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Gerdau Reviews

Updated February 24, 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, descent training, great health benefits and 401K option (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the most miserable people I have ever worked with (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Mill Operator"

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    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


  2. "Overall very good place to work"

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    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.


  3. "No leadership, no career projection"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good management programs and initiatives (e.g. Balanced score easily applied to daily management through GMR), good paralegal benefits

    Cons

    - Weak leadership
    - No real career projection
    - Company values are not followed by site leaders
    - cost-focus kills strategic management

    Advice to Management

    Gerdau has good management tools as well as good benefits and compensations. However, low profile leaders with short-term vision have wasted those resources with negative consequences on the company's EBITDA and competitiveness. Remember Kapplan and Norton: Employees>processes>clients>results. Don't expect great results if you don't have great people.

    I saw great people with huge potential and qualifications that left the company because their leaders.


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  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Really affordable benefits; decent work schedule, weekly paychecks

    Cons

    Company changes frequently that result in loss of employees.(uncertainty) lack of pay increases for amount of work req

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for the amount of extra work they do


  6. "Good company, but in the wrong direction"

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    Current Employee - Technical Assessor
    Current Employee - Technical Assessor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety culture, well structured, dynamic for career

    Cons

    Too much management tools, lack of workforce for the challenges, lack of maintenance for equipments

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people trully (number and trainning quality). Operations must have more autonomy, too much support areas ruling (e.g. HR, supply, IT, etc)


  7. "Coordenator"

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    Former Employee - Quality Coordenator in Charqueadas (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Quality Coordenator in Charqueadas (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, recognition, learning,resources and Investments

    Cons

    pressure
    Volume of responsibilities
    Time of dedication
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  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick to change, used to get decent bonus.
    Safety seems to be a priority.
    People get cross trained across different areas

    Cons

    They loose focus of quality to save a dollar
    Don't value knowledgeable steel makers as employees rather pay more people less that don't add value.

    Advice to Management

    Help yourselves by helping workers do less meetings and none value added work. Mico-managing adds added work and stress to an already stressful job.


  9. "No Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Can make decent money if you are a YES man.

    Cons

    swing shift, managers dont care about you.


  10. "Engenheiro de Vendas e Assistência Técnica"

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    Former Employee - Engenheiro De Vendas E Assistência Técnica in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engenheiro De Vendas E Assistência Técnica in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Possibilidades de crescimento, oportunidades de aprendizado e desenvolvimento profissional

    Cons

    Dificuldade em equilibrar vida pessoal coma profissional.


  11. "Great coworkers, but not the best company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few manufacturing facilities near a large city.

    Cons

    Benefits and time off is not had the industry standard



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