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Gerdau Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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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)

  • Upper Management will not listen to employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Energy Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and improve your experience

    Cons

    Emergency calls 24/7, hot temperature

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Shift Mechanic/Multicraft"

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    Former Employee - Shift Mechanic/Multicraft in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Mechanic/Multicraft in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great benefits and monthly bonuses, safety first. Loved the shift schedule allowed for family time and balance.

    Cons

    favortism amongst family and longterm friends. Got to fit in the clique. No rehire policy regardless of qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    review and test based upon qualifications and not solely upon peer reviews.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Boat is sinking"

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

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

    Pros

    I can't see any pros lately

    Cons

    Bad decisions made in Brazil and at the highest levels in the North America business division led to lots of plants closed or sold, people laid off and lost of focus on its vision and mission.
    Managers have seen their total compensation shrinking down to 25%, good workers leaving the boat and who remains there is putting much more hours to have things fixed.

    Advice to Management

    I think it's too late for any advice. Boat is sinking...


  9. "old industry need new blood"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    heavy industry, steel proud, some good people

    Cons

    there are lot of changes and re-structuring in the past few years, people is being laid off through out the organizations, due to worldwide over-capacity in steel industry.

    Advice to Management

    encourage new ideas, welcome renovations of new way of doing business, rather than letting old school people sitting on key positions not bring up too much value to the company. We certainly need new blood to bring the true STEEL PROUD back.


  10. "Overall good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Great people, not much overtime work, good ambiance - seems more like a small company

    Cons

    Reducing benefits, compensation usually lower than average.


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