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United States Steel Employer Reviews

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Horrible place to work
Maintenance (Former Employee), NanticokeJanuary 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
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Do not work here!
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee), Nanticoke, ONApril 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.
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Interesting Job. Terrible: conditions, pay, management and job advancement opportunities,
Utilities Operator (Former Employee), Lake Erie Works, Nanticoke ONJuly 15, 2012
Pros: interesting job, massive industrial facility.
Cons: everything else.
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
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Great place to work
Facilities Infrastruture Support (Current Employee), West Mifflin, PAApril 5, 2014
Professional with great coworkers and great management. Great pay and zero complaints.
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Team building.
Plant Manager, Primary and Finishing Operations (Former Employee), Fairfield, ALApril 2, 2014
Pros: allott of free lunches. double man some jobs, for haydration in al.
Cons: summer heat in al. constant fight.
Town Hall meetings with all work force to keep all informed of the business drivers. Plan yearly Safety Day. Yearly Family picnics. Team building.
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No work/life balance and personal advancement is extremely difficult.
Production Engineer (Current Employee), Fairfield, ALMarch 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
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Leadership needs to improve for this company to ever be successful again
Infrastructure Support (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAMarch 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
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nice group of peopl to work with
Operator (Current Employee), Gary, INMarch 13, 2014
Pros: work independently
Cons: good money
heavy equiptment operator 60 ton earth movers,payloader,water trucks etc.
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Awful environment for an engineer
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MA (Current Employee), Gary, INFebruary 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
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Great History
Senior Buyer (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 6, 2014
Very rich history, but lots to learn in how to develop young employees.
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Great place to work if you like to work
Process Engineer II (Former Employee), Fairfield, ALJanuary 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
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work /no family or home life
Utility Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: benefits
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
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Okay, but not for everyone. Need better management at the helm.
Utility Technician II (Current Employee), Channel View, TwxasDecember 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.
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Good for security, Bad for creativity
Electrical System Intern (Former Employee), Granite City, ILDecember 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
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Steel Mill - Maintenance Worker
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Braddock, PANovember 20, 2013
Pros: always working on something different from day to day.
Cons: extreme hot and cold temperatures
You get to learn a lot from working at the different mills. Through the extreme cold and extreme hot days we managed to work together to keep the mill's machinery working at peak performance.
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Excellent work environment
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee), Fairless Hills, PaOctober 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
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Great Pay, Work/Life Balance is Tough
Tubular Finishing Production Engineer (Current Employee), Fairfield, ALSeptember 26, 2013
Pros: pay, benefits
Cons: long hours, work/life balance
Overall a stable company to work for, however be prepared to work very long hours and often. Holidays, weekends and 10+ days in a row are typical.
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Not great as it first seems
Utility Worker (Former Employee), Ecorse, MISeptember 23, 2013
Pros: great pay
Cons: no life outside of work
Great benefits and pay. Almost impoosible to live a normal life when working for this company. Forced to work 16 hrs on a regular basis
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exciting challenging plant
Area Maintenance Manager Primary (Current Employee), Ecorse, MISeptember 19, 2013
Pros: great pay and benifits
Cons: extra long work hours and on call 24-7
in early out late every day.
Work is at times overwhelming but rewarding.
Other Managers are fair and knowledgeable
great coworkers
long hours challenging environment outdoor work.
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Productive and fun place to work
Mechanical Maintenance Technician/ Operator (Former Employee), Fairfield, ALSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: good pay!!
Cons: work alot
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