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Alcoa Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is talked about (in 41 reviews)

  • Employees opinions are often not given as much credibility as that of upper management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, upward opportunities, travel options

    Cons

    deep cuts, issues with former CEO

    Advice to Management

    ditch Klaus


  2. "Great"

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    Former Intern - Mechanic in Alcoa, TN
    Former Intern - Mechanic in Alcoa, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Alcoa was a great company!

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say

    Advice to Management

    Very good management, great people

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Typically have to put in long hours


  4. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Well positioned in the market, plenty of upside opportunity.

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy at local level.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Safety Representative in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Safety Representative in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, good people, strong very capable work force. We set goals and we achieve them.

    Cons

    It's not the cleanest job on the planet and the salary could be better. I spend a lot of time at work.

    Advice to Management

    We need pure metal. We have the power and amazing work force. A Little Capitol and we can be your cash cow again.


  6. "Great Internship!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern

    Pros

    Great internship program with many fellow interns

    Cons

    Not the highest pay out there


  7. "Innovative Research Orientated Company"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to expand research projects

    Cons

    low pay compared to industry standards

  8. "Great Place to Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in New Kensington, PA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in New Kensington, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent internship opportunity. Surrounded by some of the most talented engineers in their fields, with a friendly and cooperative work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Full time opportunities available only to top performing interns.


  9. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and insurance

    Cons

    Performance don't matter favoritism does

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New Kensington, PA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New Kensington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, worked with me when I was working for them as a freshman mechanical engineer intern.

    Cons

    Sometimes, there wasn't much work to do for my experience


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