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ArcelorMittal USA Chicago Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO ArcelorMittal USA John Brett
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Pros
  • I am motivated by my the people I get to work with every day and have maintained a very healthy work-life balance which is very valuable to me (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits and profit sharing (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • The steel industry isn't doing well (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management will not support you in order to maintain the status quo to the extent of under cutting your authority and making you look weaker (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Diversity, Job security and Work culture are great"

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    Former Intern - R & D Intern in East Chicago, IN
    Former Intern - R & D Intern in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with-very friendly, cooperative and excellent team spirit.
    Job security and diversity are two great advantages here.
    The leaders are very down-to-earth and easy to approach.
    They arrange excellent workshops that are very helpful for personal and professional development.
    They arrange different events to make the internship experience interesting.

    Cons

    Although they do their best to promote safety through safety alerts and safety training sessions, there are unfortunate accidents that happen due to the nature of the work.


  2. "Great Internship"

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    Former Intern - Research and Development in East Chicago, IN
    Former Intern - Research and Development in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on training and wide exposure

    Cons

    Less exposure to industry , too much research oriented

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Intern - Process Automation Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Intern - Process Automation Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn about manufacturing

    Cons

    Not working with the latest technology


  4. "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Associate Procurement Analyst in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Procurement Analyst in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Holistic view of a large industrial manufacturing process/great starting location/lateral mobility

    Cons

    Resistance to change due to an aging work force/below average pay/low upward mobility


  5. "It is ok"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary non-exempt so you will got pay when you work yhe weekend.

    Cons

    Have to work on Thanksgiving, and that wasn't thrilled at all


  6. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of money to be made. Paid overtime, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of overtime expected. Poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs and wants of the employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, fantastic benefits, cool industry"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burns Harbor, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the machinery you get to see is nothing short of awesome. I greatly enjoyed learning about the steelmaking process and the ins and outs of the industry

    Benefits are some of the best I've ever seen. The 401k match is great - they pay 6% for your first 5% contribution. Quarterly bonuses can be great if the company is making money.

    Lot of great people at this company, unfortunately with a company this large there will always be some bad apples.

    Locations are good for the most part. Most locations allow for city living or suburbs, whichever you prefer.

    Cons

    Definitely a "good old boys" environment. The steel industry is a very old one, and there are definitely people in very high ranking positions just because they had been there a long time

    Focus too much on new employees and recruiting, and not retaining employees. This is speaking from someone who did experience being spoiled early on as a new college recruit - which was great, but show appreciation for those that have been with the company 5-10 years as well.

    Transfer employees to new departments and locations without involving them in the decision at all. Simply point the finger and say "show up to this new department next week." Does not make employees feel like they have any say in their career path.

    Advice to Management

    Take complaints to HR more seriously. If employees are continually leaving while working for a particular manager, there is likely an issue with that particular manager, and not the company as a whole or the employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Electrical Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good benefits
    Bonus opportunities
    Some of the workers
    Liesure activities

    Cons

    Poor working conditions
    Unionized
    Poor IT
    Management did not want to update equipment to increase reliability

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your equipment to improve reliability
    Unions suck
    improve working conditions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ArcelorMittal USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward-thinking, community involvement, employment development

    Cons

    Union shop overshadows salaried workers; stronger focus on new recruits versus staple employees; minimal advancement opportunities; disparity of income across same job title/function because of new hire vs. internal movement.


  10. "Operations Technology Intern"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Burns Harbor, IN
    Former Intern - Internship in Burns Harbor, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ArcelorMittal USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked nearly everyone I met and had the opportunity to work with. The union employees were easy to get along with and collaborate with. The facility is large and impressive, it is a very interesting place to work with interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    Lack of capital money for improvements to update this very old facility.
    As an intern I got "babied" a lot, I guess this is to be expected but it seemed a little over the top.
    I half of the projects I worked on seemed to be made up to keep me busy as opposed to really contributing to necessary projects. This forced me to reach out to other managers and supervisors to find work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time and money on new employee retention, you'll never keep young engineers if the work load and compensation is not on par with all of the other places we could go find employment.


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