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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • Currently good pay and benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay is the only reason to work here (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "New leadership is making a difference."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership is working hard to improve the company culture. Open communication and transparency is refreshing. Community involvement and volunteer work is encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    The technology is outdated and IT controls are too tight.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and be open to new ideas. Invest in new technology.


  2. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Working doubles, lot of employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not good culture in Dearborn"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Currently good pay and benefits

    Cons

    There's too much bad here

    Advice to Management

    Dearborn worked much better when the Russians owned the company. Right away they started a problem solving program that was popular. Now, there isnt a way to make improvements and so many places that need them. In the first meeting with AK we were told we are not allowed to change a flat tire on our own car after work in the parking lot. Its prohibited. Also, we are not allowed to jump start our own car battery if its dead after work in the parking lot. AK lost everyone right at the start. Down hill from the start.There is some high quality contractor companies on site, and others who provide very bad service left over from the past owner. We are told what the rules are and then someone else says something different. Sometimes we cant fix the mill because the parts got lost in storage. The steel mill needs experienced people, but so many already quit and more planning to. Its not just for more money that people are quitting, this is a bad culture in Dearborn. Ford built it and Rouge kept it running and Severstal improved it.


  4. "Job is rewarding"

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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

    great benefits and average pay

    Cons

    rotating shift and poor management

    Advice to Management

    be professional at all times.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees are good and will do quality work, pay is competitive, benefits are good, chances to do volunteer work in surrounding communities. Company beginning to improve its financial status the past few years.

    Cons

    Upper management will not take suggestions from shift managers because it will make them look like they don't know what is going on; most times they do not. In theory, safety program is good, but it is all a numbers game to management. As long as we get employees written up for garbage reasons, upper management is satisfied. They brow-beat you with safety, which does nothing good for employee morale. If you were not brought in through a co-op program or directly out of college, chances are that you will not go any higher than a shift manager...so as much as a chance to advance in the company is stated by HR, it is pretty much null and void. Upper management wants to keep hourly employees in the blind on just about everything. Some hourly employees use the union to their advantage too much.

    Advice to Management

    Try practicing what you preach instead of talking out of both sides of your mouths


  6. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Ashland, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Ashland, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its interesting and exciting to make steel. Good employees.

    Cons

    Dirty environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    I hope they find a way to re-open Ashland Works


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Wages but nit Worth the Aggrevation"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Shift Manager in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Shift Manager in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits, Good People to work with

    Cons

    Too much grief from management, Union workers are too lazy to get good production from them

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to front line supervisors and try to avoid micro managing them

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Mansfield, OH
    Current Employee - Operator in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and insurance is decent. Management hates it though

    Cons

    Horrible Hitler-like management who do not have a clue how to manage people

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage a company


  9. "Buyer"

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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

    Small town location in Middletown, Ohio

    Cons

    Very male dominated environment and not for the faint at heart. It is definitely a heavy manufacturing environment


  10. "Good pay, but constantly looking over your shoulder"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, commitment to innovative products, ability to move up in the company if you're willing to move locations

    Cons

    Hours, treatment of all employees, major micromanagement


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