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Alcoa Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Work hours are 24/7 demand making work/life balance difficult (in 43 reviews)

  • Employees opinions are often not given as much credibility as that of upper management (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Work"

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

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Nice people very easy to get along

    Cons

    Very very long hours but good pay


  2. "Wax Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the area with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    As with any production environment, politics are apparent

  3. "Mechanical Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start out at.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get stuff done.


  4. "RPS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Got paid very well there

    Cons

    All the people managers suck


  5. "Alcoa"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Ferndale, WA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Ferndale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offer great benefits and 401K match plus paid vacation,

    Cons

    Work hours are 24/7 demand making work/life balance difficult.


  6. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    There are no pro's here

    Cons

    They do not pay fairly

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "ABS Manager"

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    Former Employee - ABS Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - ABS Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity to be successful, grow and advance

    Cons

    Very tough matrixed organization, older systems

  8. "Has been steady employment with good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Mill Operator in Newburgh, IN
    Current Employee - Mill Operator in Newburgh, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment with good benefits and opportunity for overtime. It’s a union shop which is a plus to me. Some performance pay.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. In the last few years the company has cut employees to the point that there aren’t enough people to cover for absentee workers, and vacations. Employees can expect to be forced over with little or no notice. An 8 hr. Shift can turn into 12 or 16. And weekends can’t be planned for family time since the company tends to schedule full or partial coverage almost every weekend. New employees have no pension plan.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to achieve production goals and service the machinery, keeping it in good repair will provide for a better future for everyone.


  9. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture at Alcoa is very employee focused and the leadership team promotes work/life balance. Post split, there are a lot of positive initiatives to market Alcoa as a continued strong employer.

    Good salary, benefits, 401k and lots of development opportunities if you work hard.

    Cons

    No job is perfect, but this company is one of the best.


  10. "Decent for all around work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Full time hours are decent.

    Cons

    Bad hours and planning


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