Alcoa
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Electrician (Current Employee)
Alcoa, TN

ProsGreat people to work with, a lot of the areas are old North plant was built in 1942 South plant was built in 1909, over the years the plant has upgraded a lot of the facilities.

ConsThe union allows a lot of people with no skills getting jobs are not qualified for, also the union make special deals with other people and ruins the quality of life at the plant. The company allow unqualified people to get certain jobs when their education and skill level is not where it should be. A lot of these people do not have but high school educations and because of seniority they slow the company down to get qualified people.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not allow people who are not qualified to stay in their jobs, more accountability to the workforce, the apprenticeship programs should not allow people who come in to keep their seniority they should come in on day one seniority. This will eliminate a lot of people just coming in the jobs to hold them and hold others back.

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    Very political and equivalent to the sixth grade in terms of cliques

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Alcoa


    Pros: Huge company with lots of locations and business units, excellent name recognition, opportunities… Cons: Extremely political and if you are not one of the group or if someone in the group is threatened by you,… Advice to Senior Management: You go to great lengths to recruit very talented and educated women and then you devalue them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Alcoa as a company is an insidious dog-eat dog, clannish environment

    Operations (Current Employee)
    Bettendorf, IA

    I have been working at Alcoa


    Pros: Upper Management theoreticallly likes to change things. Cons: Whatever is preached by upper level management goes through hi-tech… Advice to Senior Management: Get out the in-breeding for an effective change More
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