I LOVED my job here. Slow at times, but WONDERFUL co-workers. We were like family. Just got laid off due to lack of funds. Company has been going downhill since i started 3 years ago. It is not a company to work for if you want a secure job. A lot of plants are closing or laying off employees. But overall the work environment and the flexability was AMAZING. Sad to go but with all the cuts in bonus and OT, I am happy to find a more stable company on their way up not down.
Management was helpful, 12 hours work days with swing every other week. Co-workers were like family socialized off hours. Knowiwng I did the best job possible without any injury and reach the compnay goals were the best self gradification on the job.
Salary, Comradary, and my work ethic knowing I produced the best job.
To many management personal. They know what they want just don't know how to get there. No one in management has ever done the work so they don't know what or who it takes to get the job done. They are young and have no work ethics ,when it's lunch they leave ,when it's 4 o'clock they leave no mtater status of the shop.
Working for people that cant do there job holding back workers
Reliability and Maintenance Leader (Current Employee) – Jackson, MI – September 20, 2016
Up until recently, I enjoyed coming to work, I was involved with reliability aspects of operation. A little over a year ago, I was maintenance representative learning SAP, which has now been cancelled. I am presently performing numerous functions, that do not relate to reliability. Now due to slowing of business contractors are being let go.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 29, 2016
good pay good work enviroment and good work ethic but you gone work the best but do to heavily lift of steel coil you can have long term injures but besides that it good job with good pay and investment in the business for retirement in the long run.
Very fulfilling place to work, room for advancement!
Routine Facilitator (Former Employee) – Wilton, IA – August 4, 2016
By far my favorite job thus far in my career. The culture is very open and honest and management wanted to help you advance your career. Coworkers work respectfully as a cohesive team and no discrimination witnessed. The hardest part of the job is sometimes long hours, but flexibility is allowed for comp time. Also summers in a melt shop are very hot, but I would go back in a minute if I could!
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) – Midlothian, TX – November 8, 2016
Gerdau Ameristeel buyout of TXI/CHAPARRAL STEEL, took place in September of 2008. It was like fools gold to me, they came in and announce that there would be changes and they did, it went from bad to the worse.
The only thing keeping me sane are my coworkers. They have recently change our incentive program causing myself and others a decrease in pay by about $20,000 per year. With that, they changed our benefits which now cost more. A $75 copay to see the doctor is ridiculous to me when the year prior was $20. The management as a whole went from family oriented to dog eat dog. The CEO in Brazil was recently arrested for embezzlement and tax evasion so I cannot trust it here anymore
I have been at Gerdau for 11 years. It has been the most helpful company I have worked for so far. I have been through several management classes and been on several company trips to learn about our industry.
Scheduled payment runs, emails with a ticket system using SAP, Lawson and AS400. I got along with my co-workers very well. The hardest part of my job is getting the external buyers to communicate with the AP Department. The most enjoyable part of the job is the outside events Gerdau sponsored.