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Nucor Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Nucor CEO John J. Ferriola
John J. Ferriola
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, excellent bonuses, personal and professional development(in 22 reviews)

  • "Nucor is a great company that tries to put its people first(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - District Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent team culture Pay for performance

    Cons

    Undesirable locations Must be willing to relocate often

    Advice to Management

    Evolve with the times from a commercial standpoint

    Nucor2019-04-12
  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits for this company

    Cons

    A lot of travel in this position

    Nucor2019-06-21
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. A lot of incentives that come with company. They reward/compensate according to each mill and how the mill is doing. Team oriented. One of the best companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Likely to have to move many times for a longer career

    Nucor2019-05-30
  4. "Old school values - contribute to team and paid accordingly"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Convent, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is fair and understands you are a person and not just a body. If you make a mistake, and are honest about it, they will work with you to improve yourself. Management always purchases the right tools for the job. If you need specific tools, make your case to management as to why it's truly needed and they will provide it. If you want extra PPE that goes above minimum standards they will provide it for...

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    Cons

    Production based pay at a facility where production has a defined cap. Drops in production result in a drop in your pay (per hour) regardless if you were a contributing factor to the decrease in production. Benefits package is lacking compared to other big corporations in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Change bonus structure to safety rather than the current production bonus. The bonus incentives that everyone does their job properly, however if one person makes a mistake and the production rate goes to zero it affects teammates in different units who had no impact on said mistake. Improving the insurance benefits to be more competitive with other corporations would be a huge benefit.

    Nucor2019-05-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nucor is an amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Detail Drafting in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nucor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very family friendly Good pay Staff was extremely friendly

    Cons

    Have to travel to NY for training

    Nucor2019-05-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -safety is the number one priority

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Nucor2019-03-26
  7. "Nucor Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Cofield, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company. Great pay. Good people.

    Cons

    Harsh environment to work in,

    Advice to Management

    na

    Nucor2019-03-22
  8. "Typical large corporation-good compensation"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician 

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Nucor has a great compensation package.

    Cons

    Has moved from employee empowerment to a mainstream "big corporation" mentality. No other what it used to be slowly moving downhill.

    Nucor2019-04-02
  9. "Older Technology, Older Way of Thinking"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer 

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great Bonuses - Hard Working Group of People - No defined path, and can learn anything. - Will learn applicable engineering tools.

    Cons

    -Looked at as the red headed step child group. -Not receptive to change. Change only occurs after the issue happens. -Good ole boy system very present. -Different expectations across the board. -No investment in employees. - Feels like you are working in the 90s when it comes to mentality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you should invest in your workers. If they are unhappy, there is no incentive for them to stay. You have to start adapting to what is actually happening in the world. If you do not choose to adapt, you will never keep any real talent in the area.

    Nucor2019-02-17
  10. "Good company, management is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Blytheville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nucor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is great

    Cons

    Management is horrible. I’ll never work there again

    Nucor2019-03-02
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