Stelco
3.3 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

Stelco Pay & benefits reviews

Review this company
Job Title
All
Location
Canada57 reviews

Ratings by category

Clear
3.2Work-life balance
3.6Pay & benefits

Search reviews

Sort by

HelpfulnessRatingDate
Found 23 reviews matching the searchSee all 63 reviews

Enjoyed my time here and people i worked with

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
Electronics is the best trade to be in if working for Stelco. Very decent pay and shift work gives you lots of time off when you are past your training which is about a year long
Was this review helpful?

Overall a good place

A bit dirty, but a decent bunch to work with. Work environment is what you make it. If you work, company will work with you. Good pay & pretty laidback!
Was this review helpful?

Insights into Stelco

Based on 9 survey responses
Areas for improvement
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Support from manager
  • Inclusive work environment

Poor Management and Dirty

Management has no care in the world. They Don't plan any work, They are inexperienced for their position. Most only have 2 years of college and no Red Seal. No experience in the trades they are expected to manage. The union doesn't care about the trades, so they don't fight to get them the deserved raises.

Pros

Lots of free time

Cons

Union sucks
Was this review helpful?

Poorly managed

You will be frustrated with the way it is run. Management gets bonuses based on productivity so a delay to properly fix a problem is rare. The company seems to cook the books so only managers get big bonuses based on profit. There is virtually no advancement or training and you are forever stuck in the job you are hired for

Pros

Decent pay

Cons

Bonuses only paid to managers, nothing works as it should, health and safety only exists to protect the company
Was this review helpful?

Nice place to work. No pressure from the top management.

No negative reviews from my side. Work atmosphere is relaxed and you have to be self Motivated to find out what needs to be done. On the cons the salary is less as compared to the other companies but we get paid for what we do.
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Don’t recommend

Union is the worst they protect salary over the union workers.Toxic workplace environment. Your schedule could change week by week.Favouritism between managers and union workersI would recommend taking a 5 dollar pay cut and find another place to work then have the issues working here. If you don’t have mental problems you will have some sort of mental health issue after working here...They promise the world to you but shame you in the ground...good luck oh and might I add the forced rrsp for your retirement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Toxic environment, favouritism, union, life to work relationship
Was this review helpful?

Power Eng Experience

I’ve been working at Stelco for almost 6 years as a 4th class power engineer. The culture of Stelco can vary depending on which department you are employed in as well as if you’re at the Hamilton plant or Lake Erie plant. Lake Erie is definitely where you want to be. In my experience management is easy going and they care about their employees but can sometimes be unorganized. Co-Workers are a huge upside at Stelco, majority of people are very pleasant and it can be fun working here. I’ve made a lot of friendships... sometimes with people you wouldn’t normally interact with but it’s all been positive in my experience ( although I’m sure in some parts of the plant you get some lazy whiners). Pay is exceptional if you’re a production worker with no credentials. Pay for trades and technical work is a little on the low side but still competitive and will soon be on the rise hopefully (it’s annoying that coal sweepers make 5 dollars less than you). The benefits are good, and mostly cover everything you could need. Pension is mediocre but better than nothing and if you’re smart with your bonuses you can make it work. The union are mostly for show and don’t do much for your everyday employee unless your a slacker which then they might protect you.

Pros

Excellent work environment, decent pay

Cons

Na
Was this review helpful?

$$ only good thing

Union is a joke, management can't organize anything. They don't give a s*it about you or your family outside. The pay is decent but trades are far behind. Unless you have been here 10+ years, look else where for the sake of your sanity.

Pros

Pay
Was this review helpful?

Family owned & run, they take care of their employees

Everyone works well together and are respectful of each other. We also have company outings and lunches or dinners. We also have employee recognition meetings
Was this review helpful?

Interesting

it can be a hard place to work depending on your personality. Good pay and benefits. Worth applying to if you need a good paying job. Can be dirty hot cold and a mix of weather

Pros

good pay, benefits, rrsp

Cons

stressful, at times over worked
Was this review helpful?

Productive area

Lots of opportunity for advancement and transfers, my experience with management was good, however I witnessed some unfortunate events also. Blame is often shifted onto the union employees, but if you can learn not to take it personally, the benefits and pay seem to be worth it.
Was this review helpful?

This is the place to work if you want to be an expert at your skills

All salary and hourly personnel are great to work with. Very exciting and faced passed place to work at. Great to have bonuses the better the company does.
Was this review helpful?

Productive workplace

Stelco was a great place to work with great and friendly people to work with. The training given there was excellent and the pay and benefits were remarkable.
Was this review helpful?

Good people poor Management

Work atmosphere is good in general just with few difficult people as anywhere else. However, most of the Management is quite poor. Good salary and benefits if you do not have children. Good RSP plan including Company contribution. May be things will improve once Company stabilize under new Ownership - so far they try to minimize costs.

Pros

nice people mostly

Cons

Management and internal communication
Was this review helpful?

