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Updated Jul 31, 2014

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2.6 10 reviews

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Martin Lindqvist

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Buddy System

    Steel Worker (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA (US)

    Pros-Great benefits and great pay if you the person that wants to make your bosses rich and you have just enough for what you need to survive this is the Job for you. Bonus has been 75% plus since I been with the company.

    Cons-Buddy system when trying to move up, they don't look at what you have done or even your background, you will often have people in charge with a HS diploma and that don't have a clue about the process. The management are all drinking buddy's would have a problem with it if they were competent.

    Advice to Senior Management-Let HR do the promoting and leave the Superintendent's out of the process because they only look out for their own friends
    -Need to do anther voice survey soon before all your experience people leave when new companies arrive in the area

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsSomewhat lower starting salary than competition.

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    Smart contractors are enemies

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Lisle, IL (US)

    ProsNice location, free parking, cubicles made for privacy

    ConsDual monitors are mystery to them. Machines are not most up to date, no SSD drives for developer to do quick compilations.

    Very stressful and strict atmosphere, although they are ok with small talk between employs.
    Because the company's roots of business are manufacturing, no flexible hours, everybody must clock in and clock out (by HID readers)

    If you are smart you may get into argument with employees, they will not value that, rather treat you as an enemy. If they require 5 years experience and you will have only 3 go work for them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the resources that you pay for

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional and top notch

    Manager (Current Employee) Lisle, IL (US)

    ProsExcellent working conditions in Lisle.
    Superior benefits and competitive salary.
    True work/life balance. Overtime for salaried workers is rare.
    Congenial coworkers.
    I thought I'd clarify that they no longer use Groupwise and Novell. Transitioned to Outlook 2 years ago and no longer use Novell.
    Profit sharing.
    Top notch management and executive team in SSAB Americas. I've learned a lot from interacting with them.
    Quarterly employee meetings to explain financial results are very helpful.

    ConsStaffed fairly lean but management invests wisely in technology.
    Market for steel plate and coil (SSAB's product) is improving but not quite up there with fabricated steel and tube products. The economy is slowly improving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to let some of the managers give part of the quarterly presentation instead of the same people. I would also like more training for manager/directors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SSAB Production Operator Primary End Montpelier, Iowa

    Production Operator (Former Employee) Montpelier, IA (US)

    ProsFinancial Compensation, Health and Medical Benefits

    ConsThe Employee is very restricted in regards to upward mobility and professional growth. The Management is untrustworthy and abusive. The Workforce is intimidated and submissive. The Management Style and the Hiring Practices are discriminative and nepotistic. I wasted ten plus years here only to get older, nothing more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHere’s my advice. If you want the company to grow, you must allow growth within the workforce. Allow employees to move up and encourage a professional development plan. Introduce a qualification strategy for the employee to obtain higher income or higher positions of responsibility. Give the workforce personal feedback. Don't hire your relatives, it is called nepotism! Treat all employees with respect, don’t bully them into submission. Trust the workforce. Promote and hire actual supervisors not (relatives or favorites), so if a conflict arises it can be handled properly and without discrimination. Just because the company pays well does not mean the management can be abrasive and abusive to the workforce. After ten plus years I left and found better working conditions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much politics on top floor

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh energy level on operational levels
    In the line functions, people are devoted to do whatever they can to serve the customers
    Excellent working atmosphere in the steel plant in Luleå

    ConsLimited mandate in managerial positons
    Too much top-down steering, no empowerment
    Politically infected top floor

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop the talents you have within the company rather than killing their enthusiasm with politically infected moves

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Caster Operations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and work life balance

    ConsLimited advancement and no future pay raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey have their favorites

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    bad experience with the local culture .

    Operator (Former Employee) Oxelösund (Sweden)

    ProsMoney :Money is now the only thing that attracts anyone to work in that company.

    Consabsolute destruction of their own initiative.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo more to look after their staff capacity

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stuck

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary and Benifits are fantastic

    ConsNo Growth Policy. Meaning where your hired in as is where you stay any new positions are given to people off the street

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet us move around and grow within the company

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    Hire contractors fire contractors

    Contractor (Former Employee) Lisle, IL (US)

    ProsMost of the people are professional and nice. In Lisle it's a quality building and good environment

    ConsThe IT department is a chop shop revolving door. Beware of promises of longevity many contractors are hired then fired within weeks. Massive turnover.
    Terrible architectural design laws enforced in IT. If you must work with this architecture it is a nightmare to orchestrate. They use Novell and Groupwise. They use personality tests to heavily measure your IQ and competence for employment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that information and experience is important and try to retain employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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