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Nucor Chairman, President, and CEO Dan DiMicco
Dan DiMicco
31 Ratings

    Job is challenging and was rewarding until recently

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nucor full-time for more than a year


    No shortage of challenges keeps things interesting. Safety is absolutely the number one item discussed and the least tolerated policy violation, it's that important.


    The bonus pay structure is highly unusual for any plant type job. The pay is just under other major employers in the area, but 3/4 of it is production bonus, which means that other plant jobs in the area pay slightly higher day to day, and they enjoy a genuine annual bonus, usually amounting in the thousands of dollars. Our last profit sharing check was just over five hundred, kinda disappointing. Vacation pay is a percentage of normal pay, which discourages people from using it. If the plant stops producing for any reason, employees receive base pay (twelve to thirteen dollars per hour is average for most persons working in operations, environmental, and maintenance). We have been on base pay for a week now due to underengineering of a process component (beyond our control) with no definite date of restarting production. This has caused many of our people to begin seeking other employment opportunities at local plants such as Motiva, Marathon, Occidental, Mosiac, Exxon, Shell, Methanex, and many others in the immediate vicinity.

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    I understand this is how Nucor has done things pretty much always, but this is not a steel mill. When this plant breaks down, it is usually for at minimum a week, usually longer. Speaking as a concerned employee who thought he would retire with Nucor but has began seeking employment elsewhere, the bonus and the pay are not as great as is touted during the hiring process or at the employee meetings. I implore the management to research the other plants in the area and arrive at this conclusion for themselves. If something doesn't change (which seems very likely since management is unreasonably stubborn on the point of the bonus structure) this plant will most likely become a contract-run facility with little or no Nucor teammates remaining.

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Nucor Interviews

Updated 7 Sep 2014
Updated 7 Sep 2014

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

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    I interviewed for a few different plants, for a total of 4 interviews. I was then offered a position after the 4th interview. The first interview was at my college, second was a dinner with an interview, third was a phone interview, and the last was a plant visit with an interview at the end.

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Nucor Awards and Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (NUE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Nucor continues to electrify the steel industry with a simple concept: The minimill is mighty. At its various minimills, Nucor produces about 15 million tons of steel annually, including hot- and cold-rolled steel, steel joists, and metal buildings. North America's largest recycler of scrap metal, Nucor produces steel by melting scrap in electric arc furnaces. Most of its products are sold to steel service centers, manufacturers, and fabricators. Subsidiaries such as Vulcraft -- one of the US's largest producers of steel joists, girders, and decking -- use the balance of... More

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