AK Steel Holding Corporation - well paid but little respect | Glassdoor
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"well paid but little respect"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Maintenance Repair in Butler, PA
Current Employee - Maintenance Repair in Butler, PA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay for not having a college degree

Cons

Harsh environment, shift work, employees input not valued

Advice to Management

With a mature workforce ( average 20+ years) there is a lot of experience to draw from. Unfortunately because of the finger pointing atmosphere, many are afraid to try new ideas that may help the company. There is always the threat of "corrective action" if something is done wrong or if a mistake is made

Other Employee Reviews for AK Steel Holding Corporation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "People are not commodities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Control Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Process Control Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my current position, job flexibility is great but be prepared to put the time in (and extra time) when required / expected. The health benefits are excellent - I have stayed with the company for much longer than desired because of these benefits.

    Cons

    Militant safety program - don't trip or you'll be sent out for a drug test. Management doesn't value employee experience at all (if you won't do it, they'll find someone else who will). The company treats the hourly employess like they're idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about you 'executive compensation' and pay the people who actually do the work. How many VPs and executive VPs does a company need?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Only a certain kind of person can handle the culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AK Steel Holding Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    There is good pay and opportunity for advancement if you are the rare kind of person who can tolerate the cultural and literal atmosphere.

    Cons

    - Corporate management was hired in without experience with company, leading to poor decision making and unrealistic goals.
    - Hourly employees treated poorly
    - Poor working conditions (long term health issues ignored)

    Advice to Management

    Advance people through the company for management. Training programs!

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