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Former Employee - Intern Metallurgical Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Former Employee - Intern Metallurgical Engineer in Chandler, AZ

I worked at Alcoa full-time (less than an year)

Pros

learned valuable skills such as using tensile stress loaders and managing some engineering projects

Cons

didn't learn anymore than what i mentioned in the pros

Advice to ManagementAdvice

needs to be more dynamic and useful

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like wasting your time, then work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, most co-workers are friendly, Health benefits are great

    Cons

    If you like wasting your time, then work here. It takes forever to get anything done as there is a massive papertrail. You cannot buy anything without 10 different people approving first. And if you have a breakdown, you need approval before you can get a part of out the warehouse. Then you get questioned on why it took so long to fix the problem. They keep reducing people (contractors, hourly, salary) in order to cut costs. No one is backfilling the old duties and everyone is getting over worked. They have unrealistic expectations that each person is going to have the next greatest idea to save millions of dollars. And demand that each person implements and tracks 2 of their ideas in a computer system. All they look at is costs, would rather not spend to save than to spend and save in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are putting too much pressure on every employee. Major reorganization needs to happen. Instead of adding layers of upper management that do nothing, restructure at the lower levels. I have never worked somewhere so disfunctional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful with a nice environment and great co-workers

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Alcoa as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team and it is easy to find solutions to common problems from co-workers

    Cons

    Word gets around quickly if you mess up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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