Alcoa

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Great people, good values...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Project Leader in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Alcoa full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people at Alcoa truly care about one another. The company has a good value statement and the culture lives up to it. Work life balance programs, working from home 1 day a week is common. Opportunities to move around globally exists within the company. Great 401K program, $ for $ matching up to 6% plus a 3% kicker for non-pensioned employees.

Cons

Salaries are on the lower end of competitive and the vacation policy is outdated (ie. 15 years to get 4 weeks).

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Interesting work but stressful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita Falls, TX

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, the work is interesting with many technical advancements in the investment casting industry, good people in Wichita Falls facility, the company contributes much to the community.

    Cons

    Expect an endless list of priority one projects, difficult to manage family and work life at times, expect to work 60 hrs/week, 24 hr on-call and weekends, engineering salary is low compared to national average, expect to be accountable for events that are out of your control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is just as important to manage people as it is to manage programs. Be fair in annual job assessments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, for an internship
    Great people

    Cons

    Some employees hard to get along with
    Cubicle job
    Monotonous tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more explicit with expectations/ provide better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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