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Century Aluminum Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Great Company....great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Excellent Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time (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

  3. "awesome"

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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


  4. "Process Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.


  5. "Great place for tradesmen"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "It is okay"

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    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.


  9. "Its Ok"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management is going to be the death of this company. They are unwilling to make the changes they need to be effective.


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Position offers flexible hours. You basically create your own start and stop times; however, must remain consistent on hours worked.

    Cons

    Demanding job. Always on call and do get called at all hours of the night. Regularly required to come into the plant at night when called.

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff


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