Alcoa Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. First 10 years great, past two not so great. upper management comes in, stays for a while and then moves on

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and mostly great people to work with. work life is a hard balance because of the demands and lack of time to get everything done

    Cons

    large company, more for less, what can we consolidate so that we can cut GASE and increase ATOI. Great but not good enough, never good enough

    Advice to Management

    cannot save yourself to success. not everything is black and white, there is a lot of grey in life and in buisness


  2. Hard worker, ready to work daily

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work and people you work with are friendly

    Cons

    not enough overtime, the wages are low comparable to other similar companies


  3. Helpful (1)

    operator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in LaPorte, IN
    Current Employee - Operator in LaPorte, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    ?


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  5. An exciting stable company, who strives to grow there employees as much as the business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ever changing environment. Endless learning and growth opportunity. Rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy work load

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and support your employees.


  6. Great placee with a strong culture, making products that benefit everyday life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting to work in a company making products essential to so many things.

    Cons

    a large company, and sometime will be lost


  7. Helpful (2)

    They absolutely suck to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no reasons to work here.

    Cons

    There is no future working here there goal is to eliminate the 55 and up crowd

    Advice to Management

    Jump Ship you have no future with this company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    OK, but could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are good here. They work hard and believe in their product.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. Stressful environment. Too much checking the box instead of value-added work.

    Advice to Management

    Take some levels out and add resources closest to the process.


  9. Great people built on a strong culture, making products that benefit everyday life

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. The company is focused on driving change in our industry which is a lot more interesting than just reacting to change. A lot of very smart and down to earth people. It is interesting to work for a company that makes products that are essential to so many things.

    Cons

    It is a very large company and there is a risk of getting lost in the shuffle. At times the work life balance can be very hard charging.


  10. Solid place to work... if you're 35

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Project flexibility, friendly and helpful co-workers, housing stipend for interns, good pay

    Cons

    Horrible location, not much to do outside of work. Not a great place for a single 20-something.


  11. Helpful (1)

    ALCOA is a good company with long term employment opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mill Operator
    Former Employee - Mill Operator

    Pros

    The benefits negotiated by the union set the pace for all employees of the company. Therefor employment at ALCOA was very good for me

    Cons

    The management staff were not professional. This company tends to promote form within. They do not, however, train them on how to manage or the need for diversity in the workplace. Thus, minority employment can be very difficult to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Try to train first level managers and supervisors.



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