United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
150 Reviews
2.9
150 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
Mario Longhi
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 23 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 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work. Collegial environment. Good work-life balance. Very nice people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Equity Investments in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Equity Investments in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Collegial team oriented environment. Team oriented and people are very supportive of each other. Good management with a long term horizon at the pension fund subsidiary in NYC where I worked.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement. Pension fund assets are not growing and the Fund will eventually sunset in about 20 years as it was closed to employees hired after mid-2003.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Threading Utility Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Threading Utility Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Slow Work
    -One of the top priorities is your safety

    Cons

    - Schedule rotates
    -12 hr shifts
    -

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting work, that could be the right fit for some

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at United States Steel as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you've just graduated from engineering school and now know everything, this place will teach you differently very quickly. It's certainly a place were, if you find whats going on interesting, there is a lot to learn and experience, and lots of room grow.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy, "not-my-job attitude" of some employees, and lackluster communication between departments can drag down even the most well intentioned new hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Mr. Longhi is hustling to get back to profitability, and the markets have certainly loved it. Hopefully, they can stick to their long-term plans and keep USS in the black.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits, Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Tough Schedule, High divorce rate among employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Archaic, Poor Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor Relations Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Labor Relations Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    It was very neat to work at a Company that has been around for over a 100 years. It was also really interesting to see the steel making process. I learned how to handle myself working in a male dominated company with old school mentality.

    Cons

    Can be a chanllenging work environment for females. The old school mentality is outdated and archaic. Be prepared to defend yourself in every meeting you go to because someone will challenge you or yell at you. The compensation is terrible for employees who begin right out of college. The only chance for fair compensation is to get hired with experience. Management is terrible and has unrealistic expectations of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that your culture needs to change or you will not attract and retain millenials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Tech in Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Utility Tech in Fairfield, AL

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

    Pros

    great pay,great benefits, overall a wonderful place to work

    Cons

    rotating shifts and you cant leave if your relief calls off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay

    Current Employee - Battery Loader in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Battery Loader in Pitts, PA

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

    Pros

    equal pay, promotions, equal o employer

    Cons

    Environment job specific. Work next shift if relief no show

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Interesting new CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Granite City, IL

    I have been working at United States Steel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is relatively high, nice personnel, plant tours are fun, solid work level, consistent new problems encountered, program is setup so people work at their own pace to handle projects effectively (within reason and varying logic). Overall a good place to come in day after day.

    Cons

    Negative outlook of some personnel drain the positive attitude of a lot, customer service program is in dire need of restructuring, potential brain drain is coming very soon. Limited upward mobility for those looking to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more lateral movement, beef up MA program to encounter more in the field hands on training, job shadow personnel more, improve IT program, enable better process control mechanisms to detect production issues, invest in a solid training program to retain personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Should have left sooner

    Former Employee - ERP Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - ERP Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great people, nice facility

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No reward for loyality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire employees that are loyal and looking to advance.

  11.  

    A leader in steel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Audit in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Audit in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Challenging Work
    Changing as we speak
    High ethical standards
    Ethics hotline with total anonimity

    Cons

    Slow decision making history
    History of layoffs
    Single minded focus
    Too many chiefs
    kingdom building

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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