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United States Steel Reviews in Gary, IN

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
22 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 24 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits- they are very good, will pay you for over 8 hrs if you are there long enough (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Must be willing to work shift and harsh environments

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in Gary, IN

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Strong benefits and rewards, excellent wages, challenging assignments, opportunity for growth, outstanding safety program, many employment roles to choose and excel with.

    Cons

    Excessive temperature changes but we'll worth to man up too! On the southern tip of Lake Michigan exposes both workers and equipment to stressful conditions throughout the years. Plus the conditions of molten steel and iron may be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone is important and should be valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't' Plan On Retiring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, big projects, fellow workers helpful and friendly, benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    US Steel has a history of cutting their employees for any cost saving measure. If you are getting close to retirement or moving up the ladder you are the first on the eRIF list or they will even outsource the whole department. They would rather have all inexperienced interns than to keep a person long term who has experience, to the detriment of their operations. Politics gets in the way when upper level executives insist on hiring their friends as the contractors. When things go bad and these "contractors" make big mistakes the executive is never around except for an occasional walk through to tell everyone they are doing a bad job. Working weekends is expected with no pay. Salary workers have been told, "we own you 24 hours a day, seven days a week". If you bring up the extra unpaid hours the standard response is -if you don't like it - there's the door. Can go years with no raise if the company is not making enough money although the Big Wigs get their incentive, it does not trickle down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience Matters and saves money in the long term. Stop upper level executives from dictating in areas where they have no expertise. Hold these executives responsible for their mistakes and not the low level guy working 7 days a week with no overtime. Maybe things will get better with the retiring of the previous CEO and his special friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    US Steel Gary Works

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

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, good pay for area

    Cons

    Poor management, unskilled management, union vs management conflict

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    understaffed

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Gary, IN

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    strong union, decent pay and benefeits

    Cons

    more work than people to cover the shifts! everyone union and management, is running at minimum staff. infrastructure is in bad shape at this plant. it seems the company really expects a lot from their management staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good pay, long hours, biased management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eot Crane Operator in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Eot Crane Operator in Gary, IN

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    Ok if you like hours

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

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

    Pros

    $$$$ good benefits, union job

    Cons

    Hours, time away from family irreplacable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people 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

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  10. 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

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  11.  

    Well Compensated

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

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, hours, vacations, profit sharing

    Cons

    Senority system of moving up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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