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Gerdau Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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3.9
80%
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Gerdau President, CEO and Director André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
André Bier Gerdau Johannpeter
89 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time for 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.

    Gerdau2017-09-06
  2. "Employee"

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    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.

    Gerdau2017-09-01
  3. "Shift Mechanic/Multicraft"

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

    I worked at Gerdau full-time for 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.

    Gerdau2017-08-15
  4. "Overall good"

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    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.

    Gerdau2017-08-01
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Boat is sinking"

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

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time for 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...

    Gerdau2017-08-04
  6. "Good pay - no life outside work"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and good benefits. Most employees will make a good living and be able to support their family in a manner they will enjoy. There are opportunities for advancement in most cases, especially if you have a college education. Safety is a core value of the company, but safety programs are paperwork based not action based.

    Cons

    The company is based in Brazil and they believe they have the right way to do everything - they want the rest of the world to do things the Brazilian way. They try to say they are family orientated but the work / life balance will convince you otherwise.There is a lot of micromanaging and a constant turnover of employees because of it. Safety should actually be the number one value, but in reality production rules over everything, even good sense.

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    Advice to Management

    You need to understand that not every plant can be operated exactly like the others - different products, different cultures and different people need to be treated differently for them to be successful. And when you hire people to do a job let them do it, stop micromanaging every decision.

    Gerdau2017-06-28
  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerdau full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. (depending on position) Good work/life balance (depending on position) Great co-workers (depending on location)

    Cons

    The steel/construction industry is very old school. I would love some modern thoughts on business incorporated into our industry.

    Gerdau2017-05-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Routine Facilitator"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time for 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.

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    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.

    Gerdau2017-05-10
  9. "Good"

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    I have been working at Gerdau

    Pros

    Great place to work and challenging

    Cons

    Hot in the summer time

    Advice to Management

    None

    Gerdau2017-04-16
  10. "Gerdau Review"

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    Former Employee - HRIS Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gerdau full-time for 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.

    Gerdau2017-03-25
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