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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. "Good and the Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay and good benefits and good people both in hourly and salaried ranks.

    Cons

    Sometimes tough hours, high demands and working with less.


  2. "Electrician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Ecorse, MI
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Ecorse, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was pay and benefits, but we're falling behind now. Only good thing left is coworkers and most of them are leaving.

    Cons

    This is the most poorly managed company I have ever seen. From unqualified managers who can't even offer input on how to resolve electrical issues, to upper level managers who have no clue how to schedule or plan out a work day or week. They have multiple meetings daily, but when it comes to completing a task, it seems as though there is no communication between operations, electrical, and mechanical. They aren't interested in resolving an issue, just in assigning blame and terminating employees. The USW is also the weakest union I have ever had the displeasure of having represent me. I would not recommend this job to anyone I care about. It will destroy your motivation and spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workforce with respect. This was once viewed as a career position where people spend 30+ years and retire comfortably. Now people are leaving left and right. We even have people with 30+ years who make over 100K a year leaving, not to retire, but for a better job.


  3. "Crane Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical integrated steel mill operation. USW represented and a pretty fair employer for those who are serious about their work. When work is good. Be prepared to work more hours than you may wish for. The pay will be well above average but you will miss a lot of family time and events.

    Cons

    Non really. Just be prepared to be on your job when most others are off enjoying family time on weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees in the plant more flexiblity to work out scheduling conflicts when possible. Get rid of that timken schedule wherever it is possible. Move to a 4 day on/ 3 day off type schedule to let your employess have a life outside the plant.


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, but a lot of your work life will depend on who your boss is. If your lucky and you get a great one life is good

    Cons

    The steel industry is volatile right now and has been for the last few years, This makes your working environment very uncertain.


  6. "Great benefits,and good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Job Laborer in Granite City, IL
    Former Employee - Job Laborer in Granite City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    United states steel had awesome insurance company paid good advancement in pay .training is very extensive for exert position available

    Cons

    The only downside to working at United states steel is it's hot and dirty but it is a steel mill and sometimes very physical work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Highland, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Highland, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and so are the benefits

    Cons

    Foremen can be very stupid

    Advice to Management

    Shut up


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Maintenance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Clairton, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance Technician in Clairton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay when overtime exists. Benefits average. 401k plan. Reimbursement for school / education (limited). One of a few employers that will employ older workers due to experience.

    Cons

    Almost everyone works a rotating shifts--weekly rotation, straight or Timken. No the nicest of working environments. Safety is apex, until production is at risk. Nepotism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Should seriously consider raising pay for salaried employees to attract seasoned managers, and not hire managers without experience and fresh out of college.


  9. "Electrical Technican"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Layoffs, cold and hot what ever the weather is outside.

    Advice to Management

    Do what it takes to keep experienced workers.


  10. "IT Auditor II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Auditor II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Auditor II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had very little travel. I worked closely with teams that I was auditing. I also ran the Quality program while there as well.

    Cons

    The company has had a very tough time financially and was laying off auditors throughout the company. Most of the audit work was outsourced to Ernst & Young.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice from your audit staff. Do not disregard issues that are brought to your attention. Treat personnel with respect.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Ecorse, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Ecorse, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is good, plenty of overtime. Co-workers are easy to get along with and will help you with anything you need. Union shop.

    Cons

    Swing shift, management is terrible, hazardous work environment. The steel industry is failing in this country and you don't know the longevity of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more maintenance and let them do their job and fix the issues that are causing the quality issues in your plants.



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