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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated September 29, 2018
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  • "Weak cohesive culture and poor work/life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Upper management, lots of forced over time" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good pay, benefits, heading in the right direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, etc. are good. Work-life balance is good, but remember people: THIS IS MANUFACTURING. So with that said, of course employees that work in the plant are going to have a lot of overtime. Overtime typically means that the business is doing good.

    Cons

    Training in certain areas is lacking, in regards to technology, certain policies, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on moving forward, getting new systems, and software (phone system, computer operating systems, and software) and make it a priority to be innovative.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company with a Vision"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Corporate leadership is growing their talent base and has a really good on-boarding process with succession planning. Focused on technical knowledge of the business and willing to support individual contributors with education in the steel making processes.

    Cons

    None to speak of currently

  3. "Decent pay. Long hours. Tough environment. Failing corporation."

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    Current Employee - Associate Process Technical Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Process Technical Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can’t think of any

    Cons

    Start work at 6 am. Weekend duty every now and then. Every millennial engineer who starts here doesn’t plan on staying for more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company


  4. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Russell, KY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Russell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent 401k retirement funds matched

    Cons

    Long hours work family life

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "A good first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus, Benefits, Time Off, Management

    Cons

    Environment, 401k, Heavy work load for some staff, lack of manpower.


  6. "Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great heavy industry experience.

    Cons

    Rotating shift schedule, very negative management atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Change atmosphere to be less about controlling employees.


  7. "Operation support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefit and healthcare package.

    Cons

    Poor communication and management. Weak cohesive culture and poor work/life balance. Years of reaping and running equipment past useful life/failure has taken its toll. Mill offices, culture and environments extremely disproportionate to headquarters and research even for this type of industry.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Miserable place - decent money, but everyone is treated terribly"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money, but not high enough to make it worth it.

    Cons

    Rude people, people blame everyone else, good ideas are ignored, the best people to work with all quit and went somewhere else, leaving the jerks behind. No accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AWFUL ENVIRONMENT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Pay and Insurance are the only good things

    Cons

    No accountability for management, the safety manager is allowed to treat people like they are beneath him and comes and goes as he pleases, but literally screams at people like they are (abused) children. They preach safety, but treat their employees like garbage. Who wants to walk on eggshells at their job every day? All the good ones have fled to better opportunities and it is abundantly apparent why. Corporate needs to open up their eyes before they end up with a lawsuit on their hands. Work abuse is a real thing.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding management accountable and offer some training on how to manage people, not be a dictator.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Insurance is a huge plus

    Cons

    Everything besides insurance in horrible


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