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Updated December 24, 2017
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  • Long hours and the swing shifts (in 9 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is very poor (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Is Nucor right for you?"

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    Current Employee - Ladleman in Darlington, SC
    Current Employee - Ladleman in Darlington, SC

    I have been working at Nucor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety Safety Safety.... is first priority and should be the focus of all employees. Compensation for production employees is above average in my city. Their 401k and profit sharing is your retirement. Future employees should be mindful of this and take full advantage of this opportunity. Health benefits are really decent . Vacation time off is based on years employed.

    Cons

    Production employees are expected to work rotating shifts that vary from 8 to 12 hours per shift. Melt Shop employees currently work on a very tiresome 2on 2off 3on 3off schedule. Hopefully that will change to a safer schedule like a 4 on 4 off allowing more time to adjust from working evenings and days.

    Advice to Management

    Previously my suggestions have fell on deaf ears. Some higher ups are educated beyond their intelligence level and just can't allow advice from an hourly employee cloud their scholarly education. However, this is the real world and the wheels keep spinning. Overall, I find that management tries to do whats best for the company. I choose not to offer advice but to just say, Regardless whether your and hourly or salaried employee of Nucor, There is always room for improvement. Never have a "settle for" attitude.


  2. "Nucor"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Jewett, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Jewett, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is good, benefits were alright. We did have a free doctor on site for you and your family. The employees on the floor were mostly great people to work with. I had a great supervisor and great lead man.

    Cons

    There is more to life than working in a steel mill. Long hours away from your family takes a huge toll on you and them. Rotating shifts is hard on your body. I have been gone for 5 months and I’m writing this at 3 am because my body is still use to the weird hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more. You don’t have to be in operation 7 days a week with just 2 crews. If you work less hours they will work better. Why make $150,000 a year if you don’t have time to use the money to enjoy with your family. Vacation pay needs to be fixed for production employees.

  3. "Above average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and there are pockets of excellence.

    Cons

    Most teammates are there because of the golden handcuffs.


  4. "Nucor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good salary and strong safety policy

    Cons

    It's a plant and it has dust pollution.


  5. "Nucor- Great Company, Horrible Location"

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

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Competitive Benefits
    Room For Advancement
    4 on 4 off work schedule

    Cons

    Mills almost always located just south of nothing
    Dirty Processes
    12 hour shifts
    Rotating Shift Work


  6. "Great 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 Nucor full-time

    Pros

    A company that promotes ownership and hard work. No matter what your job title, if you apply yourself, you can go as far as you want in the company. A company that is not afraid to take risk. Teammate minded and takes care of their own.

    Cons

    Work swing shift in majority of the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Work to bring Nucor into the modern world. Can't trust to succeed as we always have. New type of teammates and new type of customers means new ways of staying connected.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    Tough ladder to move up through company

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Castor Operator"

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

    I worked at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay.Bonuses are great. Excellent profit sharing account

    Cons

    Long hours and the swing shifts

    Advice to Management

    Good Management


  9. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Very long and extra hours in electrical department. Bad physical environment as well.


  10. "furnace mechanic"

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

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    great pay and benefits and good guys to work with

    Cons

    harsh enviroments. upper management out of touch with what happens


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