Nucor Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco
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  1.  

    Take good care of employees. Treat like family & pull together when one of theirs is having issues. Community oriented.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Inherent 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's got its ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance  in  Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance in Blytheville, AR

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reread 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Crawfordsville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawfordsville, IN

    I worked at Nucor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Remote 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A year as a Nucor teammate

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Convent, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Convent, LA

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay but your life belongs to Nucor.

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Brigham City, UT
    Current Employee - Production in Brigham City, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay ,Profit Sharing, Dependent Tuition,

    Cons

    med insur. is per dependent (no cap) ,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Hot Mill Utility Man  in  Blytheville, AR
    Former Employee - Hot Mill Utility Man in Blytheville, AR

    I worked at Nucor

    Pros

    Nucor 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.

    Cons

    Be careful. It can be dangerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nucor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Nucor

    Pros

    Pays 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.

    Cons

    Long hours with very little flexibility. Hot and dirty,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like any other place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nucor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Either 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A bit disappointing

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Chaguanas (Trinidad and Tobago)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chaguanas (Trinidad and Tobago)

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest!
    Begin with yourselves first and deal with poor management performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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