BlueScope

Working at BlueScope: Company Overview and Reviews in Australia

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BlueScope
3.8
117 reviews
BlueScope, AU Ratings
3.8
Average rating of 117 reviews on Indeed
3.9Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
3.2Management
3.7Culture
Headquarters
Melbourne, AS
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Industry
Industrial Manufacturing

Popular jobs at BlueScope in Australia

 Average SalarySalary Range
2 salaries reported
$63,000
per year
$34,000-$95,000
1 salary reported
$55,000
per year
$34,000-$83,000
1 salary reported
$70,000
per year
$35,000-$105,000
1 salary reported
$60,700
per year
$34,000-$92,000
1 salary reported
$159,000
per year
$79,000-$239,000
Salary Satisfaction
69%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Australia
Based on 99 reviews

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Overall Reviews at BlueScope

4.0
Administrativo/a de logística | Brisbane QLD | 28 Jan 2014
Ambiente de trabajo balanceado
- Llegaba a las 7am, una hora antes para poder avanzar. Revisaba las ordenes de materia prima para las siguientes 10 semanas y asegurarme que estas, sean suficiente para las ordenes de los clientes o proyectos que hayan entrado automáticamente en la noche. Luego me ponía a en el sistema introducir toda la materia prima especifica, que se usaría para ciertas ordenes de compra, para que de ahí en la planta, vean y empiecen a sacar la materia prima que seleccione para así poder procesarlas a la hora que yo haya indicado. esta información debería de ser introducida antes de las 2pm para que en planta y almacén puedan mover la materia prima. Luego, tenia que asegurarme que los clientes que hayan llamado durante la mañana tengan una respuesta de cuando les estará llegando el producto y controlar y actualizar parámetros que necesiten. - Aprendi a usar sistemas logísticos muy rápido, y sobre todo a controlar y manejar los sistemas integrados mejor que muchos trabajadores. - La gerencia personalmente me apoyaba mucho y estaba contenta conmigo y con mi trabajo. - Respecto a los colegas de trabajo, aunque todos tenían su diferencia, yo siempre me lleve bien con todos y todos me apoyaban mucho, sabiendo que era nueva y estaba tomando cargos muy importantes en tan poco tiempo. - La parte mas difícil de mi trabajo era que dentro de la oficina el único que sabia hacer mi trabajo y que me podía ayudar era el jefe. Sino, tenia que buscar ayuda externa. - Lo que mas me gus
Prosbonus, evaluación de salario cada 12 meses, seguro medico, responsable de sus propias horas de trabajo.
Consla oficina no tenia un balance de hombres/mujeres .
4.0
Supply Chain Manager | Melbourne VIC | 6 May 2013
Leading Manufacturer in steel and Pioneer in Safety across Australia
Bluescope DIstribution is an Organisation that looks to impart the best in work culture, upskilling and Equal Opportunity. The company has a strong emphasis on safety at work and daily life. It tries to bring out the best in individuals and looks laterally at improving business using skills, experience and expertise of all employees. A typical day starts with planning the sequence of KPI's to be executed and then scheduling time and accomplishing all goals set in that schedule. Co-workers are friendly, helpful and open in sharing and assisting with upskilling if the employee is interested in going further. The toughest part of the job is the sadness I experience, forseeing the decline of steel manufacturing in Australia as Imports overtake locally manufactured product. The most enjoyable part of the job is the the beginning of the day where there are a world of possibilities to the inventive mind to find better ways to improve on processes. The other end of the spectrum is at the end of the day, accomplishing tasks, KPI's and feeling that sense of satisfaction for job well done.
ProsFurther education. Flexibile hours. Freedom of thought and expression
ConsAdvancement opportunities
2.0
Process Operator | New South Wales | 7 Nov 2019
Thought they were a great company to work for until I worked for them lol.
I was excited to work there but extremely slow production line and was let go three weeks shy of being made permanent because on my break I took a nap and I was told I needed to manage my fatigue better. Mind you, we were doing 12 hour back to back shifts from 7pm to 7am and I was six months pregnant. My colleagues and supervisors used to have a little power nap in their breaks and I only learnt from the people training me that this was acceptable to do as I said I was on my break after all so I did not think this was an issue. We were not allowed to leave site on breaks either and had to get approval from management even on day shift if we wanted to go buy our lunch and would have to leave site to do so. Further to that, the permanent staff were given permission to go outside the gate on their breaks and have their cigarettes but the casuals were told that they were not allowed to smoke on site and nor were they permitted to go outside the gate (on their break) to have a cigarette, to do so would cause instant dismissal.
5.0
Administrative Assistant | Hastings VIC | 5 Nov 2014
Family orentated business who care about their employees.
- A typical day at work consists of having everything in place to ensure all work requirements are met. - I try to challenge myself everyday to learn something new.There is always something that can be learned in any position. - Interaction with Management is extremely important to ensure communication and knowledge across the board. - It's important to have a good functioning peer relationship to establish outcomes and help where needed. - I find the hardest part of the job is making sure I have enough time in the day to achieve all requirements, if the requirements are not met by the end of the day then I make sure I stay until they are. -The most enjoyable part of the job was contributing to the smooth running of the company and achieving all goals set for my position. Satisfaction guaranteed.
ProsJob security, A good wage, Work life balance, Being respected and part of a team
ConsThe political aspect between Wages & Staff.
5.0
Forklift Operator | Acacia Ridge QLD | 29 Nov 2017
High regard for staff and safety...
This job was one of the most enjoyable company I had ever worked for since immigrating from New Zealand, their scope on safety was very essential to the running of the company, from the CEO down to the supervisors, we were all treated as equals, sharing ideas and concerns with the daily running of the machines and mobile equipment, the hardest part of the job was getting used to the heat during the summer, even tho we had industrial fans running most of the time, it was still hot, it would take someone at least 3 to 6 months or more to get to know most of the workers their having a rotating shift roster for the three different crews running each shift, so , in saying all that, my time working at the Acacia Ridge, Bluescope Steel site in Lysaght street, was very rewarding and enlightening as I drew some of ideas I learned and incorporated them in to my own lifestyle, so, thanks guys it was awsome...
ProsMateship and job security
Consthe summer...
4.0
Clerk | Hastings VIC | 31 Oct 2013
Not really a fun place to work, but, my work mates made it a good place to work.
