Gerdau Long Steel North America

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Opportunity for eagerness and ability to get the job done

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

I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I have been with gerdau for 5 years and started at the bottom. In those 5 years I have experienced a 50 percent increase in pay through 2 promotions and decent merit raises. This was also through the big global downturn in steel markets when these actions were at a premium. I feel the big pro at this company is that they recognize achievement and a eagerness to find solutions. They evaluate that value even more when you own it and roll up your sleeves to get it done.

Cons

There are always a lot of initiatives rolling through the company but they always have a related theme which is improve safety or control costs. If you work toward those goals you are always making it, but they have consultants come up with 15 ways to report the numbers in different ways. The real areas that need more oversight are procurement and sales as policy compliance is rarely followed and simply overlooked and those variances derail everything else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to run a global model then run it. Markets are different but basic standards are not...if you want a national purchasing contract at X dollars per unit then make sure your buyers are actually buying it at that price. If you sales team forecasts X sales of product Y then make sure they are accountable when they don't so that we don't see inventory sit in the warehouse while we continue to roll more.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trying to get a lot better

    Cons

    No matter how much experience you have, if you do not have a Bachelor Degree...you will not get far here. Dead end positions and not treated fairly when it comes to what you are worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at lower management and stop buying everything and firing your good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Weak management, no vision, overworked and poorly treated employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is OK for the industry/location, benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management has no strategy or direction. Decisions made are overturned at a moment's notice, with no reasoning. Make sure you kiss up to the right players, or you're gone. If you do make the right friends, you can get away with pretty much anything, and don't even have to show up for work.
    There are some great core values, but management does not follow them. You are expected to be 100% loyal to the company, but that is one way and there is no loyalty (or respect) for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your advertised core values, even following them 50% of the time would make this a much better place to work, maybe then you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate. You have good people in the organization, recognize and promote from within - you'll be much healthier and will reach your targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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