Pays the Bills

if you really only plan on staying for 2 years or less then you should apply. Staying longer will turn you into a cynical,bitter and disgruntled person with nothing but negative views on a workplace.

Pros

pay, benefits.

Cons

everything else
Was this review helpful?

Good place to begin a career/start in your field. Should only stay long term if you can tolerate the social environment and working conditions.

Stelco Lake Erie Works (Nanticoke) is an OK place to work. It is a steel making facility, so it is very dirty and hot most of the time. Some days can be very busy, especially if there are problems or equipment malfunctions, whereas other days can be devoid of things to or even boring. Work culture is OK; some operators/technicians are productive and have a positive attitude, while other coworkers may be lazy, negative, or even negligent (a typical union environment). The work culture can also be somewhat "cliquey" depending on where you are (small, exclusive social groups). Most areas and departments are poorly managed, with managers being often distant from the workers and tend to leave things to be "sorted out on their own". If you are new and on probation: watch out, as sometimes managers, HR and the company might look for the smallest things to fire you over, which makes it a bit repressive for new hires (6 months before you receive a pay raise and actual union membership). The physical atmosphere can be challenging, especially if you have a busy job (like an electrician or mechanic) or if you plan on working there long term, as there are miles of stairs and many tasks require kneeling, bending, climbing, etc, as well as physical labour, which can be extra tough in the hotter areas or during hot summer days. The pay is decent, the benefits are OK (dental and prescription drugs mainly, no massage, wellness, gym, etc). Do not work here if you have a low tolerance for filthy places and hot environments, and don't want to work shifts (Continental shift pattern offers poor turnaround - 

Pros

Pay

Cons

Dirty and hot, poorly managed, cliquey and somewhat negative work culture
Was this review helpful?

Not a good place

At Stelco the electrician’s turnaround is very high. Most of the electricians/apprentices are inexperienced. The pay is low therefore they can’t hire new electricians. They are using retired temps for years. The management is very dishonest, you never get what they promise. The management is an old group of buddies. They make a lot of mistakes. They stick together, always the employees are at fault. Don’t count on the union. The union reps old buddies of the old managers. It’s very frustrated to work here.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Some benefits
Was this review helpful?

Could be more involved with the Community

Stelco taught me the value of effective time managment and a good work ethic. However, the rotating shift pattern and inflexibility of the schedule structure makes it a difficult place to work.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Long Hours
Was this review helpful?

Rising out of the "past shadows"...lot's of potential and future

Very busy company- both plants Hamilton and Nanticoke A lot work is available, over time steadily available, regular pay (incentives, bonuses, etc), communication is strong and the managers are accommodating and try to keep the morale up at difficult times. New owners are trying to turn the place around and move away from the old methods and processes of the past. High potential to start and build your career here. If you want to learn, ask questions, adapt, work with others and help build the company you will be successful here. A lot of employees have been here for 30+ years and still here. An old company with a huge reputation, and they want people who are innovative, forward thinking and team players. Salary is competitive to the job market. It's a fast paced moving office and plant environment can take you some time to get use to. But managers, supervisors and HR are readily available for help and guidance. So far enjoying my time here. Good place to work!

Pros

good team environment, a lot of learning available, growth and advancement

Cons

fast paced environment
Was this review helpful?

Not as bad as people make it out to be.

I've worked in some really dysfunctional atmospheres where management would withhold information and there was not cohesiveness. As well very physically demanding jobs that had really no benefits and a rough work culture. Now compare that to here and it is a walk in to park.

Pros

Work Culture, Pay

Cons

Dirty work environment
Was this review helpful?

Poor experience

-generous base pay. -6% short term incentive plan annual bonus (based on individual and company performance - note: this is a company that has gone into bankruptcy protection twice in the last 10 years). -poor benefits and pension (flex healthcare spending account and RRSP). -horrible workplace culture - many people are very negative and damaged by the company's troubled history. Gossipy, unwelcoming, team meetings always cancelled, very protective about basic information, very demanding management. -not open to change - will say they are, but then you will hear a lot of "this is how we have always done it" (again, a company that has gone into bankruptcy protection twice...). -poor orientation and on-boarding - did not have basics like email, computer, phone, etc. for weeks to a month after starting. Orientation was boring and not useful. No colleagues to assist with learning the ropes as most are all new and drowning in work. -too much work, not enough resources. -lack basic systems, processes, policies, and information. -was not conducive to work-life balance. -retention issues - revolving door of employees who probably experienced the same things. I absolutely would not recommend this employer to anyone based on my experience.

Pros

base pay was generous, that is about all...

Cons

long hours, supporting two locations 1 hour distance from each other, poor onboarding and orientation, very negative, unwelcoming and unsupportive workplace culture
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Stelco. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 63 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare Stelco with

Learn about Stelco in popular locations

  • Companies
  • Stelco
  • Employee reviews
  • Pay & benefits