Production Worker (Current Employee) – Middletown, OH – February 18, 2017
If you are a black person good luck getting in to maintenance or tech repair. Middletown Works has a serious skin tone bias problem and want everything as predominantly white as possible... Yes I am an unfortunate victim of it. You might get lucky and get in for the sole purpose of being a token.
Pay and benefits
Swing shift, skin tone bias, management with little experience.
Operations Clerk (Former Employee) – Ashland, KY – February 16, 2017
I enjoyed the type of work and the ability to assist the hourly employees as well as to interact with them on a daily basis. The hours were sometimes a little difficult but the end result was a nice paycheck. I found that there was something new to learn every day right up till the last one. We were, for the most part, steady and busy and the job required a lot of different hats to cover the position.
Overtime pay every week, paid lunch break, everyone understood my job and what it entailed.
The hours and days were bad. 12 on 2 off...7 of the 12 the start time was 4:00 AM.
Technician (Former Employee) – Middletown, OH – February 4, 2017
Always looking over your shoulder and walking on egg shells. Long hours and high expectations for limited pay. Stay away from this place if you are looking for a career. There are many more good places to work than this.
Maintenance Tech (Former Employee) – ashland ky – December 15, 2016
I had the privilege to work at ak for 7 years. I had great benefits provided to me. I felt safe at all times. management was great to work for. my co workers and I formed a great bond. the hardest part of my job was when a problem occurred that could potentially stop production and we had to resolve the problem quickly. the most enjoyable part of my day was being able to spend time with like minded people who were all there trying to support a family the same as me.
Chemistry Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI – November 8, 2016
The experience overall is horrible. Management is extremely lacking in all aspects. Benefits are great although most employees never get to use. Most new hires are hired at 75% of their offered rate it will take over 6 months before the new hire begins getting incentive.
In short this company will back stab they will tell a new hire anything to get a warm body in the door, Do NOT plan on having a life of any kind and be ready to be treated like trash.
do not work here even if you have no other options.
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Butler, PA – September 1, 2016
This company values arrogance and authoritarianism over knowledge, work ethic and leadership. If you have any skill in this area you will be miserable working here. the company is full of young managers who are talented and only using it as a stepping stone. The ones who stay could not get hired anywhere else.
Blast Furnace Operator (Current Employee) – Ashland, KY – July 29, 2016
i took this job looking for a job i could provide for my family for years to come. The job was very rewarding for the first few years however after surviving one plant closure im stuck right in the middle of another now.
Production Operator (Current Employee) – Dearborn, MI – July 26, 2016
I couldn't agree more with a few of these reviews. Not knowing what day it is, wondering if you're going to have a job tomorrow... Constantly being watched!! It's as if they don't want anyone working on their property!
God forbid an Ear plug mistakingly comes out of your ear for a tenth of a second and they're right on you..
"We have you on video, it shows your ear plug fall out while you were lifting that giant piece of scrap... We're going to have to write you up"
Not to mention it's the employees fault, No matter what! You'll be signing different papers everyday, changes in procedures, TWI's (Temporary work instructions) New rules AND don't forget about the "Uneven floor/surfaces Checklist" yep.... Every day you have to write any "Potential Hazards"...even if it's the same exact hazard from the 200+ previous days!
There's also a 'Hydration Chart'... This is where they make you document what you've had to drink throughout the day, according to your size and weight. These are all ways for the company to NOT be held liable for any injuries or deaths.
The supervision is good in a few buildings, and there are a few buildings whose supervision has completely killed all Moral and have their personal walking on eggshells! Nearly all of my coworkers are great people, there are a few that shouldn't still have their jobs, but I'm sure that's everywhere...thats what the unions for I guess.
Here's a general "Plant Life" tip... Unless you're literally Beheaded, Impaled, Crushed or something horrific ON THEIR property, You WILL not be pronounced dead untilmore... AFTER you're off their property, unless there's an actual Licensed physician on site. Just saying.... There's a million other things I could say, but I won't. It's Hot, Loud, Heavy and constant..... The pay is good depending on which department you're in... I hope I opened someones eyes! But, I gotta go. Good luck!less
Day Supervisor Silicon Processing (Former Employee) – Butler, PA – July 5, 2016
AK Steel is a great place to work and there is a lot of potential for growth. Their commitment to safety, environmental impacts, quality and continuous improvement are one of, if not the best in the steel industry.