Alcoa Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
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Pros
  • Great lifestyle - one of the few corporates that truly value work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Steady Pay, Good Benefits, Good Co-Workers (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • So work life balance is little tough (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management talks a good talk, but regularly policies don't reconcile with the values they claim to promote (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Union Worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coil Inspector in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Coil Inspector in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great Benefits as well.

    Cons

    The people need supervisors. The 12 hours are ok sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more educated as well.


  2. Contract Worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Contractor in Maryville, TN

    I have been working at Alcoa (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work around, flexible with schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    There really aren't any. Everyone was really great to me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Alcoa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience, good chance to learn about finance in a big business

    Cons

    Boss wasn't around, didn't give any work to interns. We were left on our own a lot

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of interns


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best Employer I've experienced.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Alcoa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of overtime. Competitive Wages. Knowledgeable staff/workers assigned for training and work. professional attitude from supervisors. I've grown so much from the training I've received here. treated with respect.

    Cons

    Building one, During rain becomes soaked near welders station a feeling of danger looms. They're to close to Electrical panels with high voltage machines. Possible Arc explosion there.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to Welders and Maintainance personal for safety concerns in building one.


  6. Probably the best company I have ever worked for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Carson, CA

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you with respect and actually listen to your feedback and input.

    Cons

    Very loose supervision, people tend to take advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Moon Township, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Moon Township, PA

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Working Environment
    The People
    The Salary

    Cons

    Nothing at all to report

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Great experience in a dirty environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goose Creek, SC

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good communication on all levels of management. Good time-off. Good leadership and training

    Cons

    A lack in project availability


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New Kensington, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in New Kensington, PA

    I worked at Alcoa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, reasonable working hours, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Little vacation time, few growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Alcoa management does not like to receive advice. I'll skip this one.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work with great people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Alcoa as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of good people who are always willing to help. Fair pay. A very solid overall work enviroment.

    Cons

    It is difficult to advance is the only real flaw in Tennessee Operations.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Alcoa

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcoa

    Pros

    Great vibe
    exposure to upper level management

    Cons

    Old school manufacturing company
    not very high salaries



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