United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
139 Reviews
2.9
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.  

    Good income from a company operating in a challenging industry

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric  in  Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric in Fairfield, AL

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

    Pros

    Great Income for Blue Collar worker, Good insurance benefits, Hard to get fired once you get in, extremely safety conscious.

    Cons

    Rotating schedules, tough on family, work schedule dictates life, very very poor training. Your skills degrade year after year. Union officials worry more about feathering their own nest and defending poor worker standards than promoting a good workforce for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibility to workers, provide incentive for cost savings, provide continuing education for employee fields, demand more expertise in management, about management, and pay them for that,

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

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Growth potential, many areas to switch to, big company, decent perks

    Cons

    Still in early stages of company restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training your best employees to become better. Train your leaders to develop future leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job at a dying company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Great pay, and benefits for the amount of work.

    Cons

    Everything is dirty, the air, the desks, the city, the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an investment in the people who are trying to get some work done. Quit supporting the lazy managers with the 70's attitude who recall fondly the days of drinking and sleeping on the job where women weren't allowed.....

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotion/Pay based on how long you sit in a chair - NOT PERFORMANCE

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    History of company and foundation of American manufacturing.

    Cons

    No flexible schedule, no quality of work/life balance, no transparency in succession planning, merit increases are not reflected by performance, promotions are unlikely because the "leadership" (who are anything but leaders) never moves from their seat that they acquired from just sticking around long enough not because they were high performers, leadership out of touch with operations and processes. Compensation is no where near competitive with industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A total disaster- act now before the ship totally sinks!!! LISTEN to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depressing environment

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    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

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

    Pros

    Financially stable, good benefits, good hours, and plenty of work to be done so it's easy to stay busy on a daily basis. The company is aware of the fact that improvements are needed (though signs of progress are slight.) I have really enjoyed a few select people that work at the company, and my managers, in particular have been really great!

    Cons

    Lacking in company culture, very old school mentality, employees generally unhappy with conditions, not much comradery or teamwork amongst groups, and very poor training program.

    Approves 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 for 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.  

    your just a number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    great pay good people to work with laid back job

    Cons

    long hours rotating shifts dangerous work very dirty noisy loud environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad if you have the right manager

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Support  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Support in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Salaried employees have a pretty flexible schedule. Coworkers are easy to work with. Benefits are typical, health, dental, retirement. Leadership is focusing on cost savings initiatives. Infrastructure department has some of the most intelligent, hardworking employees. They are well versed in their fields and work well with technical issues. Tuition reimbursement is a great value.

    Cons

    Office culture is "good ole boy" mentality. Experience can change based on who your manager is. Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department. Women in infrastructure aren't given much opportunity to grow, it's a borderline sexist environment. Employee appreciation is not a priority and safety is overly emphasized for an office environment. Management will blame victims for any safety incidents. There are too many levels of management for adequate communication. My director barely spoke to me and didn't even talk to me before I left the company...seemed very unprofessional. Some leadership will throw you under the bus to get ahead...be cautious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate unnecessary levels of management.
    Encourage communication and equal treatment regardless of gender.
    Make work-life balance a priority. USS is not the company it used to be, young employees don't need to stay there for a pension, this contributes to high turn-over.
    Management is frequently offensive and inappropriate...either train management better or get new managers, stop promoting from within.
    Make technology a priority, stop the cost cutting of technology equipment especially since everything relies on it so heavily.
    Appreciate the employees and give them the recognition they deserve.
    If this company continues with the management structure it will implode on itself. Once the workers who stay for the pension retire, no one will be there to support the business. Change your image and culture to attract new hires and keep them.
    There are some members of management who expect unethical behavior from employees, but claim it's borderline ethical.
    Vacation should roll-over every year.
    Continue cleaning house with management, the executive board has been replaced, continue this through the rest of the organization.
    Offer early retirement to get fresh ideas and employees.

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

    eye opening experience to raw steel production

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    great training program, great cafeteria, & benefits

    Cons

    very few women, some tension between union & non union

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very racist at the portage plant

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    Former Employee - Utility Tech  in  Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Utility Tech in Portage, IN

    I worked at United States Steel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay great overtime

    Cons

    six month probationary period with no union protection, and racist people in the position of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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