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Century Aluminum Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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Century Aluminum President & CEO Michael A. Bless
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  1. "great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carbon Setter in Robards, KY
    Former Employee - Carbon Setter in Robards, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay excellent benefits learn lots of different things

    Cons

    very hot, people dont want help othes, new hires are targets

    Advice to Management

    give new hires more respect and stop looking for reasons to fire them


  2. "Great Company....great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees and Management are wonderful. The nicest people I have had the opportunity to work with and for. They acknowledge your hard work and always treat you with respect. Everyone is willing to assist you if you need help.

    Cons

    No cons that I have encountered.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping doing what you are doing.


  3. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


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  5. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carbon Setter in Robards, KY
    Current Employee - Carbon Setter in Robards, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, benefits,good people to work with

    Cons

    heat,too many stupid rules if you dont follow they will fire you over little things thats what happened to me

    Advice to Management

    your probationary period is too long, treat your employees better give new hires more chance before you fire them over something small


  6. "Century"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Potlines Process Consultant/Technical Operations Leader in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Potlines Process Consultant/Technical Operations Leader in Puyallup, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Century Aluminum (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits, employee perks, makes you feel a a part in most decisions. looking to grow and expand the company

    Cons

    There is a bit too much inexperience. Could improve training as well as recruiting experienced managers

    Advice to Management

    Enhance training, and recruiting efforts


  7. "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. They treat employees like people and make sure that we can control what we can.

    Cons

    Plant may close down and am worried about the future of the company as well as the industry.


  8. "Great place for tradesmen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. "If you can stand the heat you will make it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charleston, SC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Century Aluminum (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


  11. "It is okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Cell Operator in Hawesville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Cell Operator in Hawesville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, hard work, guaranteed money to be made, some cohesiveness between worker, good not great benefits

    Cons

    Hot work, communication between managment is less than desirable, failing systems that need to be updated, renovations needed in areas of the plant that has been the same way or ran the same way since it opened its doors.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of toxic management those who belittle,berate and act to intimidate workers.



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