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Gerdau Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Gerdau President, CEO and Director André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
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107 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are the only Pros (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, descent training, great health benefits and 401K option (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • mill that hasn't made a profit in over a year (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Routine Facilitator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of shop floor knowledge. The people I worked with had several years of experience. The pay was fair, but constantly changing.

    The People care for each other and watch out for each other.

    Cons

    Management answers to the share holder, passed the majority of rising health care costs on to employees, while still turning a profit. Reduced the overall benefits/bonuses to employees while still turning a profit. Direct Management was in the dark and had to jump through hoops for Corporate.

    The corporate structure is entirely to large.

    Extremely dangerous environment. 2 people died from industrial accidents during my tenure.

    Limited Opportunities to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on securing and maintaining outside customers. Consider increasing inventories during certain times of the year to meet the needs of all customers in order to beat you competitor to the market. Responding to the market need is more important than inventory levels. Lost customers are hard to recover.


  2. "Gerdau Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, matching 401k, annual merit increases.

    Cons

    No longer offering bonuses, location.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare PPA's for your employees instead of them having to rate themselves.


  3. "rebar shop fabricator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Worker in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Shop Worker in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    There aren't any pros to this company

    Cons

    Over the top with safety. poor management at the top and all thru the company, not in touch with reality. They do not listen to employees


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  5. "Overall very good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Midlothian, TX
    Former Employee - Electrician in Midlothian, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was very good with a consistent bonus program.

    Cons

    If you don't like hot, dirty, and dangerous then it's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    The only problem I had with management has gotten fired since I left. Everyone else was great.


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    "Mill Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calvert City, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calvert City, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, good coworkers, family atmosphere

    Cons

    management has no idea how to manage a business, closed a mill making over a million dollars a month to try to save a nonunion mill that hasn't made a profit in over a year

    Advice to Management

    stop laundering money in brazil


  7. "Gerdau RSW"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    High pay scale with Excellent chance for advancement, Wide range of comprehensive benefits. Large affiliate base for greater customer services

    Cons

    Sometimes production and operations get mired in red tape hard to get anything done quickly when it really needs to happen.


  8. "Rebar detailer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competative pay & benefits w/ standard vacation time

    Cons

    Location is near industrial part of town.

    Advice to Management

    Push more to advance employees


  9. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the only Pros

    Cons

    Top heavy...much more cons...company will be bankrupt in a year or so


  10. "Commodity Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Midlothian, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Midlothian, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is family owned by the Johannpeters in Brazil. I believe they had the best long term interests of the company at heart. Safety is a key priority.

    Cons

    Too many initiatives / priorities to allow.


  11. "Sr Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Operator in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their are no pros for working for this company.

    Cons

    Very dirty and management against the employee.


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