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United States Steel Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Mechanical Analyst PdM"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Analyst PdM in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Analyst PdM in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Extension overtime opportunities to increase earnings. Safety program that tries.

    Cons

    Tedious work. It all gets a bit mundane after awhile. Lack of planning. Fighting fires instead of using our brains.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. We're all in this together. We all need each other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not overly terrible, could be a lot better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, there are some really excellent managers hidden amongst the majority of terrible ones, 401K, insurance plans and their very stringent on Safety.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is awful. You're basically on call 24 hours a day and it doesn't matter if it's your kids birthday or not, if the mills down, you're going to work. Their production is more important than your personal life no matter the circumstances. The CW while it has been effective in some ways, is more or less a sham. They don't want actual change. I've seen bright kids get hired in over the years who have new ideas and a fresh outlook who could really bring something more to the table then the norm only to be discouraged and shot down time and time again. The old way is always going to be the only way. Technology and upgrades happen, but their shotty, unreliable and are eventually discarded to go back to the old ways in a lot of cases. I've had union employees who are great, hardworking and diligent, however their not the norm either. Most of them are lazy, have 0 pride in workmanship or quality. The accountability for employees doing a terrible job is a joke. Unfortunately the great ones are the older guys who are leaving in droves with retirement and their taking their years of knowledge with them. There is little to no training for the new people coming in to replace these individuals.

    Advice to Management

    You know these old guys are leaving and taking all of their experience with them - you need to develop a program for the younger guys to learn everything they can from these people or that knowledge will be lost and you will relive your past mistakes. Your "learner" program isn't cutting it. Hold your people accountable. You know which employees, managers and union are a drain - work harder to get rid of them. Your pay while decent, isn't competitive. You have people coming out of college making more than some of your managers that were hired in years prior. Why would they stay when AM is right down the street and pays a lot more, has a more global structure to keep them afloat during down times and aren't as draining on their managers personal lives. Take better care of your managers who give you everything they have - you know who they are. A T-shirt and plaque, while nice, isn't that great either. Paid time off, bonuses, a paid for vacation for them and their family without interruption is a great start. People leave the company more so because of bad leadership, they don't feel valued and less because of the job itself. Reinstate some of the activities you cut during the initial downturn - like a Christmas party. Goodwill goes along way to people giving you more. We all understand the bottom line, but treating people as a body or salary number isn't good for morale and yours is currently dreadful.

  3. "electronic repairman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, AL

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

    Pros

    salary, hours, people, technology, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    environment, noise, heat, safety, distance

    Advice to Management

    keep grinding and making ends meet


  4. "Millwright"

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Granite City, IL
    Former Employee - Millwright in Granite City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Excellent benefits, Safety Oriented, Best place to learn an Industrial trade.

    Cons

    Dying Industry due to a collapsing US steel market that may or may not rebound.


  5. "Great for the resume."

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

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

    Pros

    Hours are normal business hours. No mandatory overtime. Good compensation as well. The people were friendly and helpful as well.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs, management was not receptive to new ideas. They pay monthly which can be difficult to get used to at first.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people handling the work day to day and be more open to their ideas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Systems in Braddock, PA
    Former Employee - Systems in Braddock, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging variety of work. Mostly worked on my own after job assignment. Learned a lot of other trade skills on the job.

    Cons

    Very few managers know how to handle their employees or even what kind of work the jobs they do involve. Too much backstabbing by upper management and HR.

    Advice to Management

    Get managers in key positions from the top down who actually want the company to succeed; dump the outside advisors!


  7. "Disappointed former employee"

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    Current Employee - Expeditor in Lorain, OH
    Current Employee - Expeditor in Lorain, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment.

    Cons

    Pisspoor management going all the way to the top.

    Advice to Management

    If your going to restructure fire all the morons that required the restructuring in the first place! Oh no "we'll just keep all the same management and management style. Then wonder why we failed again!"

  8. "Lifetime USS Employee"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have worked at USS for 20 years and the company has been a good place to work.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of challenges to the business as we have tried to deal with the surge of dumped steel into this country.

    Advice to Management

    The company is trying to compete with other facilities that are designed to produce low cost steel (see Big River). Over the past 10 years we have stuck to our inefficient facilities while investing billions on Oracle.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with very poor communications and management"

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    Current Employee - Shovel Operator in Mountain Iron, MN
    Current Employee - Shovel Operator in Mountain Iron, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is great and the benefits are wonderful plenty of opportunities to move laterally through the company

    Cons

    Poor management!!! "Good old boys club"
    All the work gets done on the backs of few.
    All the crews morel are horrible in all of the departments.
    Very poor communications.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to watch and listen to the advice from the people that do the job day in and day out.
    Most of them are there because they enjoy there job and would like to see the company grow and succeed.
    Start thinking the decisions that need to be made from start to finish before implementing them.
    Learn different ways to improve communication.
    If all four crews are all pulling in the same direction you have better results than four separate directions.
    Accountability with management and hourly needs to be greatly improved.
    Micromanaging is great to increase productivity but you need to take the time to think it through from start to finish before implementation of the task at hand.
    Way to many times decisions are made without the proper information given that results in way more work being created because of it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Utility Tech"

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    Former Employee - Utility Technician in Lorain, OH
    Former Employee - Utility Technician in Lorain, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    The pay is better than you'll find at other nearby companies.

    Cons

    Work schedules are horrible. Swing shifts that change weekly from day shift, afternoons and night shifts, between 8 and 16 hour shifts sometimes without notice. Usually only get a weekend off every 16 weeks and have to work most holidays, including Christmas. Dangerous environment also.

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team with your employees. Quit acting like the Pinkertons are still standing on the roof of the building with their shotguns


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