Nucor Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
50 Reviews

3.4
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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked tirelessly in an attempt to establish a career only to be mistreated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Trinity, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trinity, AL

    I worked at Nucor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average, to say the least.
    Early in employ, culture and atmosphere was family-like, management and supervisor stood up and supported all employees.

    Cons

    Management and supervision changes resulted in a total culture toxicity. Nepotism, favoritism, use of sexual favors for advancement became rampant as loyal employees were railroaded, discriminated against, and even fired because of trumped up reasons. Company political agenda forced on employees to the point being forced to sign form letters to sitting officials that the company had drafted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some common decency where your employees are concerned, and stop using pay to force people to tolerate all sorts of demeaning and unfair treatment. Clean up your management and supervision and stop promoting people based on how far you can get them to bow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nucor

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    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Tech  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Tech in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Salary, Excellent focus on safety

    Cons

    Company philosophy is beginning to change, and in my opinion, for the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More autonomy out in the mill. Allow and encourage people to make decisions, right or wrong. People learn more from making a wrong decision than having all of their choices made for them. People should have the right to fail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good pay for labor job

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    Former Employee - Locomotive  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Locomotive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nucor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is good for labor work

    Cons

    Pay is based on production; management controls production level. Hours do not allow for a life outside of the cor!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow company to grow and be competitive in a world market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, but the longer I'm there the more disillusioned I become.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Lots of room for advancement if you're willing to move. Bonus good and profit sharing. Employees empowered by management. Executives know many of the employees that work for them, which is unusual in an organization of this size.

    Cons

    Vacation terrible. Locations tend to be remote. Company is growing so fast it seems to be losing it's culture. Organization seems to be more and more political to a point where employees & managers are scared to speak up for fear of career repercussions.

  6.  

    Good job period!

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    Former Employee - Scrap Inspector  in  Flowood, MS
    Former Employee - Scrap Inspector in Flowood, MS

    I worked at Nucor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay and great 401 k plan bonuses are great Caring management cool coworkers and they take safety serious.

    Cons

    Long hours and some of the jobs require hard work and you have to be aware of your surroundings and be safe and look out for other coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Loyalty returned

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    I am truly empowered to do my job. I receive plenty of training. The benefits are great. There is limitless potential. And, the pay is great your division does its job well!

    Cons

    None really that I am aware of. I really like almost everything about working at Nucor. The only negatives are small things that exist at every company on earth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best, safest US company

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    Former Employee - Safety Intern  in  Norfolk, NE
    Former Employee - Safety Intern in Norfolk, NE

    I worked at Nucor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Open culture. Incredibly safe. High pay. Ability to move around. Low management structure.

    Cons

    Dangerous conditions if you do not follow procedure. Long hours. Benefits take a long time to accumulate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the low management structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nucor

    Pros

    Good pay but you need to consider the hourly rate when you divide your salary by 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year

    Cons

    Very dedicated work force that believes in the company The problem is the management has no leadership qualities. They were taught to say the script taught to them and have no idea how to plan or strategize and involve the team. They are puppets who worked their way up and are afraid to stir. No backbone even thought the "culture" is to have integrity and be courageous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to say the right things. Listen, understand and guide your teams and divisions to help them succeed. Quit thinking your management team are there to "do the right thing". Accept that THEY are not going to make waves and will ride the wave as long as they can. The market will take care of it so why do they have to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fair Company to work at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, Good People, Great Culture for most part.

    Cons

    Management from different divisions could communicate better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep us the number 1 steel company to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what's advertised, but lots of money to be made if that's all you care about.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Top notch pay.
    Awesome profit sharing.
    Family fun day at Busch Gardens

    Cons

    No real vacation. Many people have had vacation either go uncovered or forced upon others and resulting in cancelled plans.
    Mediocre health plan.
    Management does not appear to want honest open feedback and communication.
    Modifications or trying new things are limited to what does not hold up production. I have seen one person research and do a lot of leg work for top of the line and safe modifications to be made but they were told no, not because of money or because of safety concerns, but because they(management) did not like the idea.
    Too many political games when it comes to promotions. Good ol' boys club often wins out over the more qualified individual.
    Lean manning makes vacation and time off a significant hassle.
    No room to grow due to poor manning, many employees have quit over the past two to three years.
    Poor supervisory team has led to a disgruntled team that is performing at less than they are capable.
    You will be told the company wants open honest feedback but anyone that attempts to provide it, whether tactfully or not, is viewed as having a bad attitude or not being a team player.
    Little to no leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at the managerial and supervisory teams that have resulted in so many people leaving such a good paying job. There are many other employees that want to leave but can't due to having other local ties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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