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Updated Nov 14, 2019

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  1. "Pros and Cons"

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    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

    Alcoa2018-08-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Distinguished, but weathered"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Global Human Resources Technology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good work/life balance, generally good people, principled leadership (CEO, specifically)

    Cons

    Not enough turnover, tolerance for mediocrity / unwillingness to confront performance issues, too many excuses

    Advice to Management

    Fully commit to modernizing the business and hold people accountable

    Alcoa2019-07-11
  3. "Pros and cons of Alcoa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Great executive leadership, exciting market, friendly co-workers for the most part, good benefits and reasonable pay

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor (24/7 expectation), tasks are heaped to an unreasonable amount

    Alcoa2018-06-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Alcoa"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Ferndale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Offer great benefits and 401K match plus paid vacation,

    Cons

    Work hours are 24/7 demand making work/life balance difficult.

    Alcoa2018-04-07
  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time for 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.

    Alcoa2018-02-06
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for 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

    Alcoa2017-11-02
  7. "Okay place to work"

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

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    The good benefits are good

    Cons

    Work life balance is not balanced

    Alcoa2017-09-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Controller"

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    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

    Alcoa2017-07-12
  9. "Old time company old time values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is better than most for high performers

    Cons

    Raw focus on metrics ignores work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Old time company old time values, key to success is to produce results. Aggressive targets set and expectation is that the targets will be met. Focus on doing the right thing even if it disappoints those above

    Alcoa2017-03-21
  10. "Master Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Master Scheduler in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good stability. Commitment to excellence in products and processes.

    Cons

    Extreme amount of bureaucracy. Seperate BU's existed in extreme isolation. Mediocre work / life balance. As corporate as corporate gets.

    Advice to Management

    Knock down some of that red tape! Because without it, there are a lot of great aspects of Alcoa that would become visible.

    Alcoa2017-02-10
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