Arconic Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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3.0
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Arconic CEO Tim Myers
Tim Myers
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and excellent benefits(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great competitive pay and benefits(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is not very good(in 27 reviews)

  • "Overtime was mandatory, Upper management never stuck around long enough to fix long term problems(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH
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      Pros

      I enjoyed my time here. I had great coworkers, a good boss, a good mix of work to do that was challenging but not too challenging.

      Cons

      No big cons. But occasionally we had to help with safety assessments, which are a good practice, but I disliked doing them.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Radical running the show

      Apr 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Lower than average salary but good benefits. First-line employees are usually great.

      Cons

      Silo work environment with its IT department run by a radical foreigner recently hired by the company to modernize the department. All he wants each week is seeing results without fully understanding the major issues around the company and most of the existing systems. When pressured by upper management, he would run around and demand immediate results from all personnel under him without any clear and reasonable plans and strategy. It's like waiting for a pie in the sky. Everything is done based on the moods of one person and things can change quickly and randomly with his mood swings. Each week there's a detailed report outlining all the projects and activities within the department, but he's either too busy or lazy to read and is always out of touch, and it shows when he starts speaking of projects that he's not quite interested in. It won't matter how hard you work and you abide by all the company rules and regulations, and you follow protocol and proper processes, but if you don't speak his kind of language, you are out. It's pretty obviously he has his own personal agenda, which is not necessary good for the well-being of the company. The management style here is managing by intimidation, and the trend seems to be replacing American employees with cheaper foreign contractors or employees.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      May 12, 2021 - Manufacturing Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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      Pros

      Good salary, benefits and health insurance.

      Cons

      Could improve on training new employees.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great career opportunity

      Apr 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I personally have had a great career opportunities at Arconic. A lot of really good people.

      Cons

      Some recent challenges with splits from Alcoa and Howmet.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 1, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Resources are great for research

      Cons

      Outside the city limits of Pittsburgh

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Loved this company

      Apr 20, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Hampton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hard work and a steady stream of teamwork and collaboration for challenging jobs

      Cons

      Sometimes there are long hours at the end of the month for shipping product

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Apr 26, 2021 - Tooling Engineer in Anaheim, CA
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      Pros

      Good leadership, well trained, no pressure

      Cons

      Work space is not clean

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Humble and solid work with innovation requested but with legacy mentality.

      Nov 23, 2020 - Manufacturing Engineer II in Torrance, CA
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      Pros

      Safe and clean work environment. Safety is still a priority here even when it transitioned to Howmet. If you like to learn, you can, but you will be activating your initiative and run solo at times.

      Cons

      Upper middle management is factioned. Manufacturing engineering growth path is not inherently clear as goals are not defined and role responsibility is blurry. There is a goal tracking system available but not utilized to promote excellence. There is a keep your head down mentality and freshness is encouraged outwardly but not easily supported at the end of the day. Maintenance is the name of the game for the humble manufacturing engineer's day to day. In terms of product, solid designs have been worked out a long time ago. There are still discoveries to be made but probably in materials or automation rather then geometries.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Not the company it once was

      Apr 12, 2021 - Metallurgical Engineer in Davenport, IA
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      Pros

      People, equipment and product diversity

      Cons

      Work life balance, lack of staffing, short sighted corporate strategy, recent changes in compensation

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Opportunity

      Mar 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
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      Pros

      Money is good for entry and bonuses are large per quarter. 2 weeks paid vac after 1 year.

      Cons

      Management does not communicate well and is poorly ran. For such a profitable company they throw alot away. Not many places will let someone be a manager just because they talk good.

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