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United States Steel Reviews

Updated February 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Decent pay and benefits for the work performed" (in 68 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedules, good pay and benefits" (in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • "They don’t care about your well-being as far as work/life balance" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Work forces are stretched thin and does not seem like much support from upper management" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  2. "Good pay and benefits but you work all the time"

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    Current Employee - Shipper Receiver
    Current Employee - Shipper Receiver

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    You get paid Performance incentive

    Cons

    No work life balance you work all the time
    65 hours plus all year

  3. "they work you to death"

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    Current Employee - Operator in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Operator in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free health care, decent wages

    Cons

    absolutely no time off. work every weekend! you read that right! every single weekend. only day off is Monday which is only every other week

    Advice to Management

    place is a dump, you blame employees for everything, you don't get them the supplies and tools they need to succeed. and you work your employees to death


  4. "USS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Bagels on Fridays, Lots of freedom

    Cons

    -Terrible Management
    -Little room for growth


  5. "Controls Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, vacation, and sick leave

    Cons

    Decisions were based too much on current stock price rather than what was best for the company long term. As a result, the "most important" part of the job changed weekly.


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Metallurgical Engineer in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Metallurgical Engineer in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe work place, old established company

    Cons

    No funding for improvement projects


  7. "Process Control Engineering Intern"

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    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in West Mifflin, PA
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large System
    Interesting Company
    Good Pay
    Lots of hours upon request

    Cons

    Large company means disconnect between managers and workers
    Unorganized
    Lots of hoops to jump through for IT support

    Advice to Management

    Update old systems as soon as possible
    Take employee evaluations periodically
    More transparency

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware!!!"

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good managers, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    This company will use you til they don’t need you anymore. They give you rules then change them out of nowhere and fire you once you don’t comply. They don’t care about your well-being as far as work/life balance. To them the job is more important than your family so be prepared if you do decide to proceed with employment. Also they fired 5 people for crap reasons in one week, the talk amongst employees were they over hired and now have to get rid of people.

    Advice to Management

    Other companies are ahead because they listen to there employees and work with them and not against them. Try understanding that people have families and sometimes thing happen, you can’t work someone 13- 25 days straight 12 hours out the day and not expect them to not see there families or when an emergency come up not attend to there families. The job is not more important than our families


  9. "Accounting Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A team engaged work environment.

    Cons

    The threat of being laid-off, position elimination, or job outsourced to India.

    Many of the women in middle management rely on old school management techniques (20th Century) that ensures employee disengagement versus the more modern 21st Century techniques that fosters employee engagement. Women in upper management use the 21st management techniques, and consequently obtain employee engagement. The women in upper management are very effective, and ensure a good work environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a company for this century"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, can take on a significant amount of responsibility if desired

    Cons

    Hostile work environment with frequent use of homophobic language directed at people, lots of yelling and swearing, and an environment that has little room for collaboration
    Long irregular hours
    Exposure to toxic chemicals
    Many colleagues are uneducated and uninterested in professional growth
    Mid to upper management makes decisions based on gut feelings and hope rather than data and critical thinking

    Advice to Management

    Don’t rely so heavily on promoting hourly employees into management. Do more to promote professionalism. Hold people at all levels accountable