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Steel Dynamics Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics as an intern

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good

    Cons

    it is a dirty place to work


  2. "The first Plant Mechanical engineering Intern from the UK"

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    Former Intern - Plant Mechanical in Auburn, IN
    Former Intern - Plant Mechanical in Auburn, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to diversify and grow with real responsibilities.

    Cons

    Not much training to enable ease of transitions

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to have internal targets for employees, Kaizen is embedded in the work ethic but targets towards improvement for employees aren't always outspoken

  3. "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.


  4. "Great company to work for."

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits overall great company to work for. SDI cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Poor communication, a lot of times. need to cut dead weight employees. Lack of holding employees accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate performance reviews, cut the dead weight employees


  5. "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


  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 Steel Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay. Treat their employees very well. Room for Personal growth for most people.

    Cons

    Some communications issues. Not handling people problems correctly all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Promote new thinking, methodologies and technologies that work other places.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Pretty good company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steel Dynamics as an intern

    Pros

    -Very nice and dedicated people
    -challenging environment (good learning environment)

    Cons

    -Lack of communication between departments
    -Very little job advertising outside the company
    -Can be dangerous

    Advice to Management

    -Try to improve communication between departments so that projects can be done smoothly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company; lousy communication"

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    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.


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