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Updated January 18, 2018
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Gerdau President, CEO and Director André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
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Pros
  • Good Pay, Great benefits and monthly bonuses, safety first (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • They try to say they are family orientated but the work / life balance will convince you otherwise (in 3 reviews)

  • There needs to be more accountability in the upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Representative 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Sales team is great to work with.

    Cons

    It is becoming more difficult to do our jobs well.

    Advice to Management

    Try to simplify processes.


  2. "tazi"

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    Former Employee - Rebar Fabricator in Plainville, CT
    Former Employee - Rebar Fabricator in Plainville, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you love machinery job

    Cons

    heavy, danger and dirty job

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary is decent, lots of advancement opportunities, business casual and jeans allowed daily

    Cons

    while top execs tout transparency, it hasn't filtered down to the middle management level yet. benefits are only so-so for such a huge company

    Advice to Management

    give employees more flexible work options, more PTO on a better advancement scale and better health benefits for the money


  4. "Contract Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company but intra-organization communication is excellent. You don't get that 'siloed' feel. If you need to reach someone in another division or location, you usually hear back promptly.
    Goals were clearly established and you're given a lot of flexibility in how to develop your market.

    Cons

    Some of the operating systems are complex. However, there are locations across several countries so the system has to be broad enough to accommodate.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with your employees.


  5. "Good place to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, bonuses

    Cons

    Work fluctuates with the construction market.


  6. "Problem Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with a large network of people in India, Brazil and across North America. Wonderful teams and great minds!

    Cons

    Loss of sales in steel for North America, caused 4 years of layoffs and mill closures, leaving many without jobs and forcing others to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource anything possible so that full time employees can and will be secure in their jobs. Maintain the pay grade and benefits to keep the employees.


  7. "Potential to be good.."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Safety is major focus.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on items that don't generate new business or focus on the customer. Smart people within organization are not empowered to make decisions.

  8. "Caution"

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    Former Employee - Execuator of the Impossible in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Execuator of the Impossible in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits are Great for Employees

    Cons

    Massive Corruption at the grass roots level with Mill Employees because teams at almost all levels work in silos. While Upper Management has made strides in correcting this, where the corruption lies there is massive resistance to change and conduct business in an ethical manner masked by further dishonesty.

    Advice to Management

    Know who is really spending your money and what they are spending it on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job if you aren't currently with a decent company"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good schedule, work with good people,self driven workforce

    Cons

    The pay scale could be a lot better. Management, or lack there of, is poor at best. No stability with an up and down market. Progression is a joke.


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Farmersville, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Farmersville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits package are among the best. Unfortunately that doesn't help if they don't have enough work and start cutting hours.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. They have lots of work one week and the next you barely get 40 hours. There needs to be more accountability in the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    They get an idea to hire people and then don't have enough work for everyone and start cutting hours.


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