Good place for newbies but not good for experienced professionals
Information Technology Analyst (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 28 November 2018
Great location is if you are just finishing your University and is looking for a company to start your professional life but if you are already a skilled person this is not the best option for you due to the underpaid salary compared to similar organizations and a extended health insurance that is almost as nothing.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco hold a secret ingredient of culture and community in their work place. There is a large sense of comradry among the business units and corporately. This great sense of community allows ArcelorMittal Dofasco to achieve results others may consider impractical.
Analyste d'échantillons (Former Employee) – Québec City, QC – 13 September 2018
I loved to work at that Company! Well paid! Many benefits! Friendly people. We can also post to different jobs! Alot of overtime! Great pension plan. Great social advantages, eyes glasses, dental care! Life insurance! My worst regret...is to have left that awesome Company.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 September 2018
You have to give your life to these people. They say there is not too much OT, but say you cant work it and you are ostrasized for not picking up slack or being a supportive team member! "This is the way we always do it" is their mantra, and if you dont agree you are out. You end up working so much, a weekend feels like a day pass, and a week of is parole, never been in jail, but i ve worked at dofasco. High school is if they are young, it is more like a knitting circle .
Good blue collar job but not a dream job for a software developer
Computer Science Intern (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 August 2018
Responsible for and completed several total code conversion and redesign projects for steel mill automation and tracking software from Visual Basic to C# or ASP.NET, connected to Oracle SQL Database.
Identified and corrected existing problems in legacy software as well as providing bug and development support for automation software as well as software deployment code running in Excel and VB.
Also designed and deployed an updated Help system for automation software, migrating from Windows Help to a web based wiki.
The people were mostly friendly and the atmosphere felt like an old school union shop, but management was unwilling or unable to keep up with new technology. The software had a feeling of 'don't touch it as long as it keeps working', which is the opposite mentality to modern software development and the technical debt was immeasurably huge. Also, the physical work environment of the Hot Mill was distracting.
Contract work yet still fun people to work with. Supplied me with training that further advanced my work career i.e crane and forklift training. Contract work was the only bad part no possibility of full time or benefits.
Good, if you can make it past the casual hire program.
Crane Operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 4 August 2018
Its a safe place to work. They take it very seriously, which is obviously a plus. The only downside is the casual hire program. You go through a two year probationary period. And you're not even guaranteed a job. I saw a lot of hard working people get passed up for no real reason. Or at least a plausible one. You take your chances.
Good job security and advancements plus excellent benefits.
Assistant Team Leader (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 25 July 2018
Excellent company to work for, they take good care of their employees. A will manage company with a lot of knowledgeable manager in each department. All the employees give 100 % effort to make the company profitable.
Management were good.
Danger is always in your mind because its a steel company.