenefits, Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, Mobility

ConsLack of advancement, volatile industry

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Boring and Slow

Analyst (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsFlexible Hours Free Parking Decent hardware

ConsBoring, lack of exciting work
Everything moves slow.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to give more people an opportunity to learn new things. Things move at a snail's pace around the office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What exactly did I sign up for?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fairfield, AL

I have been working at United States Steel

ProsThe wages are descent and the benefits are good and paid for. There is really no hard job plant wide.

ConsTerrible environment , terrible management , anytime someone calls off you get stuck working a 16 hour shift to cover for them, no unity in union and swing shift.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts not 1950 Wives work too and people have families . And learn how to talk to your employees they are what makes the company go round.

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