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Nucor Reviews

Updated June 27, 2018
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  • "Safety conscious, Hands-on experience, good pay" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great company, very fast paced work environment" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Free lunch tuesdays and wednesdays. Amazing team members. They stress on safety a lot especially at the mills.

    Cons

    The PTO is old school; just 2 weeks


  2. "Finance"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nucor has a very experienced and diverse management team. Their main focus of safety is embedded in your brain from day one. Management truly cares about their employees and wants them to succeed. Autonomous work place that allows for creative thinking.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth within each division. There are only a few tiers of management, so it is very difficult to advance in the company. I have seen many divisions struggle with internal relationships. It can get distracting and escalate to the point where people go out of their way to avoid each other.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more team building exercises. Offer new incentives for teammates to work together.

  3. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, family atmosphere, decent benefits, and bonuses are good when the company is making money

    Cons

    Locations are mostly in rural areas, hard for promotion or cross movement into different department


  4. ""Great company!!!""

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Crawfordsville, IN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Crawfordsville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nucor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!! The trainer is just AMAZING, very knowledgeable, collected and selfless. Positive work environment where people feel valued and appreciated.

    Cons

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  5. "Excellent company to work for.!!!"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Electrician in Wallingford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The safety culture is one that not everyone can live up to. Safety come first in Nucor and management stands behind this.

    Cons

    Safety is so strict that sometimes it is a challenge to work with such high standards and complete the task assigned to you.


  6. "Horibble Company"

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    Former Employee - Steel Detailer in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Steel Detailer in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nucor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was non they treated people Horrible

    Cons

    Dont care about employees, Training is a joke when it comes to there training program you must take when you get hired, Treats you bad if you are confused about anything, doesnt take the time to understand what is going on with there employees


  7. "Good money for lots of hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor full-time

    Pros

    Good money benifit package is ok

    Cons

    Lots of hours, call ins happen quite often

  8. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nucor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture.
    Opportunity to make a lot of money.
    Company cares deeply about employees and prioritizes employee well-being over everything else.

    Cons

    Very political company, so if you don’t believe what they believe, you will be an outsider.

    Company is inwardly-focused. Essentially, they only care about what’s going on within the organization. The fact that they employ 25,000+ people and still don’t respond to Glassdoor comments is evidence that the highest level of the organization doesn’t care much about what people outside the company think.

    No corporate responsibility around diversity or inclusion, so the workforce is very homogenous. They have skewed statistics to keep the company legally compliant, but majority of the organization is rooted in the Deep South and perpetuate the racist and segregated undertones of those communities.

    Advice to Management

    As easily the best steel manufacturer in the US, continuing to rely on political contributions to influence favorable trade policies is a sound path forward.

    The commodity products you make and sell aren’t going anywhere. Keep competing on price with your non-union workforce as a competitive advantage.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Potential to be a great job"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cofield, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cofield, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When the steel market is good the pay is more than what most jobs out in their areas will pay. There is freedom to come up with ideas to improve the process and implement them at your design. Safety is held to the highest standards. 4 days on, 4 days off schedule is good when not having to work extra. Profit sharing pays well into 401k for a good business year.

    Cons

    The pay is not consistent at all, based on production bonus. When told to come in, not specifically covering a shift, you get only a third of the pay because you won't be getting paid production bonus. Nucor is growing a lot as a company, and it is turning away from placing value on its employees and turning to doing what it can to please share holders and raise the bottom dollar. Electricians are stretched extremely thin, there is no one "on the bench", so when one quits someone else has to shift into a different area or the rotation changes to 5 days on 3 days off 12 hour shifts if you're lucky. I came on having to do 6 on 2 off. Most people live far away so a 12 hour day takes up the whole day.

    Advice to Management

    If no one has told you, morale is extremely low. From the melt shop to the shipping bay. There is nothing being proactively done to make the job enjoyable, and you would be wrong to think that having a job you enjoy doesn't matter. Turn focus back to the employees, listen to them to figure out how to make the job better. This place can really be a great place to work, but under the current maintenance management we have lost too many good electricians due to poor leadership.


  10. "HR Admin"

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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

    Everyone truly cares about each other & pushes to better yourself.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons.


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