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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated November 17, 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. "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.


  2. "AK Steel review"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Nice, informal atmosphere. Easy-going bosses

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for overtime

  3. "Steady employment"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Butler, PA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AK Steel Holding Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    No matter what is happening with the economy, AK seems to stay stable (for the IT folks anyway).

    Cons

    They tend to hire contractors and retain them for a long time, which can be a plus or a minus depending on your needs. Many of the systems are very old.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with the needs of your employees, retaining talent is important when there is a steep learning curve.


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

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    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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Process Quality Engineer"

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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

    Good opportunity to learn and grow in whatever discipline you choose
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Union environment can be tough to work in
    There is still the 'old' culture present though its improving

    Advice to Management

    Continue to instill confidence and invest in people. The people collectively make a strong company


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Some very good knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    Obsolete technology and uncooperative employees can hinder progress for development and deployment of upgrades/updates.

    Advice to Management

    Takes money to make money


  7. "AK maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money for minimal amount of experience.

    Cons

    Long hours to make that money.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees be part of the decision making with safety. We're the one having to wear it...!

  8. "Solid Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership, Talent, Culture. Recent CEO & CFO are an improvement over past. In a struggling industry, the company does its best to remain positive and forward focused.

    Cons

    Not always innovative and default to past solutions. Could approach problems with more emphasis on statistical capability.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to excel in automotive and differentiate from other commodity products wherever possible.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice new building, nice people, low daily expense,

    Cons

    Not very competitive salary, sometimes low work efficiency


  10. "IT Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butler, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butler, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Their IT staff has Attention to detail and quality. They use good architechtual principles and provide great opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Due to failing steel markets, staff is lean and you feel it. Stress on the job and pressure to perform are over the top.


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