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Alcoa Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Newburgh, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Newburgh, IN

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Nice salary and bonuses. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    I worked in the smelter which is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more support when needed


  2. "Automation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and working environment

    Cons

    Inflexible adherence to rules and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Management will blindly make decisions without input from workers


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Do not really care about people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer 26 Years in Alcoa Center, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer 26 Years in Alcoa Center, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice employees, nice campus, good commute

    Cons

    No problem eliminating good, loyal people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect. Quit buying companies when you don't have the money. A good company is ruined. Let people do the job that they went to school for.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Negative outlook in 2016-2017 due to company separation - Alcoa Technical Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alcoa (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary
    Work life balance
    Always new things to do

    Cons

    Company separation in 2016
    Negative 2-year outlook
    Potential layoff in 2016 and 2017
    Bad relationship with other business units
    Micro management

    Advice to Management

    Too much politics will hurt
    Focus on things that really matters
    You cannot manage scientist


  6. "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malaga, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malaga, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for because of diversity and world wide company

    Cons

    The smelter side of the business is not doing good right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "interesting work but insincere leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work and great people

    Cons

    top leadership are competitive with each other and management does not want to hear dissenting views or feedback


  8. Helpful (2)

    "It was a cluster. Managers were clueless. Human Resources are a joke. The whole companies relies on products from Mex"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Metal Cell Operator in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Metal Cell Operator in Wichita Falls, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because you can show up and get paid for doing nothing. If you are a hard worker it gets ruined by others doing nothing

    Cons

    Putting up with stupid rules. Quality should be the main issue, it's about at the bottom of the list.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and actually get degrees. Your high school diplomas aren't cutting it and get back out on the floor and help get the parts out. Remember where you came from.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Coordonator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Coordonator/Electrician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Coordonator/Electrician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great job no stress

    Cons

    going to move to Mexico


  10. "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

    Pros

    One has an opportunity to learn multiple things about the industry and the standards that the work to along with other industry requirements

    Cons

    Sometimes meetings do no show productivity

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cares about employees
    Growth opportunities
    Focus on safe workplace

    Cons

    Dated faciliy
    Lots of red tape


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