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Alcoa Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "Alcoa"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Newburgh, IN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Newburgh, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good salaries throughout. Alcoa is the original king of aluminum. Company promotes advancement of employees and treating them right. Paid overtime.

    Cons

    Bad schedule. A lot of overtime. I'm writing more words because glassdoor is making me type a 20 word minimum.


  2. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    The good benefits are good

    Cons

    Work life balance is not balanced

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, stand behind employees

    Cons

    No advancement possible in legal department

    Advice to Management

    Hire more bottom level employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wax Injection"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in LaPorte, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in LaPorte, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance. Decent pay for the job required.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Discrimination. Poor management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Area manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good people, profitable business, community involvement

    Cons

    Unproductive and disfunctional month end, quarter end, year end exercises to hit stretch targets, followed by 2 weeks of digging out of the hole you dug for month end numbers while coming up with explanations for why you are behind pace for new month, followed by more dysfunction to meet monthly target....cycle continues. Poor hiring practices, while acting in accordance with all laws the senior leadership team showed favoritism to some groups of people by overruling hiring decisions. Business decisions often made personal, many people seemed to have an agenda that was not in best interest of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the dysfunction created by short sighted decisions, look at your turnover for employees that are not part of the pension program, be concerned and then figure out how to engage your workforce


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you are looking to be valued, look somewhere else..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    health care benefits, tuition reimbursement, 401K match

    Cons

    no leadership and terrible management; good ol' boy system - promotions (which are hard to come by here) are given out to those that say "yes" to everything and are willing to hide certain things in order to show upper management that everything is alright; majority of people hired are external and are not qualified for the role

    Advice to Management

    Start kicking the wrong people off the bus and putting the right people on the bus - keeping incompetent and lazy people around is only going to make the good ones run out the door that much faster


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and rough conditions

  8. "Sr. Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, upward opportunities, travel options

    Cons

    deep cuts, issues with former CEO

    Advice to Management

    ditch Klaus


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly loved my time at Alcoa. They were extremely helpful and opened my eyes to new experiences.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  10. "Controller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great employees, nice employee resource groups

    Cons

    management does not care about the employees or work-life balance, no succession planning


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