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United States Steel Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent pay and benefits for the work performed" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedules, good pay and benefits" (in 97 reviews)

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

  • "Terrible upper management that doesn't want to change with the time" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "My experience was rewarding and challenging. They pushed me hard to deliver results."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation were in line, flexibility depending on your manager, bonus even though it rarely pays out, history rich company that built America. Location was a plus as well.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry and the transformation of the company seems to be never ending, old school mentality at times, accomplishments sometimes went unnoticed


  2. "Not the best, not the worst. Could be a great company with more consistent leadership."

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pays very well compared to industry

    Cons

    Turnover is high, training is low, promotion within is low

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your plant level employees which is where your value is at, too top heavy

  3. "As a new commer"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Architect in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other companies in Pittsburgh area.

    Cons

    No corns as such in the time frame i was here


  4. "Stuck in an old Era"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Paid for advanced education.

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement. Startlingly old style of management. No support from management when dealing with union issues. Expected to work long hours with little to no overtime pay (salaried).

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people for the job and pay them well. Provide a clear picture of advancement possibilities, or lack there of, so that employees, or potential employees can make educated decisions on career paths.


  5. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and 401k match

    Cons

    Long hours makes work life balance difficult.


  6. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Millwright Structural Welder in Farmville, NC
    Former Employee - Millwright Structural Welder in Farmville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Reading and comprehending blueprints
    • Operating heavy equipment & fabrication shop equipment
    • Stainless stick & mig welding

    Cons

    I don't know of any downsides I have at any job I have every done.

    Advice to Management

    I am seeking to obtain a position to excel in a company with my skills and work experience that can be effectively utilized to perform and expertise in a position at your company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Big Corporation with Small Antiquated Ideas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Work Life Balance depending on your department
    2. Competitive Benefits
    3. Hardware and Software Resources available but not always used.
    4. Salary is near par.

    Cons

    1. Culture is not diversity inclusive. Co-workers do not know how to be mindful of people with differences. Employees typically gravitate to racial/ethnic segregation.

    2. No clear Career path unless you are either a disingenuous sycophant or you got into the company by nepotism.

    3. Standards are different for employees of the same level. It just depends on if your manager and your manager’s manager likes you. My salaried co-worker would come in at 8 and leave at 3:30 when the boss is not in.

    Co-workers would bat their eyelashes and personal days would be paid. The co workers who were liked would “grow” vacation days from thin air.

    4. Morale - No events to help cultivate a friendly Team company culture and create bonds between departments and employees.

    5. Compliance not taken seriously. Frequently would see employees sharing competitors pricing data shared in meetings though not public knowledge data. Senior employees would not correct junior employees on wrongdoings but would advise of ways to circumvent system and not get caught “don’t forward the pricing... print it out and distribute instead”.

    Advice to Management

    1. McKinsey Consultants is not best way to spend Capex. They would send baby consultants to the project and provided no added value. They made the teams complete projects that did not help the company.

    2. Employees are a company’s best resource.

    3. Managers need more training.

  8. "What you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If youre a self starter willing to go above normal expectations and are under good leadership, things will happen for you

    Cons

    Cutting costs in many cases too far

    Advice to Management

    Leadership vs. management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    U. S. Steel is vital to the strength of manufacturing and to the U. S. We must have a strong mining and metals industry to have a strong country. U. S. Steel has the most recognizable brand in the industry and is the low cost integrated mill at making liquid steel because of its mining and coke making capabilities. President Trump recognizes the impacts of unfairly traded steel and has been taking important actions to level the playing field with foreign countries. U. S. Steel is undergoing multi-generational transformation and will provide exceptional challenges and personal growth for those that are willing to dedicate themselves to superior performance.

    Cons

    Decades of unfairly traded steel in a highly cyclical industry create hyper-volatility in cash flows. This requires a more nimble cost structure with a USW that struggles with variable pay and a culture that struggles to change. This business provides good wages and benefits but is not for those that are timid and don’t want to work hard. It’s very hard work everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused, committed on hiring and developing best talent and investing in upgrading assets to take advantage of a more fair business climate. Keep working hard to create a high performance culture in an environment of fairness and respect. Providing more variable pay during this upturn with differentiated rewards based upon performance is recognized and is a welcome change. Continue to revitalize assets... employees deserve the best and customers expect it.


  10. "Review for Glassdoor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Pay is almost competitive, and the Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Work Place Environment - Employee/Management relationship is toxic


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