I worked 7 to 7, day and night shifts, I worked on a 3 day 2 night roster with 4 days off between rosters, 14 days a month. I learned much at Bluescope Steel, Occupational Health and Safety was where I made a significant contribution, keeping the work place as safe as was possible. Management were responsive and receptive early on in my career at Bluescope, but, the culture changed over the years to the point where people were treated as just a number instead of a valued member of the company. I had many good friends at Bluescope, I still see many of the people I used to work with, the people made it pleasant to go to work. I guess the hardest part of my job was working the night shifts, I never quite got used to them, and the most enjoyable part was that I was my own boss, I had certain responsibilities and I was left to run my own race in despatch, I enjoyed the responsibility.
Proscheap steel
Consnight shifts
5.0
Pricing Analyst | Clayton South VIC | 19 Apr 2016
Good place to work
As I moved from South Africa, I was given the opportunity to start working at Bluescope as a Pricing Analyst, although this is outside my main body of knowledge and skills, I was able to apply a lot of the practices and behaviors applied in ICT support environment to improve the Department BAU daily interactions. Initially this was Basic Pricing management and analyses, however participated several projects were executed in the Team/ department and Business to optimize operations and roll-out major pricing changes However I am currently also been assigned in working and planning a mayor Standardization and Optimization project to transition the Pricing conditions for my Business Unit from the Legacy Business unit structure to the new Business as recently restructured .
ProsHigh level of Job Satisfaction and Knowledge expansion
ConsNot within my mainstream Career profile
4.0
Warehouse Worker | Adelaide Region SA | 11 Nov 2013
Can be extremely busy or not so, depending on building industry.
My job varies from day to day. I could be using forklifts to get customer orders correlated and packed from fencing products to rain water goods to assembling shed packs to serving customers who collect their respective orders . I am currently the OH&S representative for the factory and have held this position for 8 of my 10 years. My co workers are all good to get on with. The hardest part of my job is serving customers who have vehicles that are unsuitable for their purchase. We have high restrictions on vehicle loads, and telling them that we cannot load them or their vehicle can be demanding on us and them. The most enjoyable part is the variety of my job.
ProsGood OH&S standards, large Australian company
ConsNot enough hours in the day to complete tasks, always getting interuptions
4.0
Operations Technician | Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC | 18 Mar 2018
Great crew of workmates
Chopped and changed with no reason for example even the startup toolbox meetings could not be decided on the location by the ever changing management it seemed to be only wanting to justify there position (that went down the ladder to supervisers/team leaders) resulting in a confused and stress sutup. This of course filtered to stressing all.The chop and change way caused many mistakes which resulted in a "blame game mentality"or "us against them". Probably a clear example was going for the Xmas shutdown period which for years had some food or a couple of hampers up for winning in a raffle and even a small ($20) gift card jesture to not even a five cent Xmas card each. Not good for moral !!
ProsMost of my workmates
ConsThe decision makers not listening to who they should be (common theme).
3.0
Maintenance Person | Wollongong NSW | 16 June 2017
Reliable and adaptable General Labor worker with an agreeable disposition and a stellar customer service ethic.
Reliable and adaptable General Labor worker with an agreeable disposition and a stellar customer service ethic. Adept multitasker with abilities to handle a number of workplace responsibilities with accuracy and efficiency. Wide experience in a variety of types of physical labor. Robust physical stamina for performing strenuous and repetitive tasks . High ability to follow written and oral instructions Strong basic mathematical skills Excellent grasp of safety guidelines for a variety of job contexts Good oral and written communication abilities.
ProsPerformed janitorial and painting work
ConsChanged light bulbs
2.0
Manager | Singapore | 28 June 2019
NS BlueScope in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)
Pros: 1. strongly focused on the importance of safety at all times which is important for a heavy manufacturing company 2. Emphasis on diversity not just from a gender perspective 3. Some semblance of work life balance although this is heavily dependent on your manager 4. Overall very friendly people, no hostility in general and people tend to try and work as a team Cons: 1. Disorganized senior management especially in ASEAN with insufficient leadership strength to improve efficiencies through centralization of processes for some business units at a global level 2. Guidelines inaccurately named as policies especially when it comes to flexi hours or work from home practices. Please don't call it a policy when it is not strongly promoted and managers not openly encouraged to allow employees to work from home if they can be more efficient doing so. 3. Too many exceptions to the mentioned policies. E.g. there is a travel policy regarding spend limits but the former CEO flew First Class on several trips a year and took his wife with him. Where is the fairness in that? Employees can feel underappreciated when there is no open communication on why exceptions are exceptions. 4. Lack of regular communication from senior management especially during the recent spate of lay-offs and reorganisation. This left a lot of employees anxious and under-motivated. Changes in direction should be quickly explained/justified to employees regardless of how unpleasant the message is. 5. Excessive
ProsFriendly people in general here in ASEAN. Average benefits
ConsFewer holidays compared to other MNCs in Singapore
1.0
Receiving Associate | Evansville, WI | 19 Aug 2020
Work culture isn’t great
● Work-life balance Mandatory Over time is completely seniority based as well as lay offs ● Pay & benefits Benefits are received within the first three months. No paid days off until the year mark ● Management Management is great. They push but they are generally sympathetic ● Culture Management is pretty good. HR is a little too relaxed. Employees are well opinionated ● Overall Great fun job. Requires some critical thinking which I enjoyed. Pretty decent pay and benefits. The culture was the reason that I left. The employees like to gossip & can, more often than not, come off as belittling, or holier than thou. Though management is amazing employee to employee, they seem to turn the other cheek when it comes to some of the long time employee’s intimidation tactics. I hope that they’ve done something to remedy that, because if you take away the drama, and the completely seniority based system, and replaced it with a cycled mandatory over-time/lay-off schedule it’s a really great union job. But I fear they still have trouble holding onto hard working newer employees simply because they’ve been there for less time than someone with the exact same position.

