Norsk Hydro Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
13 Reviews
3.4
13 Reviews
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Norsk Hydro President & CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg
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  1.  

    Good at taking care of their people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norsk Hydro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good technical expertise. Good people.

    Cons

    Too decentralized. Did not leverage their size.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very unorganized, lack of management, and unprofitable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    Nothing good about working here

    Cons

    High turnover of employees by management downsizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad you sold your Phoenix location, your parent company was tired of paying your bills

  3.  

    No Leadership

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None- unless you love 12 hours a day

    Cons

    Too much overtime, no plan or direction, Never see or hear from plant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with employees one every 6 months so they know what is going on in company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It Pays The Bills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Saw Operator in Monett, MO
    Current Employee - Saw Operator in Monett, MO

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    Decent starting wages, health and life insurance, only a 4 day work week, willing to work with you when you need time off (provided you have PTO accured)

    Cons

    Lack of organization, very little advancement potential, no pay raises unless you change jobs, management is easy to complain but slow to praise, occurance system is broken, Favoratism by management.... the list goes on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to organize work for your teams, learn to give a little praise and thanks more, stop playing favorites with the employees, work on making more advancement oppertunities

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Head of Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norsk Hydro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values and nordic management style. Financial strenght

    Cons

    Complex matrix organization. Too much politics. Disconection between management and customers

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company Description

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hydro is a global supplier of aluminium with activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminium products and building systems. Based in Norway, the company employs 23,000 people in more than 40 countries. Rooted in a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.

    Within North America, Hydro provides aluminum solutions including supply sourcing, extrusion, finishing, and fabrication of components, as well as engineering and contract manufacturing services, for a variety of industries. Our North America network consists of casthouse/remelt, extrusion, drawn tubing, fabrication, finishing and contract manufacturing facilities that span from the East Coast to Mexico.

    Hydro is a values based business. By using our values of courage, respect, cooperation, determination and foresight to guide our business, we ensure that our businesses create shared economic and social value for our employees, shareholders, stakeholders and host communities.

    Cons

    Head office is moving again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An ever changing experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    It is an opportunity to work for a global company with strong values. It is an industry owner that builds the organization on the foundation of safety for the employees.

    Cons

    Up side is there is continual change within the organization and leadership. This forces the focus to be more short term, rather than long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into long term investment and look for stable growth.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hand-on experience, filling the gap between theory and practice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Oslo (Norway)

    I worked at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    Fantastic team spirit and office atmosphere. The fact that every day at Hydro I looked forward to going to work.

    Cons

    Even though there are no huge cons, more feedback and rotation possibilities would be a place for Norsk Hydro to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earlier application dates for internships and full-time positions. To be present at the best Universities and hire locally and internationally.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Organization that fosters team building and development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    Great team willing to go the extra yard.
    Support and guidance from upper management.
    Great benefits and healthy work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing specific that is worth mentioning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norsk Hydro

    Pros

    The people are great. Very dedicated and committed to keeping the company a major player in the industry. The corporation has given North America a vote of confidence by funding new capital investment projects.

    Cons

    Can not list any right now. I am a recent new hire. If I come across any cons, i will repost. But at the moment, I am very satisfied with my career choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the professional development and tuition re-imbursement program available. This is an important investment in the employees that I believe greatly benefits the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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