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Former Employee – worked at Alcoa
Pros – Alcoa is a global large company that can offer potential for learning, growth and career advancement. Great place to go to learn and get experience. If you like the ability to travel and work at different locations and get exposure to cross functional training, than this is a place for you.
Cons – Like working for many other larger organizations, it is tougher to see what your role is in the bigger picture and to feel valued as an employee. At times you feel like a "number". Obviously, organizations are driven by results > generating revenue/ profit, however at times it seems to be only about the numbers and not about the people who actually do the work. They are trying to make sure to reward and recognize their people, but it is not easy when working in an environment where numbers are more important. You can work 24/7 without feeling like you made a difference.
Advice to Senior Management – Try to maintain a balance between driving profit and showing appreciation for employees. Celebrate the small things as well. Especially with the new generations coming to the work place, there will need to be more balance between work and life.
2011-10-12 05:29 PDT
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