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Alcoa Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Senior paralegal"

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

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, stand behind employees

    Cons

    No advancement possible in legal department

    Advice to Management

    Hire more bottom level employees


  2. "If you are looking to be valued, look somewhere else..."

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    health care benefits, tuition reimbursement, 401K match

    Cons

    no leadership and terrible management; good ol' boy system - promotions (which are hard to come by here) are given out to those that say "yes" to everything and are willing to hide certain things in order to show upper management that everything is alright; majority of people hired are external and are not qualified for the role

    Advice to Management

    Start kicking the wrong people off the bus and putting the right people on the bus - keeping incompetent and lazy people around is only going to make the good ones run out the door that much faster

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and rough conditions


  4. "Sr. Specialist"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Driving all the wrong things"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Operations in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many large aerospace and industrial customers. Some of the best benefits around.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, with longevity measured in months and not years. Professional staff are expected to work nights, weekends and holidays no matter what.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your customers and their orders with respect. Some pretty shameful "prioritizing" for all the wrong reasons.


  6. "Controller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great employees, nice employee resource groups

    Cons

    management does not care about the employees or work-life balance, no succession planning


  7. "Not very ambitious"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Alcoa walks the talk in safety and integrity. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Despite the external message talking about being a new company, there is a huge resistance for change. Status quo is maintained at all costs. There are no clear targets for growth or desire to be leader in something. In summary, very low ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Try new leaders, internal and external. See what other companies and industries are doing right. Be bolder and faster.

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly loved my time at Alcoa. They were extremely helpful and opened my eyes to new experiences.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  9. "good company"

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

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

    Pros

    learning development classes are readily available

    Cons

    low salary no movement after a few years


  10. "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


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