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Process Operator (Current Employee) –  haldimald county ontario30 March 2016
good and hard working people to work with. good benefits as well opportunity for growth within the company. management and union workers get along.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
short holiday
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Not worth it.
Finish Mill Operator (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON16 October 2016
Good place to work if you only want money. Have a back up job due to the frequent work stoppages. If you need somewhere to work for your resume you should try other places, many employers don't look fondly on US Steel employees unless you have a trade.
Pros
ok money
Cons
treat you poorly
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they are allways hiring, then you may think about why
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON14 June 2016
Don't work here as this place is run by arrogant and incompetent yanks. They think you must be high if you trip or hurt yourself. They use American style bullying and threats to get you to work unsafely if production is affected but preach safety first. U.S. Steel is basically running Lake Erie Works into the ground to eliminate competition.
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Great Plant, but not so great Parent Corporation.
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON18 June 2013
Great place to work from day to day, but when contracts are being negotiated, this company plays DIRTY!. They refuse to pay their employees the holiday pay they are entitled to (in contravention of Ontario labour laws). They refuse to negotiate, and say "This is our offer, take it or leave it". They also went out of their way to try to stop locked-out employees from getting Unemployment Insurance.

Would not recommend this company unless you are looking for short-term employment.
Pros
Good Pay and Benefits (for now)
Cons
American company that does not follow local laws and regulations unless forced to.
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Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hamilton ON7 October 2015
Very hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. Great people to work with, good benefits. 12 hour shifts good for time off
Pros
Fun
Cons
Hot/dirty
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glad to be retired
Welder/Fitter/Ironworker/Millwright/ pump tender (Former Employee) –  hamilton on7 January 2013
sitting in front of computer terminal most of the day
management tolerable
co-workers were the best
working nights hardest part of job
punching out after shift best part of the day
Pros
good pay & benefits, great co-workers
Cons
12 hr shifts, unhealthy work environment
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US Steel Canada Lake Erie Works
Utilities Tech (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON5 March 2013
With this employer I was required to work 12 hour rotating shifts. During a typical shift I would read the logs from the previous shift and do the various equipment inspections for the shift taking readings from high pressure steam turbines and other systems including HVAC, water, compressed air, oxygen, nitrogen and fuel. Additionally, we would work in teams for gas testing for confined space, safety lockouts for repairs. The role of a utilities tech is to ensure the flow of various energy systems to keep steel production going and find solutions to problems when systems break down and to lockout energy systems so that maintenance can be performed.
Management at this company is under a great deal of pressure to perform and there was often a lot of tension between the salaried management and the union employees. Additionally, there were often contract negotiation issues between the company and the union.
I did not fit in with my coworkers as the workforce as in the midst of turn over and a lot of retirements. I was the youngest person on the team.
The most difficult part of the job was dealing with the industrial dust and dirt, feeling jet-lagged from the rotating shift work as well as dealing with interpersonal politics.
The best part of this job was job stability between contracts, the health and medical benefits, and the rate of pay.
Pros
• great pay • benefits • pension
Cons
• conflict and tension between union employees and management • office politics
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Terrible place to work
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON2 February 2016
Don't work here as this place is run by arrogant and incompetent yanks. They think you must be high if you trip or hurt yourself. They use American style bullying and threats to get you to work unsafely if production is affected but preach safety first. U.S. Steel is basically running Lake Erie Works into the ground to eliminate competition.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Good place to work
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON8 February 2016
Management policies make doing your job difficult most days. Co-workers were great. The environment is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. It is also very dirty.
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easy place to work
Vessal operator (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON30 March 2016
Make sure everything was ready to go in the vessel to make steel. was boss of the crew and they listened and worked well. It was dirty but the pay was good and fun to work with my crew.
