Nucor Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
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  1. The Educated are overlooked

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - District Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Nucor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job stability.....you won't get fired. If you aren't educated, don't have a clue what you are doing, but put a smile on your face every day, you have a good shot at management!!

    Cons

    Education doesn't seem to matter with this company. Most often those that are educated are overlooked. Many of the managers don't have any previous experience in the area in which they are managing. This causes difficulty for those under the management. How can management guide you if they don't have a clue of what they are doing.

    The pay scale is standard across the board regardless of the state you live in and the cost of living in that state. Doesn't equal out!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to a person's experience and education. Education is important and very costly. Those of us that paid a lot of money for our education deserve a shot. A person should be promoted based on experience and education not WHO they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Gone downhill... Why do I still work here?

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    Current Employee - Production in Norfolk, NE
    Current Employee - Production in Norfolk, NE

    I have been working at Nucor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is steady dependable job. Good experience to go elsewhere.

    Cons

    Pay not very good.... Promise of more but not realistic.
    Safety is talked a lot but killing 2 people this year is horrible. Guy lost his arm in Connecticut! The company cares about money not teammates.
    Environmental is poor. They just hide it. It is going to catch up soon. Chemicals leaked in ground? No... You don't need to report that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about teammates, safety and stop allowing environmental issues to happen! Containment allowed chemicals to leak? Report it! Don't hide behind lawyers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Worked tirelessly in an attempt to establish a career only to be mistreated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trinity, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trinity, AL

    I worked at Nucor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average, to say the least.
    Early in employ, culture and atmosphere was family-like, management and supervisor stood up and supported all employees.

    Cons

    Management and supervision changes resulted in a total culture toxicity. Nepotism, favoritism, use of sexual favors for advancement became rampant as loyal employees were railroaded, discriminated against, and even fired because of trumped up reasons. Company political agenda forced on employees to the point being forced to sign form letters to sitting officials that the company had drafted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some common decency where your employees are concerned, and stop using pay to force people to tolerate all sorts of demeaning and unfair treatment. Clean up your management and supervision and stop promoting people based on how far you can get them to bow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Uititly
    Current Employee - Uititly

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    there is none the only way to move up is to kiss up because on matter how much you know you will not go any where if you dont kiss up with management.

    Cons

    bad management in both melt shop and rolling mill the only way you move up is to suck up to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gm needs to get a gule and wake up and take a long hard look with management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great pay, egregious compulsory overtime, and very low employee moral

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Decatur, AL

    I worked at Nucor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, and some very bright people to learn from and work with.

    Cons

    Ridiculous overtime requirements, poor management. This particular business unit of Nucor strayed very far from Ken Iversons' original philosophy. Gestapo supervision and management techniques. The place sickened me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start firing managers, and stop firing and demoting the good supervisors. The place has gone to hell in a hurry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great for the bills, horrible on moral.

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nucor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pays well for most positions

    Cons

    Most managers and supervisors there in seattle hold old culture (good ol day mills) , not real Nucor culture that I've read or been talked about from other visiting Nucor EE's. A couple of managers there need to retire or be evaluated for a forced retirement. I had been employed with the company for almost 5 years. Within that time I had nothing but a clean track record and provided them with top notch work you'd expect from a high paying employer. I see a new wave of employees moving in that make me believe on day they'll be caught up with the rest of corporation, wich is a some what of a relieving perception I guess. I wish corporate would listen and react accordingly to there mandatory employee surveys we fill out annually, I personally believe it make a great difference within. They will pound safety in your head but at the same time throw you in situations that are highly hazardous to your health and well being just to turn there back and hope for the best. Ask anyone employed within the shipping department on how dangerous there scrap problem was and is. Thousands of tons of scrap intertwined with finished product and common walk ways ( not designated for this purpose ). It hasnt always been a problem, its just had managements blind eye turned from the issue because it became out of control within the last few years. The managers that hold true concern lie frustrated and concerned but than again are out numbered in Seattle. Its really sad to me cause I left a place I may have been able to stick around and help change things. Seattle has great potential and I see that. I met many great people I will always stay in contact with forever. The straw that broke the camels back for me was being denied a job within for purposes that were bias. Had nothing to do with my work ethic. I was the only person who submitted a bid on the job and my bid sheet went straight in the garbage with no consideration. Be careful when applying. Most people dont mind working around some of there fixable safety issues. The proof is in the pudding, I left a job that payed me 80k a year with no back up plan. Money became less important to me, I was loosing my mind seeing all of there neglect. Its a game of favorites within Seattles walls and not all favorites have pure intentions. If your in a position to relocate I highly recommend applying with Nucor, Just not Seattle.

    my only major regret is leaving without trying to contribute to a more positive changes and to stand up for what is right. Then again I still have whats most important to me, a kind, loving, and understanding family whom stand up and support my decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Id highly advise corporate to hire qualified EE's from other mills to take over more rolls within Seattles team. We seemed to have brought in some special people whom do indeed hold true Nucor culture. We need real team leaders not problem dodgers, and paycheck chasers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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