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United States Steel Reviews in Gary, IN

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
139 Reviews

2.8
139 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 21 reviews)

  • Salary good regular, overtime pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok if you like hours

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician  in  Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Gary, IN

    Pros

    $$$$ good benefits, union job

    Cons

    Hours, time away from family irreplacable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay, long hours, biased management

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    Current Employee - Eot Crane Operator  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Eot Crane Operator in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Decent pay if you are willing to work a lot of overtime, most positions come with bonuses

    Cons

    Difficult to move up or around within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fair and they will work harder and be more productive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good salary and money to be made but the management are very manipulative

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    Current Employee - Union Steelworker  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Union Steelworker in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Salary good regular, overtime pay and benefits

    Cons

    Discrimination and bullying are the norm. You cross a management person in power, you are a target forever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave people alone. Not everyone is a square peg that will fit into a square hole. Money isn't everything and not everyone will accept your bullying or manipulation!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top to bottom organization with easy jobs with the exception of working in a dangerous environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Top notch benefits, good pay, good bosses if you are in the right department and division.

    Cons

    varying hours, repetitiveness of work, no upward mobility that I have seen, no chance of overtime where I work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more recognition of hard working employees, make people from their own line do that own lines work, fairness of giving overtime to employees is a huge thing considering favoritism is blatantly obvious

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pit Manager many years getting ready to leave. I really love my job bur hate the upper management who lie all the time.

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager II  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager II in Gary, IN

    Pros

    If you are only concerned about making money and never want to see your family get hired. Making money is the ONLY pro.

    Cons

    I am happily married but most employees are not due to forced overtime when your relief calls off which is often. Promised promotions that never happen and lies to try to fire the managers just because he/she has you do your job instead of sleeping all 8 hours and no backing from your coordinator when you do have to write up an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the business as a business and quit promoting people just because you like them or they make your golf game look better because they play well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    my 37 years at Gary Coke and Chemical

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    Former Employee - MTCE -MECHANICAL  in  Gary, IN
    Former Employee - MTCE -MECHANICAL in Gary, IN

    Pros

    great people, good union, environmentally aware

    Cons

    long hours, tough conditions, bad winters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more healthy food choices in canteens,employee idea awards program, more involvement in the city- little league, soccer league, anything for the young people of the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Well Compensated

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    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Pay, hours, vacations, profit sharing

    Cons

    Senority system of moving up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Watch your feet

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    Current Employee - Systems Repair  in  Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Repair in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Great benifits and pay is reasonable. People who work there are great. Most coworkers are more than willing to help you out if you communicate well with them.

    Cons

    Management treats employees poorly. Poorly managed. Much waste with little accountability and too much emphasis on quantity and speed as apposed to quality and safety. A person can get in trouble for items left in personal vehicles in the parking lot so check your car often or else you will be in for an inquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use safety as a means of punishing employees, but as a tool to keep employees safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worst place in the world to work not even if you are desperate

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Gary, IN

    Pros

    benefits are good but that is about all

    Cons

    These people control your life. I was in management and you had to sacrifice your life to get promoted. There were people that were promoted because they kissed butt and lived 90% of their life in the. Promotions only go to those people not whether you have experience or a degree. I have a master in electrical engineering and a Bachlors in physics and associate in accounting. They offered me peanuts to work there. I took it because job market was tough but I never stopped looking for a job. There were some people who gave their life for the mill to be promoted to the top. Really is it worth to give up your life. Once I read an article that someone was promoted because they were seen in the office in the mill on Sunday afternoons. How lame. I didn't play the game so of course I was not promoted or even reconized for my talents. Also you have live in a big house and smooch the other managers the ones that got there the same way. If you have a degree do not work here not even for the experience they degrade you, yell for no reason when you make a mistake, stab you in the back I feel that other people should know what I did not before going in there is more jobs out there than USX

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life. There is no life balance that makes a good employee and stop promoting people that have no experience and no education. I feel like any other company that your talent is reconized but not USX. There are no career opportunities for great employees. Have values and morals and treat people like human beings and not robots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't work here it scared

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant  in  Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Gary, IN

    Pros

    Nothing I cannot say one good thing about this mill

    Cons

    . They put people in Pittsburgh with no degrees. They must really be hard up. Management doesn't care about your personal life. BEware people running this company do not have degrees they just put people in a seat and call them managers I jumped ship for Another steel company and encouraging others to do the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some good managers with degrees to run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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