United States Steel Reviews

Updated 6 June 2014
Updated 6 June 2014
139 Reviews

2.8
139 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 21 reviews)

  • Salary good regular, overtime pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many current changes bringing on a very interesting time

    Cons

    There is limited room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company has a great history and amazing employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Coworkers are the most amazing and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Employees do not feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are your greatest asset. Retention should be a focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    24 years /BIG CHANGES COMING / MR. L onghi is going to make us #1 again.

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    Current Employee - Ot1  in  Clairton, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Ot1 in Clairton, PA (US)

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay,you can move up from within if you're willing to work.

    Cons

    Swing shifts, forced overtime,union has NO power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is on the right track/ safety,safety,safety.will equal PROFITABILTY.lower management is poorly trained.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old culture, resistant to change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at United States Steel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401k plan is excellent and pay is competitive. The company is one of the last great American companies.

    Cons

    Too political and the legacy processes are inefficient and ineffective. Also, building sways in the wind and everyone gets sea sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your younger employees. I was working harder than most pensioners, but my total compensation was much less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Growth potential, many areas to switch to, big company, decent perks

    Cons

    Still in early stages of company restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training your best employees to become better. Train your leaders to develop future leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good income from a company operating in a challenging industry

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric  in  Fairfield, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric in Fairfield, AL (US)

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Income for Blue Collar worker, Good insurance benefits, Hard to get fired once you get in, extremely safety conscious.

    Cons

    Rotating schedules, tough on family, work schedule dictates life, very very poor training. Your skills degrade year after year. Union officials worry more about feathering their own nest and defending poor worker standards than promoting a good workforce for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibility to workers, provide incentive for cost savings, provide continuing education for employee fields, demand more expertise in management, about management, and pay them for that,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good job at a dying company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Great pay, and benefits for the amount of work.

    Cons

    Everything is dirty, the air, the desks, the city, the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an investment in the people who are trying to get some work done. Quit supporting the lazy managers with the 70's attitude who recall fondly the days of drinking and sleeping on the job where women weren't allowed.....

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    Very racist at the portage plant

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    Former Employee - Utility Tech  in  Portage, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Utility Tech in Portage, IN (US)

    I worked at United States Steel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay great overtime

    Cons

    six month probationary period with no union protection, and racist people in the position of power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    there is a lot of training and a lot to learn about.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    good training in safety and in working with members of a labor union. The pay is good and there is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    the job is dangerous and there are some people who are tough to get along with. You must always be aware of whats going on around you.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Work. Overly Bureaucratic.

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time

    Pros

    The works interesting. Good pay & benefits. Some great coworkers. Potentially rewarding / fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic. Stressful. Too much work to do. Not enough time and people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are as many managers as worker bees and much of managers time is spent on meaningless managerial tasks. Spend more time and money on self motivated well placed workers. Also, the company is headquarters heavy and plant light on staffing. I feel like the plants are where the company stands to make the most money and thus having enough good people at the plants to find all those opportunities to make money is where it's at.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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