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Gerdau Long Steel North America Reviews

Updated Jan 3, 2020

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2.9
43%
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Gerdau Long Steel North America CEO Gustavo Wernek (no image)
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, good people to work with(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good opportunity for overtime,(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management plays "favorites" if they like you - you are set if not look out for a lot of grief(in 13 reviews)

  • "There is a false appearance of autonomy but the reality is that nothing happens without Brazil(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "AMAZING COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, they have many benefits, but my favorite part was the company culture. Management is not breathing on your neck, they keep coffee for days. Onsite gym and just overall a great vibe

    Cons

    limited work from home options

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do :)

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-10-30
  2. "Good place to work with good benefits."

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    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    There wasn’t much room for advancement without moving to corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make mills and downstream locations feel more part of the team.

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2020-01-03
  3. "You are a number, not a person"

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    Current Employee - Fork Lift Driver in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money, that's about it. Seriously.

    Cons

    Management. Don't get hurt or they'll find an excuse to get rid of you

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-10-03
  4. "sucks"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Money money money money money

    Cons

    Everything sucks about this company

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-08-29
  5. "Maintenance intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern 

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time

    Pros

    The people are very nice

    Cons

    Long hours during an outage

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-07-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depends what you want."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible depending on the department.

    Cons

    Short-term thinkers. Lack diverse mindsets. Weak leadership. Ignore their most talented people.

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-06-05
  7. "Good company good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offer good opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Can have long hours and 6-7 day work week

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-04-19
  8. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Facilitator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus program. Generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be high stress.

    Advice to Management

    Retain good workers by firing bad ones. Too many good workers picking up the slack.

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2019-02-12
  9. "Improvement Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good people

    Cons

    Shift work, working with union, little to no training opportunities, constant cut backs/reduce head count

    Advice to Management

    Attract younger and brighter talent

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2018-11-29
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lost It’s Way"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau Long Steel North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong market position from manufacturing high quality products. Strong commitment to safety. Lots of really good, smart people.

    Cons

    The company has lost its direction. It wants to be so much more than what it is, a steel company. It makes steel, but it has an overweight marketing department. (Steel doesn’t need that much marketing) It makes steel, but invests in a Silicon Valley presence. It makes steel but divests from a major market segment at the bottom moments before it reaches its high. It makes steel but has to make its employees focus on buzzwords like ‘Purpose’. YOUR PURPOSE IS STEEL!!!! The environment is negative more often than not. The management is hamstrung by the Brazilian ownership. There is a false appearance of autonomy but the reality is that nothing happens without Brazil. Nobody is safe. Jobs don’t last. Even if you’re high performing because change is the only constant. Not usually change for the positive. Some folks have found positions of long tenure, but they’re so beholden to a highly politicized hierarchy that decisions are all relegated to that chain of command (used loosely).

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    Advice to Management

    I wouldn’t be so presumptuous as to make a suggestion. There are so many managers going in so many directions. Until there’s is freedom from Brazil and a focus on just making steel and not the rest of the corporate noise that each department and individual has to stay focused on self preservation.

    Gerdau Long Steel North America2018-11-29
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