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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated March 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 (3)

    "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. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I was highly satisfied working with AK STEEL

    Cons

    There are no cons for working

  3. "Maintenance Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager - Maintenance in Butler, PA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager - Maintenance in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, pay, benefits, and you get to experience something new every day. You will have a lot thrown at you, so use it all as learning experiences for your silver lining.

    Cons

    The culture with the hourly workforce could be better. Safety is obvious top priority, as it should be, but I believe it could be just as effective while lessening the load on the managers while giving them more time to focus and learn the actual processes and equipment.

    Advice to Management

    The company is a great one to work for. There are a lot of great reasons to be proud to work for AK. Focus on retaining lower level management to avoid slowing the teams down. You have a lot of great people in place.


  4. "Good overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Safety Culture.

    Cons

    Some culture issues, some work life balance issues

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track to create a better overall culture.


  5. "Executive expectations guide the Data, instead of Data guiding Executives"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting place to work, new challenges every day, and probably the safest steel company ever.

    Cons

    Executive management cannot recognize when a project is detrimental to the company, to the point where data is "massaged" to match their desired projections. If you want to work for this company, do not work for one of the smaller mills (more likely to be shut down while the executives are "making a statement")

    Advice to Management

    You need to be more honest with your shareholders and your employees.


  6. "Overall Positive"

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, educational assistance, leniency

    Cons

    Work-life balance, Unionized hourly workforce, people and culture, safety program

    Advice to Management

    Continue work on overall culture and employee cohesiveness between both salary and hourly employees. Be less demanding on salaried personnel.


  7. "Run away"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great coworkers, cool new Research building.

    Cons

    Awful culture. Despicable HR. Not worth a minute of your career. You can find way better elsewhere!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human beings, not like peons.

  8. "AK Steel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good co worker

    Cons

    Nothing i can complain about


  9. "Avoid at all costs."

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    Former Employee - Support
    Former Employee - Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, good place to gain skills for another job.

    Cons

    Overbearing safety rules, people in offices making safety rules, they dont take advice on rules from the people doing the jobs. Hire managers with no experience im the areas they supervise, they cannot help their people. Upper management constantly on shift managers to get their quota on bad safety write ups, they still deny there is a quota, but there is a quota and everyone knows it. No training for everyone. Good job for young people to get experience, but leave as soon as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Get nack to making steel, and get rid of safety write up quotas before you destroy the company.


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Middletown, OH

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Lots of hours and overtime