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Updated February 18, 2018
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  • Work life balance is talked about (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Company cares about health of employee, encourage healthy alternatives

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to get the work done

    Advice to Management

    No advice great atmosphere over all


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly managed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good health insurance, good benefits unless your a new employee (No pension).
    Paid holidays (but you will probably work).
    Few layoffs.
    Union shop.
    Occasional profit sharing (performance pay).

    Cons

    Company tries to operate with as few people as possible, employees forced to work 12 and 16 hour days on short notice. Weekends forced on short notice. You can’t plan a home life.
    Department doesn’t follow through on promises to solve problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people or loose the ones you have.


  4. "Decent for all around work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, great environment , worried about people

    Cons

    Not investing a lot in training and development opportunities to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware about the overtime and development opportunities to employees


  6. "Good people, challenging culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good people, resources on-site, safety focus, quality focus.

    Cons

    Corporate culture makes people feel like the bottom line supersedes all else, though that may not be the case. OT policy for hourly personnel is difficult (forced double shifts, forced Sundays, forced weekend OT that may or may not be regularly assigned shift).


  7. "A company with many changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Alcoa was an established company for over 100 years.

    Cons

    Company split in November 2016, Alcoa and Arconic. 2 separate companies now.

  8. "C NC machinist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees

    Cons

    Popularity contest it's like High School

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horses


  9. "Good opportunity for change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a large company provided many opportunities to change roles. I was able to reinvent myself several times throughout my time there. If you are good and contribute in a positive way, you can move around.

    Cons

    Nothing negative stands out that I feel the need to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Some employees are riding it out till retirement. Find a way to engage them more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alcoa (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits are good but pay way too much for them.

    Cons

    Too many forced hours, NO time for family. Treat the floor work like a number. As I was told, if you don't like it. Leave. Too much favortism.

    Advice to Management

    Not a chance unless your daddy or best friend is already in management.


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