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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Vary dangerous, long hours; a eight-hour day is like a vacation (in 7 reviews)

  • upper management is not hands on (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Operating tech 2"

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    Former Employee - Operating Tech II in Ashland, KY
    Former Employee - Operating Tech II in Ashland, KY

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

    Pros

    The pay and bonus structure is very good.

    Cons

    The management structure is not.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about the men working than trying to give them time off.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very competitive pay for the area, nice pension contribution.

    Cons

    Poor upkeep of infrastructure, often poor management relations, layoffs, lack of investment in plant by company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest money in your facilities. Make it an attractive place to come work, both for employees as well as investors.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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. "Good company intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and good real life experience

    Cons

    Hot dirty and loud work


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Retired AK Steel Employee"

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    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.


  9. "Great People"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Butler, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people in the melt shop and offices were truly great people to work with day in and day out.

    Cons

    The environment inside the building can be dusty and dirty. The machinery is inundated and needs upgraded to increase production rates.

    Advice to Management

    Invest capital in this facility to increase profits throughout the entire company. The Butler facility can truly benefit from the increase corporate support.


  10. "Great experience for an Accounting Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience as a Junior in college. Very accommodating and personable team members in the Finance Department. Definitely a wonderful way to introduce a student to the industry.

    Cons

    Provide interns with offers after completing their internships. The company does a wonderful job at rotating an intern in regards to cross-functional duties; however, provide them with the opportunity to stay.


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