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Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Davenport, IA
Current Employee - Supervisor in Davenport, IA

I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good benefits, Currenty expanding and adding new jobs, Pay is good though not fantastic, Well known and respected company

Cons

Hard to advance even with education/ claim to have education reimbursement but wil not approve any claims, The schedules are all different but mostly rotating 12 hour shifts. Nepotism and favortism is widespread. Robbng the R and M budget to finance failing overseas operations as a result very lttle predictive or preventive maintenance done. Withhold salaried pay increases an performance pay also to prop up failing segments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not overlook internal talent.
When a program doesn't work it's ok to admit it and start over

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    So happy I left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, some great hourly employees that really care.

    Cons

    Many management employees do absolutely nothing and still keep their jobs. Long term employees are like dinosaurs, they refuse to give up their ways and accept change.
    There is no teamwork or compromise, even though they preach it every day.
    When you try to discuss it with your supervisor you get the run around and are told to "be patient it will get better." I doesn't and it never will.

    One of the biggest problems is managements failure to recognize and reward hourly employees that go above and beyond. They are experts at taking exceptional employees and turning them into disgruntled mediocre workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    "You can't leap frog in your career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Product offering is vast and so are the type of jobs. You can almost always find a job that will meet your interests. Additionally, they always give internal candidates a fair shot at a position.

    Cons

    Don't fall to the impression that you can enter the company, continue your education and then make leaps and bounds in your career and expect salary to follow suit. Development is stifled although encouraged. Advancement is slow if you stay in one location. Expect to move, change business units if necessary, and to make small incremental changes in responsibility and pay to move yourself forward in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth even if their credentials are built after being hired. You are forcing young talent to leave when you don't provide tuition assistance (despite the company being profitable as a whole even if the business unit they are attached to is not) and then refuse to compensate them or evaluate them when applying for positions as if they were external candidates. When your competition is willing to pay for the talent that you so easily cast aside and question their level of responsibility you leave your employees no other choice but to seek employment elsewhere where they will be compensated for their level of education and years of experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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