United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
155 Reviews
2.8
155 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 24 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits- they are very good, will pay you for over 8 hrs if you are there long enough (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent for those in the infrastructure department (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management is relatively down to earth especially John Surma (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the folks were very friendly and good to work with and were willing to help you when needed. The benefits were pretty good and vacation started off with three weeks which is much better than the typical two weeks at a majority of other companies - hopefully that hasn't changed. I also liked the 10 holidays off for corporate folks - the unusual but nice ones were Good Friday and Black Friday. I worked in a few different departments/positions over several years and was generally happy with the people, the work, and the benefits. A large portion of their workforce is aging toward retirement leaving opportunities to grow for the younger folks.

    Cons

    The pay was low especially for non-management. IT, audit, project management, and accounting departments seemed to make less than average at other companies. There are a few bad apples, mostly in leadership positions, that play undermining games or are "politely" aggressive toward their employees. The weak HR department was in leadership's back pocket and (before the downsize this summer) we watched helplessly as some of our excellent co-workers there for ranges between 3 to 35 years got demoted, moved, let go, or forced into retirement for things literally concocted in an Extremely short time period - which in any other company I've worked at wouldn't have been nearly an acceptable time frame to document even a minor case against an employee's work. The environment is changing and it might be getting better for stockholders but it's getting worse for employees as they downsize. The workload was constantly increasing, resources were shrinking, and projects critical to improve efficiency in many areas were put on a back burner in a permanent way. Certain lower level managers were promoted in recent months and they are trying to earn a name off the backs of their employees by being needlessly harsh, critical, and tripling the workload while making merit raises or bonus completely out of reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal responsibility would be nice instead of blaming issues on lower level folks or taking your frustrations out on them. I saw some of you improve over time but some actually were getting worse in their treatment of employees. To senior management - promote those who are working hard, who have earned their next step up, and not just folks who happen to be "in" with management with various meanings. There is a lot of talent and you will have a mass exodus if you do not recognize and promote people who earn it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The schedule was a little bit hectic but it was a decent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money there.

    Cons

    The work hours were tough to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Micromanagement/Budget Crunches Hurt Productivity

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    Current Employee - Operations Shift Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Shift Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience in manufacturing environment, pay is decent but below market reference and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hours, OT pay, upper management, budgets, spare parts or lack thereof, core values not aligned with corporation core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take corporate values to heart. Treat people with respect. Quit micro managing everyone and everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    safety is their goal all the time

    Cons

    Management asks too much of supervisors

  6.  

    Brass and Pawns

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    High chances you'll land in a great group that works hard and looks out for you. Each man has his own responsibilities and is expected to do them well.

    Cons

    Brass heavy. Interdepartamental communication is unknowingly difficult. Only known the contractor mindset and made actual workers seem lofty and slow to resolve work issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add orders come through them done. Don't make a crazy haste at the end of the month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting work, that could be the right fit for some

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at United States Steel as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you've just graduated from engineering school and now know everything, this place will teach you differently very quickly. It's certainly a place were, if you find whats going on interesting, there is a lot to learn and experience, and lots of room grow.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy, "not-my-job attitude" of some employees, and lackluster communication between departments can drag down even the most well intentioned new hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Mr. Longhi is hustling to get back to profitability, and the markets have certainly loved it. Hopefully, they can stick to their long-term plans and keep USS in the black.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Should have left sooner

    Former Employee - ERP Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - ERP Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great people, nice facility

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No reward for loyality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire employees that are loyal and looking to advance.

  9.  

    Good field experience, unprofessional environment.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Granite City, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Granite City, IL (US)

    I worked at United States Steel part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great for resume as Co-op experience..."some" great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much of a "team" spirit, unprofessional environment. Will set you up for failure if they don't like you. If you can find another Co-Op, let this be your last Choice...Unless pay is important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Losing great talent due to ignorant, unprofessional existing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at United States Steel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many current changes bringing on a very interesting time

    Cons

    There is limited room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company has a great history and amazing employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Coworkers are the most amazing and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Employees do not feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are your greatest asset. Retention should be a focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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