Gerdau Ameristeel Employee Reviews

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Productive team and great training
Detailer/Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Duluth, GAJanuary 4, 2017
They trained me really well and have a very knowledgeable staff that are always willing to help and take time out of their busy schedule to assist on my projects.
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Great work place, many skills aquired.
production control expeditor (Current Employee) –  Jackson, MIJanuary 2, 2017
The company gives emoplyees input in environment. The benifits are great. The skills given increase on a regular bases in all areas worked. Advancements.
Pros
Benifits, work advancement
Cons
None
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Losing priorities on customers and employees
Gerdau Tampa (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLDecember 20, 2016
Good company that has changing priorities. Due to outsourcing strategy, the company has lost focus on its customers and employees.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Lack of job security
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Very physical and long hrs
Mill Operator (Former Employee) –  Petersburg, VADecember 8, 2016
Not alot of securety in the steel buisness... long hours, most of the jobs are being taking over sea's, very very dangerous job, everything is metal on metal
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Good Experience
Safety Specialist (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNDecember 6, 2016
Structured company with set hierarchy. Is willing to put money into their young professionals to grow them and set them on a path to succeed internally. Tough time for the American steel market.
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jaroy gaines
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLNovember 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.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
heavily lifting
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Left a bad taste in my mouth
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) –  Midlothian, TXNovember 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.
Cons
Friendly work enviroment
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Good company to work for
Nozzle Technician/Refractoryman (Current Employee) –  Beaumont, TXNovember 7, 2016
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.
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Very unstable
Master Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Knoxville, TNNovember 7, 2016
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.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Working for people that cant do there job holding back workers
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good group of people and works well will each other.
Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Cartersville, GAOctober 7, 2016
complete work orders , make repair to equipment and build spare parts. weld or fab equipment, or make repair to building and grounds
Pros
self directed and good managers
Cons
extreme heat and dirty enviroment
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company picnic's
electrician (Current Employee) –  Sayreville, NJOctober 6, 2016
making sure overhead cranes have no issues.
job creativity.
talks with us.
awesome
dealing with the heat.
knowing I have no down time because of the work I've done on the cranes
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Good pay and benefits. Tough market.
Mill Utility (Current Employee) –  Calvert City, KYOctober 5, 2016
Gerdau is a steel producer operating in North and South America. The pay and benefits are very good, but the over capacity of steel in the global market makes employment in the steel industry unstable.
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its an alright place to work in the past, but schedule and hours are an issue now
scrapyard operator (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 3, 2016
this was a great company at one time, but over the past 5 years its been a decline in hours, schedule has changed multiple times, not allowing consistence in being able to juggle family life
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Great coworkers, but not the best company
Improvement Facilitator (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 30, 2016
The company undervalues mid-level managers and request openness, but does not provide that same respect. The overall steel industry seems to be heading rock bottom and plant closures are imminent.
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Great people to work with at gerdau
refractory (Former Employee) –  Wilton, IASeptember 28, 2016
Benefits and compensation is good. Swing shift can be tough to get used to. Even though the work is inside most times the heat and cold is a big factor depending on the job.
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Generally poorly managed
Reliability and Maintenance Leader (Current Employee) –  Jackson, MISeptember 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.
Pros
Well paid
Cons
Poor leadership
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Fast Paced work place
Overhead Crane/Steel shear operator (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 18, 2016
Inspection of the machines before start, Receive workload papers then immediately start to bring stock bars to the sheer area using a over head remote crane to be cut into precise pieces for customer.
Pros
good hours
Cons
short breaks
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Management is terrible, employees just there for a paycheck
Senior Operator (Former Employee) –  Dinwiddie, VASeptember 17, 2016
Worked there for entirely too long. Management cares more about patting themselves on the back and trying to lay blame for others mistakes. "If I make someone else look bad, I look better"

Safety is a joke. Just depends on who's watching. Rules are bent depending on how much they like you.

Kept trying to do the same/more work with less people, and of course didn't want to pay you more money to do more work.

Kept cutting hours bonuses, somehow I made LESS money, despite getting small raises yearly.
Pros
Its a job
Cons
management, hours, pay
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good benefits,decent salary,safety minded
Raw Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Calvert City, KYSeptember 16, 2016
Seems Gerdau was more interested in how the business was run then running the business. being hourly seems like the managers didn't listen aswell as they could have.
Pros
Safety was the #1 priority, good vaction time
Cons
benefits could have been better, Ins, personal time off
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Good work enviroment
Metallurgical Technician (Current Employee) –  Calvert City, KYAugust 26, 2016
I gained a new family working here which is the best thing having this job. The pay was great for the area. Work environment was hot in summer and cold in the winter but all together a great place
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