Steel Dynamics Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Business Politics

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    Former Employee - Technician in Pittsboro, IN
    Former Employee - Technician in Pittsboro, IN
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Nice people -Average Steel Mill pay (dangerous work = pay above the national average)

    Cons

    - Extremely terrible business politics: Too much " who you know " relationships. Management blames others for their mistakes. - No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the business politics. If you truly want Steel Dynamics to grow focus on the logic and knowledge of the people for advancement, not who you are friends with. The "good ole boy" system keeps the knowledgeable people from advancing and less knowledgeable people keeps Steel Dynamics Inc. in the bottom half of the fortune 500. Create "real" opportunities for those that make "real" effort.


  2. Good Ol' Boy System

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great through this company. From the stock compensation, insurance, 401K match, and pay.

    Cons

    Where to begin... this particular division is structurally unsound. We continue to hire metallurgist to manage when they lack the managerial skills necessary to help us excel as a firm. There is no feedback for employees to inform them how to better their over-all performance. This would allow them to make themselves promotable and beneficial to the processes of the company. The "Good Ol' Boy System", has led this division to having several individuals in positions they're not qualified for or deserving. Inadequate performance often leads to a promotion or lateral move. Superiors take it upon themselves to make changes in the processes without discussing with those interacting with equipment or operating procedures on a day to day basis. COMMUNICATION- it doesn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend becoming more structured and abiding by it, any situation with every employee. The promotional process takes to long. Once a job has been given, set a time for movement of that employee and stick to it. Be consistent, 6-8 months is to long. Provide feedback.


  3. Lacking !!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floter
    Current Employee - Floter
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good ins.package.Money is good.Great at updating old equipment!

    Cons

    S.D. is a new comer, working in some cases with VERY old equipment. Don't tell the old guys how to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop swinging people every 8 days if safty is such a big deal! Research the damage this dose!



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