Alcoa

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4 people found this helpful  

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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evansville, IN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

Pros

Huge company with lots of locations and business units, excellent name recognition, opportunities to learn if you want to take it upon yourself to do so.

Cons

Extremely political and if you are not one of the group or if someone in the group is threatened by you, your skills and abilities or education level, then look out. You will not have the opportunities to advance as you should.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You go to great lengths to recruit very talented and educated women and then you devalue them and their contributions to the organization...as evidenced by the large numbers of senior level women leaving the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Alcoa

  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Alcoa as a company is an insidious dog-eat dog, clannish environment

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Bettendorf, IA
    Current Employee - Operations in Bettendorf, IA

    Pros

    Upper Management theoreticallly likes to change things.

    Cons

    Whatever is preached by upper level management goes through hi-tech lynching by the power holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out the in-breeding for an effective change

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Many global experiences available

    Cons

    Corporate offices are in Pittsburgh only
    Plant locations in many smaller towns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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