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Steel Dynamics Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Overall not bad"

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    Former Intern - Level II Software Intern in Columbia City, IN
    Former Intern - Level II Software Intern in Columbia City, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steel Dynamics as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers were quite helpful.

    Cons

    A lot of industry specific jargon, which makes abstraction of the data difficult for newcomers.


  2. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butler, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butler, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steel Dynamics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    senior management is incredibly engaged with workforce; salaries, benefits and bonuses are favorable; generally an excellent place to work; able to contribute to the overall success of the organization

    Cons

    Witnessed circumstances where some were "pigeon-holed" into positions


  3. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Butler, IN
    Current Employee - Electrician in Butler, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Great people.

    Cons

    Shift hours rotate days to nights.

    Advice to Management

    Practice better leadership skills. Hold people accountable to their jobs.


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  5. "Steel Dynamics"

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    Former Employee - Third Helper in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Third Helper in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, they take care of their employees and treat them fairly. Good advancement potential.

    Cons

    They are subject to hostile foreign trade practices from China and others which causes sweeping layoffs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company; lousy communication"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    SDI is a growing company. The entrepreneurial spirit really does thrive in this company. The divisions and plant locations are staffed with some of the smartest guys I've ever met. If you need to be told exactly what to do every step of the way and not step once outside of your normal routine, this is not the company for you. SDI encourages teamwork and self-starters.

    Cons

    The company has been chastised by its employees for its lack of communication. There have been team openings all over the company but the other divisions don't know it because there is no intranet or other communication medium within SDI. Corporate office HR group has launched Yammer which is supposed to address some of this, but they admitted that it was done with little vision or planning. The other con is that if you are not accustomed to incentive pay structures, it takes some getting used to. The base wage and salary at SDI is below market because there are lots of incentives - weekly and monthly production bonuses and quarterly ROA bonuses, plus an award of profit sharing and stock units which all add up to above market for the respective job, if the performance is there.


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is very great, along with great employees with a great work ethic create a wonderful place to work. This company is definitely going places!

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments/divisions. Little to no review process on employees.


  8. "I enjoy working for the company"

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    Current Employee - Utility in Butler, IN
    Current Employee - Utility in Butler, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to move up the ladder with time and experience.
    Opportunity to try many positions.
    4 days off.
    Good benifits

    Cons

    Working 12hr shifts.
    Not understanding what management wants.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping employees in the loop with what is happening.


  9. "Awesome experience"

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    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Hoyt Lakes, MN
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Hoyt Lakes, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steel Dynamics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non-Union
    Plenty of flexibility and responsibility

    Cons

    Extremely dirty environment.
    "Top Heavy" aka Plenty of engineers and not enough on crew

    Advice to Management

    Create a less stressful environment
    Listen to lower employee's (Some of them have great ideas)


  10. "A lean running company with competitive advantages."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsboro, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsboro, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, Flexible work hours, respectable, hard-working people, family like atmosphere, incentive based, low education requirements, good standing with the community

    Cons

    Very little upward mobility, upward mobility is based on social networking ability, no union, rights may be altered to the benefit of the company

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on educational effort not just based on illogical feelings. Provide opportuniites for employees to advance based on effort and not on friendships.


  11. "Good place to work, however, I feel my division is very disorganized!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Most employees are harding working and eager to learn. Company treat employees with respect and show care.

    Cons

    disorganized management and saving money in the wrong places...does not hold employees accountable for actions.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job in giving employees feedback. If they are doing a bad job, tell them, vice versa. promote and demote accordingly.


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