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Alcoa Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Management"

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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

    Pros

    Good benefits , great schedule hours

    Cons

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


  4. "Director of Commissioning and Start-up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company that allowed me to travel the world over my 31 year career,.

    Cons

    You must be willing to move to the job to continue a successful career in Alcoa.


  5. "Program Manager"

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

    Pros

    Exciting Programs
    Location across the US

    Cons

    A lot of Management Turn over


  6. "Salary in Office"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management didn't care about people. They would talk down to them and belittle them. H/R didn't do anything to improve it and they knew it was a problem. Little or no training was done.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better. Respect them. Be sure to train your people and know the procedures yourself.


  7. "Corporate America"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent benefits. No micro managing.

    Cons

    High pressure, strict deadlines, let go without warning.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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!


  9. "Not for long term employment"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits for non-hourly.

    Cons

    Lay-offs happen. Very much into the 'good ole boy' system. Now has a union for hourly employees. Not sure that's a good thing.


  10. "Great Aerospace Experience Based Job For Engineering"

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

    I worked at Alcoa (More than a year)

    Pros

    24 hours Rotating Shifts Nog Much Bad To Say

    Cons

    Good Pay
    Benefits
    insurance
    Vacation
    Teamwork


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