Steel Dynamics Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Scale Master

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steel Dynamics

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    I have no bad things to say at this company!


  2. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are phenomenal. Management values workers opinions. Safety is a way of life.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments. 4 on 4 off swing shift makes it tough to adjust. 12 hour shifts are hard on families


  3. Great Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is very great, along with great employees with a great work ethic create a wonderful place to work. This company is definitely going places!

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments/divisions. Little to no review process on employees.


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  5. Great company! Familiy atmosphere!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Technician in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Steel Dynamics (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Treat everyone fairly

    Cons

    Can be dificult to move up since there is very little turnover

    Advice to Management

    A+ Management


  6. Great, challenging place to work

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

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great projects to work on
    Opportunities for growth
    Employees genuinely care
    Teamwork is valued and important
    Not micromanaged
    Given freedom to direct work
    Safety a true value of the company

    Cons

    Lean management means large workload
    Upper management not visible at the plant level
    Have to relocate to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time at the plant level with the most important employees--the operators and other production members. Too many decisions are made from upper management without considering the opinion of our most


  7. Solid, Growing Company with Room to Advance

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

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit reigns here which means autonomy. Each division has the authority to run like an independent company. The plant managers and their teams are encouraged to solve their problems as they need to. Hiring is done at the local plant and the managers don't have to wait on bureaucrats at corporate. It's refreshing. The focus has been on promoting from within which is encouraging.

    Cons

    The down side of autonomy is that we run into inconsistencies in policy. Also, communication is a real weakness. We don't always know of career openings throughout the company. Although, it is getting better.


  8. I enjoy working for the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility in Butler, IN
    Current Employee - Utility in Butler, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to move up the ladder with time and experience.
    Opportunity to try many positions.
    4 days off.
    Good benifits

    Cons

    Working 12hr shifts.
    Not understanding what management wants.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping employees in the loop with what is happening.


  9. Interesting, challenging and extremely stressful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Butler, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Butler, IN

    I worked at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch steel company which strives for excellence .

    Cons

    The over all operation is too lean and those who work there are overloaded and overwhelmed .Mico management to extremely high level.

    Advice to Management

    Give more empowerment and trust your employees. Emphasis and create a better synergy within all teams.


  10. Good Ol' Boy System

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

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great through this company. From the stock compensation, insurance, 401K match, and pay.

    Cons

    Where to begin... this particular division is structurally unsound. We continue to hire metallurgist to manage when they lack the managerial skills necessary to help us excel as a firm. There is no feedback for employees to inform them how to better their over-all performance. This would allow them to make themselves promotable and beneficial to the processes of the company. The "Good Ol' Boy System", has led this division to having several individuals in positions they're not qualified for or deserving. Inadequate performance often leads to a promotion or lateral move. Superiors take it upon themselves to make changes in the processes without discussing with those interacting with equipment or operating procedures on a day to day basis. COMMUNICATION- it doesn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend becoming more structured and abiding by it, any situation with every employee. The promotional process takes to long. Once a job has been given, set a time for movement of that employee and stick to it. Be consistent, 6-8 months is to long. Provide feedback.


  11. Low-stress stable position with generous rewards.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Columbia City, IN

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Successful, stable company which provides high-quality steel products. I am proud of working here. Management is open for new ideas and new visions. It is OK and desirable to speak and be heard. Absence of time cards. Comfortable private offices, one room per employee. Outstanding production bonuses and stock rewards. Comprehensive, but cheap medical insurance. Generous 401K plan matched contributions.

    Cons

    If you make a mistake, management will not penalize you. If you work hard, management will not notice either. There is an old archaic software system in place called One-Vision, which is outdated and is a source of many problems in all departments. The programming technology is not widely known among IT professionals, called SAP PowerBuilder. The company is understaffed on IT personnel, which means higher workload on each employee. Under these conditions base salary could be higher than 60K a year.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more professionals into IT department. Provide a very much needed project-clarity specialist. Don't overload IT employees with multiple concurrent projects and different extra responsibilities. Eliminate floating support phone schedule.



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