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"Alcoa - great place to start your career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Alcoa is a great place to start your career. The entry level positions offer variety and the chance to learn much about the company. There are a lot of great people who work there, and opportunities for flexibility in your work schedule.

Cons

Departments are very different within the company, but for the most part it seems like communication is poor and there is not a lot of trust in management. Also, it seems to depend a lot on who your manager is. Some managers are much better than others and offer their employees more opportunities.

Advice to Management

Focus on retaining talent, especially young talent. People tend to stay only a few years out of school and it makes it hard to recruit other young people when so few are currently employed.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcoa

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ding Dong.....Belda is Gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Alcoa used to be a great place to work....good benefits, competitive salary. Now we seem to want to be just an average company on these items.....and management wonders why we have problems retaining new hires.

    Cons

    CEO for the last 8 years, Alain Belda, has done a terrible job. Hoping new CEO will do better.

    Advice to Management

    Regain the trust of Wall Street. Tell the truth. Quit wasting money on projects that are doomed for failure (e.g., inert anode). Close the New York office, move back to Pittsburgh, save the money we spend on Park Ave. rent. Sell the company jets, fly commercial like Paul O'Neill used to do. Walk the cost cutting talk.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Alcoa, Leading the way in the workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department Compliance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Department Compliance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alcoa offers a very relaxed yet professional work environment. They have an excellent benefits package and are quick to recognize hard working individuals. Alcoa Locations are clean and green. Alcoa also actively participates in the surrounding communities whether it is giving out trees for earth day or having a marathon for a local charity.

    Cons

    I haven't run into any downsides, while i know that no company is perfect, Alcoa genuinely cares about its employees and that is a rare find.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work hard to lead and develop those working under you to make Alcoa an even better company.

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