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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. "Process Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Century Aluminum

    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.

    Century Aluminum2015-11-04
  2. "Engineer"

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    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

    Century Aluminum2015-09-21
  3. "Its Ok"

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

    I have been working at Century Aluminum

    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.

    Century Aluminum2015-09-15
  4. "Throwback"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Century Aluminum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are plenty of good people at Century who treat others well and try hard to make a difference. That includes operators, maintenance, technical/engineers, supervisors & managers too. Work hours and benefits were great.

    Cons

    The relationship between union & company leaders is toxic. And it rolls downhill except for those who go out of their way to keep it from happening. I've seen operators berated needlessly, spurious NLRB suits filed, and pressure put on to change audit scores.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build a more collaborative organization. It's worth the effort.

    Century Aluminum2015-08-31
  5. "Great Company....great people"

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

    I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time for 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.

    Century Aluminum2015-08-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "clueless management"

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

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

    Pros

    The majority of employees are good workers. Yes there are some that management should have weeded out during their probation but they slipped through. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Upper management are clueless. Century hires and promotes people that have no clue how to run a business, have very little people skills. It's their way or nothing at all. Constantly threatens supervisors jobs on a weekly basis and micro manages everything. The morale sucks there, Upper management always belittling the back bone of the company. What makes it worse they have their buddy system which, if your not in their...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the clueless inexperienced upper management before they tear your company down. Too many people don't care anymore and hate coming to work wondering if they are going to get wrote up or fired because the upper management are in a bad mood. TAKE CARE and RESPECT the one's that are making your millions for you!!!

    Century Aluminum2015-08-28
  7. "Century"

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

    I worked at Century Aluminum for 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

    Century Aluminum2015-07-17
  8. "It is okay"

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

    I have been working at Century Aluminum

    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.

    Century Aluminum2015-01-15
  9. "Poorly managed company that promotes hostile environment for it's employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Century Aluminum

      Pros

      Pay and benefits decent for this area. Not much to put in the pro section

      Cons

      Doesn't rank as a good place to work. It's to the point that people are giving up > they are put in a no win situation

      Advice to Management

      Management doesn't take advice. They are hostile, arrogant and dismisses any kind of input >dusty stevens example

      Century Aluminum2014-08-07
    • "awesome"

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

      I have been working at Century Aluminum full-time for 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

      Century Aluminum2014-05-21
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