United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
166 Reviews
2.8
166 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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23 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.  

    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
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    Archaic, Poor Culture

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    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 The old school mentality is outdated and archaic.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
  3.  

    great company

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    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Good field experience, unprofessional environment.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Granite City, IL
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Granite City, IL

    I worked at United States Steel part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great for resume as Co-op experience..."some" great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much of a "team" spirit, unprofessional environment. Will set you up for failure if they don't like you. If you can find another Co-Op, let this be your last Choice...Unless pay is important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Losing great talent due to ignorant, unprofessional existing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great for those in the long run.

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    Former Employee - Business Planner
    Former Employee - Business Planner

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair and promotion opportunities were available twice in the two years I worked for this company. A good amount of training and networking. Freedom to work on various projects at the mill as long as main duties were completed.

    Cons

    Conservative and behind in technology(systems). Work life balance at the mercy of the team you are working with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A leader in steel

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    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
  11.  

    Awful to the say the least

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    Current Employee - Operations and Maintenance Shift Manager in Lorain, OH
    Current Employee - Operations and Maintenance Shift Manager in Lorain, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay (if you are paid for all the hours you work).

    Cons

    Every aspect of the Job including the union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down for three years and reopen as non union.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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