Alcoa

  www.alcoa.com
  www.alcoa.com
There are newer employer reviews for Alcoa

1 person found this helpful  

Alcoa is basically a good place to work.

Former Employee - Supply Planner in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Supply Planner in Cleveland, OH

I worked at Alcoa full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits, job security, opportunities to move up. A lot of good middle managers

Cons

Good old boys, antiquated heavy manufacturing type mentality/culture. Lot of back stabbers there.

Recommends

198 Other Employee Reviews for Alcoa (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like wasting your time, then work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    useful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
There are newer employer reviews for Alcoa

Work at Alcoa? Share Your Experiences

Alcoa

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.