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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • upper management is not hands on (in 7 reviews)

  • AK wants them to be number one in your life and there is no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "It has been challenging at times but I feel there is always room for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Rockport, IN
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Rockport, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Depending on your lifestyle they have different schedules. 4 on 4 off swing shift and straight days 5 days a week

    Cons

    Have to wear acid suits in certain areas, managers are always second guessing the hourly employees. Atmosphere is not the cleanest to breath at times.

    Advice to Management

    Less management, less second guessing hourly employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An awful company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was decent and 401k match was good.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. The Dearborn facility (previously Severstal North America) was purchased by AK on Sept 16th 2014 (this was when the transfer of ownership was completed). The moment AK Steel took over, they immediately began tearing down the morale and team that the Severstal management spent years building. I was proud to say I worked for Severstal. However, I was embarrassed to say I worked for AK steel. Many quality employees left due to the "management by intimidation" methods AK Steel uses. Almost overnight, you could see the morale had been sucked out of that place.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice for management as they refuse to listen to their current and former employees, so why waste the effort. I am so happy to no longer work in such a toxic environment.


  3. "Overall a decent job and okay place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money and benefits for the job(s) preformed

    Cons

    Sometimes have unwanted overtime and have too many rules

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to find ways to write up/discipline employees for arbitrary rules


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ak steel....be prepared to be an butt kissing robot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lebanon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, hourly co workers are great once you figure out who the rats are

    Cons

    Management is horrible and love to fire people, unionized but the union sucks, no family life, to much overtime mandatory and forced, the hourly guys are great to work with, lots of rats in the union work force.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the older management and work towards the new era of management...Management is ignorant in most decisions....if it doesn't make sense they will do it..."we don't make sense-we make steel" is the hourly employees motto


  6. "Retired AK Steel Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and Good benefits Packages. incentive pay on top of of wages for most jobs.

    Cons

    Hot, Dirty work with most jobs on swing shift.

    Advice to Management

    work on better relations with employees and find ways to boost morale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "My review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paying job,plenty of hours,nice benefit package.

    Cons

    Shift work,being froze an extra 8 hours without notice. Not management friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are expected to be honest and so should management. Treat your employees like they are appreciated.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not Taking Time for Proper Repairs is Frustrating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Salary if fair, Many good knowledgeable employees who want to make proper repairs

    Cons

    Management tries to fight Union workers instead of engage them, They are more concerned with making Band-Aid repairs then making the proper repairs that will help reduce downtime.

    Advice to Management

    Worry a little less on making every last penny that you can and take the time to do repairs correctly the first time. This will allow the equipment to be more reliable and the breakdowns will be minimized as a result.


  9. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Middletown, OH

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

    Pros

    Large company focused on cost savings

    Cons

    too many levels of management and too many inventory systems


  10. "Great people, moving forward in the right direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Metallurgist in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Metallurgist in West Chester, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, bosses were supportive and encouraged learning about other positions within the department.

    Cons

    Had to work some weekends, could be contacted outside of standard work hours as well for rush orders.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, good vacation. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    Work environment, benefits, retirement (non-existent), management structure. Basically an employer of last resort

    Advice to Management

    ....where to start



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