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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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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

    Helpful (2)

    "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)

    "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    The technology is outdated and IT controls are too tight.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.

  3. "Flexibile, good pay, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibile, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Hours, vacation time, rough enviornment


  4. "HQ Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Healthcare Benefits are fantastic indeed

    Cons

    Systems are a bit outdated


  5. "Shift manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    Everything besides salary and benefits


  6. "Hourly pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Pay is very good

    Cons

    The hours and getting froze


  7. "Great Opportunity"

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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

    Competitive pay, lots of knowledge and resources with current workforce

    Cons

    Feast or famine in regards to workload

  8. "Good Company moving forward"

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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

    Leadership is concerned with employees and focused on the long term growth of the Company

    Cons

    Working to move past the old ways of doing things

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the change


  9. "Horrible. Pay is semi ok but the cost to your life is too much to bare. Family? What's that? You will never see them."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Middletown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is ok. Not great but ok. Not worth the cost by any means.

    Cons

    Hours. Weeks between days off. No life outside of AK. Constant us against them mentality. No promotion potential unless your part of the good ole boy network and spend time under desks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the idiot's that continually only tell you what you want to hear with no actual substantial action to follow it up. Start promoting people that actually do great work and care. The people that actually have actionable work to back them up. The guys that don't get under desks get left behind to fill a shift manager roll forever rather than promoted where they can make a lasting positive change for the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Butler, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Butler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    management has no clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO WHAT THE STAFF IS TELLING YOU.