Maintenance (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – October 10, 2018
When I hired in, all the talk about safety and everyone taking care of one and another, and making sure everyone is safe. Now everyone could care less. Management cares only about production, not the people that make steel, and it shows in the morale of the employees.
Gerdau is a good place to work. You have good benefits and make good money. everyday you put in a hard day of work. good upper management. the most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with. Everyone works well as a team.
I had started working with the company with no experience at all . I have learned alot about the steel making process and have enjoyed it. It is alot like a family atmosphere help is always offered and easy to complete team tasks. I would reccomend this company to others.
Steel Worker (Former Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – September 3, 2018
Working at Gerdau was a great experience for me. The pay is great, for all employees. There is very little opportunity for advancement in management. It is a tough environment, hard labor and dangerous job at times. Old school process makes job very physical and challenging at times. The hardest part of the job is the rotating weekly schedule, very difficult to adjust ones daily life.
Good pay and benefits
Dirty hard work, poor management, bad communication
auto bender (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN – August 24, 2018
They go by an average, if you do anything there. you will have you good days where you make good weight and days when you make bad weight, because not every job is the same and they know that they just don't care you have to make the average weight every day or you get called into the office and then eventually fired
you gotta work there to learn what i mean if you don't know what i mean
Gerdau is an excellent company to work for. They are very professional and very nice to their employees. I have met alot of professional people at Gerdau and I would recommend this company to others. Their level of expertise out exceeds any other company I have worked for.
Process Improvement Engineer (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – August 3, 2018
It has been a while since I worked there but when I did it was a place that was trying to compete with the big boys in the industry and they were having a tough time keeping a focus on how they wanted to move their business forward. At the time they needed more focus on their employees and this is why I ultimately left.
Refractory man/ Refractory Leadman (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – June 8, 2018
Job is very unsafe. No room for advancement . Schedule is horrible . 12 hour rotating shift every week. Environment is very stressful and hazardous. No bonus structure and benefit package is more and more until affordable. No certified training for employees on the job and very little reaction if manager employees . CEO had to be firesd for fraud . Overall not a very good company to work for .
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Albany, GA – May 22, 2018
If I could increase my hourly pay to 20.00 per hour, I wouldn't consider a second job or another job paying that hourly rate. The benefits are great as well as the work hours, even when I get overtime.
Mobile Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – April 29, 2018
I enjoyed working at Gerdau. The work on big equipment was very challenging and a great learning experience. The crews were very helpful in guiding you to repair things you didn't know. There was not a lack of jobs to be spread throughout the team.