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Century Aluminum Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2018

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Century Aluminum CEO Michael A. Bless
Michael A. Bless
10 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding compensation and benefits. Wonderful coworkers. Overall company culture is quite positive. This is an organization that is growing and doing many of the 'right' things.

    Cons

    While rapidly becoming a larger company, it still sometimes behaves a small one. Needs work on established policies and procedures in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Century Aluminum2017-05-16
  2. "Discrimination!!"

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

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have great health insurance.

    Cons

    Everything else! Poor management, they fire you if you don't have the same beliefs they do, they fire you if you have health issues, they fire you if you speak your mind. Extremely stressful situation.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your own peers before sticking your nose up to the understaff employees.

    Century Aluminum2018-11-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robards, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong pay and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Everything else. Long hours. No work life balance. Hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Intimidation is not an effective leadership style.

    Century Aluminum2018-08-31
  4. "Journeyman mechanic, very good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Mechanic in Hawesville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Union job and benefits were good and pay was good, other employees were very pleasant to be around and would help anyway they could.

    Cons

    You worked long hours and you was on a rotation swing shift, so you would go from days to nights every month

    Advice to Management

    Limited supply of skilled labor available in our area

    Century Aluminum2018-03-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Volatile industry with bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Highest paying employer in the area.

    Cons

    Worst managed company I have ever been with.

    Century Aluminum2017-07-24
  6. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and the hours.

    Cons

    It was hot at times, and dirty.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Century Aluminum2017-02-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work there Leadership is incompetent."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum

    Pros

    Wages, there is always work to be done. people who work the floor has you back. Don't look for management to bail you out.

    Cons

    Management is lost, they don't communicate well. They are always doing the blame game to get the heat off of them.

    Advice to Management

    You are Toxic Leaders find a new job.

    Century Aluminum2016-04-25
  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Charleston, SC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Century Aluminum for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smaller company -- less bureaucracy. Able to make command decisions quickly and effectively at times when time is of the essence.

    Cons

    Smaller company can feel less secure for longer term employment in a competitive global economy.

    Advice to Management

    none

    Century Aluminum2016-01-20
  9. "If you can stand the heat you will make it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Pay above average job opportunity to do various jobs Gain great experience in many areas

    Cons

    Currently lacking tuition reimbursement not a lot of room to advance in certain areas buddy system

    Advice to Management

    pay a bit more attention to how personnel are treated give more benefits be more willing to give information about our future rather than generic answers

    Century Aluminum2015-11-17
  10. "Great place for tradesmen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation package, excellent insurance, very friendly almost family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    business model is tied to the LME (London Metal Exchange) and when prices drop layoffs and idling of production follow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep that family like atmosphere

    Century Aluminum2015-11-09
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