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Gerdau Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Gerdau President, CEO and Director André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are the only Pros (in 4 reviews)

  • good pay, good coworkers, family atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Brazil CIO fired an US CIO quite company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with good benefits and friendly coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits package and opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Work has can has it's lag time but that is the nature of the business for the majority of the time plenty of work to go around.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent opportunities, employees' safety is priority"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Company provides excellent opportunities to grow from within. Hourly employees generally start out as a laborer, but can quickly advance into other roles with higher pay. Monthly bonus is excellent, with targets very attainable, and often exceeded. Management pushes safety as top priority, with a good balance of production and EBITDA goals. Most people seem to work together very well, working as a team to reach targets. Excellent safety record, especially for the steel industry, going several months and some plants years without a lost time injury. Company awards employees for new ideas that improve processes or saves cost. Real feeling that when each employee succeeds, entire company succeeds.

    I've worked for a few steel companies in my career, and this one is by far the better of them. Realize that production goals and the companies bottom line are just as important as safety, they go hand in hand. If you want a job where you can simply show up and get paid for doing nothing, this is not the company for you.

    Cons

    Pay lower than most petro/chem companies in the same area, so turnover can be a problem. Sometimes the drive for safety is not communicated well enough to hourly employees, giving the impression to some that production goals are more important. Typical issues working with various personalities and union environment, but better than most of the steel industry. Not sure all employees/union are onboard with company culture. Limited community involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between supervisors and hourly employees. Find a way to get the union onboard and work together. Need to improve community involvement.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Rebar Fabricator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Rebar Fabricator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is good they care about their employees and benefits are great!

    Cons

    not really any cons except for slow during winter


  4. "Fantastic!!!"

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

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Team Dynamics, Leadership, Company Values and Goals

    Cons

    Premature Contract Cancellations, Financial Budgeting


  5. "A Change For The Better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Significant advancement opportunities. You are given the freedom to succeed or fail based on your own merit.

    Cons

    No significant cons. New hire orientation could be clearer. Happy with my situation.

    Advice to Management

    Define a new hire training and orientation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ironwork"

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    Current Employee - Ironworker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Ironworker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This field of ironworking has numerous benefits for employees and their families. There is room for growth. There are different fields of ironworking. Union members can relocate to work in cities that have more work.

    Cons

    Ironworking is seasonal work. At times, the work is slow and many employees are give days off, even when they want to work. The work is physically demanding and the apprentices are not treated well.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make the way apprentices are treated, better. For example, when a new apprentice walks on a job site, the ironworkers make it their mission to give the new apprentices a hard time. I understand that it is a tradition, but Union Ironwork is a dying trade. Most of the ironwork is done by non-union, so an apprentice that is treated bad, usually goes to work non-union, which makes non-union control the marketplace.


  7. "Data Cleanse Project Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data Cleanse Project Analyst in Midlothian, TX
    Former Employee - Data Cleanse Project Analyst in Midlothian, TX

    I worked at Gerdau (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for!

    Cons

    There are no issues when I worked there

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Furnace Operator/Saw Operator in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Furnace Operator/Saw Operator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Great pay and benefits. Loved the job. Loved the hours and opportunity to work overtime. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Great company to work for. I'd still be working there if I didn't relocate to another state.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You are doing a great job. If you expand the plant in AZ, I would return in a heartbeat.


  9. "Gerdau Review"

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    • 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.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and challenging

    Cons

    Hot in the summer time

    Advice to Management

    None


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