Novelis

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Good company and future....can be better.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Novelis

Pros

An industry leader with good future, professional culture, fair with people, compensation and benefits.

Cons

Minorities and international workers will have edge for promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Excessive number of program and initiative "launches". Carfully select fewer of them to do very well.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get rid of this narcissistic psychopath of a CEO and his cronies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novelis

    Pros

    Immediate co-workers, nothing else anymore

    Cons

    Way in over their heads - lowest performance on customer delivery of any aluminum company. Not because of the people at the plant level but due to the ridiculous expectations at the top and mismanagement of product portfolios - what's left of them. Putting all their "eggs" in one basket with the auto sector and can't even deliver on that. sad, very sad. Add to that the on-going SAP issues - this should never have been implemented in a company like this, totally impractical.

    Inexperienced individuals running programs - it is a mess. Most of the talent has left for greener pastures. And if they didn't leave on their own you can bet they had a great idea or spoke out against some upper management decision - when you don't agree, Hitler Martens simply fires you on the spot - no room for creativity, constructive discussions etc.

    R&D is probably the biggest joke of all - not a shred of anything left there - just a big flashy building and incompetent people at the helm. They had a hard time hiring people to work there - simply too cheap to pay good wages. No R&D coming out of there - its more like a QC lab.

    So much negative about this company - one could fill pages with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Martens - he is sinking the ship, along with HR's Leslie Joyce. Despicable individuals without a shred of compassion for people. It's only a matter of time before everything falls apart. The cracks in the woodwork are starting to appear, just not from the outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Novelis Response

    Dec 19, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Growth in demand for automotive aluminum currently outpaces global supply. This is an industry-wide phenomenon and one that presents both incredible ... More

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast, challenging but Not Supporting Employees to do their Jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novelis full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation & Benefits, in high growth industry, good strategies

    Cons

    Culture of Integrity is low sometimes when making decision by senior management.
    Intellectual honesty is poor.
    Employee fulfillment is lacking.
    Execution is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing for the company and the employee all the time and not to keep your job and meet short term numbers. Dont set unrealistic assumptions for investments. Suboptimized processes which creates many lost value opportunities because fixing things vs. creating real economic value. Change your mindset to do things right the first time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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