ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
83 Reviews

3.3
83 Reviews
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ArcelorMittal USA President and CEO Mike Rippey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good pay, good learning opportunity (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Management is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Very little to no opportunity for career advancement for non-Operations, non-engineering support staff (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Foreman at Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada

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    Current Employee - Foreman At Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada  in  Fermont, QC
    Current Employee - Foreman At Mont-Wright, Fermont Canada in Fermont, QC

    Pros

    Just the Salary. Nothing at all

    Cons

    Management is very bad, big turnover rate, Poor experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't do worse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, good management, challenging work

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer - Mechanical

    Pros

    Large company, numerous available resources, many different departments (a.k.a., you can find a niche that is right for you). Workforce is aging, therefore there are many opportunities for employment. Internship program is great in regards to involvement in projects. If you are not happy with your position, you can request to be transferred to another department. There is always something to work on and the work is challenging. Management is approachable and is ready to help.

    Cons

    Facilities are starting to show their age. There are occasionally issues with communication due to large age differences of the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lab technician

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Laplace, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Laplace, LA (US)

    Pros

    Comprehensive package, a lot of over time

    Cons

    Work environment is physically demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    diverse

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  East Chicago, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in East Chicago, IN (US)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn and grow. Each location has it's own culture.

    Cons

    takes time to advance and there are no clear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Potential

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in East Chicago, IN (US)

    Pros

    The people here are extremely smart and show a great deal of ingenuity. The work was challenging and working in the steel industry was very interesting and fun. The pay was average and I would say the benefits were slightly above average.

    Cons

    On multiple occasions politics superseded long term solution building and a reduction of moral. This combined with unclear career paths made new hire retention difficult. For the amount of time spent in East Chicago it would have been nice if the buildings included other amenities like a common place to eat or somewhere to exercise. East Chicago is not always the most hospitable place to find places to go out doors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good because you learn a lot each day about business systems and terms

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  East Chicago, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in East Chicago, IN (US)

    Pros

    Working inside a office and going out into the mill working with business partners

    Cons

    If you work in accounting the financial close will take up all your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees knowledgeable on how the come is doing financially,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Weak leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly People in some areas
    Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Weak leadership
    Emphasis on attendance over work

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starting out job, lots of orientation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great internship program and mentorship for young engineers starting in the steel industry.

    Cons

    Not all experiences were as good as mine. Some interns report being very bored and having nothing to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great employer that allowed for

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Riverdale, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Riverdale, IL (US)

    Pros

    I worked at a smaller ArcelorMittal facility, which made project implementation and improvements much easier, and also allowed me to have direct influence over HSE decisions. There was less bureaucracy, and I had a direct line to plant management, and was able to form good relationships with the bargaining unit workforce.

    Cons

    There was limited funding directed to our facility, which required you to get creative with money spent, or devise revenue practices. This could also be viewed as a bonus, as it actually allowed us to implement more recycling/reuse programs to generate revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were a few managers who were dead weight and needed to be changed.
    Also, those managers who were great at their jobs were rewarded by picking up the slack for the managers who didn't do their own jobs properly. It is sure to cause burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engineering Internship, stay clear of these rats

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern  in  Burns Harbor, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Burns Harbor, IN (US)

    Pros

    Engineers in the plant are all very smart and willing to help you. They are friendly and work on some pretty cool projects with you. Even middle management is friendly and willing to reach out to you for help and assistance on projects.

    Cons

    HR is a bunch of lying rats. The turnover rate in their associate engineer program is astonishing and instead of looking at themselves as the problem they simply blame certain schools they recruit from. Everyone hates their jobs, the long hours, being on call 24/7 and the locations are in the middle of nowhere. Wasted a summer with this company. The union guys are stubborn and don't care what management has to say. They've been doing their jobs for 40 years and think they know everything. Every department blames another and no one is on the same page. Place is dangerous; I got emails almost every week about someone dying in some AM plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Quit. Move on. Let some young blood flow through the company. The old guys running the show are washed up and way too into the politics of who is going to be the next plant manager. Big deal, grow up and do your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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