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Century Aluminum Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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Century Aluminum CEO Michael A. Bless
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12 Ratings
  1. "Terrible company leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Owensboro, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are both pretty good

    Cons

    Everything else. Understaffed and run by a Tyrant VP

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    Century Aluminum2019-08-09
  2. "Poor work/home life balance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Robards, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, decent benefits, decent coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of care towards employees. They would rather fire and hire than give proper training to retain long term workers. Expect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability with no compensation and a 60-80 hour work week is considered normal and expected. Salary staff gets no compensation for this, and hard workers are rewarded with more hard work, while those who put in little effort are not expected to give much. The outlook of the company is bleak and there is little money to improve very old equipment so breakdowns always occur but resources aren’t available to fix correctly so Maintenance in always blamed.

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    Century Aluminum2019-08-06
  3. "Century Aluminum"

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    Former Employee - Production in Hawesville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and not a thing else

    Cons

    Forced overtime, management, and environment

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    Century Aluminum2019-08-02
  4. "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.

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    Century Aluminum2018-11-27
  5. 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.

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    Century Aluminum2018-08-31
  6. "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

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    Century Aluminum2018-03-29
  7. 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.

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    Century Aluminum2017-07-24
  8. "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.

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    Century Aluminum2017-05-16
  9. "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.

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    Century Aluminum2017-02-08
  10. 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.

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    Century Aluminum2016-04-25
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