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Updated Jun 21, 2014
Nucor – Flowood – “At work”

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3.5 47 reviews

                             

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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco

Dan DiMicco

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Take good care of employees. Treat like family & pull together when one of theirs is having issues. Community oriented.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you work out in the plant on production the pay is good. Safety is the number one thing. Doctor on site for employees and family at no charge.

    ConsInherent dangers of a steel mill, office personnel not paid accordingly in many instances, gone from a place with more injuns than chiefs to just the opposite.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the pay scale of some of the departments office personnel. Don't hire anymore family members-too much of that at this plant .

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    It's got its ups and downs

    Electrical Maintenance (Current Employee)
    Blytheville, AR

    ProsThe variety of job activities is interesting. You'll never have the same day twice. Boredom is not something that will occur while you're working. Shift work can be nice, depending on the schedule. 4 days on, 4 days off isn't too shabby. The pay is good, if you're production. The pay is decent if you're a skilled trade. Most of the people on the floor are good to work with, attitudes towards each other are good.

    ConsThe pay isn't great if you're a skilled trade. The 4 on/ 4 off schedule doesn't include any extra days you may be randomly assigned to work. It also only occurs when manning is full for that position, which based on the first con can be a rare occurrence. There are definite instances of favoritism among advancement opportunities. The locations of a majority of the divisions is not good. Most people commute an hour each way to get away from the location the mill is built in. Vacation policy is poor, 2 weeks for ten years, then a third week until 15 years. Medical insurance is good if you're really sick, or really healthy. Co-pay is high (30%) although the premiums are fairly low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReread Ken Iverson's book. Actually follow the philosophies that Mr. Iverson brought to the company that made it so great. Actually appreciate your employees, better known as the company's greatest asset. Realize that while you've been sitting on your laurels preaching how great this company is, other companies have been learning and catching up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people super work ethic, but a cover your back side has been a number one priority.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Crawfordsville, IN

    ProsSuper pay, good chance for advancement, but can be a dangerous place to work.

    ConsThe 12 hour shifts can wear on you, and the environment isn't the greatest, and more and more you get the feeling that management is looking over everyone's shoulder. They have even installed cameras to catch people doing things wrong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to go back to the values that made this company great. We have become big steel, and are doing the things that they have proved doesn't work. What's next? Unions?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed bag

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDependents on career path and place of work. Empowerment. Good benefits. Training to do your job well.

    ConsRemote locations. Work/Life balance is not good especially for people doing frequent business travels. Career advancement is tricky on certain jobs. Pay is less than average but can be compensated by perks during good years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivation is great but follow thru. Overdependence on hierarchy of communication. Vacation period and pay are outdated, and has to be competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A year as a Nucor teammate

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee)
    Convent, LA

    ProsThe safety aspect and the team work that is expected throughout the plant are great positives about this plant. Opportunity exist to prove yourself and advance up through the ranks.

    ConsThe Pay structure is questionable for this area. Nucor is used to being the biggest plant in the area, but here the competition is high for good employees. I imagine that we will continue to lose many good employees to other local plants that are willing to pay more and have a more stable pay structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in mind that if enough people lose faith and leave that the plant will not be able to run without the skilled employees that we currently have. Try to raise overall morale!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay but your life belongs to Nucor.

    Production (Current Employee)
    Brigham City, UT

    ProsPay ,Profit Sharing, Dependent Tuition,

    Consmed insur. is per dependent (no cap) ,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoyed working for Nucor most days, but I hated it some days. Glad to have moved on.

    Hot Mill Utility Man (Former Employee)
    Blytheville, AR

    ProsNucor is a great place when steel prices are high and production is good. To move up you have to work a lot of overtime, but the money is good. No union which is great.

    ConsBe careful. It can be dangerous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your supervisors are not "yes" men and that they will stand up for their crews. You should offer some financial advice to your employees. I knew a supervisor who made six figures and lived paycheck to pay check. Very sad to see.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsPays well with lots of advancement opportunity when the mill/company is doing well., but the opposite when the market or mill is underperforming. People are good to work with.

    ConsLong hours with very little flexibility. Hot and dirty,

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter 2 years of start-up, employees need the same rights as running divisions. Including time off and the ability to transfer for a promotion.

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    Like any other place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat level of autonomy, relating to your work. Pay is good, stable.

    ConsNucor is a company trying to appear as though the values and culture that Ken Iverson started are still at work and valid under the current management. In reality, management has slowly been dismantling the management culture built by Mr. Iverson and replacing it with a more traditional business model. The problem is that they are trying to get the employee commitment that the Ken Iverson model brought, while having the management style of a run-of-the-mill non-Nucor company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEither tell employees that Ken Iverson's Nucor is as dead as Ken Iverson is, or live up the values and culture that you espouse on paper.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A bit disappointing

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Chaguanas (Trinidad and Tobago)

    ProsGood Teamwork approach across the organisation
    Don't dismiss workers in times of economic recession

    ConsDaylight workers are not treated on par with shift or production wrokers
    Unfavorable events are downplayed in order to maintain safety appearance

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest!
    Begin with yourselves first and deal with poor management performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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