Despite contract turmoil, Newsweek ranks US Steel as ‘most loved place to work’
US Steel has been named one of Newsweek’s “Most Loved Places to Work” for the second year in a row.
The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker received the honor for a week as it idled its tin plant at Gary Works and its employees repeatedly insulted its CEO during a rally at Avalon Manor in Hobart. The United Steelworkers union has been negotiating a new contract since the current contract expired in September, opposing US Steel’s proposals to raise wages less than rival Cleveland-Cliffs and cut health care benefits.
US Steel ranked 71st among the top 100 companies Newsweek recognized for employee satisfaction and happiness this year.
“We are honored to be on this prestigious list for the second consecutive year. We strive daily to be a company that promotes safety, collaboration and inclusion so that we can create an environment that is best for everyone,” said US Steel President and CEO David Burritt. “We continue to meet the needs of our employees with inclusive benefits, resources and a 360° commitment to safety, which recognizes the importance of physical and emotional well-being. As a result, we have been able to attract and retain talented men and women who help us pursue our mission of cost-effective steel solutions for people and the planet.
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Newsweek designed the list with help from the Best Practice Institute, a leadership and organizational development research firm. She surveyed more than 1.4 million employees in companies ranging from 50 to 10,000 employees.
The list is based on employee responses, interviews with company officials and external public reviews from sites such as Comparably, Careerbliss, Glassdoor, Indeed and Google. It is meant to reflect workplaces where employees feel valued.
BPI said its research found that highly valued workplaces provide better performance, better retention and better customer service than their peers.
US Steel, now 121, operates Gary Works and the Midwest plant in Portage.