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"Only good thing is the salary."

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Former Employee - Engineer in Brackenridge, PA
Former Employee - Engineer in Brackenridge, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good compensation, received a signing bonus . Very competitive benefits including heathcare and vacation time. Not much else positive to say besides the pay, which isn't enough for the work you are expected to perform.

Cons

Long hours in filthy, noisy, and dangerous working conditions. I usually averaged 11+ hour days, often with no time given for lunch. Not somewhere where it is easy to move up. I interviewed for and was offered an engineering position in their tech center but on the first day of work was told it was now electrical maintenance on their strip mill. There is a giant disconnect between production/maintenance and corporate/HR. Very unfriendly and hostile environment, especially the union workers who have it in for any salaried employee, even so far as to purposely breaking equipment, endangering employees, etc. Management always looks at it with a blind eye to avoid union problems, which only encourages further abuse and harassment.

Advice to Management

Terry L. Dunlap is only in his position because he married the daughter of the former owner of the company. He is completely unqualified, both in respect to steel production as well as general business knowledge. Management needs to be closer to production and maintenance, instead they sit in their offices and implement misguided policies and programs and blame the support staff when it doesn't work.

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health and Safety a high priority.
    I enjoyed working there as the lab was a small group within the company.

    Cons

    Tough decisions when lay offs came around but had no choice.

    Advice to Management

    no complaints from my lab management.


  2. "Generally good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allegheny Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people. A variety of jobs, so one has some potential to move around and stay with same company. Pretty good corporate backing.

    Cons

    Same problems most likely at any big organization. Can be cliquey. Some advance based on politics more than merit. Getting top heavy. Corporation wants the specialty metals at this plant to be the same as commodity grade metals at the eastern plants, which is not what made the company what it has been for the past 57 years. Competition from overseas is getting tougher. Not sure what this means for the future and continued existence of company in present form.

    Advice to Management

    Look at some of your managers and decide if they are really good at managing people (some are out of their element). Start asking people who understand how things actually work before making big decisions. Figure out what differentiates the company from the competition and play to those strengths. You aren't likely to compete with Asia on price alone.

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