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Gerdau MacSteel Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerdau MacSteel full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities; good teamwork; people are very dedicated to their job; Good leadership teams. Strong customer focus

    Cons

    environment keeps getting worse; morale is challenged;

    Advice to Management

    keep lines of communication open.


  2. "tech"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the hours were pretty good.

    Cons

    the pay wasnt as high as it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gerdau MacSteel full-time

    Pros

    Gerdau is international company with great morals and values. Great place to work for a new or recent college graduate in engineering.

    Cons

    Work can often times stretch beyond a typical 8-5 schedule.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Lab Technicam"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Monroe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau MacSteel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always Have work to do

    Cons

    Swing Shift for most of the Staff


  5. "Senior Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic working place, good benefit package.

    Cons

    Nothing relevant to mention here


  6. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Strand Operator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Strand Operator in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gerdau MacSteel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Knew the meaning of lean and meeting the customer's needs through customization and differentiation.

    Cons

    Decisions made to increase stock price and sell the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do the things that make the customer happy and the rest will take care of itself.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Expect Nothing - Crappy Schedule, No Family Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not too much for Pros

    Cons

    No Family time, Schedule isn't worth what you're getting paid

  8. "Overall Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Rolling Operator/Leader in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Rolling Operator/Leader in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau MacSteel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The organization implements best practices from its worldwide experiences and focuses on safety which is good for a potentially dangerous industry. Good pay and benefits. No shortage of work and a big customer base. Great,experienced, knowledgeable people make it easy to work at Jackson's plant. Most employees care to do good jobs and have great work ethic. Safety tools are readily available. Good community supporter. Healthy reputation. Good opportunity. Room for advancement. Liked the people, job, experiences and knowledge I gained.

    Cons

    In Jackson's plant there is an underlying fear of plant closure that grips the experienced workforce due to recent major investments in sister plants and a minimal amount of spending there. Conversion of its workforce structure stunts progress. Very unprofessional Union leadership. Lack of experience and supervision on "off" and "weekend" shifts. IT department is lackluster. Understaffed. Forced overtime. Potentially dangerous jobs where people have been seriously injured.

    Advice to Management

    Add supervision to off and weekend shifts. Add employees. Develop and practice a proper training program for hourly workforce. Preventative equipment maintenance needs improvement.


  9. "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - LRS Helper in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - LRS Helper in Monroe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Moderate pay. Other than that there is nothing.

    Cons

    Preach safety all day long, I'm the end it comes down to production. The management doesn't care about you, They care about their pockets. Does not provide proper PPE. Hazardous working environment. Runs equipment even when broken ,falling apart, and in danger of seriously injuring someone. Management will change procedures and when failed, the operators get blamed. The list goes on!

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like slaves! They are the ones who make thing work, not you.


  10. "Good Entry Level Experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and learn from. There was always a chance to pick up an interesting project and learn new things. On the corporate side, the company values the safety of their employees. They take great pains to provide a safe working environment, which is necessary in a steel mill.

    Cons

    There seemed to be opportunity for only moderate career growth. Opportunities for extended growth seemed to only be available if you move to whatever mill that corporate required (which aren't in the most desirable places to live). Also, at my mill each employee is doing the work of about 4 people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


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