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"Too much paperwork"

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Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Gary, IN
Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Gary, IN
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The pros are all about compensation is pretty good, good benefits (eye, dental, healthcare), matching 401k, old pension plan. Hours are ok. No required overtime.

Cons

Way too much paperwork. How anyone in the BSC gets anything significant done is amazing. Hell 5 years ago someone would call for help and we would just get it done. Now it takes 3 hours of paperwork and approvals to even start working on things. Ridiculous! The old time mainframers in Pittsburgh have pushed down their archaic standards on everyone else. Get with the times people!

Dirty, filthy, unprofessional work environment. Clean the place up! I should come to work and be proud to work there, not ashamed of what a pit the place is. We can't even give us janitorial service on a consistent basis. Really?

Advice to Management

This is 2010, not 1950. Run the company like you'd want it to be if you worked here. I think we need to clean house from top to bottom and get rid of the useless managers that are around. Promote people that do a good job, promote union workers who know what's going on. Stop the nepitism. Do not promote the uselss ones that you don't know what to do with. Fire incompetent people. Stop micro-managing everyone. If you give someone some responsibility, have some confidence in them to do things right. If not, why did you give them the extra responsibility? The company really has a lot of talented people that put in a lot of effort. Let's start rewarding those people.

Finally, clean the place up. Pave the damn roads in the plant. Just because it's a steel mill doesn't mean everything has to be falling apart and filthy.

Other Employee Reviews for United States Steel

  1. "Co-op"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pretty good pay
    fun to work at
    get to interact with lots of people
    food is good at mngt lunch
    pay for housing

    Cons

    hours were not good
    sometimes can get boring if not given any work to do
    too many boring meetings even for interns

    Advice to Management

    have more structure and better leadership throughout the company
    the areas have good communication but should communicate with other areas too


  2. "Good job for the money, but not a nice place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Op Tech Level IV in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Op Tech Level IV in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Labor at $17 ...maintenance $22 hr plus incentives that range from $1 per hour to about $5 per hour. Good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Dirty Environment. Dirty work. Too much forced overtime. Zero tolerance attendance policy. Horrible union-management relationships. They bounce you around between plants at will (they have 3 plants in Northwest Indiana) Management is inexperienced, and under alot of pressure. Shift work is hard on the body. The units are old and falling apart. You are exposed toa lot of coal dust, chemicals, and fumes. Its not a healthy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop infighting; start managing the employees that you have. Plan ahead. The chaos in that place is ridiculous and the underutilized workforce is sickening. And, paint those buildings...and paint the bridges iat the Buchanon street entrance. They look like crud. Clean the place up. Its dirty. Sweep...get rid of scrap laying around everywhere ...old parts etc. Stop working people forced overtime. They just sit around and sleep when you over schedule them. And, the next couple days they can barely function due to tiredness. OVERTIME SHOULD BE VOLUNTARY. Also, a absentee policy needs to be implemeted. Zero tolerance in a retarded policy. People get sick. Period. PROMOTE FROM WITHIN. The managers cannot possibly do theri jobs because they have NO IDEA what they are dealing with. Workers from the union with 20 years would be better suited to make operational and maintenance decisions. Wise up.


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