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"I learned a lot and the people is great!"

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Former Employee - Innovation Engineer in Santiago (Chile)
Former Employee - Innovation Engineer in Santiago (Chile)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Gerdau full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The working environment is really great. Great people.

Cons

Low salary and professional projections.

Other Employee Reviews for Gerdau

  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Advisor in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of benefits and provide good experience through working in different areas, moving horizontally.

    Cons

    Salary not compatible with responsibilities


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Went from good, to bad, to ugly."

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    Former Employee - Field Support Technician (I T Department) in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Support Technician (I T Department) in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short commute. Decent salary. Good benefits. I keep hearing how great the culture is for production staff. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to I.T. where I worked. Based on many meetings with I.T. management, we adopted the motto "Sit down and shut up." because that's all we ever heard from them. They kept referring to us as "hands and feet". No brain. No mouth. Just hands and feet. Like a robot.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt in Brazil used the 2008 financial crisis as an excuse to "re-organize" the I.T. dept. (translation: fire a whole bunch of good, long term people and replace them with contractors or Brazilians). IBM Brazil was brought in to assimilate the U.S. and Canadian I.T. operations. They are worse than inept. They make huge, enterprise wide changes without telling anyone. No problem. Except that said changes break working systems more often than they fix anything, incurring production downtime. And yet, no one in Brazil seems to care. Why? Because IBM Brazil is cheap. That is the only factor by which they run their I.T. dept now. Gerdau Ameristeel I.T. used to be cutting edge - the envy of competitors. Now it's run like a Brazilian dollar store.
    I.T. careers go to Gerdau to die. I'm glad I'm out.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. You have no clue how to run an org.

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