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"It was a adventure."

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Former Employee - Paint Shop Operator in Beloit, WI
Former Employee - Paint Shop Operator in Beloit, WI

I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

had good people to work with. kept me busy.

Cons

the management didnt listen to workers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Alcoa is basically a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, opportunities to move up. A lot of good middle managers

    Cons

    Good old boys, antiquated heavy manufacturing type mentality/culture. Lot of back stabbers there.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "If you like wasting your time, then work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, most co-workers are friendly, Health benefits are great

    Cons

    If you like wasting your time, then work here. It takes forever to get anything done as there is a massive papertrail. You cannot buy anything without 10 different people approving first. And if you have a breakdown, you need approval before you can get a part of out the warehouse. Then you get questioned on why it took so long to fix the problem. They keep reducing people (contractors, hourly, salary) in order to cut costs. No one is backfilling the old duties and everyone is getting over worked. They have unrealistic expectations that each person is going to have the next greatest idea to save millions of dollars. And demand that each person implements and tracks 2 of their ideas in a computer system. All they look at is costs, would rather not spend to save than to spend and save in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    You are putting too much pressure on every employee. Major reorganization needs to happen. Instead of adding layers of upper management that do nothing, restructure at the lower levels. I have never worked somewhere so disfunctional.

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