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Gerdau Long Steel North America Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
78 Reviews
2.5
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Gerdau Long Steel North America CEO André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits good place to work if you were right out of school (in 9 reviews)

  • Very supportive create management great pay and benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Weak management with little to no relevant experience, and poor decision making with no strategy or direction (in 3 reviews)

  • Management has no strategy or direction (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, great growth opportunity, but out of touch in U.S. Market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    vacation available immediately, 100% vesting in 401K on first day. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Brazilian company out of touch with American market. Very volatile industry. Many initiatives implemented on top of others, with no real sense of an end goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus more on providing a positive, challenging, rewarding environment for direct reports. The new generation employee will not stay where they are only used as paper pushers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Changing for the worst / always bad news

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

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with within the plants. Company puts huge efforts into safety.

    Cons

    Plants are Micro managed by corporate. No advancement, and huge corporate overhead is heavy to carry. Not a fun place to work. Always bad news for employees actually doing the work. Constantly cutting bonus each year and most people make less money each year they work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, any and all good professional employees you have left will be leaving and going somewhere else where pay and future is better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good company

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

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay was comparable to other companies in the area. They have a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Inconsistent on policies and rules- do not apply evenly to everyone. Sometimes takes quite a while to get approvals or answers from management. Not very at looking at employment potential from within. If you want to better your position within the company...good luck.

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  5.  

    Director of Logistics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    no cons at this time

  6.  

    Working at Gerdau

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America

    Pros

    Good pay for area and a stable job

    Cons

    Company focus on everything but making a profit
    Safety is important but it becomes a culture of fear when it is over done.
    Too much unimportant tasks taking up time.
    Alway messing with employees pay making them mad.
    Always a low stock price compared to other steel makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more like Nucor

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    you suck

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

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety oriented but little else.

    Cons

    none of the management associates knows nothing about making steel and are too busy making graphs and pivot tables to learn about the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people that know how to melt, cast, and roll steel, trains these kids how to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Gerdau is a decent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Management lets you do your job without being micromanaged. Gerdau seems to be a stable company.

    Cons

    There is not enough room for growth. If you want to progress and grow into a better job, it is very hard because there are never opportunities

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run for the hills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Perth, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Perth, NY

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Pros left several years ago. Bonus structure has changed more times than the NY Yankees Roster, along with the staff. Forget the smoke , this place is on fire. Nucor is taking Gerdau's lunch and Sr. Management is lost in charts , graphs, and the world of giving managers books on how to act . Really ? What's next hiring someone to teach them how to sell in the market ?

    Cons

    Do the investigation for yourself. Ask how many people have gone in the recent few years...Game ,set and match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reading books on how to act and perform . Start learning about the "BUSINESS " you are in ...If you love graphs, here is one...Let me help you with the selection of one color for your graph " RED" profit loss...because while your busy asleep at the switch the market has changed 10 times and you have no clue or solution. RIP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America

    Pros

    Good employer
    Benefits
    Management
    Safety
    Paying

    Cons

    Changing
    Good
    No problem
    Career
    Company

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Declining industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good company. The problem is that profit is becoming tighter and tighter. Therefore compensation that used to be good is going down.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are getting worse every year. Merit increase is something very weak in Gerdau Jacksonville. No mater what you do, recognition is not strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at your talents and be fair with them. Otherwise they are going to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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