Nucor Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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4.0
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Nucor CEO John J. Ferriola
John J. Ferriola
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and great team members(in 32 reviews)

  • "great pay/benefits, room for upward mobility, family like environment among team(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours (depending on position), hard work, hot working conditions(in 14 reviews)

  • "Work Life balance can be a challenge(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great job

      Apr 25, 2021 - Operator in Convent, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, amazing 401K, good salary

      Cons

      Shift work, working holidays, hours

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Wasted Time

      May 7, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was okay, but well below standards. Depending on what type of leader you get, your experience could be awesome and empowering.

      Cons

      I wasted decades here with the constant assurance that I was destined for moving up, great things. It was simply to keep me working as long as possible. Very disappointed. Some of the teammates are the best people I've ever worked with, but the leadership is filled with nothing but people who are echos of anyone above them. If you have any different opinions, ideas of the leader you have, you're simply not "Nucor" material and not on board their ideas.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Shift Electrician in Frostproof, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great. Pay is comparable for the work.

      Cons

      May take a long time to advance in the company since people generally don't leave the company.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay and benefits

      Apr 26, 2021 - Environmental Engineer in Memphis, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay, benefits. Mostly great management. Cares about safety

      Cons

      Some political leaders, minimal vacation and holidays

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast Paced

      Apr 20, 2021 - Design Engineer in Columbus, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gain a lot of hand-on experience, very quickly.

      Cons

      Schedule gets pretty tight, not much time to research and develop if you want to remain on time.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Tons of money, bad location

      Apr 21, 2021 - Shift Electrician in Cofield, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extremely well paid plus large yearly 401k bonuses

      Cons

      Bad location in the middle of nowhere

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Started great

      Mar 13, 2021 - Repair Welder in Longview, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn as a first job out of weld school but if you have any prior experience keep looking.

      Cons

      Pay sucks for what has to be done on the spiral side working for long periods of time inside of 24” pipe isn’t worth $22 an hour. Benefits were great but the idea that Nucor came out with in early 2020 that the employees need to share more of the cost for health insurance is ridiculous. Promised performance based bonuses in early 2020 but Covid pushed back the timeline indefinitely, I don’t know if they ever got them. Micromanaging management but they can’t keep track of work orders or schedule. Backstabbing culture that is designed to get people to tattle.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company

      Apr 13, 2021 - Information Technology 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic company! Great pay, benefits and opportunity for advancement.

      Cons

      Had to relocate to keep job

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great values

      Apr 28, 2021 - N/A 
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      Pros

      Great values placed on safety and family

      Cons

      The pay promised is not what was received. I could not support my family.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      DO NOT WORK IN SALES AT NUCOR

      Dec 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the bonus makes you stay for the $ if you like making $70k base for the rest of your life, while giving up all life and relationships outside work phone, laptop, etc good for people that don't have career goals and are not in sales

      Cons

      -force you to come into the office during COVID even though most people are working from home at Nucor -extreme micromanaging managers will send 15 emails/calls a day to ask if you did something yet -managers find every reason to give you a "write up" , then put you in a room full of managers to explain why you think its okay to talk about anything personal at work -NO career advancement, NO culture, NO values -you are not valued as a person, you are only a money machine to them. if Nucor doesn't come first to you, they will fire you or make life difficult -0 training for the role, 0 appreciation for your impact on the team, being the only person in the role, managing multiple locations' needs, with no support, and still delivering excellent results -80+ hour weeks and forced to travel to see people DURING COVID -toxic workplace/borderline abusive of managerial power; disrespectful and intrusive managers -high employee turnover in sales for all of the above reasons

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