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over all a good place to work
trainer (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON30 March 2016
show new employees around and train them. fore mans were helpful and friendly.co workers were fun and eager to learn.hard to teach new people but fun trying
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fellow workers are great
Patcherman (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON12 January 2016
repair doors with new seals repair ovens via ceramic welding
management easy to deal with
great co-workers
hardest part is working in the heat/cold
most enjoyable is seeing your finished product i.e repairs working properly
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No care for well-being
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, Ontario20 February 2013
A typical day at work for me was sitting in a massive single probe forklift writing down coil numbers and placing them on trucks for delivery. They were 12 hr days and my typical drive to work was an hour and fifteen minutes. I learned that when working for a large company, no one cares for the employees well-being. Pressure is placed on middle management(white hats) to sign people off on pieces of machinery far before they are ready and capable. That's only the beginning of it. My co-workers were fine except for the fact that you could see the unhappiness of being there on their faces and you didn't really have to much contact with your co-workers. I also got the opportunity to work amongst the salary workers for approximately 3 months to help accounts payable and receiving stay current. While I was in the offices, on a daily basis I would hear at least one different person, sometimes multiple people, speak badly about working there, how they are treated, how much work they have to bring home with them just to stay somewhat on top of things. they are not on top of things. They have thousands of dollars of machinery just sitting out on the ground rusting, not in use. They attack the union employees on everything. You are in constant fear of losing your job. You are made to feel like it is a jail while taking part in the new hire orientation. I learned a huge lesson and that is that you can't always go to where the money is and expect to be happy expecially when an extra 2 and a half hours is added on to your 12 hr shift because of the drive home. No life, No happiness, No time  more... to spend the money you make.  less
Pros
great money and benefits
Cons
money and benefits can't buy you happiness
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Good
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON23 February 2016
Great company for getting experience in the maintenance trades. Learned a lot in terms of safety and communication. Enjoyed the experience.
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it was at the onset a good place to work but became increasingling difficult
Manager Raw Materials Canada (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON16 September 2015
A typical day would be to review the required shipments and insure that they arrived and if b=not contact freight supplier to discuss why and when they would be made. I reported daily to upper management on the supply chain developments. This position was a stand alone position no coworkers. The hardest part of the job was the lack of information flow coming out of Head office in Pittsburgh, I would work in the dark for the most part.
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ok place to work
Area Manager Maintenance and Services (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON16 February 2016
lots of work to occupy anyone's time maintenance department personnel were excellent and all supervisors and co-ordinators were good employees to have
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good place to work
Assistant Operator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON6 December 2015
The job i had was good. Was always bad news going around and there is absalutly no job security. Always felt that you might be working your last shift each day you came in to work
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Do not work here
utilites (Former Employee) –  nanticoke23 February 2015
If you enjoy being lied to daily and working at a job where the number one goal is to try and find something to fire you for than come work here. They advertise advancement but then lie to your face and behind your back, they don't want you to get ahead. They preach safety first as long as it doesn't interfere with production. I have never seen a company try harder to lose money and not show a profit. Try to find any other place to work first.
Pros
None
Cons
Poor management, poor working atmosphere.
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Interesting Job. Terrible: conditions, pay, management and job advancement opportunities,
Utilities Operator (Former Employee) –  Lake Erie Works, Nanticoke ON15 July 2012
I cannot not say enough bad things about this company. The only trades people that should consider this place are people with no experience or no other option. This company has no interest in investing in their employees. Do not expect any help with advancement. Getting them to sign off on your experience time will be like pulling teeth. The draconian actions of the company as a whole will quickly poison your attititude and it will take years to go away. The place is freezing in the winter, sweltering in the summer and absolutly polluted every day.

I did enjoy my job day to day job, but the company made the work enviroment unbearable. The pay definatly does not compensate for amount of pollution you encounter on a day to day basis.
Pros
interesting job, massive industrial facility.
Cons
everything else.
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No Incentives, No Advancements
Forms/Records Mgmt/Treasury Accountant (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON9 July 2015
Typical day is to prepare the pay sheet for the present day's bills, investments, credits and debits from bank statements. Figure out how much to transfer to cover bills. Transfer funds. Enter investments. pay bills, enter all days' events in Black Book ledger to balance to zero, deliver and order records storage requests for boxes and HR files daily. Reconcile Records Storage monthly invoices
Create and revise forms and replace into public database.
Co-workers were the best part of the job as well as my manager . The hardest part of the job was to keep a great attitude with this company as we were treated like children. They are un-organized to say the very least as a whole.
Pros
People I worked with
Cons
No morale
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