Novelis Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Novelis Interim President & CEO Steve Fisher
Steve Fisher
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Pros
  • Still a decent hourly wage, good people to work with on the shop floor (in 9 reviews)

  • Additionally, we have really great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management refuses to listen to the individuals that know the business (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management in the Global HQs is completely disconnected from the Regions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. It's typical

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    Current Employee - Georgia in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Georgia in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love my co-workers and good benefits

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and unqualified in many cases. If you want a manger that can't help you do your job, then come here.

    Advice to Management

    Be more self aware and know your limits.


  2. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novelis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. As a contractor they make you feel like you are really apart of the team.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Lack of material causes for a lot of stress.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overall Great Place to Work and Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very open door policy, all around great people to work with - Recently made very positive changes at Executive Level -CFO and his direct reports are the best possible people you could ask to work for/with -Competitive Pay

    Cons

    - A lot of money seems to be thrown out the window, that could or should be used in salaries or employee incentive - Employee Rating and Evaluation System is the worst I've ever seen

    Advice to Management

    The change in CEO and CPO was just what the company needed, it can only go up from here. Hopefully Fisher will be moved from Interim CEO to permanent, he is well respected and liked - all around great person and leader.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Mid level mabsger

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novelis full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Progressive, great product, some talented young folks.

    Cons

    Horrible management at the senior level. Lack of concern for serious issues in their operational and system side

    Advice to Management

    Listen and empathize with your managers.


  6. Lots good, some bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Novelis (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company, great people, nice offices.

    Cons

    Execution on strategy hasn't really happened as well as planned.


  7. North American Reliability Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. I like the health care benefits.

    Cons

    Most people retire complain about the retirement health care. I am not close to retirement so I do not understand all the details on that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games. just say what you are going to do and do it.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Sad to see the decline in company culture and employee attitude of this former excellent company.

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    Former Employee - Various in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Various in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novelis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average business outlook with growing auto and truck demand for high quality rolled aluminum sheet that the company is qualified to supply.

    Cons

    Executives lack positive leadership and communication skills with major manufacturing sites. Company wide employee perception is that bonuses are for executives only while spending cuts and increased healthcare premiums impact all other workers. A decline in culture example is the rescinding of long promised under age 65 retiree healthcare benefits for retirees meeting the many years of service requirements. This change even applied to already retired under age 65 employees, not illegal, but a certain negative for company culture and reputation. Talented employees with opportunity elsewhere are leaving at a greater rate than in previous years.

    Advice to Management

    Change your ways before you lose more talented core workers.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Don't do it!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novelis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Free soda and snacks in the break rooms.

    Cons

    Novelis is worried about their turnover rate so they give you a high salary with a bad title to essentially "trap" you and keep you locked in place from ever leaving the company and getting a better job elsewhere. If you didn't go to a tier 1 university forget about ever getting promoted unless you're good friends with middle and upper management. Also, get use to 2-3% raises every year. You will also spend half your day in meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having so many pointless meetings.


  10. Helpful (8)

    Stuck between a rock & a hard place.... in my career

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall friendly-outgoing, great, smart co-workers Good benefits Gives back to the community Global-International Company

    Cons

    Must be a 'chosen-one' for opportunites, once your in the door See co-workers get opportunities with less experience & tenure, just because of who you know See executives receive huge cash incentives, Novelis says they are a '1 Novelis' culture Rules are not the same for all

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to really look at whose actually doing the work and give credit where it's due Be honest


  11. Helpful (4)

    No central communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Communications in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novelis full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    snacks on tuesdays and thursdays

    Cons

    leadership is all over the place

    Advice to Management

    centralize and bring your workers together



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