Compare Alcoa vs Bechtel Plant Machinery BETA

See how Bechtel Plant Machinery vs. Alcoa compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Alcoa

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 830 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 65 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Alcoa Ceo Roy Harvey
65%
65%Roy Harvey
CEO Approval
Bechtel Plant Machinery Ceo David A. Hein
100%
100%David A. Hein
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
77%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer23 Salaries
$65,957/yr
Financial Analyst26 Salaries
$80,063/yr
Manager12 Salaries
$97,521/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer11 Salaries
$75,764/yr
Associate Financial Analyst1 Salaries
$56,928/yr
Contract Specialist9 Salaries
$60,999/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 49 reviews)
"Oportunidade de"(in 32 reviews)
Pros
"9 80"(in 19 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 17 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 44 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Bpmi"(in 14 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst

I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Competitive pay, reasonable benefits - Lots of opportunity for internal movement - Good culture, which has resulted in the attainment of a lot of great employees (and the surprisingly swift... removal of toxic ones) - Corporate office has a great location and is a very pleasant environment - Recent changes are difficult but truly address many of the issues from the past - Performance is evaluated qualitatively, not quantitatively - Transparent leadership

Cons

Alcoa is a company in transition, still, and though the organization is moving itself in the right direction, it can really be a challenge to constantly work in a state of change and uncertainty.... Frequent shifting in the past few years has lead to the ouster of many tenured employees, leaving some people in positions for which they are not experts. This results in a reduction of much-needed efficiencies. One downside of the lack of traditional KPI-style performance management is that, at least up to this point, it has been hard for managers to make the case to get rid of poor performers based exclusively on performance. Diversity is a problem for the organization as a whole.

Advice to Management

Technology is the future. Support the teams in your organization who drive this the most, across all facets of the business. If you invest in something, be ready to go to bat for your employees who... are trying their best to support your initiatives and get the rest of the organization on board. If you don't, you are setting everyone up for failure. Commit!

"Good, stable job"Feb 28, 2020

Current Employee - Principal Engineer

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Meaningful work, supporting our nation's sailors - Great people - Stable job - Workplace culture/environment continues to improve - Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)

Cons

- Security requirements can be cumbersome (faxes / paper vs. electronic communication with some suppliers; no laptops or personal cell phones) - Clearance process and required training makes hiring... and on-boarding drawn out

Job Postings