Nucor Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco
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36 Ratings

Pros
  • The pay is good, if you're production (in 8 reviews)

  • Pay ,Profit Sharing, Dependent Tuition, (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and work in demanding, often working in hot and dirty conditions (in 5 reviews)

  • Most people commute an hour each way to get away from the location the mill is built in (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Warehouse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nucor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good as long as business was good but if things slow Down they cut your hours .

    Cons

    They work a lot of hours when they are busy and your family doesn't see you. Promotions are based on who you know not what you know

    Advice to Management

    Become more interested in the families

  2. Nucor co. reviewz

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor

    Pros

    Good stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Tough coworkers in some cases others are great.

  3. former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nucor

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I felt like I had some control over what I made.

    Cons

    in response to a review that said they were forced to work 6 12 hr shifts in a row. I was forced to work 14 12 hr shifts in a row, due to multiple vacations taken by others. the meetings and trainings can add up to over 14 hours in a shift when scheduled on working days..

    Advice to Management

    why do the bean counters get free time when attending meetings and training?

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Ability to learn a lot and potential to help the company

    Current Intern - Electrical Maintenance in Cofield, NC
    Current Intern - Electrical Maintenance in Cofield, NC

    I have been working at Nucor as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was great, housing was paid for, had teaching sessions with supervisors to learn and get experience. They want employees to develop and give incentives for gaining knowledge. Had a great project and was able to help the company.

    Cons

    The plant is far from civilization. If you don't like getting dirty and working in hot conditions then its not for you.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Shift Electrician

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    Former Employee - Shift Electrician in Cofield, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Electrician in Cofield, NC

    I worked at Nucor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nucor Steel is a versatile steel plate manufacturing company. They value their team members and provide necessary training to enhance your abilities. The shift work is excellent working 4 days and then 4 days off between shifts alternating between day and night.

    Cons

    Coverage is required all the time so when a team member takes vacation another team member must take the shifts. You can easily work 6 days straight and possibly more if their is training held on a off day. Bonus pay fluctuates based on production and the market.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize training held during off days.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can create your own path. No one is there to tell you what you can and cannot be.

    Cons

    Most positions are in rural areas.

  8. There is plenty of freedom to implement great ideas that improve operations.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is huge part of the culture and I've heard vendors describe Nucor as a company they can count on to the right thing at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Usually located in rural areas.

  9. Great Leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard, work smart, get ahead

    Cons

    Lots of competition for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep on!

  10. Nucor

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're mobile, agreeable, and eager to learn then the sky is the limit as to where you can work. Great job security. Great pay when compared to other manufacturers.

    Cons

    If you're not mobile, you can easily get stuck. Rotating shifts are tough on health and family.

    Advice to Management

    Get input from the front lines before making major decisions that affect the rest of the team. It's hit or miss when it comes to managers actually being in touch with their department.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Education Means Nothing

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    Current Employee - Professional Position in Norfolk, NE
    Current Employee - Professional Position in Norfolk, NE

    I have been working at Nucor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for those who work production. Production bonus allows individuals who don't even have a high school education to make six figures a year. This is a highly respected company in the area. Small employee incentives like profit sharing, insurance and educational assistance are very good. Low management structure and the ability to make decisions at the supervisor and manager level are rare in this type of industry.

    Cons

    Education doesn't mean anything. Those who work tradiitional professional roles (Engineers, Human Resources, etc) and have worked hard for a degree are paid half of what production roles pay.The company hires most professional roles straight out of college due to pay and lack of negotiation on benefits. These professionals work for the company for awhile until they get some experience and go elsewhere or move into a production role.

    Don't be expected to be listened to if you aren't at the management level either. Communication and decisions are made without consulting those who will be affected the most. Laziness is not addressed and the solution to this is to hire more people. This is killing Ken Iverson's vision.

    Advice to Management

    Re-read Ken Iverson's book, espeicilly the part about political influences. Some managers are never seen because they are doing things that don't even concern Nucor directly. Stop trying to hide things from your team and let them be involved in decision making, even if it involves bad news. Allow employees to be involved in the decision making process. Don't avoid the issue and address it directly.

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