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"Years of poor management and decisions are finally catching up with the current employees."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Spokane, WA
Current Employee - Engineer in Spokane, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is pretty good for the job. However bad Kaiser is in terms of cost and productivity...the competition is even worse; so for the next 5-8 years the job security is just about 100%.

Cons

Very little challenge and most people have a poor opinion of the company. It is almost depressing showing up everyday.

Advice to Management

I don't know if there is much the current management can actually do; the decisions made in the 1980s and 1990s are probably too much to overcome. The amount of capital needed, could never be raised...so things are probably just going to continue on a downward spiral until a World Class Heat Treated Plate / Aerospace Plate plant comes along.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaiser Aluminum

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic job for the short term with limited potential for advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits
    Solid 401k choices
    Stable hours
    Great stores and work order systems that help ensure access to needed supplies and materials

    Cons

    No performance reviews
    Very little communication regarding future plans
    Little to no professional training
    Discipline attitudes focus on catching people screwing up vs. preventing people from making mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate slaried employee performance reviews

    Focus less on adding administrative controls when problems are discovered and focus more on root causes

    Provide opportunities to pursue professional education


  2. "Receiving / Yard Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Great co worker from GM to first day employee

    Cons

    The heat in the summer is tough

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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