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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was great place to work in Pennsylvania. Job was fulfilling, kept high interest level, co workers were appreciative of the efforts. Upper management relied on me to complete projects. Supervisors were positive and understanding yet maintained goals.

    Cons

    Unfortunate to be victim of energy downturn in coal. Did not have a contract and at will employee suffers


  2. "Nothing But Negatives"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Severstal North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not too many pros to speak of from this company. Although they did invest a lot of money into some new buildings, they let other buildings and equipment that are critical to the operation fall apart. Most of the employees were easy to get along with.

    Cons

    When this company took over in 2005 we were promised change. The reality was that yes, Severstal spent hundreds of millions on new equipment in some areas, but with the same leadership that put the company into bankruptcy in the first place. Many of the changes that were made were actually detrimental to the machinery (no preventative maintenance, run until it breaks mentality). Vast reduction in work force lead to personnel problems. They also went to 12 hour shifts with many production employees being forced over 16 hours because of the employee shortage.

  3. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Severstal North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging work environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Ever changing management, no leadership

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the job not the perks


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Started out great but now it just seems to keep getting worse and worse."

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    Current Employee - Skilled Trades in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades in Dearborn, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Severstal North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits. That's about it....

    Cons

    Incompetent supervision. Some supervision who helped in running Rouge Steel into bankruptcy got to keep their job to try to run this one in the ground as well.
    Atmosphere. Company likes to think that supervision work hand in hand with hourly but its worse then its ever been.
    Health. Too many people have health issues as they get older. Its a very dirty environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the company from the bottom up. Too many times does supervision outsource jobs that can be done for a fraction of the cost. We have thrown 100's of 1000's of dollars in the drain because supervision would rather outsource a job then do it in house.... Even after its been reported it still seems like no one cares about this.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "sayes they care about employees and safety but that is just a show"

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    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severstal North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits, majority of union brothers and sisters good co workers

    Cons

    cramming swing shift down peoples throats, inept middle management, the bottom line is they talk a good game but dont walk it

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN AND RESPECT YOUR EMPLOYEES OPINIONS AND PERSONAL LIFES


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Can be challenging and rewarding at times, but the overall grind burns you out"

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    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company recently went through a billion dollar upgrade, and is in the process of building a new tandem mill so they are committed to the Dearborn facility. The job can be challenging at times, and when a problem is resolved it can be very rewarding. The position is salary plus overtime so you are compensated for additional hours worked.

    Cons

    The facility runs 24/7 365 and most salaried production people are always on call. Works are expected to answer their phones all hours of the day and night to help resolve issues. This can become very overwhelming and lead to burnout. The base salaries are on the low side, and if overtime is cut you are still expected to work the necessary hours to complete the job. A new incentive plan we recently introduced, but it is very convoluted and management likes to change the targets and actual numbers. The company always talks about safety and protecting the environment, but many times their actions are 180 degrees from what they say. Production and equipment and more important than the people.
    The work environment is poisonous . It seems no one is happy working at Severstal, and in the eyes of the workers the future is not looking bright. Less people and more production. With less people maintenance has suffered and the use of contractors has skyrocketed. There is a statement in the locker room stating good employees are self motivated.....the job of the company is to not demotivate them. Severstal has done the latter. The company depends on 10% of the workforce to do 90% of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. It seems there is a large disconnect between the workers and management. If you are going to have these town hall type meetings where you are there to answer questions and listen to peoples' concerns it would be nice if you did anything with the problems people bring up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Spinning wheels"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Severstal North America is a very tecnologically advanced company. The Mill in Columbus is still in its infancy and there are a lot of possibilities contained within.

    Cons

    The management at Severstal seems disconnected. The head and the body do not communicate. They have not tried too hard to break down the barries between the people on the hill and the people in the mill.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect your employees. If you have obligations to them you need to fulfill them. Micromanaging is also very blase.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Lonely Soldier in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lonely Soldier in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck has not bounced! The shop people have given their heart and soul to the steel industry. Steel is needed in the US, steel plants will survive, Severstal NA may not.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Lack of communication. No sense of responsibility. The Leadership Team has a vision that only they know.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask your employees to sacrifice with pay and benefit cuts, while you continue to lease expensive cars and spend money on useless trips. Also do not punish the masses for your poor decissions. Fix what is broke, the Mgt team in Dearborn has proven that they are not flexible enough to react to a down market. Perhaps it is time to replace them with a team that can. The Company needs to focus on the future and either find a buyer or change the way it Manages the plants.


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