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SSAB Reviews

Updated July 8, 2017
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  1. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SSAB full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Pay. Good Health and Dental.

    Cons

    Extraordinary Dangerous Conditions. Very hot and dusty.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the guys on the front line


  2. "Une belle entreprise avec un management de qualité"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Borlänge (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Borlänge (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SSAB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    J'ai travaillé au service Marketing d'SSAB. La culture de Suèdoise est très présente. C'est une forme de travail très agréable où l'humain est mis au centre.

    Cons

    Rien à dire de vraiment négatif mis a part peut etre le côté "trop propre". Un peu plus de folie ne ferait pas de mal.

    Advice to Management

    Une équipe très à l'écoute et extrêmement bienveillante. Il n'y a rien a redire.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good experience with the job

    Cons

    Sometimes butt heads with managers

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat your employees better and as assets.


  4. "Best Job I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SSAB full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Great working environment. Friendly department peer group. I've had an overall pleasant experience in the 15 plus years I've worked for the company.

    Cons

    The only con I could possibly think of would be the cyclic nature of the steel industry. There are periods when the supply outstrips the demand but our company has weathered those storms without layoffs in each instance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the lines of communications open and use the knowledge of those in the trenches to fulfill the goal of continuous improvement.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing and insecure future"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSAB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and some co-workers. Covered parking and easy access to a highway. Nice building with gym. You can be a slacker

    Cons

    Company wants to success but is way too business conservative and very political. This causes them to have some questionable employees that take advantage of others. Some are not cut for the job or lazy, yet HR does not do anything to them being afraid of a lawsuit. Seems like like those that cut corners and cry are rewarded the most. Also seems like a bad for place for minorities. I've seen great people who wanted nothing more than the organization to succeed pushed out. Many try to figure out where the company is going and management does nothing to make them feel secure.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and do your job! Project and reward the asset employees . Don't be afraid to let go unproductive ones. Ever wonder why the competitors successful ?? They take risk and are aggressive in their vision. Don't just talk change your culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Explore other options"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at SSAB full-time

    Pros

    The only pro to working in the Lisle office at this company is...uh...maybe...well the coffee is very good (although not free).

    Cons

    The company is constantly in a state of distress, or so employees are told. They like to say that they operate "lean", which is code for understaffed. Rather than hire the right people, they try to cut corners by using contractors for lengthy terms and cut them loose before the project is complete. If considering this company, be aware that the job descriptions are vague do not reflect the actual work. If you have other employment options, run from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good but not worth the stress

    Cons

    Lots of politics depends who you are is how you are treated

  8. "Worst IT leadership I have ever seen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SSAB full-time

    Pros

    Good Health Benefits and 401K Match

    Cons

    Total lack of a real IT vision
    Favoritism is the rule of the IT organization
    Leadership will "talk down" at you and push blame for issues off to those they do not favor
    Lack of accountability of the leadership.
    Always in a "hiring freeze mode" and not able to bring contractors on Fulltime after they have been told it will be a 6 month contract to hire gig.

    Advice to Management

    You need to realize that an entire change is needed in the IT upper management if you want to leverage technology to improve the organization


  9. "IT not for you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SSAB full-time

    Pros

    Great health-care benefits
    Reasonable work hours

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant throughout the company, if you are not liked, you will never be promoted. When the company is doing poorly they place a hiring freeze which has been ongoing for 2 years now. Even though other managers are allowed to recruit new employees. Current managers are horrible, and treat their employees like dogs, when they do well, they get a "treat", when they do poorly, everyone is severely punished and even bullied.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at your current managers and see how miserable their people are.


  10. "R&D Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best equipment, Friendly work environment, knowledge people,

    Cons

    I spent a whole semester in R&D, generally speaking it's very good for working here.


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