Gerdau Ameristeel Employee Reviews

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Repetitive work, No advancement
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON9 May 2018
I worked at their Whitby plant over 3 years in their procurement. Good pay and benefits. No work and life balance though. Job security does not exist;
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
No advancement
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3.0
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The Employees are the best asset
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON4 May 2018
Enjoyed working with most of the employees - very much a boys club - no room for advancement - Human Resources is trying to improve work / life balance and health.
Pros
lunch and learns
Cons
no room for advancement
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Had Interview cancelled twice!
Scale Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON6 October 2017
I had two interviews for the scale operator position in Guelph,Ontario cancelled in successive weeks and confirmed availability for a third time with no response! I'm beginning to think I may have avoided a bad decision to accept a position here!
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3.0
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Great company to work for
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON5 June 2017
This is a very well ran company. Lots of perks working here, good benefits and profit sharing. This position taught me a lot about the administrative field, especially managing multi line phone system.
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Uncomfortable Environment
Staff (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON2 May 2017
Based in 2008. Old school boys club. Union and staff had a lot of conflicts. Some very questionable employees. But I think it has changed since then. I hope so.
Pros
Great pay and pension
Cons
Noticed a lot of bullying
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4.0
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high pace will keep u moving, great pay and benefits
Truck Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON1 May 2017
have a set run each day. Generally use your own truck. Pretrip then service chip bins from a set list of plants in a high pace environment. Generally not in your truck more than 10 mins. fair management. for the most part people get along but there are times drivers feel other drivers dont do their part. The most challenging part of the job is getting done quickly without making mistakes. you will make a mistake somewhere. Everybody does. Very good pay and benefits
Pros
keeps u moving. great pay and benefits.
Cons
some co-workers talk behind each others backs
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Not good.
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON14 March 2017
Lots of mistakes in the payroll department. Mismanaged middle management. Multiple of injuries hidden and people are coached to come to work when hurt.
Cons
Health Hazards
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5.0
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Excellent place of employment
TF - 14, TF - 25, hem saws operator (Former Employee) –  Selkirk, MB31 January 2017
Gerdau was a very fun place to work with management and hourly,ive gained an exstensive amount of knowledge over the 31 years I worked there,,
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
None
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5.0
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Productive and fun place to work at
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON11 January 2017
Good training procedures that allowed me to gain the knowledge of the company along with the different metals that would help me become a good sorter of non-ferrous materials.
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4.0
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Excellent place to work
Industrial Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Selkirk, MB20 November 2016
Great place to learn and advance in your field of expertise. Gerdau has some of the oldest to the latest technology available, full rang. Readily wanting employees to advance their training\ and knowledge.
Pros
Meals for O/T
Cons
Can be dirty
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5.0
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A non stressful environment.
Accounts Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 December 2014
Check waiting invoices & process them.
Process BCB invoices
Create auto paid carriers freight lists and process.
Create freight lists for mailed invoices.
Note service entry number of sale invoices and pass over to associate.
Do any reconcilliation of statements.
Filing
I got experience working on SAP for the first time.
Co worker was helpful.
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4.0
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Met a lot of good people and made good money
Scrap Inspector (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON27 October 2014
Weighed in and out of scrap trucks and safely spotting the dump trailers in the scrap bay and outside. Communicated with scrap crane operator both inside and out. Deducted when necessary when not within specs. At times the job was challenging which made the day go by fast and enjoyed meeting a lot of good people.
Pros
Good benefits, steady days
Cons
N/a
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4.0
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A unique environment and a learning experience
Buyer - (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON1 September 2014
This was a contract position for the implementation of SAP. The position was to assist with the heavy work load during transitioning to SAP application
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4.0
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Productive and some days fun
Mobile Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON5 April 2014
A typical day would be doing inspections on equipment, loading trucks, receiving material,some warehouse work.
I have learned work in a safe and efficient manner.
The management is good.
My co-workers are good to work with.
The hardest part of the job is keeping all customers safe while on the property.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people.
Pros
Year round work, Straight days
Cons
No Overtime
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Technical Analyst (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON2 April 2014
I can not recommend this company. Especially the IT department.
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5.0
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Great place to work!
General Labourer (Current Employee) –  Cornwall, ON19 August 2013
A great job to learn about the scrap metal and steel industry. Get to enjoy working with people and a great team of employees. Management always took great care and looked out for co-workers. Amazing benefits and overall a great company to work for.
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4.0
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Really good CO-OP placment
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON31 July 2013
Amazing place to get to learn about industrial plants.
Also really cool to get to see an arc furnace at work. and getting to see all the computers that go into making it all run.
Pros
AMAZING people
Cons
co-op and wasnt payed
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4.0
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Great place to work for younger man
Shearman (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON18 October 2012
It was a great place to work when I was younger , But after 35 years the 12 hour shifts were getting to be too long . Also it was time for a change . I am recieving a pension from Gerdau Ameristeel but am looking to suppliment this with either full or part time work .
Pros
it was challenging and well paying
Cons
it was long hours of repetitive labour .
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3.0
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Gerdau-Cambridge Mill upper mngt need better engagement to ordinary employees.
Maintenance Planner (Former Employee) –  Gerdau - Cambridge Mill9 October 2012
They have a very good culture and training for new employees. Only noticed that there was a time when management fail to conduct appropriate investigations nor communicate to concerned persons when situations arose to the detriment of the poor guy who was new and didn't have influence to upper mngt. Seeing the good rather than being always critical on a person actions would have been better. Unbalanced info was given to upper mgnt behind the back of the poor guy. Hope they get better.
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5.0
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excellent
Management Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON24 July 2012
I enjoyed my employment and short career with Gerdau, but family health issues became more important, I would recommend this company to anyone seeking employment in this field
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