Steel Dynamics

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Steel Dynamics Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Steel Dynamics – Fort Wayne – “Corporate Headquarters”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 8 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Steel Dynamics President Mark Millet

Mark Millet

(2 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
8 Employee Reviews
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    Low-stress stable position with generous rewards.

    IT Professional (Current Employee) Columbia City, IN

    ProsSuccessful, 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.

    ConsIf 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 There is an old archaic software system in place called One-Vision, which is outdated and is a source of many problems in all departments.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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting, challenging and extremely stressful.

    Marketing (Former Employee) Butler, IN

    ProsTop notch steel company which strives for excellence .

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more empowerment and trust your employees. Emphasis and create a better synergy within all teams.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Ol' Boy System

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbia City, IN

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

    ConsWhere 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lean running company with competitive advantages.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pittsboro, IN

    ProsGreat pay, Flexible work hours, respectable, hard-working people, family like atmosphere, incentive based, low education requirements, good standing with the community

    ConsVery little upward mobility, upward mobility is based on social networking ability, no union, rights may be altered to the benefit of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people based on educational effort not just based on illogical feelings. Provide opportuniites for employees to advance based on effort and not on friendships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, however, I feel my division is very disorganized!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbia City, IN

    ProsGood benefits. Most employees are harding working and eager to learn. Company treat employees with respect and show care.

    Consdisorganized management and saving money in the wrong places...does not hold employees accountable for actions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job in giving employees feedback. If they are doing a bad job, tell them, vice versa. promote and demote accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very rewarding and good at growing your skills yet insane working conditions

    Electrician (Former Employee) Butler, IN

    Prosgood pay and benefits (guaranteed to be better than almost anywhere), will get plenty of overtime, if more money is your thing

    Consloud, dirty, rotating shift, will get lime burns, will inhale metallic fumes, you've got to many bosses, a supervisor who has no idea how to do his job but likes to tell you how to do yours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing management holds back growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFort Wayne is a great place to live, earning potential is decent given the market. Prospects for limited growth within the company.

    ConsQuality ROA on the steel side, poor management in recycling. Inexperienced CEO leads to poor returns. Very weak and understaffed bench strength leads to poor middle management team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDivest assets in the SE and Minnesota. Restock your bench.

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    Lacking !!!

    Floter (Current Employee)

    ProsGood ins.package.Money is good.Great at updating old equipment!

    ConsS.D. is a new comer, working in some cases with VERY old equipment. Don't tell the old guys how to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop swinging people every 8 days if safty is such a big deal! Research the damage this dose!

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