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United States Steel Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
155 Reviews
2.8
155 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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18 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Good internship experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Most of the time, people are willing to help/teach you.

    Cons

    Potentially dangerous work environment. Constant struggle between union and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in a department where all the people are really nice and helpful. I had a wonderful boss who always tried to find ways to give me educational opportunities.

    Cons

    My department was very flexible. My boss was completely understanding of having a personal life and willing to work with you if something came up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Human Slavery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver -- But Put In Warehouse in Lone Star, TX
    Former Employee - Driver -- But Put In Warehouse in Lone Star, TX

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

    Pros

    There was nothing good about working for this company.

    Cons

    all about money, slavery, working long hours without breaks, in 100+ temps with heavy FR clothing. Men were passing out from it. The work was growling and there was favoritism not based on any seniority or job performance--- only personal preference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unethical, prejudice, slave drivers.

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    Shift Manager GCW

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Easy work, no real responsibility except showing up. I heard good racist jokes, I was amused at how much more intelligent I was than my uneducated area manager.

    Cons

    No innovation, throw back culture, boys club, small town mill with small town boys club mentality. Filthy, unsafe, people only dedicated to a paycheck. Resistant spoiled work force with no labor pride or craftsmanship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't exist. Management blends in with union staff so well, it's almost as if the roles are reversed. No one respects the management. Managers don't respect each other. A wash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cash Flow & Profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Foreman in Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Foreman in Fairfield, AL

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

    Pros

    Paid well for job skill

    Cons

    trying to improve the bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be sure all the plants are operating at 90 % production . You should not buy a steel company unless you know it will have enough orders . There is to much cost in operating all these plants at low levels of production . Also you need to process every ton to a finish product as much as we can to increase the profit of the product . We could process more of the coils into more of a finish product .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, long hours, biased management

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    New and Young Engineers Beware.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good hands experience working with a lot of different systems and dealing with very difficult (set in there ways) people. The benefits better than average and salary is OK.

    Cons

    The company is very micro managed. If you work at a ex National Steel location (Great Lakes Works, Granite City Works or Midwest) the environment is toxic in that everyone is so negative about everything (actually hates USS ) and does not want to work together. I think this resulted from a lot of bitterness when national went bankrupt and pensions were lost. Internal departments would rather fight each other than actually solve problems. The average age of the work force is probably in the 50's (management and hourly) and a lot of people have 25 - 40 years of 1st year experience (this is how we have always done it attitudes). If you have an engineering degree and are offered a MA position please really consider if this is the lifestyle you want. No matter what they tell you there is about a 95% chance you will be working weekends, holiday and swing shift and a lot of "just be here" and "hurry up and wait" moments. This could be for 10 years of even your entire career. The only way this will not happen is if a division manager likes you or you have family that is in management working at the mill, there is a lot of nepotism. If you do decide to work there be careful that the attitudes and horrible unprofessional management style does not wear off on you, this is extremely hard to do day in and day out. There is no work-life balance and promotions are limited after being bumped up from a management associate to shift manager (maybe a 10% raise) which typically takes a year or so. Promotions are then just based on a combination of time you have worked there and politics (dad use to run a dept,etc...).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring engineers as MA and turning them into front line supervisors. Consider replacing all ex national steel management to get rid of the horrible attitudes towards the company. Also get a better union contract for the company in place. Need to be able to have "hybrid" union workers (like the rest of the world) that can operate a line and also perform maintenance. The company needs to lean up to survive. With the new executive management team the company might have a chance to survive in the future and I hope it does because there are a lot of good american jobs on the line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating, but at least I get paid well for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I
    Current Employee - Shift Manager I

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Excellent pay (as long as you adhere to the weird rules, see cons) with overtime (could be suspended at any time, but I haven't seen it suspended since I've been working here), decent benefits.
    - Training was good for me, but I had a special year-long program. Try to look for opportunities like that.

    Cons

    - Weird rules regarding overtime and pay. I won't go into details, but it can mean that you don't get your full pay. Also, your immediate boss is king when it comes to pay, they can do whatever the hell they want within reason and you might end up getting screwed sometimes.
    - Dear god, ask about hours before taking the job. I didn't know anything about downturns and outages going in and I wished I asked.
    - Infinitely complex levels of upper management. I'm at the lowest level and it sucks being stuck between them and dug-in union workers that have seen countless foremen before me and everyone ends up hating each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "crap rolls downhill" mentality doesn't help me do my job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at United States Steel for over 35 years. I've also worked in several department through the years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Associate in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Associate in Pitts, PA

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

    Pros

    The department is very flexible regarding work hours and is a relaxed work environment. Able to wok independent with some guidance from supervisors.

    Cons

    In todays market the work force has decreased and will see continual changes through the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have several credit managers that I can go to at any time. I can consult with them at any time with personal and work related problems . Time-off policies are very flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits are excellent. Good people

    Cons

    Training needs improvement; environment is tough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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