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United States Steel Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent pay and benefits for the work performed" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedules, good pay and benefits" (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of hours and poor work life balance" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Work forces are stretched thin and does not seem like much support from upper management" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Shift manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Clairton, PA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Clairton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money, good benefits, over time

    Cons

    Environment and long hours


  2. "Good job to start with"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Work a lot of hours decent pay

    Cons

    Don’t know yet just started

  3. "Lower salary compared to industry average. Pleasant work environment."

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

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment / people. Culture is somewhat changing, but not drastically.

    Cons

    Low salary. Future of steel is unknown.


  4. "Process Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Controls Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Process Controls Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging Project to work in Manufacturing Automation

    Cons

    Career Growth needs improvement and Talent Management needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Improve Bonus


  5. "Railroad Clerk"

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

    I worked at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Training and Pay was excellent. Really committed to safety and making you feel part of the team. Overtime typically available. Communication from management overall great. Supplied hydration on hot days and an overall caring company. Insurance was excellent

    Cons

    Overtime sometimes could be forced. Hours not flexible at all


  6. "System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits , Salary is OK , health insurance is not bad

    Cons

    Management
    No Social Life

    Advice to Management

    Put more money toward IT department .


  7. Helpful (4)

    "1960's mentality"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting salary is competitive, benefits are good, bonuses are great when the company beats objectives. Raises were good until 2018.

    Cons

    Working here is what I imagine working in the 1960's would feel like. Very old school management that is highly resistant to change. It is the norm to hear racist, homophobic, or sexist statements in the mill with no repercussions. The company will act like they are promoting a new "culture of caring" yet keep promoting the same managers who allow the hostile work environments to continue. US Steel can cry and moan all they want about unfair foreign competition but really all their inefficiencies and competitive disadvantages are a result of them refusing to change and adapt. The only way to move up in this company is to be part of the "ole boys club" and dedicate all your free time to being in the mill. An employee who spends 12 hours a day at the mill (even while adding no value) will get better reviews than an employee who works only 9 hours a day but actually adds true value. Promotions are few and far between, raises as of 2018 are basically non existent (1.5% for the average employee), and work environment is extremely hostile. Because of this, USS has terrible high turnover. Most new employees leave after 3 years (vesting period) which results in a revolving door of new inexperienced employees running the mills.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say to the management team. The only way to turn this company around would be to clean house, starting from Dave Burritt himself. If Mr. Burritt could take 10 minutes away from drooling over President Trump to actually acknowledge the inefficiencies in USS, then maybe they might have a chance. Sadly this will never happen. USS has managed to survive over the years not by improving themselves, but rather by selling off assets. Eventually they will no longer have assets to sell and will have no option but to go bankrupt.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I guess what everyone will agree on this place the most is that you can make good money in here.

    Cons

    -On job Management, you always have to watch out for them, they are not there to help or to make things better, just to show you who is boss here.
    -Hours or schedule , rotating shift or swing shift every week, you wont be able to get anything done in your life, I mean that was it for me, and you will start losing the sense of time or what day is it or how things felt, a lot of stress.
    -they try to keep you safe but its not safe over there, its a steel mill.
    -you gotta be someones favorite for things to get better for you, if your not ,,,, you know it, its like that all over the plane.
    They force you to do 16 hours if they are short on people and you can't say no to that.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    I like what my company is doing to update the culture, slowly but surely. And the bonuses, in the years we receive them, are nothing to turn your nose up at. My long-time manager is caring and wonderful.

    Cons

    I am really disappointed with my (non-union) health care benefits. A minor medical issue such my yearly winter sinus infection costs me hundreds of dollars. As a healthy young person, I will almost never meet my yearly ~5K deductible which means that although I have health insurance, I basically pay out of pocket for everything. We had great health benefits pre-ACA, and I so wish we could return to some semblance of that. I often worry whether this is sustainable for my growing family.


  10. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, paid benefits, Alf decent union

    Cons

    Rotating shifts work, double shifts when people call off


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