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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated April 12, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Solid Company with a Sound Future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership Team is committed to growth and investing not only in the company, but in their employees.

    Cons

    Steel is an old industry, so it doesn't always have that high tech appeal people think they are looking for. But come take a look, there are a lot of innovative things going on here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your focus on your employees. They are the best asset you have.


  2. "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. "Mtc Tech"

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    Current Employee - MTC TECH in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - MTC TECH in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance and pay are good for the area.

    Cons

    relationship with local managers could be better

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experienced employees that know how the mill works


  4. "Stable and well managed."

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AK is an American Steel Producer whose priorities are safety and quality.

    Cons

    They rely heavily on antiquated reporting techniques and overlap information too frequently. Also, recent healthcare benefits have been sharply decreased.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on singular sources of reliable information and find an efficient way to obtain that information. Have a greater appreciation for your employees by increasing not decreasing the healthcare benefits.


  5. "my experience"

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

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Good place, next to my house

    Cons

    Part time , work load, safety


  6. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Quality
    Current Employee - Quality
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting processes, mostly decent people, good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Having to consistently cover weekends/holidays, management which thrives on disciplining people (throwing people under bus), understaffed departments, too many policies, observation quotas

    Advice to Management

    Stop with these observation quotas. The people pushing for "Corrective behaviors" often do nothing other than pull up their spreadsheets, see goose eggs or decline in percentage, and then bully the rest of management to get in line. There are more pressing things to worry about than how many observations one has, like how are we losing money, how can we improve our products, how can we train/keep people engaged. Hard-working people are tired of getting their heads caved in and have little incentive to be innovative. We get safety is the priority but it should not be the menace to everyone else.


  7. "Unreliable"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Ashland, KY
    Former Employee - Operations in Ashland, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Company was very unreliable, large layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Relate more to employees

  8. "Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical or Electrical)"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Butler, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Butler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros include; salary, profit sharing benefits, opportunity to gain experience with unique equipment.

    Cons

    Primary cons; Old and outdated management style of rule by fear. Old mill dinosaurs in plant management that do not embrace new technologies or automations. Plant scheduling, good luck planning a project with a ever moving target. The main con is the Culture, the company has created a culture of distrust between all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Time to make radical changes. When the older steel generation retires good luck getting younger generations to adapt to the management style.


  9. "Good pay and benefits. Good employees."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Most of my fellow employees were great people to work with and be around. Made some lifelong friends there over the years.

    Cons

    Extreme management turnaround...I personally had 15 different shift managers in 8 years on the same job.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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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

    New management is transforming this company into a great place to work. Great pay and benefits. 401k match and HSAs are available. There is a new focus on innovation that has sparked new products that are now leading the industry.

    Cons

    There needs to be more money invested into newer equipment. Sometimes issues are blamed on employees when more modern equipment would eliminate the issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in modern equipment and innovation.


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