Compare Nucor vs Steel Dynamics BETA

See how working at Nucor vs. Steel Dynamics compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Nucor vs. Steel Dynamics. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nucor

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Steel Dynamics

Employee Ratings

  • Nucor scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Steel Dynamics scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 284 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 78 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Steel Dynamics employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Nucor employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Nucor employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Steel Dynamics employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nucor Ceo John J. Ferriola
90%
90%John J. Ferriola
CEO Approval
Steel Dynamics Ceo Mark Millet
99%
99%Mark Millet
Steel Dynamics employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Nucor employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Steel Dynamics employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than Nucor employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Nucor employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Steel Dynamics employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Nucor has 417 more total submitted salaries than Steel Dynamics.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Maintenance Electrician22 Salaries
$97,426/yr
Intern - Hourly12 Salaries
$22/hr
Metallurgical9 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Technician1 Salaries
$31/hr
Intern3 Salaries
$18/hr
Steel Manufacturing Programmer5 Salaries
$65,882/yr

What Employees Say

  • Nucor had 26 more reviews than Steel Dynamics that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Nucor had 13 more reviews than Steel Dynamics that mentioned "Great pay" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Nucor.
  • "4 on 4" was the most mentioned Con at Steel Dynamics.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 32 reviews)
"Great pay"(in 20 reviews)
Pros
"Great pay"(in 7 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 14 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
"4 on 4"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review
"Amazing Culture"May 14, 2021

Current Employee - Shift Leader

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

Pros

Great place to work, top notch culture, 26000+ pulling in the same direction

Cons

None really, solid company that cares about its employees

Current Employee - Prefer Not to Disclose

I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time for more than a year

Pros

SDI really takes care of their employees. Benefits Awesome! Could not ask for a better position.

Cons

Can't ask for a better position but need some serious health smart and safe opportunities to remain healthy. In Columbia City, 9 hour plus days with no where close where we can walk. Having a sit... down job and even eating lunch at my desk , is really taking it's toll. A gym or even a walking path for employees is the biggest short coming. There are roads but a steel mill road is not the place to take a stroll. It is dangerous.

Advice to Management

Please find a way to convince the owners to add some sort of safe walking path so we can walk during our lunch or when in need of a good stretch during our breaks.

Job Postings

Steel Dynamics has 104 more recently posted open jobs than Nucor.