SSAB Svenskt
2.4 of 5 8 reviews
www.ssab.com Stockholm, Sweden 16 to 50 Employees

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Martin Lindqvist

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Smart contractors are enemies

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Lisle, IL (US)

I worked at SSAB Svenskt as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNice location, free parking, cubicles made for privacy

ConsDual monitors are mystery to them. Machines are not most up to date, no SSD drives for developer to do quick compilations.

Very stressful and strict atmosphere, although they are ok with small talk between employs.
Because the company's roots of business are manufacturing, no flexible hours, everybody must clock in and clock out (by HID readers)

If you are smart you may get into argument with employees, they will not value that, rather treat you as an enemy. If they require 5 years experience and you will have only 3 go work for them.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse the resources that you pay for

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Professional and top notch

Manager (Current Employee)
Lisle, IL (US)

I have been working at SSAB Svenskt full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent working conditions in Lisle.
Superior benefits and competitive salary.
True work/life balance. Overtime for salaried workers is rare.
Congenial coworkers.
I thought I'd clarify that they no longer use Groupwise and Novell. Transitioned to Outlook 2 years ago and no longer use Novell.
Profit sharing.
Top notch management and executive team in SSAB Americas. I've learned a lot from interacting with them.
Quarterly employee meetings to explain financial results are very helpful.

ConsStaffed fairly lean but management invests wisely in technology.
Market for steel plate and coil (SSAB's product) is improving but not quite up there with fabricated steel and tube products. The economy is slowly improving.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to let some of the managers give part of the quarterly presentation instead of the same people. I would also like more training for manager/directors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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SSAB Production Operator Primary End Montpelier, Iowa

Production Operator (Former Employee)
Montpelier, IA (US)

I worked at SSAB Svenskt full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFinancial Compensation, Health and Medical Benefits

ConsThe Employee is very restricted in regards to upward mobility and professional growth. The Management is untrustworthy and abusive. The Workforce is intimidated and submissive. The Management Style and the Hiring Practices are discriminative and nepotistic. I wasted ten plus years here only to get older, nothing more.

Advice to Senior ManagementHere’s my advice. If you want the company to grow, you must allow growth within the workforce. Allow employees to move up and encourage a professional development plan. Introduce a qualification strategy for the employee to obtain higher income or higher positions of responsibility. Give the workforce personal feedback. Don't hire your relatives, it is called nepotism! Treat all employees with respect, don’t bully them into submission. Trust the workforce. Promote and hire actual supervisors not (relatives or favorites), so if a conflict arises it can be handled properly and without discrimination. Just because the company pays well does not mean the management can be abrasive and abusive to the workforce. After ten plus years I left and found better working conditions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too much politics on top floor

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at SSAB Svenskt full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHigh energy level on operational levels
In the line functions, people are devoted to do whatever they can to serve the customers
Excellent working atmosphere in the steel plant in Luleå

ConsLimited mandate in managerial positons
Too much top-down steering, no empowerment
Politically infected top floor

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop the talents you have within the company rather than killing their enthusiasm with politically infected moves

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at SSAB Svenskt full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits and work life balance

ConsLimited advancement and no future pay raises

Advice to Senior ManagementThey have their favorites

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bad experience with the local culture .

Operator (Former Employee)
Oxelösund (Sweden)

I worked at SSAB Svenskt full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMoney :Money is now the only thing that attracts anyone to work in that company.

Consabsolute destruction of their own initiative.

Advice to Senior Managementdo more to look after their staff capacity

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SSAB Svenskt

ProsSalary and Benifits are fantastic

ConsNo Growth Policy. Meaning where your hired in as is where you stay any new positions are given to people off the street

Advice to Senior ManagementLet us move around and grow within the company

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Hire contractors fire contractors

Contractor (Former Employee)
Lisle, IL (US)

I worked at SSAB Svenskt

ProsMost of the people are professional and nice. In Lisle it's a quality building and good environment

ConsThe IT department is a chop shop revolving door. Beware of promises of longevity many contractors are hired then fired within weeks. Massive turnover.
Terrible architectural design laws enforced in IT. If you must work with this architecture it is a nightmare to orchestrate. They use Novell and Groupwise. They use personality tests to heavily measure your IQ and competence for employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that information and experience is important and try to retain employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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