Novelis - Poorly run company with aspirations of grandeur. | Glassdoor
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"Poorly run company with aspirations of grandeur."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benefits. Overall, it is a decent place to work if you do not have aspirations of advancing beyond the role you were hired for. During the recruiting process, they will tell you about examples of people who got promoted quickly. What they don't tell you is its only a handful of people who leave a trail of bodies in their wake to climb to the top to make face time with higher management.

Cons

This is a non-publically traded company owned by an Indian company. With this comes some politics of keeping the parent company happy. This company over the span of 4-5 years has seen many management changes. HR does not work for the employees but provides risk management to justify the firing of employees who were there before a particular management change and to justify the hiring of the incumbent management's friends and associates.

Novelis is essentially where careers go to die.

Advice to Management

Seriously review your hiring and promotion practices. Stop promoting your friends into high positions and stop rewarding people who can manage upwards who know nothing about running a team of people below them. Make 360 evaluations mandatory and make it have an impact on an employee's promotion.

Other Employee Reviews for Novelis

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Unbelievable benefits, blah

    Cons

    No moving up, poor management/operator relationships

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the operator for suggestions on improvement and what is going wrong instead of always blaming problems on operators.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Looks great on paper until you get into it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Position in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Position in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, well compensated. Great office in Atlanta, lots of growth opportunities for the company with exciting projects. Great place to start your career as a stepping stone to a better company.

    Cons

    It used to be a great company where management supported and nurtured their employees. But since about 2 years ago, with new management in place, they hired people who don't understand the business and only put their buddies into senior positions. So if you are not buddy buddy with senior mgmt, you will get no where. They promise a lot but deliver very little. The HR basically controls the careers and wages. Nothing gets approved without going through HR.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your existing people rather than concentrate on hiring new people. Stop all the in-fighting between the departments.

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