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AK Steel Holding Corporation Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  • AK wants them to be number one in your life and there is no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • upper management is not hands on (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Process Quality Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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


  2. "Overall a decent job and okay place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits for the job(s) preformed

    Cons

    Sometimes have unwanted overtime and have too many rules

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to find ways to write up/discipline employees for arbitrary rules


  3. "Maintenance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hourly workforce has good attitudes and culture of ownership of mill equipment.

    Cons

    Safety culture is all talk, don't care about employee safety, implement a unforgiving environment that suppresses employees from reporting anything unless a serious injury occurs.

    Advice to Management

    Flush the safety department and hire people that care at more than face value.


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  5. "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


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 steel....be prepared to be an butt kissing robot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lebanon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, hourly co workers are great once you figure out who the rats are

    Cons

    Management is horrible and love to fire people, unionized but the union sucks, no family life, to much overtime mandatory and forced, the hourly guys are great to work with, lots of rats in the union work force.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the older management and work towards the new era of management...Management is ignorant in most decisions....if it doesn't make sense they will do it..."we don't make sense-we make steel" is the hourly employees motto


  8. "Run away"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fairly on par with other companies.

    Cons

    Operating funds are tight, capital funds are next to nothing. The workforce morale appears to be bracing for bad news on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Deep six the highly political structure that is firmly in place from the top down. At very least you should pretend to care about your employees.


  9. "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.


  10. "My review"

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Not Taking Time for Proper Repairs is Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Shift Manager in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Shift Manager in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary if fair, Many good knowledgeable employees who want to make proper repairs

    Cons

    Management tries to fight Union workers instead of engage them, They are more concerned with making Band-Aid repairs then making the proper repairs that will help reduce downtime.

    Advice to Management

    Worry a little less on making every last penny that you can and take the time to do repairs correctly the first time. This will allow the equipment to be more reliable and the breakdowns will be minimized as a result.



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