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Alcoa CEO Roy Harvey
Roy Harvey
26 Ratings
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  • "Work hours are 24/7 demand making work/life balance difficult(in 44 reviews)

  • "Employees opinions are often not given as much credibility as that of upper management(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    I have had a really good experience so far here. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. People do their jobs well and work hard.

    Cons

    None I can think of!

  2. Work

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    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

  3. Great company while it was what it was

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture and world class technology.

    Cons

    Fragmented acquisition of other firms that ultimately resulted in breaking up the company into 4 parts.

  4. A great company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Alcoa full-time

      Pros

      Great resource, family friendly working environment

      Cons

      Too much office politics in general

    • Superintendent

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      Former Employee - Project Superintendent in Point Comfort, TX
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great Pay, excellent benefits package, plenty of paid overtime for salary

      Cons

      Work environment, leadership failures, lack of communication

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your mid level Management and treat them like human beings

    • Software Analyst/Project Manager

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      Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great culture, nice people, beautiful office, laid-back management and yet knowledgeable/helpful

      Cons

      More contract employees that perm. employees. If you're a contract employee... best of luck ever flipping to perm. Also, very tough branch out and learn more outside of your role.... people don't want to share as willingly or be as open.

      Advice to Management

      If you have a contractor for 1+ years on an assignment or project that's never going to end and they've been an excellent addition... just do yourself and them a favor and hire them.

    • Good Company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good salary with great benefits

      Cons

      Will do ANYTHING to meet quarterly goals, even at the expense of long term shareholder value.

      Advice to Management

      Look forward more than the next quarter. Try to see the benefit of experience vs. youth and lower salaries. Prove your "values", don't just talk them

    • Pros and Cons

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Alcoa full-time

      Pros

      Work/Life Balance Open Office Environment Opportunities to transition into new roles

      Cons

      Open Office Environment Mature Industry Average compensation

    • Engineer

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Alcoa full-time

        Pros

        Good company, good benefits, good location

        Cons

        Not any that I saw

      • Management

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Alcoa full-time

        Pros

        Good benefits , great schedule hours

        Cons

        Upper management lack of education, friends covered back of friends.

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