Kaiser Aluminum
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.kaiseral.com Foothill Ranch, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Kaiser Aluminum Chairman, President, and CEO Jack A. Hockema

Jack A. Hockema

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Years of poor management and decisions are finally catching up with the current employees.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Spokane, WA

I have been working at Kaiser Aluminum

ProsPay is pretty good for the job. However bad Kaiser is in terms of cost and productivity...the competition is even worse; so for the next 5-8 years the job security is just about 100%.

ConsVery little challenge and most people have a poor opinion of the company. It is almost depressing showing up everyday.

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know if there is much the current management can actually do; the decisions made in the 1980s and 1990s are probably too much to overcome. The amount of capital needed, could never be raised...so things are probably just going to continue on a downward spiral until a World Class Heat Treated Plate / Aerospace Plate plant comes along.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic job for the short term with limited potential for advancement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
City of Spokane Valley, WA

I have been working at Kaiser Aluminum

ProsGreat benifits
Solid 401k choices
Stable hours
Great stores and work order systems that help ensure access to needed supplies and materials

ConsNo performance reviews
Very little communication regarding future plans
Little to no professional training
Discipline attitudes focus on catching people screwing up vs. preventing people from making mistakes

Advice to Senior ManagementReinstate slaried employee performance reviews

Focus less on adding administrative controls when problems are discovered and focus more on root causes

Provide opportunities to pursue professional education

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