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Nucor Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
49 Reviews

3.5
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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco
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  1.  

    Could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Production workers paid very well and because of some the remote locations could be a good job for office and supporting staff also. In some cases it is the one of the few or only major employer to make a decent wage.

    Cons

    The company feels they are the best thing there is and expects all from their employees making work your life. Benefits are mediocre. Pay even with the bonus figured in is very low for highly skilled and back office staff. Backstabbing is common and being in the wrong clique will likely mean no advancement.

    When doing research be aware that most of the information is based on Ken Iverson's Nucor. That Nucor no longer exists. Open communication is gone, employee empowerment is fading quickly. The new management being put in place are more concerned about their next advancement than taking care of the employees under them. You can see this by their increase in employee turn-over especially in non-production positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read "Plain Talk" and understand the principles and values that made Nucor great can still be used in today's world. Following along the path because other companies of the same size do it that way is going to lead to Nucor's ruin. They'll be just like any other company and will likely get bought out by a larger company needing to diversify in to Nucor's market. ArcelorMittal comes to mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay but you need to consider the hourly rate when you divide your salary by 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year

    Cons

    Very dedicated work force that believes in the company The problem is the management has no leadership qualities. They were taught to say the script taught to them and have no idea how to plan or strategize and involve the team. They are puppets who worked their way up and are afraid to stir. No backbone even thought the "culture" is to have integrity and be courageous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to say the right things. Listen, understand and guide your teams and divisions to help them succeed. Quit thinking your management team are there to "do the right thing". Accept that THEY are not going to make waves and will ride the wave as long as they can. The market will take care of it so why do they have to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what's advertised, but lots of money to be made if that's all you care about.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top notch pay.
    Awesome profit sharing.
    Family fun day at Busch Gardens

    Cons

    No real vacation. Many people have had vacation either go uncovered or forced upon others and resulting in cancelled plans.
    Mediocre health plan.
    Management does not appear to want honest open feedback and communication.
    Modifications or trying new things are limited to what does not hold up production. I have seen one person research and do a lot of leg work for top of the line and safe modifications to be made but they were told no, not because of money or because of safety concerns, but because they(management) did not like the idea.
    Too many political games when it comes to promotions. Good ol' boys club often wins out over the more qualified individual.
    Lean manning makes vacation and time off a significant hassle.
    No room to grow due to poor manning, many employees have quit over the past two to three years.
    Poor supervisory team has led to a disgruntled team that is performing at less than they are capable.
    You will be told the company wants open honest feedback but anyone that attempts to provide it, whether tactfully or not, is viewed as having a bad attitude or not being a team player.
    Little to no leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at the managerial and supervisory teams that have resulted in so many people leaving such a good paying job. There are many other employees that want to leave but can't due to having other local ties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discouraging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skilled Worker With A Degree  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Skilled Worker With A Degree in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Pay, a lot of the front line employees are excellent people. Very talented and generous with there time.

    Cons

    Oppressive policies, managers and supervisors have no real management skills, play favorites as bad as any giant corp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at Nucor Seattle. Over my employment I've watched a very satisfied workforce become a universally miserable one. We have continued to make good money in seattle so it isn't the economy. They've got everybody walking on egg shells here, people that have been here for years and used to love it are looking for a way out. When you have a crew and everybody is miserable because of one guy something isn't right. When our managers refuse to address safety issues because the alternative is too expensive (at the expense of employee health and safety) it doesn't sit well with anyone. Especially when safety is constantly drilled into everyone's head and used to reprimand and fire people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nucor Steel Decatur

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance  in  Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance in Decatur, AL

    Pros

    Great Pay.
    Supportive of independent work and self-motivated individuals.
    Allows for a great addition to your resume.

    Cons

    Inept management
    Must sacrifice normal time off at a moments notice
    Very Mediocre benefits.
    You lose money when you take off time for vacation or for illness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reread Ken Iverson's books to relearn why his philosophies worked and should have never been changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Is the pay worth it?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exit Bander  in  Trinity, AL
    Current Employee - Exit Bander in Trinity, AL

    Pros

    The 4 on and 4 off rotating 12 hour schedule gives a lot of time off when you are on it, they change your schedule quite frequently at the cold side. The pay is the motivating factor.

    Cons

    There is a huge buddy system here. A lot of Nucor employees that were denied promotions for several years (17+) at other plants have transferred to this new plant and have been promoted to supervisor due to lack of management choices. The heat and dust is a problem, employees just have to make due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with all employees, way too many secrets about schedules, business climate and just routine daily operations. Just because a person can play golf doesn't mean they are the best or earned the next promotion.

  8.  

    nu iron pt lisas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)

    Pros

    nu iron maintenance department is cultured as well as contained a equipped and experienced staff who knows the plant inside out, a lot of experienced is gained due to frequent plant maintenance shutdown, opening of vessels and reformers.

    Cons

    management has no direction to the future of production and forecasting. staff is phenomenal however without direction ,proper budgeting of finance and maintenance program, the department is reduced to clutter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management require personals with proper management and forecasting skills who is firm enough to ascertain pertinent decisions viable to both staffing and company's future both financially and economically

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    nu-iron review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Couva (Trinidad and Tobago)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Couva (Trinidad and Tobago)

    Pros

    pay is ok
    fast pace organization
    lots of experience

    Cons

    slavery style management strategy,
     no flexibility.
    no training
    no upliftment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all of management need to be changed
    head quarters is obilivious to this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    always changing with no regard for the employees affected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    stable company with no layoff policy, starting pay rate is very competitive for the area, very safety oriented work environment

    Cons

    unable to resolve problems efficiently, ever changing schedules, always required to go in early and stay late with little or no compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When changes are necessary to survive in a hostile economy, be clear about exactly who is making the changes, why the changes are necessary, who the changes will affect and exactly what the changes are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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