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United States Steel Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits for the time being (in 56 reviews)

  • good pay, challenging work with smart driven people (in 83 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance leans heavily towards work (in 31 reviews)

  • Poor upper management, no raise in hourly pay for this contract that ends in 2019 (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "It's a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwright in Lone Star, TX
    Current Employee - Millwright in Lone Star, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is real good for the area. The Job is not hard. Insurance is the best part of the place.

    Cons

    Your a number. They do not care what the union says and do as they will. If you work here avoid the union because their just scam artist


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Major change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits above industry average

    Cons

    New management team that doesn't understand core business

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the consultants


  3. "Very Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is fine, people are fine, atmosphere is fine. Everything is about average for what you'd see at a large company. Not really anything special. The Southside is nice.

    Cons

    Things tend to get a little boring and tedious. Legacy systems can be a nightmare. About what you'd expect technology to be like in such a large company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Like anything...you get out what you put in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are self motivated and do your best each and every day its a great place to work. Fairly reasonable compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Many employees too busy looking for a cakewalk rather than getting on the grind stone and earning it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Brian Swanson, Owner PTE Power Transmission Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was able to use this experience with Power Transmission Engineering (PTE) to further my career. The time spent at this business opened my eyes to the character of future bosses..

    Cons

    The owner, Brian Swanson, does not keep his financial obligations to employees, vendors, or customers. He often short paid because he was dissatisfied with each job. I suspect that he is taking cash for jobs and not claiming the income..The owner portrays himself as an licensed Engineer saying that he attended U of I. He supplies CAD drawings to customers for projects.There is no record of his graduation. He does not have an Engineering degree, nor is he a PE. He has a Business degree from DePaul University.

    Advice to Management

    Beware to Vendors, customers and employees. This owner is a scammer. He is dishonest and a fraud. Check his credentials before you use his engineered products in your plant.


  7. "Project Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    The pay and projects are really good when business is good.

    Cons

    They are quick to layoff when business gets slow.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall personal review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits, although the medical portion is great, the vision and dental are disappointing, it's like not having any at all

    Cons

    Our new CEO, all the so called team leaders and not very much room to advance in the company anymore, sad, sad, sad

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees, because they can either make you shine or loose your luster, stop showing favoritism, promote whose qualified not just your favorite


  9. "Materials Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Specialist in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Materials Specialist in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Let you work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Over capacity work load. Horrible treatment of works. Outsourcing a lot of jobs to India. Missing a lot of organized processes that can cause issue later down the line. They do not listen to lower level worker when they are warned about this that are going on that can harm the company.


  10. "Horrendous management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sticker/Catcher in Ecorse, MI
    Former Employee - Sticker/Catcher in Ecorse, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. The work is physically demanding at times. Free water and Gatorade. The morale always seems monotonous. If you like to work to live. It is more like live to work.

    Cons

    Backstabbing management and employees. No breaks for lunch. Eat while on the line. No breaks unless something breaks down. Do not care about your family.

    Advice to Management

    Put management on the job. Tell them to hurry up.


  11. "Solid company to gain experience from upon graduating from university."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Projects require interfacing with multiple departments throughout the corporation. Hardworking employees who are willing to lend a hand to help achieve a desired result. Fair compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to cut through for both menial and substantial tasks. More time spent navigating around self inflicted red tape than problem solving. Career development is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    An increased risk threshold is going to be necessary in order to allow the company to become prosperous in the future.



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