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productive work force
Process Operator (Current Employee) –  haldimald county ontarioMarch 30, 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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they are allways hiring, then you may think about why
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONJune 14, 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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Hot
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hamilton ONOctober 7, 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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Terrible place to work
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONFebruary 2, 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, ONFebruary 8, 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, ONMarch 30, 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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Great Plant, but not so great Parent Corporation.
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONJune 18, 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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over all a good place to work
trainer (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONMarch 30, 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, ONJanuary 12, 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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Good
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONFebruary 23, 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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ok place to work
Area Manager Maintenance and Services (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ONFebruary 16, 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, ONDecember 6, 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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it was at the onset a good place to work but became increasingling difficult
Manager Raw Materials Canada (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ONSeptember 16, 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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glad to be retired
Welder/Fitter/Ironworker/Millwright/ pump tender (Former Employee) –  hamilton onJanuary 7, 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, ONMarch 5, 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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Great place to grown and develop new skills
Coke Ovens Production Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ONDecember 4, 2015
Fun place to work with great employees
Large variation in technology and experiences
Vary safety concious atmosphere
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No Incentives, No Advancements
Forms/Records Mgmt/Treasury Accountant (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ONJuly 9, 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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Do not work here
utilites (Former Employee) –  nanticokeFebruary 23, 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.
Cons
poor management, poor working atmosphere.
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No care for well-being
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, OntarioFebruary 20, 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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terrible place to work
Set up/Operator (Former Employee) –  NanicokeSeptember 29, 2015
employees are treated poorly! there is an American culture of employees being a liability not an asset. human resources is only interested in company policy.
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3.5
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