Alcoa Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Alcoa President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey
Roy Harvey
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good time off, good benefits and good people(in 54 reviews)

  • "a lot of talented people, interesting work, good pay(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Value driven company - great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pinjarra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Interesting work Great team Approachable and visable senior management team Company benefits The values are visable

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of so far

  2. "Great company to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Point Comfort, TX

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, unfortunately is closing.

    Cons

    No issue with the management team.


  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PCO 

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    One of the last old school places to work. Wages and schedule are hard to beat

    Cons

    Hot as hell in the summer. Communication is nonexistent

  4. "4-5 year revolving door of upper management prevents focus on long-term goals"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Skilled Trades in Massena, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ALCOA has well-known, laudable, if oft ignored policies that they can be steered into honoring, with enough effort, mostly regarding safety, environmental, and operations-wise.

    Cons

    They will tolerate as unsafe a workplace as the workers in any particular area are willing to put up with, if they can plausibly plead ignorance of the safety problems.

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  5. "Some good, and some bad"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Newburgh, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Emphasis on safety Good pay potential

    Cons

    Production outweighs a great many things. Some are absolutely logical and understandable, others not so much.

  6. "Rating Alcoa for future employment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Above average compensation, Care for People has held a strong presence in the Alcoa Culture for decades.

    Cons

    Alcoa is not growing, and has sold many profit centers across the last several years. Top leadership is focused on the bottom dollar and doesn't demonstrate an ability to plan long term stratigies.

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  7. "Great American Company, could move faster though..."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the great American companies, values people, and most importantly their safety.

    Cons

    Too slow to change, too hierarchical

  8. "Company overview"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, international exposure, rich history

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, industry outlook is problematic

  9. "Good Job, if it lasts."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in New Kensington, PA

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good opportunity for growth and development.

    Cons

    Job security. Company is reducing headcount, capital and operations facilities.

  10. "Job lost"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Production in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Great Place For Money and lifestyle

    Cons

    Miss management and no progression system

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