Cleveland-Cliffs Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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3.3
60%
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Cleveland-Cliffs Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Lourenco Goncalves (no image)
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38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent wages for this area and great benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "good pay benefits/401k match and pension(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cleveland rules with an iron fist and no one at the sites can make a decision even though they are very capable(in 7 reviews)

  • "Company instability stock price dropted from 90 to 25 a share on 3 years(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Shift Manager 

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    Cares about you, local, wants to invest in plant

    Cons

    I have none right now

  2. "Solid Living - Fluctuating Market"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Ishpeming, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You'll make good money here, especially for the area.

    Cons

    Fluctuating market can often lead to prolonged and semi-frequent layoffs. Management has made a lot of moves to insulate the business from these fluctuations, but we'll see if they pay off.


  3. "Under new management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Metallurgical Engineer in Burns Harbor, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    New management seems extremely positive and wants to invest in their assets

    Cons

    Still many unknowns on what is going to change with benefits under new management

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  4. "New to Cleveland Cliffs"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Burns Harbor, IN

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    Happy to be working with Cleveland Cliffs rather than for Arcelormittal

    Cons

    None that I’ve know of

  5. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coal Miner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great pay

    Cons

    They shut the mines downtown

  6. "North American Coal"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Foreman in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, at 1 time worked only 5 days a week which is unheard-of in the mining industry. Great benefits and bonus.

    Cons

    The Employees took advantage of the great situation and caused the company to loose money and sell the mine.

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  7. "ok"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Electrical Worker 

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    good pay benefits/401k match and pension

    Cons

    manage like its military or still running a company in 1900’s

  8. "It's a job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Ishpeming, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Union pay and benefits, pension, insurance

    Cons

    Terrible management "culture" it's not the people but how they are treated from above and how they operate

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  9. "pleasure to work for"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Office Service Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Could no get enough in to retired from

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hibbing, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland-Cliffs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and fair expectations

    Cons

    Some of the Union workforce on the hourly side lack effort and state by doing little

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