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United States Steel Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
56 Reviews
3.0
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Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 24 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits- they are very good, will pay you for over 8 hrs if you are there long enough (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Have worked as outside contractor and employee.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Most of people work hard, do a very good job and are willing to help. Work environment is generally good. Overall new management ideas seem to be concentrating on the right priorities.

    Cons

    Some of the mangers still seem to rely on how things have been done in the past. Some of the recent personnel cuts hurt morale and work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might be good to do more to encourage current employees to stay, as well to attract new employees. Losing experience is more costly than people may realize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a great company overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Infrastructure
    Former Contractor - Infrastructure

    I worked at United States Steel as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    United Steel provides you with an opportunity to experience multiple areas of the technological world and how to incorporate it on a corporate scale.

    Cons

    Upper management is in a desperate need of revitalization. Seems like they are not to open to allowing younger talent to take the lead

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    US Steel Gary Works

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Gary, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Gary, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, good pay for area

    Cons

    Poor management, unskilled management, union vs management conflict

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    understaffed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Gary, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Gary, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    strong union, decent pay and benefeits

    Cons

    more work than people to cover the shifts! everyone union and management, is running at minimum staff. infrastructure is in bad shape at this plant. it seems the company really expects a lot from their management staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    US Steel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Pay,Benefits, Bonus Opportunities, Better than average 401k match and Retirement Account

    Cons

    Work hours, on call 24/7/365

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    US Steel is a good company to work for. there has been a recent a lack of people satisfaction factor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    good salaries, a lot to learn, and a huge operation experience.

    Cons

    recently, it feels like understanding and accommodating to job satisfaction is the last item on the menu. people are shuffled without any consideration to wants and needs. you might be put into a role that you are not interested in, but what can you do. You accept or quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the long term, if people are not satisfied with what they do and can't apply for the jobs their desire, they will leave to go somewhere else. the need of enjoying work is extremely important to the self well being and ignoring that will cost us many talents.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the folks were very friendly and good to work with and were willing to help you when needed. The benefits were pretty good and vacation started off with three weeks which is much better than the typical two weeks at a majority of other companies - hopefully that hasn't changed. I also liked the 10 holidays off for corporate folks - the unusual but nice ones were Good Friday and Black Friday. I worked in a few different departments/positions over several years and was generally happy with the people, the work, and the benefits. A large portion of their workforce is aging toward retirement leaving opportunities to grow for the younger folks.

    Cons

    The pay was low especially for non-management. IT, audit, project management, and accounting departments seemed to make less than average at other companies. There are a few bad apples, mostly in leadership positions, that play undermining games or are "politely" aggressive toward their employees. The weak HR department was in leadership's back pocket and (before the downsize this summer) we watched helplessly as some of our excellent co-workers there for ranges between 3 to 35 years got demoted, moved, let go, or forced into retirement for things literally concocted in an Extremely short time period - which in any other company I've worked at wouldn't have been nearly an acceptable time frame to document even a minor case against an employee's work. The environment is changing and it might be getting better for stockholders but it's getting worse for employees as they downsize. The workload was constantly increasing, resources were shrinking, and projects critical to improve efficiency in many areas were put on a back burner in a permanent way. Certain lower level managers were promoted in recent months and they are trying to earn a name off the backs of their employees by being needlessly harsh, critical, and tripling the workload while making merit raises or bonus completely out of reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal responsibility would be nice instead of blaming issues on lower level folks or taking your frustrations out on them. I saw some of you improve over time but some actually were getting worse in their treatment of employees. To senior management - promote those who are working hard, who have earned their next step up, and not just folks who happen to be "in" with management with various meanings. There is a lot of talent and you will have a mass exodus if you do not recognize and promote people who earn it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The schedule was a little bit hectic but it was a decent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money there.

    Cons

    The work hours were tough to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Micromanagement/Budget Crunches Hurt Productivity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Shift Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Shift Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Experience in manufacturing environment, pay is decent but below market reference and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hours, OT pay, upper management, budgets, spare parts or lack thereof, core values not aligned with corporation core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take corporate values to heart. Treat people with respect. Quit micro managing everyone and everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    safety is their goal all the time

    Cons

    Management asks too much of supervisors

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