Gerdau Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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Gerdau President, CEO and Director André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
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  1. Crane operator

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a small crew that made my job easier because we worked well with each other. Monthly incentive, i also had a week off a month, low supervision.

    Cons

    Working days and nights within the same week, working with very hot steel, business got slow and had a layoff.

    Advice to Management

    During the layoff, you should keep the employees who has a positive attitude, good work ethic, most skills, with seniority.


  2. GERDAU

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Metallic – Material Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Metallic – Material Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global enterprice with special culture that values people

    Cons

    Global steel and raw material situation


  3. Credit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at Gerdau (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, descent training, great health benefits and 401K option.

    Cons

    Stressful position, glorified collector, dealing with angry customers and sales associates, long hours, strict deadlines, random layoffs.


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  5. Stable job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable job, decent overtime opportunities, ok benefits

    Cons

    Mill and rail yard are very old and patched together, resulting in unsafe conditions. Some of the most miserable people I have ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    Coordination with all departments needs improvement. Quit wasting $1000 to save a $1


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    Environmental

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Burleson, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Burleson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not many, close to home

    Cons

    Salary cuts, stock price falling, US operation supporting Brazilian operations


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    Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, treat employees well.

    Cons

    Delayed communication, conflict between employees, no room for growth.


  8. Company is steadily going down hill. Brazilian company that only cares about Brazil.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Midlothian, TX
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Midlothian, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job, not much else to say other than better jobs are out there. They are constantly buying safety awards but rather get better raises or bring the bonus back.

    Cons

    Cut bonus/pay, safety management are hypocrites, insurance is getting worse, favoritism, Uneducated managers. Pointless meetings. Must have BS degree to advance

    Advice to Management

    Better bonus and raises.


  9. Apples to oranges

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    Current Employee - Rolling Mill Production in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Rolling Mill Production in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    The 401k is nice, Sunday premium is good.

    Cons

    The good ole boy club is in full swing, Very family oriented as long as your family is Gerdau, production treated like 2nd class workers, that's all in house, as far as corpoarte is concerned, every one is 2nd class, there not afraid to cut your pay, and expect the same results in performance. Pay dropped 2015, insurance went to crap 2015, and management will smile in your face while lying. It used to be a pretty good place to work, there are a lot of people seeking jobs elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    None for local management, but for corporate my advice would be fire all of the local management, from facilitators to plant manager, there all lying bags of crap, who only worry about themselves. And also learn who is valuable in your plant, it is not the local management. To the employees of Cartersville, you need to unite, the company will keep taking until you do!


  10. A Change For The Better

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Significant advancement opportunities. You are given the freedom to succeed or fail based on your own merit.

    Cons

    No significant cons. New hire orientation could be clearer. Happy with my situation.

    Advice to Management

    Define a new hire training and orientation.


  11. Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Safety Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Safety Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is great! Overpaid for what you do.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at Director level, awful morale, limits to advancement.



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