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"Only at Alcoa"

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Current Employee - Electrician in Alcoa, TN
Current Employee - Electrician in Alcoa, TN
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people to work with, a lot of the areas are old North plant was built in 1942 South plant was built in 1909, over the years the plant has upgraded a lot of the facilities.

Cons

The union allows a lot of people with no skills getting jobs are not qualified for, also the union make special deals with other people and ruins the quality of life at the plant. The company allow unqualified people to get certain jobs when their education and skill level is not where it should be. A lot of these people do not have but high school educations and because of seniority they slow the company down to get qualified people.

Advice to Management

Do not allow people who are not qualified to stay in their jobs, more accountability to the workforce, the apprenticeship programs should not allow people who come in to keep their seniority they should come in on day one seniority. This will eliminate a lot of people just coming in the jobs to hold them and hold others back.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcoa

  1. Helpful (2)

    "They communicate well but the lack of pay is a problem for all the older employees"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead Assembly Cranberry Twp in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Team Lead Assembly Cranberry Twp in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The safety of the employees is the number one priority. They communicate work schedules very well. They have a very good benefit package.They respect the work we do overall.

    Cons

    They recently took our company over (Traco) and they are making salaries for new (temp) employees more than the salaries for the experienced employees that run the products. We work hard building windows and we can't hold alcoa responsible for our previous employers mistakes with the salaries but they are creating a poor work environment by increasing wages to unexperienced employees while not increasing the current employees wages.

    Advice to Management

    We as employees try hard to make our shipments but the current moral over the wages has become a real problem. Employees on the floor with years of experience need to be compensated fairly and recognized for their achievements and knowledge


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Very political and equivalent to the sixth grade in terms of cliques"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of locations and business units, excellent name recognition, opportunities to learn if you want to take it upon yourself to do so.

    Cons

    Extremely political and if you are not one of the group or if someone in the group is threatened by you, your skills and abilities or education level, then look out. You will not have the opportunities to advance as you should.

    Advice to Management

    You go to great lengths to recruit very talented and educated women and then you devalue them and their contributions to the organization...as evidenced by the large numbers of senior level women leaving the company.

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