Kaiser Aluminum - Stable, conservative company not looking to trade risk for growth | Glassdoor
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"Stable, conservative company not looking to trade risk for growth"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

Kaiser is very well-positioned in their space, and has an excellent reputation in the industry. Folks are generally pretty nice, and management does a fairly good job of allowing employees to balance work and life.

Cons

The management team, while loaded with several top notch individuals, also has some dead wood that needs to be cleaned out. One could infer that the company does not want to rock the boat, and that the board is clearly okay with that strategy.

Advice to Management

Carefully evaluate the people that are at a mid-level manager position and above, as there are some clear opportunities to upgrade talent without taking on any undue risk.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Aluminum

  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaiser treat their people well free medical great wage plus Dollar 14 an hour colaanother dollar an hour for shift differential and 10 paid holidays plus lots of overtime

    Cons

    Unmotivated workforce casting gets very hot in the summer very hard to get intoafter your initial interview can take up to a year before you walk in the door


  2. "Great benefits and multitude of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent pay and best benefits I've seen including full health, pension, and 401k. Bargaining unit employees have little opportunity to advance, however, there are over 30 different job classes you can switch to so you never get bored.

    Cons

    The schedule isn't the best and to lower management you basically are a number though you can stand out to some extent if you work hard and/or have your years in. Older equipment is also questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an active role in listening to production and clerical employees as far as safety, efficiency, and continuous improvement. You would get way more respect and production, quality, and safety would improve drastically.

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