Kaiser Aluminum Reviews

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Kaiser Aluminum Chairman, President, and CEO Jack A. Hockema
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  1. Not to exciting, but the pay was awesome

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    Former Employee - Charge Maker in Spokane Valley, WA
    Former Employee - Charge Maker in Spokane Valley, WA

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum

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

    Pros

    Good pay. People you work with

    Cons

    Hours, but that is what you get from a factory that runs 24/7 Management is frowned upon

    Advice to Management

    Hear out what everyone needs to say


  2. Helpful (1)

    Just OK.... Very conservative company in a conservative industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    generally supportive of professional development and training of salaried employees. Fairly stable business. rational decision making, less office politics than many other places, not many unecessary meetings

    Cons

    old school management style, lack of any common culture, lack investment in modern IT tools (intranet), minimal community involvement / social responsibility, frequent layoffs / job eliminations, no initiatives to make work more fun / build teamwork, issues with work/life balance in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    make some effort to improve the internal communications within the company. very little communication from senior management to the people in the field


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stable, conservative company not looking to trade risk for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaiser is very well-positioned in their space, and has an excellent reputation in the industry. Folks are generally pretty nice, and management does a fairly good job of allowing employees to balance work and life.

    Cons

    The management team, while loaded with several top notch individuals, also has some dead wood that needs to be cleaned out. One could infer that the company does not want to rock the boat, and that the board is clearly okay with that strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully evaluate the people that are at a mid-level manager position and above, as there are some clear opportunities to upgrade talent without taking on any undue risk.



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