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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated May 21, 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. "Overall Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, understandable and flexible supervisors, safety, work/life balance for salaried,

    Cons

    Somewhat harsh environment (steel mill), micromanagement with little communication to lower employees from upper management, work/life balance for hourly


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, growth, culture, values, professionalism

    Cons

    None that I have encountered.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Maintenance Planner Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Planning Engineer in Steubenville, OH
    Former Employee - Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Planning Engineer in Steubenville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company. Good pay. Good Benefits. Solid Management. I appreciated the upper management backing. Great support.
    Safety Minded and committed.

    Cons

    Not many if any. I had good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciated my upper support.


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  5. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager
    Current Employee - Section Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very dedicated work force both union and management. Current plant manager has made a tremendous calming force that promotes team work.

    Cons

    I can not think of any negative situations. The only con involved is the fact I did not start my career earlier in my life

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  6. "Downcoiler Operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great career where you can earn a good living. You will be rewarded for hard work with a nice paycheck,and can better yourself

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons to this company from what I can see. We have only been AK Steel for the last 2 years as we were SeverstalNA before that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I really enjoy working here,and also enjoy the pay that comes with being an employee of AK Steel


  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company flexible schedule very team oriented environment. Management is evolved in most projects but does not micromanage. Growing company still with lost of room to move up in.

    Cons

    With the changing economy and increased foreign competition the profit margin is reduced and doesn't allow much wiggle room for employees to have overtime opportunities. Also quality and safety standards are great but need to be revised causes a lot of delays as well as jumping through hoops sometimes just to accomplish simple projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what they are doing. Stay involved and continue to be creative on coming up with solutions to solve department and plant issues.


  8. "Director - Specialty Steel Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Specialty Steel Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Director of Specialty Steel Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation. Nice HQ building environment with cafeteria and men's and women's exercise facilities on site. Good HQ location in Cincinnati northern suburbs near shopping and restaurants. Technology leader in steel making in the US.

    Cons

    Steel industry economics are highly cyclical, which can put stress on employees.

    Advice to Management

    I think you are doing the best job possible.


  9. "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. 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.


  11. "Crew Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and people. Safe work environment,

    Cons

    No real cons or complaints,


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