Hybrid Technician (Current Employee), Houston, TX – December 15, 2013
A typical day for me It would start at 5 in the morning doing my usual rounds with my inventory, and then inputing it into the system. Them I would go by talking to my supervisors to see what they needed me to do for that particular day. That would included but not limited to Warehouse forklift driver, Warehouse inventory analyst, Big forklift driver, – more... Steel stamper, IC coordinator (spotter), Mule Driver, Heavy equipment operator, Labor, QC inspector. – less
Maintenance (Former Employee), Nanticoke – January 26, 2014
Pros: no tools, no supervision, means no work. great place to sit and read
Cons: supervision, screwed up pay weekly, toxins they don't tell you about, security
I am a former employee from the plant in nanticoke ontario. I would not recommend this place to anyone. They preach safety but if it interferes with production it goes right out the window and god forbid if you hurt yourself because you will be to blame regardless of the circumstances. The environment is terrible and the amount of toxins you inhale – more... daily is not worth the money. They supply you with little or no tools to do your job. They rip you off every pay and force you to fight for what's yours. Management has little idea what they are doing. The union does not represent there employees. All in all I'd say unless your starving in the street I would run as far away from this place as you can. – less
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee), Nanticoke, ON – April 25, 2013
This is where tradesmen and women come to lose all self respect! I've worked for USLess steel for the last 6 Years! You will be disrespected, and suffer some of the work working conditions you can imagine, and heaven forbid if you cut you finger! Do not work here.
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 – more... 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. – less
Pros: leaving at the end of the day when you are allowed to.
Cons: where do you want me to start?
I would have given negative stars if I could have. The union runs every aspect of this company. The managers only advance if they kiss the union's rear end. Upper management states they have your back, but they can't be trusted. The bond you make with other front line managers are the only ones you can trust. I hope you are not married because you will – more... be married to US Steel and your job. If you work in the mills be prepared for 16 to 18 hour days 6 days a week. – less
No work/life balance and personal advancement is extremely difficult.
Production Engineer (Current Employee), Fairfield, AL – March 24, 2014
Pros: decent pay and benefits
Cons: advancement opportunity, employees are not valued or their background
U.S. Steel has many more downfalls than perks. The company is very "old school" and is resistant to change. If you have an engineering degree, do not expect that to mean anything to upper management. Most engineers are forced to be shift managers (rotating shifts) where they work with other managers who have business degrees or no degree at all. If – more... you are an Engineer, steer clear of this company! – less
Leadership needs to improve for this company to ever be successful again
Infrastructure Support (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – March 19, 2014
This company is still under the assumption that people know who they are and want to work here. That is not the case. There are tons of companies headquartered in Pittsburgh that offer better pay and better culture.
Typical Day: Anything that happens is an emergency, constant "fire drills' Unappreciative management, no communication between employees – more... and senior leadership, prevented by direct supervisors. In certain departments females are looked down upon and rarely given challenging projects. Sexist environment and managers who act like they are in the plant with offensive and inappropriate language.
Most enjoyable: Coworkers are amazing and offer great learning opportunities. So much knowledge but rarely recognized by leadership. Hardworking and hold the team together.
What I learned: Corporate environments are bureaucratic and rarely concerned about employee morale. Higher pay does not mean higher job satisfaction. Managers make or break a job and a company. Ethical behavior is rarely practiced, but looks good on paper for the stock holders. – less
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MA (Current Employee), Gary, IN – February 15, 2014
Cons: management, number of bosses, work environment
As an entry level Chemical Engineer, this is not your place. There are few actual technical roles here and you'll more than likely be commissioned as a shift manager working on rotating shifts. Specific to the Iron Producing division, they go through managers rather quickly and there is high turnover. If you do make it through your several years as – more... a shift manager, the typical path is to be promoted to an Operating Coordinator, or an Area Manager. Again, both managers. There is literally nothing technical here to learn and if that's what you're interested in, DO NOT work here. Aside from it being an awful work environment (think 140 F in the summer, -30 F in the winter, dusty and miserable), most of the other managers are promoted from the union and have no formal education. They won't teach you anything unless you're lucky enough to get a good boss (yes, a boss from the union with no technical information to teach you) because they're worried about you replacing them (go figure). Essentially, if you are an fresh college graduate in engineering, you will be the most knowledgeable person working on the furnace. Befriend the tech group guys and the control room operators (only on #14, the south furnace control room ops are also union!) because they will be the only people worth talking to. I'm sad to say it, but this is the most unprofessional place I've ever worked. – less
Process Engineer II (Former Employee), Fairfield, AL – January 26, 2014
Pros: benefits, cheap lunches at cafeteria, cool technology
Cons: no flextime, pay could be better
They have a very old school work culture which turns off a lot of new college kids or people not used to the steel industry. Good benefits and pay is competitive. Of all the jobs I ever had I learned the most working in US Steel's mills, they have every kind of technology if you are an engineer or mechanically inclined you will like it. However they – more... will work you to death and performance punishment is the norm. – less
Utility Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TX – January 14, 2014
Cons: long hours with no days off, no stability
great thing about company was compensation and benefits, but that was overshadowed by fact that you constantly worked with no regards to your outside life. some management was fine while others didn't help you out when it was needed
Okay, but not for everyone. Need better management at the helm.
Utility Technician II (Current Employee), Channel View, Twxas – December 30, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: short breaks, no communication!
I thought that I was going to retire a United States Steel Corporation employee, how things change so fast. I am going to be laid off soon, but that is not what upsets me. It is the way they are handling things. I feel like management drop the ball for a bunch of the employees.
Electrical System Intern (Former Employee), Granite City, IL – December 22, 2013
The BOF wasn't the most pleasant work environment. The office atmosphere is stagnant, but inside the BOF is hot and stuffy. It's good for workers who like to get their hands dirty in maintenance, but for the more creative personality, this is the worst type of job. Workers in the office are often lazy until something in the casters break down unless – more... they are especially motivated to implement something new. Benefits are great, however. Overall, not a very exciting job, but for someone who is just looking for a 9-5, this may be just the thing. – less
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee), Fairless Hills, Pa – October 22, 2013
•Managed daily inventory count, verified receipt of items on accounts payable invoices, matched incoming items to purchase orders, conducted daily inventory audits, managed report submittal and pricing accuracy for monthly invoicing, and oversaw maintenance of accurate shipping record and data entry