Questions And Answers about BlueScope

What interview questions do they ask at BlueScope?
Asked 24 July 2018
I recently had an interview with them. Mainly safety focused questions and behavioural questions. Questions like “tell me a bit about your background and a bit about yourself” “‘what motivates you?” “‘what are some qualities that you can bring to the role?” “‘what do you know about Bluescope and about the role your applying for?” “‘tell me about a time you worked well in a team?” “‘tell me about a time you noticed a safety issue at work, how you responded and what was the outcome?” “tell me about a typical day in your current role and what are the standard safety procedures for certain tasks?” “tell me about a time when you solved a problem as a team, what your role was and the outcome?” Also questions about future progression and learning, where you want to be in say 5 years or so. Also have a couple of questions of your own handy for the end when they ask you “do you have any questions for us?” I think having lots of safety focused behavioural scenarios and team work problem solving scenarios would be beneficial. Good luck!
Answered 10 Sept 2021
They ask questions related to what your applying for.
Answered 30 Dec 2018
How often do salary reviews and pay rises occur at BlueScope?
Asked 13 Mar 2020
12 x monthly
Answered 13 Mar 2020
12 x monthly
Answered 13 Mar 2020
What are the working hours at BlueScope?
Asked 6 Mar 2020
Your choice
Answered 12 Sept 2020
7am to 3pm
Answered 6 Mar 2020
What is the company culture like at BlueScope?
Asked 29 Nov 2017
Very much an us and them division from the ranks to above L1 Who reads these reviews? more importantly who acts on them? NOBODY!
Answered 8 Aug 2018
It has its moments, like most jobs, but overall its work ethic amongst the workers are quite positive.
Answered 29 Nov 2017
What are the benefits and perks of working at BlueScope?
Asked 24 Oct 2017
I don't find there are any.
Answered 15 Oct 2018
No perks, job satisfaction the only positive.
Answered 8 Aug 2018