United States Steel

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United States Steel Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2014
Updated 14 October, 2014
150 Reviews
2.9
150 Reviews
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United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi
Mario Longhi
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, every company has issues but your attitude determines your latitude (in 23 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 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Calm, slow pace environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Steel

    Pros

    Nice people and working environment
    Good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow moving
    Limited career growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology capabilities compared to more nimble competitors and best-in class companies within manufacturing sector

  2.  

    Interesting work, that could be the right fit for some

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Good field experience, unprofessional environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Company has a great history and amazing employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Old culture, resistant to change.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    401k plan is excellent and pay is competitive. The company is one of the last great American companies.

    Cons

    Too political and the legacy processes are inefficient and ineffective. Also, building sways in the wind and everyone gets sea sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your younger employees. I was working harder than most pensioners, but my total compensation was much less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    24 years /BIG CHANGES COMING / MR. L onghi is going to make us #1 again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ot1 in Clairton, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Ot1 in Clairton, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay,you can move up from within if you're willing to work.

    Cons

    Swing shifts, forced overtime,union has NO power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is on the right track/ safety,safety,safety.will equal PROFITABILTY.lower management is poorly trained.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working at United States Steel

    Pros

    Growth potential, many areas to switch to, big company, decent perks

    Cons

    Still in early stages of company restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training your best employees to become better. Train your leaders to develop future leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good income from a company operating in a challenging industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric in Fairfield, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician Electric in Fairfield, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Income for Blue Collar worker, Good insurance benefits, Hard to get fired once you get in, extremely safety conscious.

    Cons

    Rotating schedules, tough on family, work schedule dictates life, very very poor training. Your skills degrade year after year. Union officials worry more about feathering their own nest and defending poor worker standards than promoting a good workforce for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibility to workers, provide incentive for cost savings, provide continuing education for employee fields, demand more expertise in management, about management, and pay them for that,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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